Heritage Agency Sponsors the 10th Annual Caregiver Wellness Day
November 18 event to honor and support caregivers in the region
The Heritage Area Agency on Aging is hosting its 10th annual caregiver wellness day event, “A Celebration of Caregivers,” to give support and encouragement to informal caregivers of older adults in East Central Iowa. This free event will help informal caregivers focus on their own health and well-being, through a keynote address and breakout sessions.
The event is on Friday, November 18, at 8:30 a.m. at the Kirkwood Training and Outreach Services Center (KTOS), 3375 Armar Drive, in Marion.
Pat Giorgio, the owner of Evergreen Estates in Cedar Rapids will present her keynote, “Climate Change: How the Political Climate in Washington is Effecting Seniors.” Pat has been a national presenter for a number of organizations and has been a local presenter for the Elderly Consortium, Chamber of Commerce CEO Roundtable, Alzheimer’s Association and various local organizations.
Participants will be able to attend sessions on holiday stresses, alternative therapies and options for levels of care. Free blood pressure checks, and flu shots will be offered and participants will have the opportunity to enjoy free chair massage or reflexology therapies. The nearby Village Ridge Assisted Living will be offering free respite care, giving caregivers a break to enjoy the day.
This event is free, but registration is requested to ensure adequate food and materials are available. Please register by November 15, 2010 by calling the Heritage Agency office at 319-398-5559 or 1-800-332-5934.
Speacial thanks goes to our sponsors for helping to make the day possible.
Above & Beyond Home Health & Hospice Care
Aging Services, Inc.
Alzheimer’s Association of East Central Iowa
Essence of Life Hospice
Garnett Place Retirement Community
The Heritage Agency ADRC/ADRC of Linn County
Heritage Nursing & Rehab Center/Care Initiatives Hospice
Higley Mansion Care Center
HomeChoice Senior Care
Home Health Partner
Home Instead Senior Care
Hospice of Mercy
The Living Centers East & West
Mercy Medical Center
St. Luke’s Lifeline
The Views Senior Living
The Villages at Marion
Visiting Angels of Cedar Rapids
All Ages Care Services, LLC
Hallmark Care Center & Cherry Ridge Assisted Living
Honey Creek Cottage
Rose Haven & Lodgeon Lafayette