Are you a Caregiver for family or a friend?  Are you a professional caregiver?  If the answer is YES, then this is for you.  There is a FREE Caregiver Workshop on September 14, from 9:30-2:30 at Danville Community College.  It is appropriate for those who care for children or adults with a variety of  cognitive and physical disabilities and disorders.

Nationally acclaimed AARP Speaker and author of Juggling, Life, Work and Caregiving, Amy Goyer will be the keynote speaker.   Goyer is an author, speaker and consultant specializing in aging and families, including caregiving, grandparenting and multi-generational issues. She has authored numerous publications and is a recognized media authority.  Goyer has been interviewed for TV, online and print media outlets including ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, The Doctors, The New York Times, The Washington Post, People Magazine and numerous state and local newspapers and television stations. All attendees will receive a free copy of Goyer’s book.

The exciting Workshop will also feature:  Monica Karavanic, Director of Residential, The Arc of Southside presenting, “Empowering the Caregiver;” Dr. Connie Fletcher-Whitlow, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist Specialist, will share her expertise about Caregiver Stress and how to relieve it; and a session for attendees to ask questions of a Resource Panel of specialists in the field.  Get useful tools to help you as a caregiver while learning how to care for yourself.  Free on-site and off-site respite care is available.  Continental breakfast and lunch provided.  For more information and to register call 800-468-4571.

This event is sponsored by the Luncheon Pilot Club of Danville in partnership with Pilot International, AARP Virginia, Danville Community College, Kiwanis Foundation and the Southern Area Agency on Aging.