Utahns will have the opportunity to attend caregiving conferences in Orem and Ogden in November. On Saturday, November 7 from 10:00 am--2:30 pm the Mountainland Area Agency on Aging will hold its 10th Annual Caregiver Conference at the Orem Friendship Center. Admission is free and includes a light breakfast and lunch, as well as a keynote presentation on Understanding Alzheimer's and sessions on community resources, confessions of a hospice nurse, and finding joy in being a caregiver. Registration is free but seating is limited; to register all 801-229-3804 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Aspen Senior Care will provide complimentary respite care on site--contact Susan Johnson at 801-420-5167. For care in your home contact Geri Lehnardt at Mountainland Aging and Family Services at 801-229-3814. The Orem Friendship Center is at 93 North 400 East, Orem UT 84097.
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Caregiving is an act of love and compassion, but it is also overwhelming and can cause caregiver burn-out. Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services recognizes the need to provide resources for caregivers, and has many programs and materials to help ease the burdens faced through caregiving responsibilities.
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