Event Alert: Caregiving in America, November 14th in Chicago

Right smack in the middle of National Family Caregivers Month, Chicagoland caregivers are being treated to a very special event. Hosted by The Washington Post, “Caregiving in America” will focus on the growing number of caregivers in our society, with a special emphasis on the “sandwich generation” – those caring for an aging parent as well as raising kids at home. Oh, and don’t forget that many sandwich generation caregivers also hold full-time jobs! This forum will provide strategies and resources in addition to discussing the emotional and financial toll of this ever growing societal challenge.

(c) National Cancer Institute

(c) National Cancer Institute

Check out the slate of speakers for this event:

  • Joan Lunden
  • Governor Pat Quinn
  • Erna Colborn, President, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter
  • Gary Edward Barg, Editor-in-Chief, Today’s Caregiver Magazine
  • Robyn Golden, Director of Health and Aging, Rush University Medical Center
  • And many other experts in caregiving

Here are the details:

What: Caregiving in America

When: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Where: The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago, 909 North Michigan Avenue (in the Chicago Ballroom)

Who: Family caregivers and service providers to the aging population

Cost: FREE (Doors open at 8:30, breakfast will be served)

To find out more about the event, including the whole slate of speakers and how to register, click here. If attending in person isn’t feasible, you can watch a live stream from your computer or mobile device at this page. If you’re a caregiver, I highly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity! If you attend, either in person or in cyberspace, please come back and share your experiences here.

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