Caregivers Conference Tues.

WAILUA n Anyone who serves as a caregiver for a senior is invited to attend the Annual Caregivers Conference scheduled June 17, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The event will be held in the Ali‘i Room at the Aloha Beach Resort.

The cost to attend is $5, including breakfast. Pre-registration is required by Monday, June 16.

Among the topics that will be covered are the following: Maintaining better balance — preventing falls; Home care techniques — using devices safely; How to find and use eldercare services; American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Divided We Fail Program.

Featured speakers include: Dr. Heather Hopkins, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist with Kaua‘i Medical Clinic’s Bone and Joint Center; Meynard Enriquez, master of physical therapy who specializes in balance; Linda Neuman, director of nursing for the Hawai‘i Healthcare Professionals; and Audrey Suga-Nakagawa with AARP Hawai‘i.

The event is co-sponsored by the Agency on Elderly Affairs and AARP Hawai‘i.

Funding is provided by the Agency on Elderly Affairs and the Federal Administration on Aging through the state Executive Office on Aging.

To register or request an auxiliary aid, please call the Agency on Elderly Affairs at 241-4470.


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