Benevilla Caregiver Connect Event
Name: Benevilla Caregiver Connect Event
Date: March 14, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM MST
This educational event provides family caregivers with support and guidance to assist them on their care giving journey. The Benevilla Caregiver Connect event will be Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Conference Center at Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N Dysart Rd., Avondale, AZ, 85392. There will be 3 exciting and informative presentations during the event. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Walter Nieri from the Banner Boswell Medical Center. Expert speakers include Lori Nisson, MSW, LCSW from Banner Alzheimer's Institute and Dana Kennedy the State Director of AARP. Family caregivers have the opportunity to collect free resources from many of our community senior care experts. A Benevilla C.A.R.E.S. Resource Specialist will also be on-site for anyone needing one-on-one support. At the last event, over 45 local senior services providers were on hand to supply critical caregiver information to the attendees. They also offer expert advice and direction on a myriad of topics including senior living options, home care choices, insurance alternatives, elder law and help with government programs. Benevilla has been helping family caregivers since 1981 when they started their very first crisis counseling service. “The Benevilla founders were aware that family caregivers were bearing a heavy burden when caring for their ill or incapacitated loved ones while trying to keep themselves healthy” says Benevilla President and CEO, Joanne Thomson. “Today, 30-60% of caregivers pass away from illnesses related to caregiver stress before the person they are caring for. That’s why getting family caregivers support and information is crucial for our aging communities and their families.” Reservations are required and the events fill up fast. Please call 623-584-4999 to reserve your space today. There will be a complementary breakfast hosted by Birt’s Bistro. Thank you to Arrowhead Lexus, AARP Phoenix, APS, Arizona Lottery, First Bank, Market Mailing, Monheit Frisch Group, the City of Peoria, Banner Health, Esteemed Life Solutions and Rio Salado Community College the event series sponsors. And thank you to Estrella Mountain Community College for providing such a beautiful space for this event. If you want to host a vendor table, with the opportunity to reach hundreds of family caregivers in our community, please call Jay Lickus, Benevilla Marketing Coordinator, at 623-584-4999.