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Registration Open for the 26th Annual Caregivers' Conference

Annapolis, MD (March 14, 2018) - The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities has once again teamed up with local businesses and organizations to provide a day filled with information and resources for Anne Arundel County citizens.  Family and professional caregivers, social workers, nurses, home care and long-term care facility workers, and others can get information and access resources at Anne Arundel County's 26th Annual Caregivers' Conference set for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Annapolis (210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, MD 21401). 
 
In addition, caregivers will have a chance to network with fellow caregivers, both informal and professional. Vendors from local agencies and businesses will be on hand to share resources and information to assist with caregiving needs.
 
Al Condeluci, CEO of Community Living and Support Services (CLASS), is this year's keynote presenter. During his opening session, Mr. Condeluci will present "Social Capital: The Value of Relationships."  He will also present "The Key to a Better Community" during one of the conference's breakout sessions.  Joanne Frankle will share information on how to connect with individuals living with dementia.  Dr. Ann Morrison with share the differences between dementia, delirium and depression.  Kim Burton will share tips with caregivers on adjusting to changes.  And, Teresa Robinson, a professional and family caregiver, will sort through the challenges of finding the right care at the right time.  Staff from the Maryland Insurance Administration will present on how to understand your rights when it comes to insurance.  Staff from the Maryland Technology Assistance Program will share how assistive technology can help individuals stay in their homes.  In addition, Anne Arundel County's Crisis Response Team will provide information on who to call during a crisis situation. And, Jennifer Sapp will lead a panel discussion regarding setting boundaries in a toxic caregiving relationship. Singer, songwriter, entertainer and caregiver, Christine Lavin, will conclude the day on an upbeat and energetic note.
 
Planning partners include Aging Services Management, Inc., Home Instead Senior Care, and Somerford Place Annapolis. The Alzheimer's Association of Central Maryland will provide Social Work CEUs.
 
This year's sponsors include: Somerford Place Annapolis, Brightview Assisted Living, Anatomy Gifts Registry, A Homemade Plan, Home Instead Senior Care, Heartlands Assisted Living at Severna Park, Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, FutureCare Chesapeake, Right at Home, Synergy Home Care of Anne Arundel County, Genesis Health Care, Chesapeake Caregivers, Inc. Stavely and Sallitto Elder Law Associates, Amada Senior Care, Silver Stay, Atria Manresa, and Spring Arbor Assisted Living. While the Department of Aging and Disabilities appreciates its partners and sponsors, it does not endorse any particular vendor or business.
 
Registration is $20, with an additional $10 for social work CEUs. The fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and materials. Anyone needing special accommodations must contact Mary Chaput at  or by e-mail at agchap01@aacounty.org at least seven days in advance of the event. TTY users, please call Maryland Relay 7-1-1.
 
For more information or to register for the conference, call , email caregiver_support@aacounty.org, or register online at http://www.aacounty.org/aging.
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