The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs & New Nontraditional Programs hosted a Caregivers Conference on November 4, 2016.
This event created an opportunity for River Region residents to discover resources in such areas as : learning to care for themselves while providing care for others, managing stress as a family caregiver, and discovering how different state and federal agencies may help caregivers. Representatives of several agencies supported the event, and were on hand to work with caregivers in addressing their questions and needs for their families.
Conference exhibitors and presenters included: Ariel Home Medical, Capitol City Health and Rehab, Central Alabama Aging Consortium, Area Agency on Aging, Davis & Associates, Attorneys at Law; Hospice & Palliative Care Compassus; New Day Senior Care, Community Hospital of Tallassee; Senior Advantage by Baptist Health; Southern Care Hospice, Alabama Caregiver Program, Alabama Lifespan Respit Resource Network, Jones School of Law-Faulkner University, Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs, Easter Seals of Central Alabama, the Family Guidance Center, First Baptist Church, LifeSouth Community Blood Center, and the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra.
The program was organized and led by Urban Regional Extension Agent Danielle Rudolph, who specializes in the area of 4-H & Youth Development, Family & Child Development.
Conference partners include: the Autauga County Extension Office, the Autauga County Commission, Alabama Department of Senior Services, the Prattville Police Department, Central Alabama Aging Consortium, South Central Alabama Development Commission Area Agency on Aging, Oxford HealthCare, Home Care & Hospice, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, and ZHOPE- Zetas Helping Other People Excel.