The return of Benevilla’s “Caregiver Connect” event takes place as a live, in-person experience on Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free educational event provides family caregivers with support, expert guidance, and valuable information to assist them on their caregiving journey.
There will be educational presentations during this event from local senior care experts on dementia care, Parkinson’s, caregiving education, and coping with loneliness especially during the holidays. Family caregivers can get their pressing questions answered. The Benevilla Preferred Partners, local senior services providers, will also have table displays to supply critical caregiver information to the attendees. They are experts in senior living options, home care choices, insurance alternatives, elder law, hospice, and more. There will be interactive health activities and a healthy breakfast will be available, as well as snacks throughout the event. The Benevilla programs will also be on hand with information highlighting free C.A.R.E.S. Resource Department including support groups, home services, and education.
Benevilla has been helping family caregivers since 1981 when they started as a crisis counseling service. “The Benevilla founders understood family caregivers were bearing a heavy burden caring for their loved ones, often neglecting their own health” says Benevilla President and CEO Joanne Thomson. “Today, 30 to 60% of caregivers pass from illnesses related to caregiver stress before the person they are caring for. That’s why getting family caregivers this type of support and information is crucial for our aging communities and their families.”
The event will be held at the First Baptist Church of Sun City West, 17419 N. Conquistador Dr., Sun City West. To register for the event call 623-584-4999 or visit benevilla.org/community-events-2.
Started by the community and for the community in 1981, Benevilla is a not-for-profit family services agency dedicated to enriching the lives of West Valley residents by providing care services for older adults, adults with disabilities, children, and families.