Caregiver Conference 2009 brochure

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					       About the Conference                                                                            2009
This family and professional caregiver
                                                     2008 Attendees Said . . .
conference honors the strength and
courage it takes to care for someone in
                                                 “Excellent! In all ways. Thank you!”
need. This conference provides an uplifting
and supportive atmosphere where both
                                                 “This was a helpful conference ...              CONFERENCE
professional and family caregivers learn
more about enhancing care of their loved
                                                 Would like to attend next year.”                            

ones, patients and themselves.
                                                 “Learned a lot about needs and             “CELBRATING THE SPIRIT
                                                 what can be done.”                            OF CAREGIVERS”
                                                 “I really enjoyed the conference. It
   For more conference information,
     contact the Council on Aging                was nice to get away from home for                FOR FAMILY AND
          at (608) 758-8455.                     the day.”                                    PROFESSIONAL CAREGIVERS
                                                 “Would attend again next year.”
          Keynote Speaker                        “It was very informative and                  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2009
           Mary Pierce                           well presented. Hope I can                       8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
                                                 attend next year.”
                                                                                                PONTIAC CONVENTION CENTER
                                                                                                2809 PONTIAC DR., JANESVILLE

Mary Pierce, humorist and author, has been
offering hilarious and positive motivational
messages to audiences since 1996. Mary
has worked as a stockbroker, teacher, radio
co-host and corporate trainer. She and her
husband share their home with Mary’s           “The only courage that matters is the kind
95-year-old mother. Find out more about              that gets you from one minute
Mary’s book “When Did I Stop Being Barbie                     to the next.”                 Presented by:
and Become Mrs. Potato Head,” and her                                                       The Rock County Council
other services at Mary        “Hope is the feeling we have that the      on Aging and the Rock
will have books for sale at the conference.                                                 County Community
                                                  feeling we have is not permanent.”
                                                                                            Partnerships for Older
                                                       Mignon McLaughlin (1913-1983)
                                                                                            Adults Committee
                                                Afternoon Schedule of Events                  REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
  Morning Schedule of Events
                                                  *Attendees Should Choose One                NOVEMBER 4, 2009
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.     Check-In                          Selection Per Session
9:00 a.m.            Welcome                                                                  PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
                                            1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.*
     *Attendees Should Choose One
          Selection Per Session             G. Handling Grief Through The Holidays           ___ Family Caregiver - Half day, No lunch; $5
                                              Fran Coan-Meredith, HospiceCare Inc.
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.*                                                                           ___ Family Caregiver - Full day, Lunch $10***
                                            H. Home Health Services and Medicare
A. Understanding the Grief of Illness         Deb Jacobson, Home Health United               ___ Professional Caregiver - Half day; No Lunch $15
  Sandi Elmer, HospiceCare Inc.
                                            I. Working With Modified Diets                   ___ Professional Caregiver - Full day, Lunch; $30
B. Become a Champion Advocate                 Amy Ramsey, Department of Health
  Matt Rohloff, Ombudsman                     Services Bureau of Aging and Disability       Name: ___________________________________
C. Fall Prevention with “Stepping On”                                                       Company: _________________________________
  Joyce Lubben, Rock County Council         2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.                 Break
  on Aging                                                                                  Address: __________________________________
                                            2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.*
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break                                                               City/State/Zip: ______________________________
                                            J. Ethics in the Trenches - Are There
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.*                            Boundaries?**                                E-mail: ___________________________________
                                              Marianne Ewig, September Managed Care
D. Essential Legal Documents                  for Later Years, Inc.                         I am attending: _____ full day conference OR
  Mike Vogel, Vogel Law Firm, Ltd.            (Certificate of completion will be provided                   _____ morning only OR
E. Healthy Minds/Active Minds                 for license education credits this session)                   _____ afternoon only
  Joelle Wickus, Lutheran Social Services   K. Communicating With Your Healthcare           I heard about this event via: ___________________
F. Tips and Tools for Easier Home Care         Professional
                                              Virginia Wyss, Parish Nurse and               ____ Yes, I will need respite care for my loved one.***
  Therapy Staff, Mercy Health System
                                              Tammy Pence, Alzheimer’s Support Center       Please contact me at: _______________________
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.     Lunch Buffet
                                            L. Creating Moments of Joy                      I am caring for my: __________________________
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.                        Mary Pierce
Keynote Address                                                                             ***Respite Care Funding Available: A limited number of
                                            3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closing
“The Joy of Connection”      Mary Pierce                                                    conference scholarships, respite and transportation
                                            Inspiration and Door Prize Giveaways
                                                                                            funding opportunities are available to eligible family
                                                 Stop by the vendor fair during             caregivers. Request funding by contacting the Rock
                                                       the conference!                      County Council on Aging at (608) 758 - 8455.
                                                                                                Mail registration form (copy as needed),
                                                    **The content of this session is             and check or money order payable to:
                                                   intended for social workers and               Rock County Council on Aging
                                                       healthcare professionals.                            Attn: Julie
                                                                                               51 S. Main St., Janesville, WI 53545
                                                                                              Questions? Call Julie at (608) 758-8455