Care Fair 2012 – special day for caregivers, Nov. 2

Published 10:17 am Friday, October 19, 2012

If you are a caregiver, make plans to attend the free event planned just for you.
“Care Fair 2012 – A Special Day for Caregivers” is a great way for you to find out what services are available in our community, gather information from vendors and speakers, have your blood pressure and glucose level checked, enjoy lunch and maybe even win a door prize.
The free event will be Friday, Nov. 2, from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Tryon, 125 Pacolet St., Tryon, N.C.
The following speakers will provide informative sessions:

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. – “Living with Dementia: Challenges & Coping Strategies”  – Larry Reeves from the Western North Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will discuss Alzheimer’s dementia and the disease process.

Noon – 12:45 p.m.- “The benefits of preplanning” – Darlene McFarland with McFarland Funeral Chapel will speak about planning ahead and making arrangements.

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1 – 1:45 p.m.–“Prepare to Care” – Genelle Causbey, NC State AARP Office will offer tips and advice on being a caregiver.

This free “Care Fair 2012 – A Special Day for Caregivers” will help you will gain valuable information on protecting yourself and your family so you’ll have a better understanding of what healthcare and other support services are available in our community.
For more information call St. Luke’s Hospital at 894-2408.

– article submitted by Jennifer Wilson