Benevilla Caregiver Connect
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Estrella Mountain Community College: 3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale, AZ 85392
Are you a family member caring for a loved one? The Benevilla Caregiver Connect is a free event offered to family caregivers providing expert guidance, valuable information and in-person advice for support on their caregiver journey.
Join us for Complimentary Birt’s Bistro Breakfast | Expert Presentations | Senior Care Vendors | & More!
Please call 623.584.4999 today to RSVP. Space is limited.
Keynote Speaker : Dr. Holly Shill, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Differences Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Holly A. Shill, MD, is the Director of Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and Movement Disorder Program at Barrow Neurological Institute, Dignity Health, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She also has a position as Research Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology, University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix.
Heather Mulder, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Fact or Fiction: The Truth about Alzheimer’s Disease
Working with older adults, and specifically, persons impacted by Alzheimer’s disease has been the common thread in Heather’s career, first in long term care where she earned the LSN Shining Star award for activities in 2007, and next with an Area Agency on Aging and finally as an educator for the Alzheimer’s Association- Greater Illinois Chapter. Heather is known as a connector, and shares her talent with BAI helping to create accessible programming for both persons with dementia and their care partners.
Brenda Holt, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Prepare to Care
Brenda Holt is the Senior Program Specialist for AARP. She is responsible for coordinating activities to support the various program initiatives, and events for AARP on a local, state and national level. Over the last 25+-years she has worked for such organizations as PetSmart Corporate Charities, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona, Dept. of Justice’s Weed & Seed Program, American Express, Mass Mutual Insurance, and Loctite Corporation. Brenda was also a three-year Tax-Aide Site Coordinator under the VITA program sponsored by the IRS.