Benevilla is excited to announce the return of their annual Caregiver Connect, Friday, October 27th from 9:00am until 1:00pm. This free event provides family caregivers with support, expert guidance, and valuable information to assist them on their caregiving journey. The event will be held at Bellevue Heights Church located at 9440 W Hutton Drive, Sun City, 85351.
“We are adding a new spin to our annual event this year” says Benevilla President and CEO Joanne Thomson. “We are updating our normal “big” presentation-based offering to be a new, more focused type of experience offering a wide range of interactive activities, informational workshops, and resources aimed at directly promoting the health and wellness of caregivers.”
The theme for this annual event is “Strengthening the Caregiver.” The objective is to help family caregivers get their pressing questions answered. There will be two educational presentations focusing on caregiver health and resources to equip caregivers with the latest information on how to best care for their loved ones. There will be several interactive 30-minute workshops, health assessments, wellness screenings, fitness demonstrations and healthy living products.
The Benevilla Preferred Partners, local senior services providers, will also have table displays to supply important caregiver information to the attendees. They are experts in senior living options, home care choices, insurance alternatives, elder law, hospice and more. The Benevilla programs will also be on hand with information highlighting our Benefitness Adaptive Gym and free C.A.R.E.S. Resource Department including free support groups, home services, and educational workshops. There will even be a free healthy breakfast available as well as snacks throughout the event.
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 percent 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.”
Reservations are required. Please call 623-584-4999 or visit https://benevilla.org/benevilla-caregiver-connect-2023/ to reserve your space today. Thank You to Bellevue Heights Church of Sun City for supplying the wonderful space for the event.
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. For more information on services, volunteer opportunities, to take a tour or make a donation to Benevilla, call 623-584-4999 or visit www.benevilla.org.