Benevilla is excited to announce their 1st “Caregiver Connect” event of 2021 will take place as a live, virtual experience on Thursday, March 4th from 9:00AM until 11:00AM. This free educational event provides family caregivers with support, expert guidance, and valuable information to assist them on their caregiving journey. You can join the event on “Facebook Live” and ask questions live at facebook.com/CityofPeoriaAZ. The event will also live stream on the web at www.peoriaaz.gov/PeoriaTV and you can tune into Cox Channel 11 or Century-Link Channel 8509 to see it as well.
There will be two amazing and informative presentations during this event from local experts on dementia care and caregiving education. Dr. Parichita Choudhury, a Cognitive Neurologist from Banner Sun Health Research Institute will present “Dementia is More Than Memory Loss – How to Manage All of the Symptoms.” Dawn Purdom, RN, BSN, a Patient Care Coordinator from Hospice of the West will present “The Dementia and Hospice Journey.”
Family caregivers can get their pressing questions answered. Over 30 local senior services providers will also supply critical caregiver information to the attendees. They will have videos and links offering expert advice and direction on a myriad of topics including senior living options, home care choices, insurance alternatives, elder law and help with government programs. There will be Benevilla programs information highlighting our Support Groups, Home Services, and our C.A.R.E.S. (Community Assistance, Resources, Education and Support) Resource Department.
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, 30-60% 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.”
Thank You to our Event Series Sponsor, AARP Arizona, and Thank You to the City of Peoria for their partnership and support in this event. If you are unable to tune into this event live on Thursday, March 4th, please sign up on the Benevilla website at: https://benevilla.org/caregiver-connect-event-sign-up/ or call 623-584-4999 to receive a link to the full presentation to watch at your own convenience.