Benevilla is excited to announce their 2nd “Caregiver Connect” event of 2021 will take place as a live, virtual streaming event Tuesday, November 30th from 9:00AM until approximately 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.
Like past Caregiver Connect experiences, there will be enlightening and informative presentations during this event from local experts on dementia care and caregiving education. Currently, Dr. Walter J. Nieri, the Director of the Banner Health Family Medicine Geriatric Fellowship Program is scheduled to be the Keynote Presenter who will speak on “Caring for Older Patients with Chronic Disease.”
“Benevilla is excited to have Dr. Nieri presenting at our Virtual Caregiver Connect event” 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 specialized support and information is crucial for our aging communities and their families.”
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.
Thank You to our Event Series Sponsor, AARP Arizona and Acadia Pharmaceuticals, 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 Tuesday, November 30th, please sign up on the Benevilla website at: https://benevilla.org/benevilla-event-registration/ or call our offices at 623-584-4999 to receive a link to the full presentation to watch at your own convenience.