Because the burden of caregiving increases the risk of alcoholism, drug addiction, and other forms of illness in the caregiver’s population, the HCOA and HCCN hosts a caregiver’s conference for family caregivers. Learn what this event is all about and how it can help you re-focus on yourself.

If you are a family caregiver, the Hawaii County Office of Aging (HCOA) and the Hawaii Community Caregiver Network (HCCN) are inviting you to this
year’s Caregivers First: Carousel of Care, A Caregiver Conference. The event will cover The New Normal of Caregiving: Myths and Reality.
You will also get tips on the following:

    • Avoiding Falls
    • Fire Prevention
    • Healthy Habits
    • Legal Health for Seniors
    • Medicare Fraud
    • Navigating a Hospital Stay: Understanding the Process
    • Prescription Drug Misuse Awarnes

What’s the purpose of this event? It is aims to help caregivers care for themselves while taking care of their loved ones.

Why you need to attend this event?

There are around 44 million Americans providing care and support to older
family members or adults with disabilities. According to caregiver.org most of the family caregivers are not prepared for their role. Most of them
provide care to others while they are also psychologically or physically unwell. So, it is not surprising that many family caregivers end up having mental, emotional and physical illness because of complicated situations while giving support to others. That’s why Hawaii Island Recovery-the premiere substance abuse rehabilitation facility in the Big Island
offers comprehensive treatment and support not only to the alcoholics and
drug addicts but to their families, especially the family caregivers as well.

 

Participating Sponsors

There are also sponsors that you might be happy to meet, such as-

  • Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union
  • Moonglow Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation
  • Project Dana
  • Regency at Hualalai
  • Young Brothers

With just $20, you get the admission ticket plus free breakfast and lunch, breakout workshops and interactive sessions!

 Fee: $20

 Date: June 12, 201

 Time: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

 Venue: Kohala Ballroom; Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort, 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa Beach Resort, South Kohala, HI 96738.

 Contact details: (Call) 961-8600 (E-mail)mary.hcoa@hawaiiantel.net;

 Website: www.hcoahawaii.org

What are you waiting for? Come and join the Caregivers Conference, take your day off from caregiving responsibilities, make friends with other caregivers and have fun learning