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Patricia Richardson, TV’s Home Improvement star & Care Advocate to Keynote Nov 3rd Caregiver Event

Patricia Richardson will join Today's Caregiver magazine, caregiver.com, and the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut at the Nov 3rd Fearless Caregiver Conference in New Haven. A limited number of tickets are still available.

PRLog - Oct. 18, 2011 - NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Today's Caregiver magazine and http://www.caregiver.com, celebrating 17 years of service to family and professional caregivers, announced today that Patricia Richardson will keynote the November 3rd Fearless Caregiver Conference at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven, Connecticut. Ms. Richardson, best known as Jill Taylor on TV’s Home Improvement, as well as for her work on stage and screen is also a long time care advocate for people in need.  A limited number of tickets, sponsored by the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut, are still available by calling 877-829-2734 or visiting http://www.FearlessCaregiver.com.

Patricia Richardson is a board member of the Progressive Supernuclear Palsy Foundation (PSP) and is a vocal supporter of families dealing with PSP, an illness that affected her father, and other such rare diseases. Ms. Richardson joins the list of celebrities who have taken part in Fearless Caregiver Conferences, including Debbie Reynolds, Della Reese, Clay Aiken, Linda Dano, Leeza Gibbons and Clay Walker by keynoting the 112th Fearless Caregiver Conference hosted by Today’s Caregiver magazine, caregiver.com, and the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut.  

“I have long been a fan of Ms. Richardson’s work as an actor, and after interviewing her for the July/August 2011 cover interview of Today’s Caregiver magazine and knowing her tireless work as a caregiver advocate, I am extremely excited about her joining us in New Haven on November 3rd,” said Gary Barg, Editor-in-Chief of Today’s Caregiver magazine and caregiver.com. “I think the event attendees will be as taken as I am by her passion, warmth, humor and desire to help her fellow family caregivers.”

Family and professional caregivers, grandparents raising grandkids and community caregivers make up nearly one million Connecticut residents and, according to a Stanford University study, stress will cause 40 percent of caregivers to die before their loved ones do.  The best way to combat those statistics is with education, support and a sense of community.  

Join Ms. Richardson and caregiving experts from the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut, The State of Connecticut, Zweena, Chase Medical Research, the Alzheimer’s Association and dozens of other valuable caregiving resources for the day to learn what support is available in South Central Connecticut as you care for your loved ones.

Fearless Caregiver Tour History: More than 40,000 caregivers have attended a Fearless Caregiver Conference since Today’s Caregiver magazine started this tour in 1998. “The best part of the event, other than the ability to answer direct questions of family caregivers, is seeing family caregivers meet others dealing with similar caregiving situations when they had thought that nobody else could possibly understand what they were going through as they care for their loved ones,” said Gary Barg, host of the Fearless Caregiver Conferences and Editor-in-Chief of Today’s Caregiver magazine. “I have seen some tremendously supportive relationships begin from these events and they have lasted for years.”

“The latest stops in Orlando, Nashville and Miami were tremendous successes with hundreds of family and professional caregivers participating in full-day events where they received answers to their caregiving questions from physicians, spiritual leaders, and healthcare experts on topics such as  Alzheimer’s, MS, cancer, diabetes, VA caregiving and Parkinson’s,” Barg said.

Registration Includes lunch:  Only a limited number of free tickets are still available for family caregivers to attend the New Haven area Fearless Caregiver Conference on November 3rd. Tickets are available at FearlessCaregiver.com or by calling 877-829-2734. Anthony’s Ocean View, 450 Lighthouse Road, is located at exit 50 off I-95 in New Haven.

Fearless Caregiver Conference participants will learn:
•   What support is available for family caregivers
•   Where the money is for caregivers
•   How to partner with their family members
•   How to ask questions of healthcare leaders in the area
•   How to get a loved one to stop driving
•   How to share information with fellow caregivers regardless of disease or caregiving issue

Who Should Attend?
•   children of aging parents,
•   parents caring for children,
•   spousal caregivers,
•   long- distance caregivers,
•   grandparent caregivers,
•   pastoral caregivers,
•   volunteer caregivers,
•   professional caregivers
•   and anyone else seeking hands-on advice for his or her caregiving challenges.

Gary Barg – The event host and moderator. A noted speaker, writer and publisher on caregiving issues since 1995, Gary Barg is founder and Editor-in-Chief of the first national magazine for caregivers, Today’s Caregiver, as well the original online caregiver community, caregiver.com. This will mark the 112th Fearless Caregiver Conference that Mr. Barg has hosted.  Today’s Caregiver magazine’s Caregiver Friendly Award winners will also be honored at the event.

Gary Barg is the author of the book, The Fearless Caregiver: how to get the best care for your loved one and still have a life of your own.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available; email conference@caregiver.com or call 877-829-2734 for information.

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Caregiver Media Group is the nation’s first integrated media organization serving caregivers online, in-print and in-person. Established in 1995, Caregiver Media Group has become the recognized media authority on caregiving through Today’s Caregiver magazine, Caregiver.com, the Fearless Caregiver Conferences, the award winning book - The Fearless Caregiver: How to get the best care for your loved one and still have a life of your own, as well as Caregiver Media Group's award winning content and custom publications.

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