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Caregiver Conference Attendees Learn To Shout - I’m A Fearless Caregiver: Don’t Mess With Me

Family caregivers seeking advice, support and answers as they care for ill loved ones will come together at seminar/lunch in Southbury on May 24th. Tickets are sponsored by Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging and Today’s Caregiver magazine.

March 22, 2012 - PRLog -- Today’s Caregiver magazine, http://www.caregiver.com, the nation’s leading magazine, Web and conference organization for family and professional caregivers since 1995, continues with their commitment of educating and supporting family and professional caregivers around the country and internationally. “I’m a Fearless Caregiver: Don’t Mess With Me” remains our mission statement about how family caregivers must take control of their caregiving responsibilities, says Gary Barg, CEO and Editor-In-Chief of Caregiver Media Group.

The legendary "Happy Days" star Henry Winkler will serve as the keynote speaker at the magazine’s 116th Fearless Caregiver Conference in Southbury, Connecticut on May 24th.

Family caregivers interested in speaking with and receiving caregiving advice from aging and disability experts, caregiver advocates, Social Security specialists, elder law professionals, homecare and facility coordinators and support organizations can register for the daylong Fearless Caregiver Conference sponsored by Today’s Caregiver magazine and the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging. Tickets are available at http://www.FearlessCaregiver.com or by calling (877) 829-2734.

Mr. Winkler is the ambassador for the "Open Arms: Raising Awareness of Upper Limb Spasticity" educational campaign which aims to reach those who are impacted by upper limb spasticity and don't know where to turn for help. Mr. Winkler is personally familiar with the impact that upper limb spasticity can have on a person.  His late mother struggled with the condition, without treatment, for 10 years following a stroke before she passed away.  

Sponsorship opportunities are still available by calling (800) 829-2734 for information and to reserve your space. A shortened list of sponsors includes CarePlanners.com, Bethel Health Care Center, Chase Medial Research, Caring Cards, Connecticut Community Care, Custom Care Trust, Fairfield County Bank, Hereditary Neuropathy, MetLife Home Loans, National Organizations of Rare Diseases, Pharma-Cycle, Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association, Safer Homes for Life, Synergy Home Care and many others who will be there to help educate and inform caregivers on how to be more fearless in their caregiving efforts.

“Today’s Caregiver Magazine, http://www.caregiver.com and the Fearless Caregiver Conferences were conceived out of the void of available support for family caregivers. When our family was faced with the challenges of caring for our dad and two grandparents, dealing with a wide variety of healthcare challenges, my mother and I decided to help others going through the caregiving process by starting a magazine,” Barg said. “We had no idea that the magazine would grow into such a success as the first national publication for family and professional caregivers.”  

The magazine, started 17 years ago, has grown into the nationally distributed Today’s Caregiver magazine, a Web community, http://www.caregiver.com, and Fearless Caregiver Conferences, held across the nation, that have educated over 40,000 families and professional caregivers across the country.

The schedule for the 2012 Fearless Caregiver Conferences include Palm Beach Gardens, Port St Lucie, Boca Raton, Miami, Atlanta, New Haven and Southbury with other cities to be announced.

•   Nashville, Tennessee –       April 11 at Millennium Maxwell House
•       Southbury, Connecticut -                  May 24 at Crowne Plaza Southbury
•   Boca Raton, Florida –       July 26 at Embassy Suites Boca Raton

Conference registration is available by calling 877-829-2734 or by visiting http://www.FearlessCaregiver.com.

The Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (WCAAA) is a private, non-profit corporation. Through designation as an Area Agency on Aging, the WCAAA is a funding source for services designed to maintain seniors in the community. Funding is derived from federal, state and local sources with clients contributing toward the cost of many supportive services.
Federal and non-federal funding finances services such as congregate and home delivered meals, legal, chore, health, adult day care/respite, transportation, veterans outreach, senior centers, benefits outreach and health screenings for seniors in the 41 town western CT area. Our home based senior assessments frequently act as a gateway to our programs and services. The Agency administers the statewide Alzheimer Respite Care Program, as well as the following programs with federal funding: National Family Caregiver Support, Money Follows the Person, Live Well, Congregate Housing Service and through a contract with the local housing Authorities, the Resident Service Coordination Project. The WCAAA is a resource for information and referral to services for older adults and through research, serves as an advocate for older adults in the 41 towns. As a member of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, the WCAAA is part of a national referral network focused on assisting seniors and caregivers

CarePlanners.com was founded in 2011 by Alan Blaustein and Dr. Nancy Snyderman (Chief Medical Editor for NBC News). Friends for years, Alan and Nancy grew even closer after Alan was diagnosed with thymic cancer in 2004. As Alan dealt with his treatment and focused on healing, he and his family were also confronted with many of the healthcare system’s inefficiencies. These inefficiencies included managing and coordinating multiple insurance companies, medical billing agencies, various hospitals and far too many physicians. The more they discussed the healthcare system, Alan and Nancy recognized the limited resources available to help patients or caregivers, and the need for more help.

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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.

Today’s Caregiver magazine contains cover interviews with celebrity caregivers, articles on caregiving issues and vital resources for all caregivers. Cover interviews have included Clay Walker, Kathy Greenlee, Debbie Reynolds, Dixie Carter, Fran Drescher, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Lunden, Clay Aiken, Barry Manilow, Della Reese, Robert Urich, Patricia Richardson and Clay Aiken. The digital version of the magazine is available free of charge at http://www.caregiver.com.

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