VA Caregiving Expert to Meet With Families At June 29th Fearless Caregiver Conference in Maitland

Free Tickets are available for family caregivers concerned with aging, disability, legal and veterans’ issues. Register at or by calling 877-829-2734 to get caregiving questions answered during seminar and luncheon on June 29
June 21, 2011 - PRLog -- Today’s Caregiver magazine and, the nation’s foremost print magazine and Web community for family and professional caregivers since 1995, announced today that Mearlene Filkins, LCSW, speaker and veterans’ caregiving expert will meet with families to answer important caregiving questions during the day long Fearless Caregiver Conference and awards luncheon on June 29th at the Holy Trinity Conference Center in Maitland. A limited number of free tickets for the seminar and lunch are still available at or by calling 877-829-2734.

Mearlene Filkins, LCSW, is the Caregiver Support Coordinator for the Orlando VA Medical Center. Ms. Filkins is a licensed clinical social worker who has extensive experience in assisting caregivers in a multitude of areas.  Ms. Filkins and aging, disability, healthcare and medical experts will be available during the conference.

Gary Barg is 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, This will mark the 109th Fearless Caregiver Conference that Mr. Barg has hosted.

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.

Fearless Caregiver Conference participants will learn:
•   What support is available for Central Florida 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
•   They are not alone

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

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Call (800) 829-2734 for information and to reserve your space.

Registration includes lunch:  Limited free registrations are available for family caregivers online at or by calling 877-829-2734.  The Holy Trinity Reception & Conference Center is located at 1217 Trinity Woods Lane in Maitland.

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