Feb. 10, 2012
-- Washtenaw County's population is approximately 350,000 and there are an estimated 35,000 caregivers in the county. 47% of the county’s “caregiver's”
are dutiful family, friends or neighbors, who rarely seek help. Though they are well meaning, they can quickly become overwhelmed by the level of care and needs that come with the responsibility of caregiving, and they are usually unaware of available senior care support services such as transportation, professional long-term care facilities, nutritional care, financial counseling, home safety, respite and home care.
Our First Annual Caregiver Fair is specially designed for anybody who is caring for aging or disabled family members, neighbors or friends who are no longer able to independently care for themselves, or are in need some care assistance. Fairgoers will have the opportunity to visit more than 50 exhibitors that provide products and services to support our growing senior population, participate in giveaways, and enjoy limited complimentary massage services. There will be several expert presentations on topics such as memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, as well as caring for the caregiver, safety at home, and legal solutions for caregivers. All proceeds from the event will benefit crises intervention programs for seniors in Washtenaw County.
The Washtenaw County Consortium on Aging is a volunteer collaborative of professionals, representing public agencies, private local businesses, and individuals interested in networking and advocating for senior issues in Washtenaw County.
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The WCCOA is a volunteer collaborative of professionals representing public agencies, private local businesses, and individuals interested in networking and advocating for senior issues in Washtenaw County, Michigan.