AGE of Central Texas Hosts 4th Annual, Free Williamson County Caregiver Conference on September 23rd



The free event helps to ease the challenges of caring for an aging family member by providing unpaid caregivers with relevant information and vital resources.

 AGE of Central Texas will host the 4th annual Williamson County Caregiver Conference on Saturday, September 23rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Wingate by Wyndham Round Rock Hotel & Conference Center.  Sponsored by AARP Texas and presented by the Carlson Law Firm, the free Conference includes a keynote presentation by Dr. Mark Carlson, break-out sessions, and community resources to support family members who are caring for a senior adult.

The annual event was created to help ease the challenges of caring for an aging family member by providing unpaid caregivers with relevant information and vital resources.  The attendees will discover local resources, acquire skills to better manage their caregiving situation, and connect with other caregivers and local experts on aging.  The day also includes workshops on topics related to caregiving, with experts available for questions.

This year’s Conference features a keynote presentation by Dr. Mark Carlson, MD, who will be speaking on “Getting the Most Out of Your Communication with Your Doctor.”  Dr. Carlson is a fellowship-trained, board-certified geriatrician, internist, and oncologist with 25 years of healthcare experience.  Prior to his move into geriatrics, Dr. Carlson spent nearly 20 years of practice in medical oncology, where serious illness had to be managed with the latest in medical technology, compassion and a trusting patient-doctor relationship. Dr. Carlson combined these skills with his desire to help seniors in the aging process and created Be Well MD.

Registration for the Williamson County Caregiver Conference is free, and includes all presentations, resources, and lunch.  Participants must pre-register by visiting http://TinyURL.com/Wilco2017.  Registration is now open and space is limited.

Free older adult respite will also be available during the Conference at the AGE of Central Texas’ Round Rock Adult Day Health Center, located at 475 Round Rock West Drive, #120.  Requests for respite care can be made through the online registration or by calling (512) 600-9275 before Wednesday, September 20th.

The Wingate by Wyndham Round Rock Hotel & Conference Center is located at 1209 IH-35 Frontage Road in Round Rock.  For more information, visit www.AGEofCentralTX.org or call (512) 451-4611.

AGE of Central Texas is a regional non-profit that tackles the challenges of aging with expert solutions.  AGE serves older adults and family caregivers through five interrelated programs: adult day health centers, caregiver education and resources, early memory loss support, health equipment lending, and peer-based computer classes for seniors. AGE has been serving older adults and those who care for them since 1986. For more information, visit www.AGEofCentralTX.org or call (512) 451-4611.

Submitted By: AGE of Central Texas

Phone Number: (512) 451-4611 Austin or (512) 255-4865 Round Rock

Website: www.AGEofCentralTX.org