The 19th Annual Caregiver Survival Skills Conference is scheduled for 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Friday, June 9 at Church of the Servant Community Hall, 14343 N. MacArthur Blvd.
The theme for this year’s conference is United in Caregiving: You Are Not Alone. The conference affirms for caregivers that being responsible for another person is challenging and many caregivers feel unprepared, overwhelmed or stressed. The Annual Caregiver Survival Skills Conference will bring expert speakers together to equip conference-goers with important skills and resources they can implement immediately.
Jerry Shiles, estate planning and elder law attorney with Parman and Easterday, will be one of the event speakers. He is the co-author of two books, Estate Planning Basics: A Crash Course in Safeguarding Your Legacy and Guiding Those Left Behind in Oklahoma: Settling the Affairs of Your Loved One. He is a speaker on estate planning and elder law on television, radio, newspapers and for community groups. He is one of 21 certified elder law attorneys in the state of Oklahoma, a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
Other speakers include Andrea Sneed, Sunbeam Family Services Respite Services Coordinator; and keynote speaker Meredith Shafer, executive director of the Wegener Foundation, an organization that supports programs that serve at-risk children and youth. She is also a wife, mother and author of My Pink Champagne Life and Mad Cow: A PTSD Love Story.
The Annual Caregiver Survival Skills Conference is sponsored by Sunbeam Family Services, Concordia Life Care Community, Home Instead Senior Care and Mercy Hospital. In addition to the speakers, the conference will provide complimentary breakfast and lunch as well as a resource fair. The registration and resource fair will open at 8:30 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $10 to attend the conference; please make checks payable to Mercy Community Outreach. Registration deadline is June 1. For more information or to register, call 405.936.5821. Please leave a message with your name and phone number, and your call will be returned for confirmation.