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Maui Hosts 10th Annual Family Caregivers Conference

November 3, 2011, 2:47 PM HST
* Updated November 3, 2:48 PM
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County of Maui logo. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Caregivers in Maui County have an opportunity to attend an annual conference hosted by the county next week.

The 10th Annual Family Caregivers Conference runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel in Kahului.

“We know there are county employees who are sandwiched between caregiving duties of older parents and spending time with their grandchildren,” said Conference Coordinator Norma Circle.

The conference gives caregivers tips on managing the complexities of caregiving.  It also provides information for individuals looking ahead to their own aging as well as their aging parents, other relatives or friends.

Featured Keynote Speaker Kimo Alameda, PhD, of Hilo, will present APLUS for Caregivers.  APLUS stands for Acceptance; Praise; Listening; Using good communication; Structure and Self-care.

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Alameda created the approach to help parents, foster parents and teachers learn the basic qualities of a good care giver.

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Breakout workshops will also be delivered on the following topics:

  • Preventing Falls: Ted Anderson, DT, DPT
  • Preventing Dementia: Thomas Harding, MD
  • Hospice Care: Gregory LaGoy, ND, MBA
  • Wise Use of Credit: John Nabers, JD
  • Legal Issues for Caregivers: Kristina Toshikiyo, JD, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, Maui
  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Heather Greenwood, MS, UH Manoa Cooperative Extension

The cost is $10 for seniors and caregivers, and $20 for professionals.  The cost includes continental breakfast, lunch, and conference materials.

A limited number of scholarships are available from Maui County Office on Aging and for Native Hawaiians through Alu Like.

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To register mail payment to Maui County Office on Aging, 2200 Main St., Ste 547, Wailuku, HI 96793 by the suggested deadline of Friday, November 4.

Checks can be written to the Maui County Office on Aging.  If registering by mail, participants should include their name, mailing address, phone, and email contact and agency affiliation if any.

For more information call the Office on Aging at 270-7755.

***Posted by Wendy Osher, Supporting information courtesy County of Maui.

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