HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of Chosen Freeholders will present the Bergen County Department of Human Services-Division of Senior Service/ADRC’s Annual Spring Caregivers Conference 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at One Bergen County Plaza in the Freeholders’ Public Meeting Room in Hackensack. 

“Everyone is a Caregiver, or knows someone who is,” said Lorraine Joewono, Director of the Bergen County Division of Senior Services.  “This conference will bring together experts from the Division of Senior Services’ Advisory Council Education Committee, Felician University Institute for Gerontology and the Caregiver Coalition of Bergen County.  Their combined knowledge and experience will help improve the lives of Caregivers by supplying them with the resources and guidance they need as they navigate through the process of caring for loved ones.”

Admission to the conference is free. Workshop topics will include Discharge Planning, Legal Considerations for Caregivers, Brain Health for Alzheimer’s patients, and the benefits of Aroma Therapy. Attendees will also be able to get information about Medicaid, Medicare and other services and support available to residents through the Bergen County Divisions of Senior Services and Disability Services.

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There are an estimated 100,000 caregivers in Bergen County caring for loved ones of all ages with chronic illnesses or disabilities.  Family, friends or neighbors may care for an aging parent, a sibling with mental illness, or a child or spouse with a disability.  Caregivers may have to care for their loved one full-time, part-time or long distance.

For more information about the Caregiver Conference, please feel free to contact Bergen County Senior Services at 201-336-7416.