eCareDiary.com participated in the 2011 Aging in America Conference, held in San Francisco from April 26th-30th, 2011. The annual conference that attracted more than 3,000 attendees this year, is the nation’s largest gathering of professionals from the fields of aging, healthcare and education.
eCareDiary.com had an opportunity to interview prominent leaders about some of the primary concerns and challenges faced by family caregivers. Our guests shed light on a range of pertinent topics such as elder abuse and depression, communication devices for seniors, causes of caregiving crisis and efforts to enhance support for aging loved ones.
The video interviews were hosted by Jane Meier Hamilton, eCareDiary’s caregiving expert and Founder of Partners on the Path, which helps professional and family caregivers preserve their health, well-being and capacity to care by providing research-based, self-care resources.
Here’s a schedule of the video interviews direct from the 2011 Aging in America Conference that we will be posting. You can watch them all here. :
Thursday – April 28th at 2:00 PM EST (Archived) – Susan Reinhard, Senior Vice President at AARP (American Association of Retired Persons), directing its Public Policy Institute.
Friday – April 29th at 2:00 PM EST (Archived) – Laura Granberry, Director of National Initiatives at Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving that focuses on long-term, home and community-based services.
TODAY, Monday – May 2nd at 2:00 PM EST – Ashley Varner, Senior Director, Caregiving Programs for the Cancer Support Community (formerly The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club World Wide), a non-profit organization providing support, education and hope for people affected by cancer at over 100 locations worldwide and online.
Tuesday – May 3rd at 2:00 PM EST – Cheryl Lewis, Director of Sales at Venture 3 Systems – Telikin, a simple and easy-to-use family computer that combines video chat, photo sharing and email to keep you connected with your elders and other loved ones.
Wednesday – May 4th at 2:00 PM – Lisa Winstel, Chief Operating Officer of National Family Caregivers Association.
Thursday – May 5th at 2:00 PM EST – Dr. Patrick Arbore, Founder and the Director of the Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention and Grief Related Services (CESP), a program now of the Institute on Aging in San Francisco.
Friday – May 6th at 2:00 PM EST – Mary Twomey, Co-director of the Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect at the University of California, Irvine.
At eCareDiary.com, we are always focused on your daily caregiving needs. With our free tools, resources and unique content including live video and radio shows and articles by medical experts and professionals, we seek to empower and simplify life for all those involved in this challenging process.
Empowering Family Caregivers, our weekly live video show, will resume on Friday, May 13 at 2 PM EST. Click here for information on upcoming guests.
Susan Baida, Co-founder of eCareDiary.com