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Caring Connections Expo - Tuesday, Aug. 20

Free tickets for Caregiver Connections Expo

Added on Friday, August 2, 2013

How do you care for the senior adult or family member with a brain injury who may need more support than you can manage?  Where do you turn for answers to questions regarding a diagnosis or condition?  Are you alone with your spouse or family member in finding the full amount of time necessary to care for and guide them while you maintain your job, home, friends and outside life?

These are common questions for your uncommon circumstances. The Rochester Salvation Army is partnering with Gateway for Providing Solutions to Older Adults and their Families (GPS) for the first-ever Caregiver Connections Expo to address these questions. View expo schedule of events.

The expo will be at the Rochester International Airport’s Event Center on Tuesday, August 20, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  This is a first-of-its-kind event for our community where caregivers may interact with dozens of specialty exhibitors who offer solutions to daily challenges.

Tickets are free and available during regular business hours at these locations:

  • The Salvation Army, 115 NE 1st Ave.
  • Elder Network, 1130 ½ NW 7th St.
  • Family Service Rochester, 1110 NW 6th St.

Listen to keynote speaker Senator Carla Nelson, and laugh with Father Nick Mezacapa.  Join experts to listen or ask questions regarding just about any topic related to dementia, traumatic brain injury, cognitive impairment, health, nutrition, exercise, spirituality and more.  View role-playing members of a “support group” as they grapple with issues arising from various situations involving elder care, independence, peer support, companionship and more. Find practical and expert tips and techniques for managing the caregiver role.

The Caregiver Connections Expo is made possible through generous donations by Canadian Honker Enterprises, the Rochester Event Center, Titan Development, Rochester Motor Cars (Ford-Toyota-Scion-Mazda,) KTTC Television, Fairway Outdoor Advertising, and families associated with caring for physically or mentally challenged family members.