Discover Local resources at The Loretto CNY Caregiver Connection celebrates “National Family Caregivers Month” November 14th

The Loretto CNY Caregiver Connection

making a difference in the lives of Central New York caregivers

Event date: Saturday, November 14, 2009

Location: Lemoyne Manor, Old Liverpool Road, Liverpool, NY

Time:9am-4pm

Admission: Free

With over fifty million family caregivers throughout the United States, The Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth and NY Connects Onondaga County saw a need to recognize and bring awareness to the thousands of family caregivers in Central New York. Onondaga County alone has over 92,000 caregivers; That’s 31% of the population.

With November designated as “National Family Caregivers Month,” The Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth and NY Connects Onondaga County spearheaded an Initiative to empower, support, and educate Central New York family caregivers. Loretto helped to make that initiative a reality by sponsoring:

The Loretto CNY Caregiver Connection

This is a one day event inviting caregivers, their friends and family to discover the local resources that are available to assist them through the caregiving process. An Exhibit Area will feature local businesses, non-profit organizations and vendors with products and services available to caregivers and their families. Speakers and mini-workshops will be scheduled throughout the day to discuss the emotional, financial, and physical challenges of caregiving The Event is an opportunity for caregivers to interact and share their experiences with each other. Health Screenings provided by the Onondaga County Department of Health will also be at the event.

Most importantly, The Loretto CNY Caregiver Connection celebrates November as National Family Caregivers Month which is designated as a time of year to thank, support, educate and empower family caregivers. The National Family Caregiver Association encourages people to SPEAK UP for yourself, your loved one, and other family caregivers.

“One of the most important attributes on being an advocate for your loved one is the willingness and the ability to speak up and keep your eye on the ultimate goal, protecting not only the health and safety of your loved ones but for yourself as well.” – Suzanne Mintz, NFCA president and CEO