TORRANCE — Genki Conference: Caregiver’s Edition will be co-presented by The Institute for Healthy Aging at Keiro and Faith United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 27, at the church, 2115 W. 182nd St., Torrance.
Registration at 8:30 a.m. Presentation program at 9 a.m. Lunch (provided by Aetna), resource fair and professional consultation at 12:10 p.m. Conference ends at 2 p.m.
Touching on issues affecting multiple dimensions of wellness, this free conference offers current and future caregivers tools and practical resources with compassion. Includes seminars, a caregiver panel, a resource fair, professional consultations, and more. Speakers and topics include:
• “Navigating the Rough Waters of Caregiving” with Donna Benton, Ph.D., director of the Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center. Are you over whelmed with caregiving tasks? Are you considering getting some help, but don’t know where to look? Learn what private and public resources are available for caregivers like you.
• “Social Caregiving” with David S. Williams III, CEO of InvolveCare. Learn how to reduce stress, isolation, and guilt by creating an environment where loved ones can pitch in and share the rewards and responsibilities of caregiving.
• “How I Discovered My Strengths Through Caregiving” (panel discussion). Caregiving, while challenging, can be a gratifying opportunity for growth and self-discovery. Hear from other caregivers about the valuable strengths and skills they gained from their caregiving experiences.
Conference made possible with partial funding from the Takayama Foundation. Program sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. Health screenings by HealthCare Partners. Free consultations with estate planning attorneys and pharmacists (by appointment only).