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Family Caregiver Virtual Symposium Set for Oct. 18, 2023
By Lindsay Hansen - Saturday Aug 19, 2023
Duet is hosting a Fall Family Caregiver Virtual Symposium on October 18, 2023, from 9-11:30 MST/Arizona. This year’s speakers are: Dr. Aaron Blight, a world-class speaker and consultant on caregiving, aging, and healthcare and Dr. Robert J. Wicks, professor Emeritus at Loyola University, author of over 60 books, and international lecturer.

The virtual event is open to anyone and free-of-charge for family caregivers, and $15 for professionals. Participants will learn the importance of resilience, self-care, and the integration of psychology with classic spiritual wisdom. Acadia and CopperPoint Insurance Companies are the main sponsors and Jayme West, KTAR will moderate the event. Participants will have an opportunity to submit questions during the presentation to be answered by Dr. Blight and Dr. Wicks.

“This is a truly wonderful event for any family caregiver or health care professional,” said Ann Wheat, CEO of Duet: Partners In Health & Aging. “Dr. Blight was an absolute hit last year and due to popular demand, we’re thrilled to have him back. We know our guests will also enjoy hearing from Dr. Wicks. He’s very well known in our industry and is sure to provide some insightful discussions.”

Aaron Blight, Ed.D will be presenting on “How Caregivers Learn: A Pattern of Role Development.” His presentation will explain how caregivers can improve their capacity by adapting to their loved one’s ever-changing circumstances.
Dr. Robert Wicks will be presenting on “Recognizing, Preventing and Limiting the Dangers of Secondary Stress.” He will discuss resilience, self-care, and the integration of psychology and classic spiritual approaches to maintain a healthy perspective.
Respite care reimbursement is available to Arizona residents on a first come, first served basis per a generous grant from the Arizona Caregiver Coalition. To determine if you qualify, contact Deanne Poulos at (602) 274-5022, ext. 115, or [email protected].

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About Duet: Partners In Health & Aging: Duet is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote health and well-being through vitally needed services to homebound adults, family caregivers, , and grandfamilies. Duet’s free-of-charge services are available in the greater Phoenix