Annual SoMd Caregivers Conference to be held April 20 in California, MD

Leonardtown, MD – The St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services will host the 26th Annual Southern Maryland Caregivers Conference on Friday, April 20 at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in California, Maryland. Caregivers are encouraged to attend the annual event, which will take place from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Admission for caregivers is $30.

The conference will touch on topics including : Protecting Yourself from Financial Exploitation; Coping with Challenging Behaviors Associated with Dementia; Body Mechanics and Safe Care
Giving in the Home; Understanding the Medicare Maze; Veterans Affairs Caregiver Support Program; Caregiver Resources for the Southern Maryland Community; Making Sense of Living Wills and Other Advance Directives and Understanding the Maryland MOLST Form; Nutrition and Medications; Late Life Mental Health Disorders; Understanding Medicaid Coverages for the Elderly and Disabled; Building Caregiver Resilience through Proper Nutrition; Hospice, Palliative Care and Bereavement; Taking Care of Your Family: Hospital to Home and Caring for a Loved One who Never Cared for You.

The conference is sponsored by The Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research Program, the University of Maryland in Baltimore, the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services, the Charles County Department of Community Services and the Calvert County Office on Aging.

Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact Cindy Olmsted at 301- 934-0128 or email Interested vendors should contact Rebecca
Kessler at 301-475-4200, ext. *1061 or email Vendor spaces are limited. Registration is $45 for non-profit organizations and $95 for for-profit organizations.

Sponsorships are still being accepted.

For caregivers in need of respite services or scholarships to attend the conference, contact Daphne Bennear at 301-475-4200, ext. *1069.

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