NEW ROCHELLE, NY — County Executive Robert P. Astorino has announced that “The Art of Caregiving,” a conference to address the emotional and physical challenges that caregivers face in caring for loved ones of all ages, will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, at New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Lawton St.
“Caregivers face enormous responsibilities,” Astorino said. “It is demanding work, but certainly rewarding. I want all caregivers to know that they are not alone in this journey, and that the county has various programs and events such as these to help support them along the way.”
Reservations are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. To sign up, please contact Jennifer Schwartz at email@example.com or (914) 813-6263.
The event’s guest speakers will be Alvin and Gwen Clayton, restaurateurs, caregivers and active community leaders. Participants will also have access to free, one-on-one consultations with elder law attorneys, geriatric social workers and geriatric care managers.
Westchester’s Telehealth Intervention Programs for Seniors (TIPS) will also be featured. Through TIPS, seniors can have their vital signs monitored – including blood pressure, pulse, blood oxygen level and weight – and also make sure they are receiving all of the social services for which they may be eligible.
Separately throughout the year, Westchester County offers two caregiver programs as part of its award-winning Livable Communities initiative.
One is the “Caregiver Coaching” program, where volunteers are trained to provide one-on-one support to assist caregivers in making more informed decisions. The other is “Care Circles of Westchester: Step Forward and Give Back,” where a group of volunteers pitch in to assist an individual with the basic needs of daily living that cannot be met with public funds – such as walking the dog or simply providing companionship. Both programs will be discussed at the conference. Visit www.westchestergov.com/seniors to learn more.
Conference sponsors are the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services, the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services, the Livable Communities Caregiver Collaborative and the New Rochelle Public Library. United Hebrew is a co-sponsor