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The Caregiver Connection is back

and better than ever!

We will be virtual using Zoom

August 19, 2021

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This year we are thrilled to present keynote speaker Elizabeth Miller from Happy Healthy CaregiverElizabeth will be sharing the importance of self-care and how you (yes, YOU!) can incorporate self-care in your day-to-day life.

We also have a fun game, make-and-takes, and prizes galore. You are not going to want to miss this event!

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9:30-10:00 amLog in

10:00-10:15 amWelcome and introduction to the morning

10:15-11:15 am: Elizabeth Miller presents "Self-Care Strategies for

Happy Healthy Caregivers"

As family caregivers we hear all the time that we must make time for ourselves to avoid caregiver burnout. In this session, you will learn how to prioritize your

own health and happiness from Elizabeth Miller of Happy Healthy Caregiver. Elizabeth shares the five proven steps to create time for self-care. You will leave this session armed with savvy tools and practical advice to infuse self-care into each day. After the empowering presentation, we will have a bit of fun playing a few caregiving-themed games for prizes!

11:15-11:30 am: Caregiver Bingo

11:30-11:40 am: Create your own "Caregiver Affirmation Box"

11:40-11:55 am: Chair yoga and stretch

12:00 pm: Wrap up and thank you

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival."

– Audre Lorde

Meet Our Speaker

Elizabeth Miller is a family caregiver advocate, speaker, author, and Certified Caregiving Consultant. Elizabeth’s personal experiences caring for aging parents with chronic and terminal illnesses and for a sibling with developmental disabilities inspired her to create Happy Healthy Caregiver in 2015. Through her consulting services, speaking, award-winning podcast, book, and online community, Elizabeth helps family caregivers infuse caregiving and self-care with their busy lives. Elizabeth has been a presenter at the 2016-2019 National Caregiving Conferences. Her story was featured in Woman’s Day and Health magazines. She is the host of the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast on the Whole Care Network, author of Just for You: a Daily Self-Care Journal, and facilitates an Atlanta support group for family caregivers called the Atlanta Daughterhood Circle, which was featured in the Washington Post.

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Q: What do I need to use Zoom?

A: A device that is able to connect to the internet - computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone - with speakers. Microphone and webcam optional.

Q: What if I don't have a computer, tablet, laptop, or smartphone?

A: You can call in; there will be a phone number provided. You will only be able to hear the event and not see it.

Q: Why do you need my mailing address?

A: We will be sending you supplies for our game and make and take. We will not use your information for marketing purposes, and we will not sell your information.

Q: I am a healthcare professional who works with family caregivers. Are there CEUs available?

A: No, there are no CEUs available, but we still welcome professionals to hear the information

Q: I have several people who want to attend. Do we all need to register and log in separately?

A: We do ask that each person registers so we can send the game and make-and-take materials, but if you'd like to watch with a group of friends, we say absolutely. This event is all about taking time for you and enjoying it!

Q: I just found out about this event and would love to attend, but it's past the registration deadline. Can I still join?

A: Yes, but you may not have the game and make-and-take materials before the Caregiver Connection conference. We will be recording it and posting it on Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities' website if you would like to complete the make and take at your convenience.

First time using Zoom?

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Click the Zoom logo to the left to be taken to a short YouTube video helping you to connect for the first time.


Please contact:

Lori Smith

Direction Home Akron Canton

Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities


Email Lori

Suzanne Arnold

The Oak Clinic


Email Suzanne

Theresa Niewiadomski

Direction Home Akron Canton

Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities


Email Theresa

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“The day the roles reverse is foreign. It’s a clumsy dance of love and responsibility, not wanting to cross any lines of respect. It’s honoring this person who gave their life to you—not to mention literally gave you life—and taking their fragile body in your hands like a newborn, tending to their every need.”

~~ Lisa Goich-Andreadis