2022 Caregiver Conference
Discovering the Joy in Caregiving
12th Annual Easterseals Caregiver Conference
August 24, 2022
9 am - 2:30 pm
This year’s conference has one goal - helping caregivers find the joy in caregiving. Being a caregiver can be hard and challenging, so finding ways to discover joy can help make the cloudy days not as grey. Join us as we spend the day learning how to find real joy in the moment - from our keynote speaker, our caregiver panel, and even each other!
We are excited to be back in person, but recognize that some people may not be able to attend in person, so this conference is our first-ever hybrid event with the option of either joining us in person or virtually! Our conference will be held in New Castle county while broadcasting to Sussex county and on our virtual platform. In person spots are limited.
This event is free, but registration is required.
9:00 - 9:30 am: Networking and Coffee
Grab some coffee and meet other caregivers!
9:30 - 9:45 am: Welcome
Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD)
9:45 - 10:30 am: “The Ways I Found Joy”
Hear from our family caregiver panel as they share the ways they have been able to find joy in caring for their loved one.
10:30 - 10:45 am : Break
10:45 - 11:45 am: “The Joy of Being a Family First Responder”
Highmark Delaware Keynote Speaker, Dr. Jamie Huysman
In The Joy of Being a Family First Responder, Dr. Huysman will offer a new and innovative approach for self-care that is designed to turn family caregivers into their own "Transformational Coaches" in order to find real joy in the moment.
11:45 am - 12:15 pm: Easterseals Resource and Technology Demonstration Center Tour
TyeRay Grier, Public Ally
If you know the Community Outreach Program, you know that Assistive Technology is one of the many things we are passionate about as we help support family caregivers in their caregiving journey. In this tour, Ty will demonstrate common pieces of assistive technology and show how even simple devices can help you find joy by reducing stress.
12:15 - 1 pm: Lunch
1:15 - 2:00 pm: Supporting Your Loved Ones with Good Nutrition
Jaime Sherman, M.S., L.D.N., Food Bank of Delaware
When you're strapped for time, it's hard to think of making something nutritious. In this live demonstration, staff from the Food Bank will show us how to cook a healthy meal even if you are short on time.
2:00 - 2:30 pm: Wrap Up