We are joining the 22nd Annual Caregiver Conference this Saturday from 8 to 5 at the Four Rivers Cultural Center. We hope you will connect with us and take advantage of this amazing event, hosted by Four Rivers Health Community. The Malheur County Health Department will have two booths and co-facilitate one of the many sessions.
There are many types of caregivers — some are volunteers, others are paid, and many are family members caring for children, seniors, and those unable to care for themselves. A caregiver is anyone providing care to others, from birth to end of life. Positive, supported, healthy caregiving is definitely public health. This conference is an excellent opportunity to promote the well-being of those receiving and giving care. We hope you will register and attend!
Please download and share the fliers in English and Spanish. Also, follow 4RHC on Facebook and share their posts on the conference.
Register on Eventbrite.
The Caregiver Conference offers diverse sessions, opportunities for networking, exhibitor booths and a silent auction. Designed with the interests of caregivers in mind, sessions cover an array of important topics. Childcare providers, early educators, parents/grandparents, foster parents and others working with children will learn about the benefits of Conscious Discipline, offered in both English and Spanish.
The morning keynote by Tammy Vogt, and lunch plenary by Cheyenne Bennion, as well as select workshops for caregivers of older adults will be available with Spanish translation. Additional workshops for caregivers of special populations such as veterans, disabled individuals, as well as mental health, behavioral health, and general self-care topics are among the many being offered. Whether you care for children or adults, you are sure to find something of interest.
Workshop materials, morning refreshments and lunch are all included. Scholarships available! You can also earn continuing education credits and professional development units. Call Jane Padgett with any questions at 541-805-9693 or email Jane.PADGETT@odhs.oregon.gov.