Striking A Balance Caregiver Conference

The 19th Annual Striking A Balance Caregiver Conference will be held as an expanded virtual event during the week of August 17th.  AGE of Central Texas and the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area come together every year to co-host the  largest, longest-run free caregiver conference in Central Texas.

During this free annual conference, family caregivers discover local resources, learn new skills to meet the needs of their caregiving situation, and connect with other caregivers and local experts on aging.

You can register for individual sessions and you are welcome to register for all or as many sessions as you would like.  Each presentation will include time for a question-and-answer session.

– Conference Schedule –

Monday, August 17th:

10:00 – 11:30 am: “Avoiding Caregiving Burnout During COVID-19” with Faith Unger, M. Ed., and Lori Hill, CaregiverU caregiver education and training program

1:00 – 2:30 pm: “Caregiving 101” with Patience Buchanan, Accountable Aging Care Management of Austin

Tuesday, August 18th:

10:00 – 11:30 am: “Financial Planning for Caregivers” with elder law and estate planning attorney Virginia Sampson

1:00 – 2:30 pm: “Long-Distance Caregiving” with Amy Goyer, AARP’s national family and caregiving expert

Wednesday, August 19th:

Keynote Presentations by author, national speaker, and caregiving expert Marty Richards

10:00 – 11:30 am: “Keeping Hope and Heart Alive in Sharing Care”

1:00 – 2:30 pm: “What’s Next After My Caregiver Journey Ends?”

Thursday, August 20th:

10:00 – 11:30 am: “Activities for Caregivers to Keep Older Family Members Engaged” with Naomi Dalbso, AGE Thrive Center Activity Director

1:00 – 2:30 pm: “Caregivering for a Family Member in a Long-Term Care Community” with Lisa Daly, Family Eldercare