Richard or Carmen Ramos Chandler
CSUN to Host "Caregiver Wellness Day 2006"
Calif., April 7, 2006) — The Gerontology Program at Cal State
collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association of Los Angeles,
San Bernardino Counties’ Greater San Fernando Valley Regional Office,
the 5th annual “This Day’s for You” Caregiver Wellness Day
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22.
Through education, relaxation,
renewal and support, the event seeks to rejuvenate those that spend
caring for others.
The event will be held in
the University Student Union’s
Grand Salon, located on the east side of the campus at 18111 Nordhoff St.,
“The purpose of the event
is to provide respite and
pampering for a day to caregivers,” said event coordinator Arturo
manager of the San Fernando Valley Regional Office.
Featured speakers will include: Dr.
Dan Osterweil, medical director of S+AGE at Sherman Oaks Hospital, who
give an update on research and the treatment of dementia; Brenda
of TheCaregiversVoice.com, speaking on “LIFE with Alzheimer’s: Finding
in Caregiving;” and Lori Michiel and Donna Pick, of Accent on Seniors
Senior Residential Choices, discussing “New Beginnings: How to Make the
Decisions for Senior Living.”
In addition to line dancing with
country singer Annelle Travis, coordinators plan a drum circle and
sessions for support groups, relaxation through guided imagery and
A $12 pre-registration fee for the
event is required, as seating is limited. Reservations should be made
17. The fee will include all sessions,
resource materials, continental breakfast and lunch. Registration forms
available online at www.alzla.org.
is $4 and
available in Lot G4, on the corner of Zelzah Avenue and Prairie Street.
For caregivers who wish to attend
the event, there will be a limited amount of in-home care provided for
clients. For more details, contact Sandra Nelson of Vitas at (818)
more information, contact Montenegro
at (818) 677-4404.