Posted Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
Free Morris County event to discuss intervention, resources and supports
United Way of Northern New Jersey Caregivers Coalition will hold a Caregivers Conference on Saturday, April 27, in Denville to help caregivers learn about the signs of substance abuse, options for appropriately intervening and resources to support both the caregiver and the loved one they are caring for.
The free conference will be held at The Oaks at Denville, 19 Pocono Road, in Denville from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Presentations will guide unpaid caregivers who are assisting loved ones who may have a problem with prescription medications, alcohol or illegal drugs. Complimentary breakfast will be provided.
“We know how overwhelming caregiving can be, especially when the loved one you are caring for is abusing a substance,” said United Way Caregivers Coalition Manager Stephanie Howland. “United Way is holding this conference to provide caregivers with a community of support and access to the critical information they need to navigate this difficult situation.”
Attendees will hear from experts in the fields of substance abuse, geriatric care and mental health. Following their individual presentations, speakers will be available during a question and answer session.
Copies of United Way Caregivers Coalition’s “Pathways for Caregivers” will also be available. This free guide contains information, ideas and support for providing care for loved ones. There are separate sections on aging, disabilities and mental health issues, as well as information on veteran services. The guide is also available online at www.UnitedWayNNJ.org/CaregiverTools.
Conference space is limited. Register by April 22 by visiting www.UnitedWayNNJ.org/CaregiversConferenceMorris2019. For more information, email [email protected] or call 973.993.1160, x534.