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Noyes Caregiver Resource Center Coordinates 3rd Annual Livingston County Caregiver Event

Monday, December 10, 2012

3rd Annual Livingston County Caregiver Event:  November 2012

The 3rd Annual Caregiver Event was held November 8th at Celebrate Church in Leicester during National Caregivers Awareness Month.  Sixty area Caregivers attend this event that honored them for the dedication they give in caring for their loved ones.

It is a recognized fact that Caregivers can suffer from depression and isolation as they provide care for a loved one.  The Carepartner event provides, free of charge, a day for Caregivers to unite, learn, examine available resources, listen to speakers, and enjoy a dinner with music and door prizes. 

The event is coordinated by a team of several agencies lead by the Noyes Caregiver Resource Center and Livingston County Office for Aging.  Other planning committee members include the Livingston County Parish Outreach Center, Rochester Mental Health Association, area Kiwanis Clubs, and SUNY Geneseo.

Local businesses who supported the event included Barilla, Staples, Wegmans and Quality Inn of Geneseo.  There were 28 vendors at the event that provided information and resources to help attendees in their roles as Caregivers.

Presentations were provided by Livingston County Sheriff’s Department and Office for Aging Legal Services. The keynote speaker was Cindy Steltz from Lifespan of Rochester who presented “The G-Forces of Caregiving” which well received by her audience.

Another highlight of the afternoon was Senator Catharine Young’s presentation of the NYS Caregiver Proclamation to Mr. Richard Bondi who has been a caregiver to two people he loved in his life that he has now lost.  Mr. Bondi currently advocates for the Alzheimer’s Association to make local legislators aware of the caregiver needs in our community.

For more information on available support services for Caregivers, contact the Livingston County Caregiver Resource Center at Noyes Hospital: 335-4358 or caregiver@noyes-hospital.org.

“There are only four kinds of people in the world – those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who need caregivers.”    ~  Rosalyn Carter ~

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