Lee Woodruff will be Keynote Speaker at November Caregiver Symposium

CBS This Morning contributor and author Lee Woodruff is the keynote speaker at “The New Age of Caregiving Symposium” Nov. 16 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The CareGiver Partnership, a resource for caregivers and national retailer of home health care products, again is helping to sponsor the event, now in its second year.

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Caregiver and keynote speaker Lee Woodruff

As a former caregiver, I know the challenges and how important it is for caregivers to care for themselves, too.

Neenah, Wis. (PRWEB) November 02, 2012

Lee Woodruff will be the keynote speaker at this year’s “The New Age of Caregiving Symposium” on Nov. 16 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, St. Petersburg, Fla. Woodruff is a CBS This Morning contributor and author of several best-selling books, including “In An Instant,” which chronicles her caregiver journey with Bob Woodruff, an ABC correspondent injured while on assignment in Iraq.

“The CareGiver Partnership is helping to sponsor this important caregiver symposium for the second year,” says Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership, a caregiver resource and national retailer of incontinence products and other home health care supplies. “As a former caregiver, I know the challenges and how important it is for caregivers to care for themselves, too.”

“The New Age of Caregiving Symposium” focuses on holistic principles and practices that overwhelmed caregivers can use to reduce stress and replenish their spirits. Highlights of the event:

  •     Tom Curran’s firsthand account of battling Parkinson’s disease
  •     Margery Pabst workshop on cooperation in the workplace when facing caregiver challenges
  •     Nutritional workshop for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients by chef Christopher Rivera
  •     Caregiver makeovers and holistic spa with massage and healing touch services
  •     Respite at the event and transportation to and from the symposium
  •     70 exhibitors, meals and door prizes

The symposium, in its second year, was developed by Kim Linder, host of a Tampa-based Caregiver Hour radio show and provider of a 24/7 caregiver telephone help line. Tickets are available online or by calling 727-798-2663 or faxing 813-920-7722.

The CareGiver Partnership web site provides free access to more than 1,200 caregiver resource links and an active blog with hundreds of articles for seniors and caregivers.

The CareGiver Partnership is a national direct-to-consumer retailer of home healthcare products for incontinence, skin care, mobility, daily living aids, nutrition support and more. In its sixth year of providing products and services that help caregivers and loved ones maintain personal dignity, the company also offers an online library of more than 1,200 family caregiver resources and personal service by experts in caregiving. Call 1-800-985-1353 or visit online.