Caregiver Support Conference Provides Support and Resources for Those Providing In-home Care for Veterans and Service Members

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The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center (VAMC) will host its 5th Annual Caregiver Conference, entitled "Caregiving: Maintaining Hope, Courage, and Strength” on November 4 in honor of National Caregiver Month.

“It is through caregivers like those attending the program that it is possible for our Veterans to remain in their homes rather than requiring institutional care.”

The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center (VAMC) will host its 5th Annual Caregiver Conference, entitled "Caregiving: Maintaining Hope, Courage, and Strength” on November 4 in honor of National Caregiver Month.

“We are excited to host another wonderful event for the caregivers of our Veterans,” said Dorn VAMC Caregiver Support Coordinator Cristy Roberson.

Hosted by the Caregiver Support Program for caregivers of Veterans and servicemembers, the conference will be held at Fort Jackson’s Solomon Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Program highlights include information from VA services and community organizations, presentations by a variety of speakers, and activities on art therapy, dementia, yoga, and line dancing. The event is free and lunch will be provided to registered guests. Registration ends October 30.

“We recognize the significant sacrifices of family caregivers who are a valuable resource providing physical, emotional, and other support to wounded, ill, and injured Veterans,” said Roberson. “It is through caregivers like those attending the program that it is possible for our Veterans to remain in their homes rather than requiring institutional care.”

The Dorn VAMC Caregiver Support Program also offers a monthly Caregiver Support Group and many services that assist caregivers in their role.

To register for the conference or for more information on the Dorn VAMC Caregiver Support Program, contact Cristy Roberson at (803) 776-4000 extension 7180.

For more information on healthcare programs and services at the Dorn VAMC, please visit us on the web at http://www.columbiasc.va.gov.

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