A Caregivers United event in San Angelo Texas planned for mid-June aims to help Texans better understand the issues surrounding long term care and caregivers in the industry.
The event is being held by the Area Agency on Aging and will take place at 11:45 a.m. June 13 at the Concho Valley Council of Governments Training Center. The Training Center is located at 2801 W. Loop 306.
Event seating is limited to 40. To RSVP, call 3252235704 or visit cvcog.org/cvcog/aaa_caregivers_united_reg.php
Brittany Schroeder, Better Living for Texans Extension assistant at Texas A&M AgriLife, will speak on “Dining at the Dollar Store.”
According to its website, “Better Living for Texans (BLT) is a statewide nutrition education program that serves 217 of the 254 counties in the state of Texas. Since 1994, BLT has served the state’s residents through teaching nutrition-related concepts focusing on comparing prices, healthy menu choices, MyPlate, preparing healthy meals, and the importance of physical fitness”.
The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is one of 28 local agencies in Texas that is included in the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). The goal of the agencies is to provide seniors, specifically people ages 60 and older, and their caregivers with the information they need to find local resources and assistance.
Caregivers United is an organization created by Frank Broyles, a man who was impacted by Alzheimer’s when his wife was diagnosed with the disease. Their website states that they “are a dedicated group of caregivers who have come together to help bring support, stories, tips and more to the online community.”
80% of long term care received around the nation is unpaid care. This means that the majority of caregivers in the United States are simply family members or friends of loved ones who have come down with a debilitating condition like a stroke, Alzheimer’s, or obesity. When someone requires help with daily activities like eating, cooking, bathing, or getting around, the services provided to them are considered long term care services.
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