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Empowering Caregivers: A Comprehensive Guide to HFC’s CareCon 2024

Join Kensington Place Redwood City and HFC for CareCon 2024, an impactful gathering devoted to supporting and paying tribute to Alzheimer’s and dementia family caregivers.

Led by HFC Founder Lauren Miller Rogen, CareCon seeks to educate, inspire, and empower caregivers through celebrity-studded panels and expert-led workshops.

This event celebrates caregivers, offering them crucial resources, knowledge, and a strong sense of community.

RSVP and join us for our watch party of CareCon 2024, “Cultivating Heartfulness: A Valentine’s Day Celebration of Love for Caregivers” on Feb. 14 at noon PST.

Our promise is to love and care for your family as we do our own.

What is CareCon? The essence of the event

At the core of CareCon is a steadfast dedication to educate, inspire, and support family caregivers navigating the challenging journey of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Hosted by the dynamic duo of HFC founders, Lauren Miller Rogen and Seth Rogen, the event serves as a beacon of hope for caregivers searching for knowledge and community.

More than just a gathering, CareCon is a jubilant celebration designed to uplift and empower caregivers.

The event assures attendees of valuable resources and connections, fostering a sense of unity among those devoted to the well-being of their loved ones.

What to expect: event features and offerings

The event will feature panels with celebrities who have their own experiences with Alzheimer’s or caregiving, as well as educational workshops.

Carefully curated expert-led workshops provide practical knowledge and essential resources, ensuring attendees have the necessary tools for their caregiving journey.

In addition to informative sessions, CareCon aims to create a community by fostering connections between attendees.

Panels

The event will commence with a series of thought-provoking panels immediately following the opening remarks. The first panel, “Comedy and Caregiving: Finding and Accepting Light in Dark Times,” will explore the therapeutic power of humor in navigating the challenges of caregiving. Panelists will share their experiences, offering a unique perspective on how laughter can be a source of resilience during difficult moments.

The second panel, “Love and Dementia: Navigating Relationships through the Care Journey,” will delve into the complexities of maintaining meaningful connections amidst the trials of dementia. This panel aims to provide valuable insights and strategies for fostering empathy, communication, and understanding in relationships affected by caregiving responsibilities.

The third panel, “Adaptive and Inclusive Fashion: A Conversation about the Intersection of Fashion and Care,” promises to showcase innovative approaches to fashion that prioritize inclusivity and comfort, addressing the unique needs of both caregivers and those in their care.

The final panel, “Equity in Alzheimer’s Research, Treatment, and Care: The Importance of Inclusion in Shaping a Diverse and Compassionate Approach for All,” will underscore the significance of inclusivity in shaping a comprehensive and compassionate approach to Alzheimer’s care.

Workshops

Complementing the event are expert-led workshops—meticulously crafted to impart practical wisdom and tools essential for caregiving.

Topics include:

  • ​​Navigating Diagnosis, An Insider’s Look at the Diagnosis Process and Some Inside Tips: aims to demystify the diagnostic journey, offering practical insights from those who have firsthand experience.
  • Cruising Through Caregiving: will equip caregivers with practical tools and strategies to navigate the challenges they may encounter, emphasizing the importance of self-care.
  • Hard Conversations to Plan Ahead: will sensitively address end-of-life planning, encouraging open discussions on crucial topics.
  • Finding Joy in Dementia: will explore ways to uncover moments of happiness and connection amidst the difficulties of dementia.
  • Movement for Self-care: Mindfulness, Tai Chi, Yoga: will encourage participants to explore mindful movement practices as tools for holistic well-being.
  • Embracing End of Life Care and Conversations with Grief: will provide a supportive space for attendees to engage with the emotional aspects of caregiving, fostering a sense of community and understanding.

The event provides a platform for caregivers to share experiences, exchange ideas, and form meaningful connections.

With its diverse offerings, CareCon creates a comprehensive and enriching experience for all those committed to the well-being of individuals affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Excellence in caregiving: The Scotty Award

The prestigious Scotty Award is a tribute to Lauren’s father Scott Miller and his heartfelt caregiving journey with his late wife Adele.

Inspired by Scott’s care of Lauren’s mother, the award acknowledges unpaid dementia caregivers who embody exceptional qualities.

The criteria for the Scotty Award center around the profound characteristics displayed by caregivers throughout their journey.

From unwavering loving support during challenging times to boundless patience and perseverance, the award recognizes caregivers who demonstrate extraordinary creativity in their caregiving efforts.

The Scotty Award is a celebration and recognition of the loving support, patience, perseverance, and creativity shown by nominees.

How is The Scotty Award given?

The judging panel, consisting of esteemed individuals, including current and former caregivers and thought leaders, forms a diverse group with valuable insights into the caregiving journey.

The nomination process entails a thorough evaluation of nominees, focusing on specific qualities that align with the essence of the award.

Who qualifies for this honor?

The award will go to an unpaid caregiver who has been nominated by their loving family or friends.

Each nominee undergoes careful consideration for their profound impact on the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

By shining a spotlight on the judging panel and their discerning approach, CareCon underscores the transparency and integrity of the Scotty Award.

This meticulous process ensures that the recognition is bestowed upon caregivers whose exceptional qualities align with the heartfelt tribute that the award represents.

Celebrating caregivers’ contributions

In the framework of CareCon 2024, narratives of extraordinary caregiving journeys emerge, bringing inspiration and upliftment.

Testimonials from past award recipients and caregivers who have felt the transformative influence of recognition vividly illustrate caregivers’ profound impact on the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Testimonial

A Testimonial from Carlos, an active participant in HFC’s online support group:

Alzheimer’s is an experience, and it really compounds daily through emotions and through grief. What inspired me to sign up for the program is that I feel that I needed to have more support. I feel being surrounded by other like-minded people helps me feel grounded. It builds up a foundation to be a better caregiver.

These personal accounts underscore the significance of recognizing and celebrating caregivers’ efforts, showcasing the resilience, dedication, and selflessness inherent in the caregiving experience.

Through sharing these stories, CareCon aims to honor not only individual caregivers but also to construct a collective narrative that acknowledges and values the immeasurable contributions of caregivers within the broader community.

These narratives illustrate that a simple acknowledgment can have a ripple effect, positively influencing the well-being of caregivers and those they care for.

Empowering Caregivers: Join our community

Join us at Kensington Place Redwood City as we dedicate ourselves to fostering a vibrant and supportive community.

Our memory care community transcends the notion of mere residences; it serves as a dynamic haven for individuals seeking fulfilling lifestyles.

Nestled in the heart of Redwood City, California, our senior living community places a premium on well-being, providing personalized care, engaging activities, and a warm, welcoming environment.

We regularly host diverse activities and gatherings to elevate the well-being of our residents, including the upcoming CareCon event.

Secure your spot by RSVPing to partake in this enriching experience, where knowledge, inspiration, and a profound sense of community await.

Contact us or check out our blog to learn more about our community, services, upcoming events, and caregiver resources.

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