The 2019 family caregiver conference took place on Thursday, September 19 under sunny Kona skies at
the beautiful Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa. Many caregivers attended and took part in workshops and discussions, dined on excellent food, and enjoyed each other's company. On Sunday, September 22 West Hawaii Today ran a lovely story about our keynote speaker. You can find it here: Linda Coble, or if you
have a problem with this link, just Google "West Hawaii Today Linda Coble."
Here are some of the photos and comments from the conference. For a slide show of the event, click HERE.
We offer our sincere thanks to the organizations whose generous grants made this conference possible:
West Hawaii Healthcare Council -- Hawaii County Office of Aging -- AARP Hawaii
SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program ) -- Regency Hualalai -- SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol)
Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union -- HMSA
Mahalo also to the participants who staffed exhibits in the lively, varied and interesting resource fair:
Here are some scenes from the 2018 conference, "Caring for the Caregiver." Click on an individual
photo to see the whole picture; these images are cropped.
The Resource Fair, including almost twenty local agencies and providers, greeted conference guests on the Sheraton's big lanai.
Hawaii County Office of Aging informed caregivers about the many programs that can help support their families.
Patrick Toal, from the Alzheimer's Asso-ciation on Hawaii Island, makes a good connection with conference guests.
Adriana DeGress talks about the Regency Hualalai, an assisted living, respite, and dementia care facility in Kona.
The Sheraton's Conference Center was full of interested caregivers looking forward to the day's presentations.
Keynote speaker Emme Tomimbang spoke of caring for her husband, and receiving care herself after a brain aneurysm.
The audience really appreciated what Emme had to say.
HCCN board member and former TV news anchor Roberta Wong Murray hosted the day's program.
HCCN board member Judy Bell and Heather Greenwood-Junkermeier talk about Powerful Tools for Caregivers.
AARP Community Outreach Director Jackie Boland enjoys lunch with Kona AARP volunteers.
Darin Yoshimoto helps the audience understand how dementia changes their loved one's behavior.
The caregivers had a rewarding day of education, support, and networking.