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Need for More Registrations for Caregivers Conference

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Updated: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:33:38 MST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – On Wednesday, many health care organizations come together to help residents in the community find resources when caring for a loved one. The 14th annual Caregivers Conference has a low registration rate this year. Furthermore, organizers say many people in the Grand Valley don’t know there are services to help caregivers.

Caregivers at FirstLight Home Care in Grand Junction say there has been an increase of family caregivers.

“People are coming here to retire because their kids are here, their grand kids are here; so it’s continually growing,” said FirstLight Home Care caregiver Lisa O’Connor.

Roy Silva has been caring for his father, a Vietnam veteran for several years and he believes a conference like this is needed.

“It seems like the more knowledge you get the more better it is for you," said Silva.

The conference is at the Mesa County Workforce Center at 512 ½ Road, Grand Junction. The event begins at 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and it cost $5.00, which includes lunch. Officials say they can have 150 people register for this event.

To register for the Caregivers Conference call (970) 244-8400.

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