Center for Arts & Culture hosts conference for family caregivers

Walking Alongside: A Navigation Conference For Family CaregiversThe two-day conference featured presentations by elder-care professionals and a resource fair.

Supporting a loved one through the aging journey can present challenges for family members assisting their aging loved one, as well as for the senior themselves. 

The Center for Arts & Culture hosted a two-day event, Walking Alongside: A Navigation Conference for Family Caregivers. The conference provided community members with conversation, support and resource-sharing focused on aging-in-place.

Jackie Rucker, associate director of Community Relations, told WSBT that she came up with the idea for the workshop based on her own experiences as a caregiver for her father.

"There were just so many questions that I had," she said. "How am I going to go to work and make sure he’s taken care of while I’m at work? Are there programs that we qualify for?"

Click here to see the WBST article and their video of the event.

Originally published by Alexandra Schaufele at on August 15, 2016.