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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: November 30, 2011

Contact: Tawnya Weintraub
Kitsap County Public Communications Manager
360.337.5700 or

No: 2011-099


Caregiver Support Conference Welcomes Renowned Author Gail Sheehy

A Special Honoring of Family and Volunteer Caregivers on December 8, 2011

(Port Orchard) - The Kitsap County Division of Aging and Long Term Care, Family Caregiver Support Program is pleased to announce that nationally recognized author, journalist and lecturer, Gail Sheehy is presenting “Passages in Caregiving: The Most Memorable Passage in Your Life” as the keynote speaker at our Caregiver Support Conference on December 8, 2011 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside. Gail Sheehy will be available for book signing onsite. For more information about this speaker, please go to

Also presenting are Margarita Suarez, “Six Steps for Effective Communication” and “Keeping the Dream in the Face of Reality” and Shelly Zylstra, “Medication Management for Older Adults: Pitfalls, Perils and Proper Practices”. Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido will conduct a special honoring for the caregivers.

This conference is free to family and volunteer caregivers; $25 for professionals. Exhibits, lunch, and parking are included. Caregivers may request assistance with arrangements for respite care for their loved one while attending the conference.

To register for the conference or for more information please call the Division of Aging & Long Term Care at 360-337-5700 or 1-800-562-6418.

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