CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 1 in every 5 adults in America is in a caregiving role taking care of a family member or friend. That represents 60 million Americans, many of whom are in crisis stages of stress, burn-out and depression. But in areas with more dense senior populations, as many as 1 in 3 are giving care to another person. It is estimated that 1 million caregivers who live in greater Tampa Bay are in need of support critical to their physical and mental well-being.
For this reason, numerous municipalities in the region have declared September 23, 2011 as Caregiver Day. They have issued proclamations to rally area caregivers to attend the first annual New Age of Caregiving Symposium on September 23, 2011 at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida and to make everyone in the area aware of the impact the plight of caregivers has on the overall community, businesses and government.
The event is being has been created by The Caregiver Hour Radio Show which airs on Tampa radio station WHNZ 1250 AM every Monday from 11 AM to 12 Noon. The symposium's keynote speaker is Gail Sheehy, acclaimed author of 16 best-selling books including her latest offering, Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos Into Confidence.
Kim Linder, host of The Caregiver Hour Radio Show, is also the symposium's organizer. Linder is a certified senior advisor who believes in the importance of helping caregivers through holistic methods. The symposium will provide integrative resources vital to caregivers' physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs. It will also contribute a portion of the proceeds to the Area Agency on Aging, Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. Tickets are available at www.newageofcaregiving.com.
For more information, contact Kim Linder, The Caregiver Hour Radio Show, at 727-798-2663 or email [email protected].
SOURCE New Age of Caregiving Symposium