DDD Hosting Self-Care for Caregiver Conference April 25

No-cost event to help Arizona caregivers learn to care for themselves while caring for others

In Arizona, one in five adults is a caregiver to a friend or family member, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

More than half provided care for at least two years. Sixty percent are women.

Caregivers often put the needs of others first. This sacrifice can create burnout and health problems. Caregivers need to be healthy mentally and physically. This allows them to care for others.

For this reason, the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is hosting its first Self-Care for Caregivers Conference. The event will be April 25, 2023 at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix. There is no cost to attend. Caregivers need to pre-register here.

What is the Self-Care for Caregivers Conference?

The event is a day of self-care, learning, and community. It’s for caregivers of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD). Caregivers will learn how to care for themselves while caring for others.

The event will have presentations from experts in self-care and mental health. It will also offer workshops, relaxation exercises, yoga, and art therapy, among others.

Caregivers who need help finding respite services while attending can contact their Support Coordinators at the DDD.

  • WHO: for parents or family members who are caregivers of people with I/DD
  • WHAT: a no-cost event to help caregivers learn ways to care for themselves while caring for others
  • WHERE: Desert Willow Conference Center at 4340 E Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix, AZ  85040
  • WHEN: April 25, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • WHY: to build connections, find resources and learn about self-care

For more information about the event, please visit bit.ly/ddd-self-care-conf.

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