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CareCon 2024: Nurturing Support for Caregivers with HFC and The Kensington Redondo Beach

Join The Kensington Redondo Beach and HFC for CareCon 2024, an impactful event devoted to supporting and honoring family caregivers of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Led by HFC founder Lauren Miller Rogen, CareCon is designed to educate, inspire, and empower caregivers with celebrity-studded panels and expert-led workshops.

This celebratory event empowers caregivers and their families with crucial resources, knowledge, and a strong sense of community.

RSVP to be a part of our CareCon watch party, “Cultivating Heartfulness: A Valentine’s Day Celebration of Love for Caregivers” on Feb. 14, 2024, at noon PST.

Your presence will contribute to this special occasion dedicated to those who selflessly care for others.

Our promise is to love and care for your family as we do our own.

The essence of CareCon: A heartwarming event

At the heart of CareCon lies an unwavering commitment to educating, inspiring, and supporting family caregivers navigating the intricate journey of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Hosted by the dynamic duo of HFC founders, Lauren Miller Rogen and Seth Rogen, the event stands as a guiding light for caregivers seeking knowledge and a sense of community.

Beyond being a mere gathering, CareCon is a joyous celebration crafted to elevate and empower caregivers.

The event promises attendees invaluable resources and connections, nurturing a profound sense of unity among those dedicated to the well-being of their loved ones.

What to expect: event features and offerings

CareCon 2024 will showcase panels featuring celebrities with insights and experiences, providing caregivers with valuable perspectives and inspiration.

Carefully curated workshops, led by experts, deliver practical knowledge and essential resources, ensuring attendees have the necessary tools for their caregiving journey.

In addition to informative sessions, CareCon strongly emphasizes fostering community connections within the caregiving community.

Panels

The event will commence with a series of thought-provoking panels immediately following the opening remarks. The first panel, “Comedy and Caregiving: Finding and Accepting Light in Dark Times,” will explore the therapeutic power of humor in navigating the challenges of caregiving. Panelists will share their experiences, offering a unique perspective on how laughter can be a source of resilience during difficult moments.

The second panel, “Love and Dementia: Navigating Relationships through the Care Journey,” will delve into the complexities of maintaining meaningful connections amidst the trials of dementia. This panel aims to provide valuable insights and strategies for fostering empathy, communication, and understanding in relationships affected by caregiving responsibilities.

The third panel, “Adaptive and Inclusive Fashion: A Conversation about the Intersection of Fashion and Care,” promises to showcase innovative approaches to fashion that prioritize inclusivity and comfort, addressing the unique needs of both caregivers and those in their care.

The final panel, “Equity in Alzheimer’s Research, Treatment, and Care: The Importance of Inclusion in Shaping a Diverse and Compassionate Approach for All,” will underscore the significance of inclusivity in shaping a comprehensive and compassionate approach to Alzheimer’s care.

Workshops

Complementing the event are expert-led workshops—meticulously crafted to impart practical wisdom and tools essential for caregiving.

Topics include:

  • ​​Navigating Diagnosis, An Insider’s Look at the Diagnosis Process and Some Inside Tips: aims to demystify the diagnostic journey, offering practical insights from those who have firsthand experience.
  • Cruising Through Caregiving: will equip caregivers with practical tools and strategies to navigate the challenges they may encounter, emphasizing the importance of self-care.
  • Hard Conversations to Plan Ahead: will sensitively address end-of-life planning, encouraging open discussions on crucial topics.
  • Finding Joy in Dementia: will explore ways to uncover moments of happiness and connection amidst the difficulties of dementia.
  • Movement for Self-care: Mindfulness, Tai Chi, Yoga: will encourage participants to explore mindful movement practices as tools for holistic well-being.
  • Embracing End of Life Care and Conversations with Grief: will provide a supportive space for attendees to engage with the emotional aspects of caregiving, fostering a sense of community and understanding.

Acting as a platform for caregivers to exchange experiences and ideas, and form meaningful connections, the event offers ongoing support.

With its diverse offerings, CareCon creates a comprehensive and enriching experience for all those dedicated to the well-being of individuals affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Recognizing exceptional caregivers with The Scotty Award

The distinguished Scotty Award is a tribute to Lauren’s father Scott Miller and his caregiving journey, carrying a unique significance at CareCon 2024.

Scott devoted himself to caring for Lauren’s late mother Adele, the award honors unpaid dementia caregivers who exemplify exceptional qualities.

The criteria for the Scotty Award revolve around the profound characteristics exhibited by caregivers throughout their journey.

From providing unwavering love and support during challenging times to displaying boundless patience and perseverance, the award acknowledges caregivers who manifest extraordinary creativity in their caregiving efforts.

In a realm where caregiving requires selflessness, the Scotty Award is a meaningful gesture, emphasizing the importance of recognizing and honoring caregivers.

How is The Scotty Award chosen?

The judging panel for the Scotty Award comprising respected individuals such as current and former caregivers and thought leaders, forms a diverse group with valuable insights into the caregiving journey.

The nomination process involves a thorough evaluation of nominees, focusing on specific qualities that align with the core values of the award.

Who is eligible for this award?

Unpaid caregivers can be nominated for The Scotty Award by their friends and family.

Every nominee undergoes meticulous consideration for their profound impact on the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

By showcasing the judging panel and their discerning approach, CareCon underscores the transparency and integrity of the Scotty Award.

This detailed process guarantees that the recognition is given to caregivers whose exceptional qualities resonate with the heartfelt tribute the award symbolizes.

Celebrating caregivers’ contributions

Within the context of CareCon 2024, we witness compelling stories of remarkable caregiving journeys that inspire and uplift.

Testimonies from previous award recipients and caregivers who have experienced the transformative power of recognition vividly depict caregivers’ profound influence on the lives of individuals affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Testimonial

A testimony from Carlos, an engaged member of HFC’s online support group:

Alzheimer’s is an experience, and it really compounds daily through emotions and through grief. What inspired me to sign up for the program is that I feel that I needed to have more support. I feel being surrounded by other like-minded people helps me feel grounded. It builds up a foundation to be a better caregiver.

These individual stories emphasize the importance of acknowledging and applauding the efforts of caregivers, highlighting the resilience, dedication, and selflessness ingrained in the caregiving journey.

By sharing these narratives, CareCon strives to pay tribute to individual caregivers and build a collective narrative that recognizes and values the immense contributions of caregivers in the wider community.

These accounts demonstrate that a mere acknowledgment can create a ripple effect, positively impacting the well-being of caregivers and those under their care.

Join our supportive community and upcoming events

Join us at The Kensington Redondo Beach as we commit to nurturing a lively and supportive community.

Our assisted living and two levels of memory care neighborhoods go beyond just living spaces; they stand as dynamic sanctuaries for individuals pursuing enriching lifestyles.

Situated in the heart of The Kensington Redondo Beach our senior living community prioritizes well-being, offering personalized care, engaging activities, and a warm, inviting atmosphere.

We regularly organize diverse activities, gatherings, and caregiver support groups to enhance the overall well-being of our residents, including the upcoming CareCon event.

Secure your spot by RSVPing to be a part of this fulfilling experience, where knowledge, inspiration, and a deep sense of community await.

Reach out to us or explore our blog for more information about our community, services, upcoming events, and caregiver resources.

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