October 17 Saturday 10-2 the Area Agency on Aging in Michigan is having their annual conference for family caregivers at the Novi Suburban Showplace. Just wanted to share with anyone living in se Michigan. We go every year. So much to see. They also have caregivers there if you need to take loved one with you and they will watch they so you can enjoy the conference.
The senior center also has meetings with expert speakers on topics such as Parkinsons. You find that out at the expo.
Were you planning to come to the Caregiver Expo?
So, no apologies necessary Ladee! In fact, I think I was the one who hijacked the thread.
So, back to the conference....
Another benefit is that there are usually 3 or so law firms which sometimes hand out "coupons" for 1 hour or so free consults. Collect from each one and get 3 free hours, and if well planned as to topic, you can get a lot of free advice.
There are more local vendors, such a community college with a dental clinic that offers cleaning at much lower prices, a local college with an estate planning clinic, an ophthalmologist's office that gives out free samples of eye moistening drops, etc.
The local ones are much easier for elders to handle because they're so much smaller and generally have about 1/4 of the vendors of the larger AAA ones.
The AAA expo has enough room for vendors with displays of remodeled access bathrooms, vans with lifts, and other large scale exhibits.
The two complement each other nicely though because of the different vendors.
Maybe even the Life Sustaining Food?