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Orlando 2014 Fearless Caregiver Conference

Okeechobee 2014 Fearless Caregiver Conference

On September 18, 2014, Today’s Caregiver magazine and hosted the first annual Okeechobee Fearless Caregiver Conference. This was the 137th conference held around the nation by the publication since 1998. More than 50,000 family and professional caregivers in 28 states have learned how to be Fearless Caregiver advocates for their loved ones, clients and themselves.

The conference hall at Indian River State College was packed with caregivers seeking answers, wisdom and advice. One important outcome of the event was that whether they lived in urban, rural or frontier communities, as family caregivers they were not alone.


The expert Question and Answer panel at the Okeechobee Fearless Caregiver Conference consisted of Michael D. Fowler, J.D., LL.M., The Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm, P.L.; Mark Gibson, Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs; Sheila Savage, Fearless Caregiver Advocate; Johneese Stennett, RN, Humana.

The caregivers in attendance were able to ask direct questions of these caregiving thought leaders and spend the day learning about the latest techniques, products, services and innovations they need in their role as family caregivers.

“I was extremely proud to share the day with such an outstanding panel of experts, family caregivers, exhibitors and partners,” said Gary Barg, the conference host as well as Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Today’s Caregiver magazine and, and author of the books, The Fearless Caregiver and Caregiving Ties That Bind. “Also joining us to discuss topics of importance to fearless caregivers and take questions from family caregivers was John Darty, CaptionCall; Gail Gerntrup, Hospice of Okeechobee, Donna True, Alzheimer’s Association and Paula Roberts, Disability Rights Florida.”


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Fearless Caregiver Conferences are presented by Caregiver Media Group, the nation’s first integrated media organization serving caregivers online, in-print and in-person. Established in 1995, Caregiver Media Group has become the recognized media authority on caregiving through, the Fearless Caregiver Conferences and Today’s Caregiver magazine, the first national magazine for family and professional caregivers. Today’s Caregiver contains cover interviews with celebrity caregivers, articles on caregiving issues and vital resources for all caregivers. Cover interviews have included Clay Walker, Debbie Reynolds, Dixie Carter, Valerie Harper, Leeza Gibbons, Della Reese and Clay Aiken.


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