1) Why did you create the symposium?

Over the last 14 years my intention has been to empower all types of caregivers to create balance in their daily lives by encouraging them to take care of their loved, but to circle back and take care of themself as well. As host of The Caregiver Hour Radio Show each week I highlight different guests to help the caregiver feel informed & inspired. The New Age of Caregiving Symposium is an extension of the radio show. In addition to hearing how to take care of your body, relax & center the mind and recharge your spirit, I wanted all ages of and all types of caregivers to experience a day just for them.

2) What is meant by New Age of Caregiving?
For too long caregivers have gone unnoticed and without adequate information to help them with their caregiver joureny. The New Age of Caregiving comes during the information age that brings to light the caregiver plight and which delivers them the resources and guidance to help them become better caregivers and restore balance in their lives.

3) Is in-home Respite Available?

Harmony Home Health will serve Pinellas County caregivers. They will be providing a selected number of free at-home respite for caregivers in need who are attending the all-day symposium. Please contact Christine Hamacher at 727-797-4700 or email her at christine@harmonyhh.com for details.

Home Instead will serve Hillsborough County caregivers. They will be providing a selected number of free at-home respite for caregivers in need who are attending the all-day symposium. Please contact Kristi Campbell at 813-684-1972 or email her at kcampbell@aaxiomhealthservices.comfor details.

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4) Is on-site Respite Available?
Yes, Senior Helpers is providing free on-site Respite at The Hilton Hotel St. Pete at Carillon Park. They have reserved 2 suites to accommodate several people who need assistance while the caregiver attends the symposium. Please contact Stacy Geier at 727-391-9119 or email her at sgeier@seniorhelpers.com.

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5) What is meant to be inspired and healed as a caregiver?
We have a tendency to care so well for others that we forget to attend to the factors that keep us whole, strong and positive. If a caregiver is discouraged and disengaged, they might isolate from others and forget that so many people are ready and willing to help. It’s my belief, that we can join together to support one another with the many gifts we have. Again, this is a holistic approach to building a community of caregivers who bring meaning to the role of caregiving. Joining a community is very valuable and serves to inspire and heal. I’m so excited for the big day when everyone comes together to share about their journey in caregiving.

6)What is meant by Holistic Caregiver?
I am driven to coach caregivers from a holsitic perspective. I assist the caregiver by addressing all facets of the whole person and the situation.

This means that I assess the emotional component for stress, coping, and resilience. I check in with the caregiver to see if their strategies are in line with the caregiving situation. Mental clarity is another factor to explore. If the caregiver is running on empty, then tasks are straining, and the job is much more difficult. If the caregiver has support and outside resources they can rely on, their level of “letting go and being in the here and now moment” greatly impacts their level of trust and hope on a spiritual level. The emotional, mental, physical and spiritual factors are integral to the whole person.
It’s my goal to assist people as they become aware of the components that will stregthen and support their efforts to care for others.

7) Will I get one-on-one time with Speakers & Authors?
Speakers will do their best to be available to speak to the individual guests however, their contact information will be available so they can be contacted after the event.

Authors will be available for book signing.

8) Is this event for types of caregivers or for seniors caregivers only?
This event is for all types of caregivers of all ages.

9) How many people are you expecting to attend?
Over 400 people attended last year’s event and more than that is expected to attend this year’s symposium.

10) What are ticket prices?

Discounts are available for groups of 12 or more

Family Caregivers Tickets are $45 in advance or $60 at the door.
Professional Caregivers are $60 in advance or $70 at the door.

Professional CEU’s for RN’s, NHA’s, CNA’s, Family Counselors, Geriatric Care Managers, Guardians, LPN’s, Rehab Therapists, and Social Workers.

All tickets are available for purchase on-line at newageofcaregivingsymposium.com

Contact Kim Linder at (727) 798-2663 or email her at Kim@thecaregiverhour.com

11) Where is The Hilton St. Pete at Carillon Park located?
Carillon Park is between Roosevelt and Ulmerton Road about 1 mile west of Feathersound. Check out the link: Carillon Park

950 Lake Carillon Drive  St. Petersburg, FL 33716
(727) 540-0050

12) Are there special room rates for guests attending the symposium?
Yes, The Hilton is offering Triple A rate at $125.10 per night. They have beautiful accommodations for 2 people so the rate can be shared. You will need to show your Triple A card at check in.

13) As a sponsor/vendor can I set up my table the night before the event?
We would love to say yes now, but we will have to wait until 2 weeks prior to our event to give you a definite answer. Please revisit the FAQ section frequently for updates.

Sponsor Set Up Time: 6 am to 7:30 am. There will be a surprise sponsor event which will began promptly at 7:40 am.  Attendance is strongly encouraged.

Participant Registration will begin at 8 am.

Discounts are available for groups of 12 or more

Contact Kim Linder at (727) 798-2663 or email her at Kim@thecaregiverhour.com


14) Do I have to pay for parking or valet services?
No, you do not have to pay for parking. Also, we will be providing complimetary valet services which we encourage you to use to make the day as easy as possible.

15) Should I bring money to purchase things?
Yes, there will be books, art and items from Dillards for sale.

16) Do I have to stay for the entire day to win the door prizes?