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Lifestyles

LaSalle County Caregiver Conference will be held at IVCC on June 1

OGLESBY — Alternatives and the Bridges Senior Center will host the first LaSalle County Caregiver Conference from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 1, at Illinois Valley Community College. This event will be free to the community.

The conference will feature two presentations: “Retirement Strategies — The Best Way To Plan For Retirement,” presented by Sandra Brown, senior retirement consultant; and “Effective Communication Strategies,” presented by Hadi Finerty, senior management of education and outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association.

The conference will also have multiple vendor tables that will all be related to the health and senior field. A representative to answer questions about Medicare and Medicaid will also be available.

“A conference is a great place to start looking for resources in your community. Lots of vendors representing different services will be present. It also allows you to ask questions in an open format without feeling any kind of pressure to make a commitment,” Alternatives Associate Director Erin Hanna said.

Preregistration isn’t required as the form will be available at the event. Light breakfast fare will also be available at no cost to attendees.

For more information, call Bridges Program Coordinator Aly Witek at 815-431-8034.

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