BARRON COUNTY -- Did you know that by 2035, the number of Barron, Rusk, and Washburn County residents age 65 and over will be 30% of our community and growing? This is unprecedented, without parallel and the twenty-first century will witness even more rapid aging than did the century just past.

The risk for many illnesses, such as dementia, cancer, stroke, etc., increases with age, and will result in more family members, neighbors, and friends providing care for their person.

How can faith communities respond? Representatives from all faith communities are invited to a community conversation about caregiving hosted by the The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Barron, Rusk & Washburn Counties Wednesday, June 15th, from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Mosaic Technologies Community Room, 401 S 1st St, Cameron, WI, 54822.

The goal of this event is to bring faith community leaders together to learn more about our aging population, family caregiving, the need for breaks and restoration, and how faith communities can support family care partners. You will hear a testimonial from a local family care partner and how her faith community was able to support her and her husband through their journey with Lewy Body dementia.

The event will also feature a unique method of collaborative dialogue around questions that matter to getting results. Innovative ideas are welcome! You will leave equipped with resources and support!

The event is free and will include a light lunch for all attendees. Registration is required.

To reserve your seat(s) for the event, please visit here, email alisa.lammers@co.barron.wi.us, or call 715-537-6225 by June 8th.

The ADRC of Barron, Rusk and Washburn Counties helps people live independently and stretch their money. Free, confidential consultations provide unbiased information about local resources for individuals ages 60+, adults with disabilities and caregivers.


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