The Family Tree was founded as a non-profit agency in 1979, thanks to the vision and volunteers of Junior League of Lafayette. The initial goal was to strengthen families in order to build a stronger community and we’ve done just that – and more.
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of our organization, The Family Tree is hosting an Aging Summit. We will welcome National Speaker, Eldercare Expert, and Author of the award-winning book, How To Take Tare of Old People Without Losing Your Marbles, Suzanne Blankenship, who will provide a keynote speech and lead a discussion panel on aging.
The Aging Summit will provide tools, guidance, support and actionable steps to lessen frustrations and improve efficiency in the caregiving role for medical and familial persons and for the aging individual. The speaker will guide attendees skillfully through the challenging experience of eldercare and share personally developed tools, identified resources, and showcase organized plans as various eldercare scenarios so that they can better understand the stressors, struggles, and everyday difficulties both in the early and late stages of aging. Upon completion of this period of instruction, each participant will better understand how to be an advocate for the aging individual and better prepare themselves on how to manage the final stages of life.
Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 1pm-4pm – Doors open at noon
1 National Speaker – 3 Local Panelists – 20+ Regional Vendors
Tickets are $25 for General Admission & $50 for Admission+CEU credits for Counseling or Social Work
Complimentary Parking in the Olivier Parking Tower and Earl K. Long Parking Lot
Light Refreshments will be provided
Suzanne Asaff Blankenship is the author of the award-winning book, How To Take Tare of Old People Without Losing Your Marbles. Suzanne has two decades of experience managing her mother’s care as well as sharing the care for her in-laws. With her unique approach of organized preparation sprinkled with her tongue-in-cheek humor, Suzanne guides others skillfully through the challenging experience of eldercare. Suzanne developed tools, identified resources, and put together organized plans as each different eldercare scenario developed. She shares those tools with her audience to help guide them more easily in their own journey. Learn more at www.TheEldercareNavigator.com