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Caregivers, seniors conference April 26

Active Re-Entry's 19th Annual Caregivers and Seniors Conference will be held April 26 at the facility on Fairgrounds Road.

The conference will begin with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

At 9:00, Mathew Health, RN case manager with the Price Veterans Clinic, will speak about services available locally to veterans, as well as other VA services and programs.

Ophthalmologist Jeffery Hansen from the Eastern Utah Eye Clinic will talk about vision problems that offer occur as a result of aging, such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. He will also suggest things people can do to improve eye health.

Darren Hotten of the Utah State Health Insurance Program will provide information on changes in Medicate, such as free wellness exams and screenings. He will also give information about Midicare drug programs and supplemental insurance policies.

Fitness instructor Diana Root will demonstrate easy exercises that can be done by almost anyone with minimal equipment and effort. These exercises are simple by effective ways of increasing strength, flexibility and stamina.

Michelle Harvey, Access to Justice Coordinator, will present information on a new program in the area. This programs seeks to find attorneys to provide pro bono legal services for low income clients, provide free legal clinics and match attorneys and clients.

Austin Cartwright from Adult Protective Services will talk about possible signs of elder abuse and exploitation as well as resources and appropriate steps to take if abuse is suspected.

The conference will conclude with pharmacist Daniel Heaton talking about medication management, drug interactions and immunizations for the elderly.

Cost of the conference is $5 for caregivers and seniors, $35 for agency personnel. The fee includes continental breakfast, breaks., lunch and conference information packet. Registration deadline is April 23. For more information call Active Re-Entry at 637-4950.

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