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Caregiver Conference


April 11, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church

Join us for a free opportunity to learn from expert panelists on a variety of caregiving topics.

The VNA Caregiver Conference will spotlight healthcare and human services available in our community. Join us for breakfast, provided by the VNA, and bring your questions for our panel of local experts from VNA Home Health, Private Care & Hospice, Veterans Services of Indian River County, Scully-Welsch Cancer Center, Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County, Senior Resource Association and the Law Office of Marie Conforti.

Guest Speaker

Chris MacLellan is an author, blogger, radio show host and advocate. He is affectionately known as “The Bow Tie Guy” in many caregiving circles. Faced with his partner’s diagnosis of esophageal cancer in 2011, Chris started a caregiving blog entitled The Purple Jacket and is an ardent advocate for caregivers and their loved ones. Chris and his deceased partner’s, Bernard Richard Schiffer, caregiving story, “In Sickness and In Health: A Couple’s Final Journey” written by Diane C. Lade was published in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in April 2014, has been seen world-wide by over 400,000+ people. In January of 2015, the story was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and has won countless awards both nationally and internationally.

Our Schedule

April 11, 2017

9 a.m. Breakfast and booth time with local experts

9:15 a.m.–10 a.m. Guest speaker; Chris MacLellan

Brief break

10:15 a.m.–11:45 p.m. Expert Panel Q&A

11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Guests are invited to stick around for one-on-one Q&A, as time allows, with local experts


First Presbyterian Church
520 Royal Palm Blvd, Vero Beach, FL 32960

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