Confident Caregiver Conferences

Confident Caregiver Conference 2022 

On September 14 VPAS hosted the Confident Caregiver Conference at the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren. It was a day of resources, training and inspiration for those caring for older adults. The conference featured exhibitors as well as sessions on health and safety, finances, life planning, self care, managing emotions and more.  

You can access those sessions here: 

Do It Well, Make it Fun - Ron Culberson 

Tools and Tips for the Caregiver Journey -  AmyDePoy 

Taking Care of the Caregiver  - Sabrina Burress

Navigating End of Life - Ralph Caldroney

Financial Health    Handout #1   Handout #2 - Ryan Miracle
   Thanks to our sponsors:

   Bridgewater Retirement Community

   Clark & Bradshaw

   Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge

   Sunnyside Retirement Community





Coming in May 2023 - Confident Caregiver Dementia Conference 

This is a "Must Go" for anyone caring with a person living with dementia.  Featuring Melanie Bunn, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and speaker for Teepa Snow's Positive Approach to Care, conference topics will include:

  • Using a Positive Approach to Dementia Care
  • Coping with Challenging Situations in Dementia Care
  • How Lifelong Personality Traits Impact Dementia Care

May 17, 2023, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Blue Ridge Community College Plecker Center, Weyers Cave

Register here or call 540.615.5341.