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Center for Study of Aging to Co-Sponsor Family Caregiver Conference

The fifth Annual Family Caregiver Conference designed to support family caregivers will be held Saturday, Feb. 20 at Boise State University.

Every day, thousands of Idahoans work 24/7, with love and dedication taking care of a family member who is elderly or has a physical or intellectual disability or mental illness. For some, caregiving lasts a few years. For others, particularly parents of children with physical or emotional disabilities, it lasts a lifetime. These caregivers are the largest workforce in Idaho.

The Caregiver Conference features presentations by health and legal professionals, an expo of more than 40 community resource organizations, and participant networking opportunities. This unique full day event provides practical information that helps family caregivers, those supporting loved ones of all ages, from two – 102, navigate the challenges of providing care.

The conference is the result of collaboration between Friends in Action, Idaho Parents Unlimited, and Boise State University’s Center for the Study of Aging and Family Studies Program.

The event opens at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m., and includes lunch and parking, all for just $30. Registration is required by Feb. 16 by calling Friends in Action at 208-333-1363.

Major sponsors of the 5th Annual Family Caregiver Conference include AARP Idaho and Regence.

For additional information or to schedule an interview contact: Sarah Toevs, 208-426-2452 ( or Kelle Sweeney, 208-333-1363 (