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Overlook Medical Center to Host Conference for Caregivers

October 11, 2018

October 2018, Summit, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center and Today’s Caregiver Magazine, the nation’s leading support, training and educational organization for family and professional caregivers, will host the 220th Fearless Caregiver Conference on Saturday, November 10 at the hospital’s Bouras Auditorium.

Caregivers throughout the region who will have an opportunity to speak directly with a panel of experts, who will share their advice and insights on aging, disability, legal, Social Security issues during the seminar and lunch.

Overlook is the home of the Thomas Glasser Caregivers Center, the only in-hospital facility of its kind in New Jersey. The center provides a tranquil environment and free support services for families managing the stress and special needs associated with caring for a critically, chronically or terminally ill loved one during a hospital stay.

The Caregivers Center hosts art, music and writing therapy workshops that are open to the public. New this year is a Qi Gong class, a practice that focuses on gentle movement, breathing, and meditation to alleviate stress and calm the mind.

“As part of our mission to be a supportive resource for caregivers in the hospital and the community, we are honored to be able to host this conference, allowing local caregivers the chance to interact face-to face with renowned experts,” said Marian Teehan, a licensed clinical social worker at the Glasser Caregivers Center.

“For the 20th anniversary of the Fearless Caregiver Conference tour, we are honored to partner with Overlook Medical Center. I’m looking forward to a great day of education, support and sharing with local caregivers on November 10,” said Gary Edward Barg, founder and editor-in-chief of Today’s Caregiver magazine and FearlessCaregiver.com, author of “The Fearless Caregiver,” and “The Caregiving Ties that Bind.”

More than 100,000 family and professional caregivers in 24 states have attended a Fearless Caregiver conference developed by Today’s Caregiver magazine and Caregiver.com. The conferences offer family and professional caregivers valuable training; teaching them, among other things, to become equal members of their loved one’s care team, develop techniques to create much needed respite, build an effective support network of family and friends, and to learn the importance of caring for themselves as they care for their loved ones.

Conference attendees will have an opportunity to also learn:

  • What support is available for family caregivers
  • How to financially support caregiving
  • How to partner with family members
  • How to ask questions of health care providers
  • How to persuade a loved one to consider no longer driving themselves
  • How to share information with their fellow caregivers

The Conference, which includes lunch, will take place from 10:00am to 2:30pm at Overlook Medical Center, 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ. To register, call 1-877-829-2734 or sign up online >

NOTE: Attendees’ interaction and presence at the event may be recorded in photos and video as part of Today’s Caregiver Magazine’s and Caregiver.com’s coverage of the event. Individuals who do not wish to be recorded should plan to make their desires known to magazine staff at the event.

About Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, N.J., is an integrated health care delivery system powered by a workforce of more than 16,500 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities. The system serves a population of 5 million, with more than 400 sites of care, including six hospitals: Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital.

Atlantic Health System provides care for the full continuum of health care needs including 11 urgent care centers, Atlantic Rehabilitation and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. Facilitating the connection between these services on both land and air is the transportation fleet of Atlantic Mobile Health.

In addition to the employed workforce, Atlantic Alliance, a Clinically Integrated Network represents more than 2,500 health care providers throughout northern and central NJ. Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, a partnership of 6 regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and affordability and is a founding member of both the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a streamlined clinical trial system that will expand access to groundbreaking research across 6 health systems in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and AllSpire Health Partners, a consortium of 5 leading health care organizations dedicated to serving patients, families and communities in New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

About Caregiver Media Group

Established in 1995, Caregiver Media Group has become the recognized media authority on caregiving through Today’s Caregiver magazine, Caregiver.com, the Fearless Caregiver Conferences, the award winning book - The Fearless Caregiver: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved One and Still Have a Life of Your Own, as well as Caregiver Media Group's award winning content and custom publications.

Today’s Caregiver magazine contains cover interviews with celebrity caregivers, articles on caregiving issues and vital resources for all caregivers. Cover interviews have included Senator Elizabeth Dole, Senator Robert Dole, Debbie Reynolds, Henry Winkler, Dixie Carter, Clay Walker, Valerie Harper, Robert Wagner, Hugh Downs, and many others.