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Event to Recognize Caregivers and Honor Okeechobee Mayor and Hospice CEO on Sept. 20th

Okeechobee Senior Services, Today’s Caregiver magazine and to honor family caregivers and local leading caregiver advocates Mayor Watford and Gail Gerntrup on Sept 20th Fearless Caregiver Conference – IRSC Williamson Center. Seat still available for family caregivers to attend.

Okeechobee, FL, August 28, 2018 --( Okeechobee Senior Services and to honor Okeechobee’s leading caregiver advocates Okeechobee Mayor, Dowling Watford and Hospice of Okeechobee CEO, Gail Gerntrup with Today’s Caregiver magazine’s national award on Sept 20th at the Fearless Caregiver Conference planned for IRSC-Williamson Center in Okeechobee. Complimentary tickets are sponsored by Okeechobee Senior Services for family caregivers and are available by calling 877-829-2734 or online at

“We are honored return to Okeechobee with such great partners as Okeechobee Senior Services and The Palm Beach / Treasure Coast Area Agency on Aging. I’m looking forward to a terrific day of education, support and sharing with area caregivers,” said Gary Barg, Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Today’s Caregiver magazine and, author of the books, The Fearless Caregiver and the Caregiving Ties That Bind and host of the Fearless Caregiver Conferences. “It is also a great pleasure to present the Community Fearless Caregiver award to two true caregiver advocate, Okeechobee Mayor Dowling Watford and Gail Gerntrup, CEO of Hospice of Okeechobee.” This will be the third time the national one-day caregiver educational training has made a stop in Okeechobee. "After working with Senior Service organizations for nearly 10-years, I am convinced that caregiving is perhaps the most difficult role an individual will ever take on in their lifetime," said Tom Leach, Okeechobee Senior Services Program Manager.

Fearless Caregiver conferences have been developed by Today’s Caregiver magazine and in support of family caregivers; answering their questions and 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.
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