Submitted by the Care Colloquium
The Care Colloquium, a national thought leadership conference on caregiving issues will be held November 14 -16 in Roanoke, Virginia at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. The Care Colloquium is a space for care economy leaders to network, build mutually beneficial collaborations, and tackle difficult family caregiver challenges contributing to our nation’s care crisis. The event brings together business and organizational leaders across the nation involved in the care economy and aging field.
We are only four months away from our inaugural colloquium and are excited to announce even more nationally recognized caregiving experts have accepted our invitation to speak to our ever-expanding list of care economy leaders that will be in attendance.
Elizabeth Miller – Founder of Happy Healthy Caregiver. Elizabeth Miller is a family caregiver advocate, speaker, author, and Certified Caregiving Consultant. Elizabeth’s personal experiences caring for aging parents with chronic and terminal illnesses and for a sibling with developmental disabilities inspired her to create Happy Healthy Caregiver in 2015.
Through her coaching services, speaking, award-winning podcast, book, and online community, Elizabeth helps family caregivers infuse caregiving and self-care with their busy lives. She is the host of the Happy Healthy Caregiver podcast on the Whole Care Network, author of Just for You: A Daily Self-Care Journal and facilitates an Atlanta support group for family caregivers called the Atlanta Daughterhood Circle.
Noel Anderson and Lillian Gray with Anderson Music Therapy. Noel Anderson founded Anderson Music Therapy Services in 2011 and has been a board-certified music therapist for over 14 years. She is certified in Neurologic Music Therapy, which she uses to collaborate with hospice care and Adult Day Care Centers to provide seniors with Music Therapy.
Lillian Gray is a board-certified music therapist, neurologic music therapist, and licensed professional counselor in residence. She enjoys empowering clients with various developmental, neurological, and mental health needs. Lillian also enjoys facilitating music therapy groups and co-leading groups with other mental health professionals.
Heather Zoccali – Founder and Executive Director of Brutally Beautiful. Heather’s work with Brutally Beautiful is focused on her story and work advocating for family caregivers and people living with disabilities. She believes in the power of sharing our messy, challenging moments and celebrating the small victories that help us turn our pain into power.
“Life is brutal and beautiful, but seeing and creating the beautiful moments are on us.”
Heather Zoccali is also the Founder and Director of the No Barriers Caregivers Program, whose mission provides tools for holistic healing for caregivers; self-awareness/compassion, forgiveness, soul care, and rediscovery of self outside of their caregiver role.
The State of Colorado has recognized Heather for her pioneering work for family caregivers, CSU as a Hometown Hero, and nominated as a visionary caregiver and top caregiver program by caregiving.com.
If you are a Founder, CEO, COO, Executive Director, or President of a business in the care economy, we invite you to join us! Together we can create magic for family caregivers!
Sponsorship opportunities are still available at different levels and can be seen at our website at www.TheCareColloquium.com. Registration is also open with early-bird discounts available.
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