Danbury Hospital is hosting its first Caregiver Symposium, a complimentary information session about issues related to caregiving, Thursday, April 27, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. The session will be led by keynote speaker Kelly Corrigan, author, philanthropist and breast cancer survivor, who has experienced caregiving in an intensely personal way and uses the lessons she learned to provide health care professionals and family members with strategies for effective caretaking.
In her presentation, “The Middle Place,” Corrigan will discuss her own fight with Stage 3 cancer, her father’s three bouts of cancer and her daughter’s meningitis as well as common caregiving issues.
A resource fair of local service providers will also take place in the Robilotti Conference Center, adjacent to the Creasy Auditorium, following the program. The first 100 attendees will receive a free copy of Corrigan’s latest book, “Glitter and Blue,” a New York Times’ bestseller that examines the bond between mothers and daughters. She will sign copies of her book at the end of the program.
Check-in begins 10 a.m. The event includes a light breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register, call 800-516-3658.
– Danielle Renda