Caregiver Day At Abilities Expo

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on April 01, 2016 # Health

The Reeve Foundation is holding a Caregiver Day on April 29 - May 1, 2016 at the Abilities Expo NY Metro at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center. Presentations are free to attend, however Abilities Expo NY Metro free registration is required.

The following workshops are presented by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and are geared for the loved ones who give so much.

11:45am – 12:45pm
Caring Together: How to Make it Easier for Family and Friends to Help with Caregiving
Caring and Help with Caregivers
Presented by: Yosaif August ACC
Location: Workshop #1

This presentation will outline how caregivers can overcome common barriers like discussing task preference, getting past beliefs that hold them back and how to affirmatively ask for help with caregiving.

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Relax Your Mind and Body
Disability Yoga
Presented by: Jay Gupta RPh, MScIM, MTM, RxYT and Terry Gupta MSW, RxYT, RMT
Location: Workshop #1

The presenters will demonstrate several science-smart techniques around mindfulness and yoga that will help caregivers rejuvenate their mind and body.

* No special clothing or flexibility level is required for the yoga portion.

2:30pm – 3:30pm
Care for the Caregiver: Take Charge of Your Health Through Self-Care
Care for the Caregiver
Presented by: Regina Rosenthal PT, MA
Location: Workshop #1

This presentation will outline acupressure techniques and other self-care practices as well as an action plan for these practices.

Free Admission. Seating is limited, so please come early.
Please register for the Abilities Expo NY Metro at

The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center will also be at the 2016 Abilities Expo New York Metro April 29 - May 1, 2016 at New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, where we would like to introduce you to all the great complementary services that the Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center has to offer! Visit us at our booth.

For more than three decades, Abilities Expo has succeeded in improving the lives of Americans with disabilities, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals. This unique forum features three days of cutting-edge products and services, compelling workshops, fun-for-the-whole-family activities and has become the leading event for the community of people with disabilities (PWDs).

Complimentary Services of Abilities Expo:
• Personal Care Service Attendant
• Power Chair Charging Station
• Free Loaner Scooters
• Free Wheelchair Repair
• First Aid
• Service Dog Relief Area
• ASL Interpretation

Abillities Expo NY Metro is April 29 - May 1, 2016 at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, located at 97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, NJ 08837. Get directions to the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center from any location.

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