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The 16th Annual Caregiver Conference —This Thursday & Friday in Amarillo

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This week, caregivers and support networks will be on full display as the 16th Annual Caregiver Conference lands at Polk Street United Methodist Church on Thursday and Friday, November 3rd & 4th. Sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle + The Alzheimer's Association, they have two full days filled with resources, support, education, and inspiration for those in the business of taking care of others.

This week, caregivers from our region will come together at the 16th Annual Caregiver Conference in Amarillo, TX. We recently welcomed Lisa Hancock and Jaime Sharp from the Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle into the studio to discuss the event, as well as the state of the industry. To hear the full interview, click the link at the top of this page.

The fair will take place at Polk Street United Methodist Church (1401 S. Polk St., Amarillo). On Thursday morning, it kicks off with a resource fair from 9a-12p CT, featuring local organizations and service providers. After that, they'll have a keynote address from Dr. Aaron Blight, CEO and Founder of Caregiver Kinetics. He'll be discussing topics covered in his book, When Caregiving Calls: Guidance as You Care for a Parent, Spouse, or Aging Relative.

On Friday, registration and opening ceremonies begin at 8am CT, and the Educational Forum runs from 9a to 4:30p CT, featuring lectures from Dr. Arubala Reddy of Texas Tech University and Ginny Funk, Alzheimer's Association Director of Programs.

It's a free seminar, and lunch is provided. Plus, professionals can get 11+ CEU hours for attending. Questions? Contact 806.651.3481.

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Jenny Inzerillo joined HPPR in 2015 as the host of High Plains Morning, our live music program that airs weekdays at 9 am to noon CST. Broadcasting from KJJP in beautiful downtown Amarillo, she helps listeners wake up with inspired music from our region and beyond. Tune in for new voices in folk/Americana, deep cuts from your favorite artists, soulful tracks from singer/songwriters across the world, and toe-tapping classics dating as far back as the 1920s. Plus, discover underground greats that just might be your new favorite band.