Manatee County Caregiver Forum

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Welcome to Manatee County Caregiver Forum

There are few challenges in life more difficult and rewarding than providing care for a loved one. The Manatee County Caregiver Forum has been established to recognize and celebrate caregivers and promote self care through motivational and inspirational speakers, provide education and practical tips in varied areas of care giving and attempt to define services available to the caregiver as we unravel the mysteries surrounding the current web of service delivery.

The Manatee County Caregiver Forum holds an annual event called the Circle of Care. The focus of this event is to provide caregivers with valuable information regarding community resources while also providing relief from their daily responsibilities to help them continue their important role as a caregiver. If you are helping a loved one, this forum is specifically designed to provide you with support, information and toolsto best assist your care recipient and keep you in a healthy state of being.

Event Information

The 10th Annual Circle of Care is sure to be another wonderful event dedicated to helping the caregivers of Manatee County. As always, this event is free. Pre-Registration is required. Detailed agenda below.

Date: November 8th, 2018, 8:30AM to 3PM
Place: Water’s Edge of Bradenton
3329 19th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205

Who Should Attend?

Are you responsible for the care of a family member, neighbor or friend? This program is appropriate for caregivers of all types. Discussions will address issues of early decisions and the planning involved for people who care for those who cannot care for themselves. Learn of the resources available to you. Come and hear individuals from the community who are truly meeting the challenges and reaping the rewards of caregiving.

Free Respite Care Available for Conference Attendees.
Contact Tami Erickson at (941) 757-2335.



Agenda information is coming soon.

One Family’s Journey Through Our Elder Care Maze

The story of one son’s turbulent navigation through the system of long-term care services.
An only child, Clyde Jr. is responsible for his physically active parents, thousands of miles away. Bonne and Clyde are both young at heart and going through the normal process of aging. However, Clyde Jr. experiences frustration when he realizes that he lacks the knowledge and time to manage his parents’ declining health and growing needs. Each visit he finds change in his parents’ health, and shuttling between Seattle, Washington and Bradenton, Florida becomes increasingly difficult due to family and work obligations. Pulled by guilt and resentment, he is relieved when he finds a network of Health Care Professionals who can assist him in this journey.

Moments Of Joy

Being a caregiver can be demanding and exhausting. This special quality-of-life program can help you find moments of joy. You will learn about simple expressive arts projects that can serve as springboards for your imagination. Learn how expressive arts can help you reconnect with your inner you.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsorship

  • Manatee County Aging Network
  • Nurse On Call

Silver Sponsorship

  • Florida Home Health
  • Water’s Edge of Bradenton

Bronze Sponsorship

  • Alzheimer Association
  • Discovery Village
  • Edward Jones
  • First in Care Home Health
  • Hudson Harbor Chiropractic
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Ramos Center
  • Roots Chiropractic
  • Senior Blue Book
  • Senior Connections
  • Tidewell Hospice

Register for 2018 Event