ORANGE COUNTY TO HOST LIVE ONLINE FAMILY CAREGIVING EVENT TO FEATURE TENNESSEE AUTHOR PETER ROSENBERGER 

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 10, 2016) – The Orange County Department on Aging will host a live simulcast on family caregiving with author and speaker Peter Rosenberger.

Rosenberger, founder of Caregivers With Hope, will be featured in a free interactive webinar titled “Unstuck: Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver with Humor.”  The AARP broadcast will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at both Orange County senior centers. 

Register to watch the online event:

The Passmore Center
103 Meadowlands Drive in Hillsborough
Register online at https://aarp.cvent.com/d/tvq842/1Q

The Seymour Center
2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill
Register online at https://aarp.cvent.com/d/6vq8c9/1Q  

Participants will learn how to lighten their heart, rediscover their identity and find a safe emotional path – with a healthy dose of Peter’s outrageous humor and candor.

“After more than 30 years on the path as a family caregiver for my wife Gracie – including 78 operations, the amputation of both her legs, 60 doctors in 12 hospitals and $9 million medical bills – I’ve learned: it’s okay to laugh,” Rosenberg said.

AARP has announced everyone who registers for the webinar will receive an electronic copy of Peter’s book, “Seven Landmines for Caregivers & How You Can Avoid Them.”  Those who attend an in-person watch party will have the chance to win a copy of Peter’s book.

The webinar, which is part of AARP’s nationwide educational series on family caregiving, will be open to participants nationwide and simulcast at AARP state offices around the country.

“Humor is a healthy express of a healthy heart – not a defense mechanism,” said Rosenberger, founding of Caregivers with Hope. “I’ve learned that family caregivers cannot only survive, but thrive in the midst of oftentimes grim circumstances. “

To register for “Unstuck: Lightening the Heart of the Family Caregiver with Humor” featuring Peter Rosenberger, visit: https://aarp.cvent.com/d/tvq842/1Q for Hillsborough, or https://aarp.cvent.com/d/6vq8c9/1Q for Chapel Hill.

For more information, please contact Kim Lamon-Loperfido at 919-245-4253 or email kloperfido@orangecountync.gov.

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