Caregivers info session set

MARQUETTE — A free informational meeting on work as caregivers will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the George Shiras III Room at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette, Michigan, and virtually on Zoom.

The 30-minute presentation will outline the roles and responsibilities of caregivers, also know as direct care workers. The presentation will include dinner for participants and will be followed by a question-and-answer session and other helpful information to find training and resources.

Individuals interested in family caregiving are also encouraged to attend. The presentations are made possible through the work of the Caregiver Incentive Project, IMPART Alliance, and Northern Michigan University Center for Rural Health and other community partners along with funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.

“If you know a person in your life that might be a great caregiver, is looking for meaningful work, or is just curious about working as a caregiver, encourage them to attend this session,” said Shenae Kreps, program manager with the Caregiver Incentive Project.

“As the number of older adults and individuals with disabilities in need of supports and services continues to grow so does the need for caregivers,” said Eric Paad, founder and president of the Caregiver Incentive Project. “There is a national shortage of direct care workers with Michigan facing a potential shortage of an estimated 36,000 caregivers to serve the growing number of people in need of assistance.”

The sessions are intended to help individuals explore potential work as a direct care worker offering meaningful, flexible employment opportunities. Presentations will include information on roles and responsibilities of caregivers, work settings, core competencies, and information on a day in the life of a caregiver directly from a direct care worker.

Pre-registration is requested as space is limited. To learn more or register, visit www.caregiverincentiveproject.org/caregiverpipeline/ or contact Shenae Kreps at shenae.kreps13@gmail.com.


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