Press Alert – For Immediate Release:
Media Contact: Dr. Connie Siskowski
American Association of Caregiving Youth
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American Association of Caregiving Youth National Advisory Council Member Dr. Richard Lindsay to Present at Virginia Governor’s Conference on Aging
Boca Raton, FL. – Dr. Richard Lindsay, a member of the American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) National Advisory Council, his partner Dr. Rhonda Zingraff, Former Associate Dean at James Madison University, and Charlie Poole, a student at Christopher Newport University, former Caregiving Youth and advocate, will present at the Virginia Governor’s Conference on Aging on May 8, 2023, at 11 am. They will lead a breakout session called “At Risk: Caregiving Youth.”
The session will discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by Caregiving Youth in Virginia and nationwide, the available resources, and future plans needed to support them. Dr. Lindsay, Dr. Zingraff, and Poole will share their personal stories of caregiving and their insights into the needs of this population.
The Virginia Governor’s Conference on Aging is an annual event that brings together leaders, policymakers, educators, and innovators from across the state to discuss issues related to aging. The conference is a valuable opportunity to share information and ideas and to develop strategies to improve the lives of older adults in Virginia and those who care for them.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to present at the Virginia Governor’s Conference on Aging,” said Dr. Lindsay. “This is an important opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges faced by Caregiving Youth and to advocate for the resources they need to succeed.”
“We are grateful to the Virginia Governor’s Conference on Aging for inviting us to speak,” said Dr. Zingraff. “We look forward to sharing our stories and insights with the conference attendees.”
“We hope that our presentation will help to raise awareness of the needs of Caregiving Youth and to encourage others to get involved in supporting this mostly hidden population,” said Poole.
The breakout session “At Risk: Caregiving Youth” will be held on May 8, 2023, at 11 am at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. For more information, including registration information, please visit the Virginia Governor’s Conference on Aging website https://www.vgcaging.com/