Eugene (KMTR) – People who are interested in a career—perhaps a second career—in care giving can learn more at a conference next month at Lane Community.
Barbara Susman, director of the college’s Successful Aging Institute, says a lot of older workers who've been laid off cannot find a job. But If they have the skills needed to be a caregiver, the work can be rewarding and may even offer health insurance.
During the conference, panelists will present an overview of the field, including the challenges and rewards of getting involved.
“The need for professional caregivers has skyrocketed,” Susman says. “Since we've started the personal care aid training, not a day goes by that I don't hear, ‘Where are your graduates? We need more of those graduates!’”
Lauren Kessler, author of Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer’s will be the guest speaker for the event.The conference will be held Wednesday, March 7, at Lane Community College from to The fee is $10, which includes a hot buffet lunch. Registration can be done by phone at (541) 463-4634.