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44 - CAPE GAZEq[TE, Friday, Nov. 15 - Nov. 21, 2002 First ElderCare Awareness Conference attracts hundreds Organizers of the Nov. 6 Elder- Care Awareness Conference at the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington are hailing the first event as an over- whelming success. More than 200 attended the daylong confer- ence designed to increase aware- ness and create a resource support network for employees who pro- vide or will provide care for eld- erly loved ones. "The variety of perspectives, both from the speakers and the participants employers and em- ployees, corporations and non- profits, caregivers and volunteers - made today a very rich day," said Barbara Snyder, senior vice president of The Family & Work- place Connection, one of the three tide sponsors. The morning session of the c-'on- ference addressed employer con- cerns. Mountaire offers Winning Wellness with Humor Symposium Nov. 15-16 in Gumboro People hurting, stressed, strug- gling with grief, life threatening illness or any number of life diffi- culties will find resources and help at Mountaire's Winning Wellness with Humor Sympo- sium, set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16 at the Gumboro Fellowship Church, Gumboro. This year's program features Dr. Harold Ivan Smith, nationally known grief specialist, counselor, educator, author and speaker. Also included in the sympo- sium will be representatives of or- ganirations from around Delmar- va that provide help and guidance to those experiencing difficulties and stress related to grief, sick- ness, disease, addictions, family or relationship struggles. The gathering of these organi- rations in one place will be a pow- erful source of information and contact for those attending. The two-day event begins with Dentist Continued from page 43 en children were at the party when police were called to the high-rise apartment. There, they found the baby with a crushed skull and numerous bite marks. Because of the size of the marks, an odontologist was able to immediately eliminate all of the adults as suspects. Then, the odontologist narrowed the list fur- ther by determining that since no teeth were missing, the child was not younger than 2 nor yet 6 years old. Police ultimately deduced the killer was a 4-year-old guest at the christening party. .... As technology has developed, so too have human resources, said Levine. For example, now many hospitals have Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) teams that perform medical examina- tions on those who have been as- saulted. Unlike other emergency medical personnel, SANE team nurses are trained to collect evi- dence when they perform their exams and begin treatment. "They're great," said Levine. 'q'hey understand the needs of the justice system. From the stand- point of the victim, it's much less traumatic than if the exam is per- formed by an officer, even though some states have female officers who are trained to do it. It's a vast improvement over trying to re- a dinner theater at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, with a catered dinner by the Georgia House, followed by a humor-based spiritual uplifting program featuring Dr. George Smith and a cast of other charac- ters. Those attending will experience an evening of humor, emotional support, hope and encouragement. There is no charge for the dinner theater, but seating is limited. Those who would like to attend should call 238-7370 to reserve a place. The church is located on Routes 26 and 30 in Gumboro. Saturday's schedule starts at 9 a.m. and includes a free continen- tal breakfast followed by a pres- entation of Smith's Grief Recov- ery Program. Throughout the morning, repre- sented organizations will have in- formation and material about their services available for all atten- dees. construct emergency room records." Solving crimes, he explained, is not simple and requires many facets: technology, forensic sci- ence and skilled investigators. "It's really a marriage. It's not one thing." 'q'he aging of America and the resulting increased demands for and on family caregivers is creat- ing a social and economic tidal wave impacting tens of millions of Americans and their compa- nies," said keynote presenter Ron Moore, creator of American Busi- ness Cares, a national initiative to educate employers about the ef- fect of an aging popu!ation and workforce. 'Fhe fact that this conference was staged today in Delaware is a credit to all involved who organ- ized the event, businesses as the state's popula- tion ages." The afternoon workshops de- signed for caregivers covered such topics as Talking to Health- care Professionals; Legal Issues: Wills, Advance Directives and the Power of Attorney; Caregiving in the Home; Understanding Medicare, Medicaid and Health Insurance; and Housing Options for Older Adults. Many sessions, including Long-Distance Caregiv- ing, were filled to capacity. "We continued to add regis- trants throughout the day," said "Clearly, these Delawareans" Snyder. "The response to this recognize the magnitude of the conference clearly identifies the impact eldercare will have on need for information about the services and resources available to caregivers." More than 40 caregiving concerns participated in the conference's vendor fair. Lead organizers of the confer- ence are AARP Delaware, the Delaware Commission for Women and The Family & Work- place Connection. 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