Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D – Glen Cove) joined with regional leaders on Thursday, Nov. 9 for the inaugural Hofstra University Caregivers Summit, which was hosted by the University’s School of Medical Professionals and Human Services and cosponsored by AARP of Long Island and the Nassau County Age Friendly Center of Excellence at Glen Cove.
Held as part of November’s observance as National Family Caregivers Month, panel discussions focused on caregiver stories, strategies and resources; healthcare provider and leadership perspectives on healthcare; research trends and program innovations; and legislative wins and new policy directions. state Assemblyman Ron Kim, chair of the Assembly’s Committee on Aging, delivered the keynote address.
“As more and more people are confronted with the realities of caring for an aging friend, family member or loved one, it is more important than ever that we all have access to the necessary resources and support,” DeRiggi-Whitton said. “By proactively supporting our caregivers, events like Hofstra’s summit help families save money, enhance our peace of mind, and help to ensure that seniors and other vulnerable people receive the best possible care. It was a pleasure to attend this important gathering and hear directly from experts and my colleagues in government about the latest developments in such an important field, and I am glad that Nassau County’s Age-Friendly Liaison Carol Waldman and Christine Rice from the Glen Cove Senior Center played such an important role in this event.”