HFC (Hilarity for Charity)
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About CareCon and The Scotty Award
CareCon is a free, virtual event designed to educate, inspire, and empower Alzheimer's and dementia family caregivers with support, knowledge, and community. Hosted by HFC Co-Founder Lauren Miller Rogen, CareCon celebrates caregivers and bolsters their caregiving journey. CareCon 2023 will be hosted on Friday, February 17th on National Caregivers Day. The event will feature topics including: financial planning and legal preparedness, planning for placement, long-distance caregiving, caregiver tech, dementia-related behaviors, managing ADL’s, processing a new diagnosis, and genetic testing.
HFC's Scotty Award, presented by Kensington Senior Living, will be presented at HFC CareCon. The award is named in honor of Scott Miller, who served as a loving caregiver to HFC founder Lauren Miller Rogen's late mother Adele. The award will recognize an unpaid dementia caregiver who is nominated by a friend, family member, or themselves. A panel of HFC judges made up of current and former caregivers and thought leaders, will select one winner who will be recognized for the following characteristics throughout their caregiving experience:
- the loving support they provide(d) during a challenging time
- the patience and perseverance they demonstrate(d)
- the creativity they exhibit(ed)
The Scotty acknowledges that family caregivers provide assistance to those that need help with regular tasks on a daily basis. The caregiver might be someone who is a family member, a child, a parent, a grandchild, a brother or sister, a husband or wife or a caregiver might be a close friend. Every day millions help older, sick, or disabled family members and friends. People don’t always think of themselves as caregivers. In some cases, we are glad to do this and, in some cases, we are overwhelmed by the burden or are frightened by it. Some of us naturally accept our role as caregiver and others, also naturally, avoid taking on that role.
There is no right or wrong when it comes to caring - caregivers do their best and The Scotty represents all caregivers and the fact that they care.