A Caregiving Workshop for Veterans, Service Members and Their Families
Every caregiving journey is unique. No caregiver handles this job the same, and no two service members or veterans have the identical set of health challenges.
How you care for your son, daughter, husband, wife, sibling, parent or friend will depend on the type of wound, injury or illness they are dealing with; whether they are active duty or retired; how much or how little you are willing to take on and the amount of support you find as a caregiver. No matter where you are in the journey, having a good road map will make the process easier.
Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro’s We Honor Veterans program will host presenters from AARP for this important seminar. This event is free without any obligations. There will be no selling or solicitation during this event.
When: Tuesday, October 8
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m.
Program runs from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Where: The Lusk Center
2501 Summit Avenue | Greensboro, NC 27405
Register by clicking the button below. For questions, please contact April Herring at [email protected] or 336.375.2357
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About the Speaker
Shirley Gerrior, PhD, RD, LDN
Shirley has worked in the public health field for over 40 years. She has a PhD in nutritional sciences from the University of Rhode Island and is a registered dietitian/ licensed nutritionist and a certified exercise physiologist with the American College of Sports Medicine. Prior to moving to Wilmington NC in 2010 she spent more than 20 years working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC as a national program leader responsible for nutrition and health research, extension, and education activities and as a senior research nutritionist leading projects of national importance to include the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Healthy People 2020. Also, she served in the U.S. Army Reserves with assignments as the Food Service Officer and Health Promotions Officer in hospital units and medical groups in Rhode Island and Maryland. Throughout her 23-year Army career she promoted health and wellness to enlisted soldiers and officers alike and supported medical readiness by helping to keep soldiers fit. She served on active duty in 2003 in support of Operation Noble Eagle at Fort Campbell, KY (101st Airborne Division Support) and retired in 2005 with rank of Colonel. Since 2008, she has been contributing faculty at Walden University (on line) where she teaches courses in public health biology, and public health policy and practice, advises students on nutrition research and physical activity protocols, and mentors doctoral students. During her career she has published over 50 scientific articles and reports and presented at conferences on dietary guidance, nutrition and physical activity and she maintains her affiliations with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Public Health Association, American Society for Nutrition, American College of Medicine, and Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior.
For her “new career” she has been an AARP volunteer since 2017 with the NC Coastal Region. She participates in many activities to include AARP public health initiatives, advocacy, and outreach activities in the Wilmington area and nearby coastal communities. She is the lead volunteer for Veterans Initiatives and most recently has been working with the National Association of Veterans and Families/ AARP partnership, reaching out to the many retired veterans in the NC Coastal Region on topics of aid and assistance, caregiving and fraud. In September 2019 she was selected to be a VOLT (Volunteer Leader Trainer) for the coastal region.