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Fordham University, EmblemHealth and New York City Partnership for Family Caregiving Corps Host Family Caregiving Summit

NEW YORK, NY (June 3, 2013) — The Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service and EmblemHealth, the largest New York-based health plan, will sponsor a family caregiving summit June 10 to provide support and resources to people facing the many issues of caregiving.

Presented by the New York City Partnership for Family Caregiving Corps (NYCP4FC Corps), "Family Caregiving: Name it and Know Its Many Faces," will be held at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, 113 West 60th Street, New York, NY, Lowenstein Building, 12th Floor Lounge. The event from 8:30 am to 3 pm will be followed by a question and answer session with representatives from many organizations serving family caregivers. The public is invited to attend and enjoy breakfast, lunch and coffee compliments of EmblemHealth.

More than 65 million people in the United States are family caregivers, many of them performing medical and nursing tasks for loved ones. Most have no formal training and can feel alone in providing care. The speakers at the summit will provide context and support so caregivers can understand how they must care for themselves so they can continue to provide care to others.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Tina Maschi, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University
  • Greg Johnson, Creator of the Care For The Family Caregiver Initiative; Director, Community Outreach, EmblemHealth
  • Dr. Robin Fenley, Director, Alzheimer's and Long-term Care Unit, New York City Department for the Aging
  • Sheila Warnock, President, ShareTheCaregiving and co-author of "Share The Care"
  • Maggie Monroe-Richter, Director of Development, Intersections International
  • Rev. Marion Gambardella, Non-Disease Specific Support Groups
  • Cynthia Burke, Outreach Director, Friends In Deed
  • Peter Strauss, Esq., Epstein Becker & Green
  • Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
  • New York City Family Caregiver Coalition

Registration is suggested and can be made by calling Cathy Marcantonio at 1-646-447-6285 or visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SWM6LVZ.

About New York City Partnership for Family Caregiving Corps
The New York City Partnership for Family Caregiving Corps (NYCP4FCC) was created by family caregiving leaders and EmblemHealth to help business leaders learn more about the bottom-line impact of caregiving and how to address it. Family caregiving costs U.S. corporations $34 billion each year in lost productivity, absenteeism, and other factors that directly impact their bottom line. NYCP4FCC provides outreach, resources, and advocacy for family caregivers. Need to name the founding groups. NYCP4FCC members include EmblemHealth, Friends In Deed, Share The Care, Support Groups, SAGE, Aging in NY Fund and Intersections International.

About EmblemHealth
EmblemHealth, Inc., through its companies Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP), provides quality health care coverage and administrative services to approximately 3.4 million people. Groups and individuals can choose from a variety of PPO, EPO and HMO plans, as well as coverage for prescription drugs and dental and vision care. EmblemHealth offers a choice of networks, including quality doctors and other health care professionals throughout the region, leading acute care hospitals across the tristate area, and physicians and hospitals across all 50 states. For more information, visit www.emblemhealth.com.

About Fordham University
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, NY.

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