Capital Caring Hosts Free Expo to Celebrate Family Caregivers

A Celebration for Those Who Provide a Vital but Unappreciated Role

An estimated 40 million people serve as unpaid caregivers in the United States each year. On May 11, Capital Caring—the region’s largest nonprofit provider of advanced illness care—will celebrate local family caregivers with a free day filled with appreciation, information and advice. Free respite care is available upon request.

Hosted in partnership with AARP and Virginia Hospital Center, the Expo will feature speakers on such topics  Alzheimer’s and dementia, caring for someone with chronic pain, navigating the health care system, and caring for the caregiver.

Expo participants include more than 25 local experts in home care, elder law, financial planning, and other caregiver services. Free massages, health screenings and refreshments will also be available.

Capital Caring Caregiver Expo

Date and Time
Saturday, May 11, 2019     10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College,        Annandale Campus

Featured Speakers

  • Nicole Rochester, Founder/CEO, Your GPS Doc, LLC—An innovative company that helps aging individuals and their family caregivers navigate the healthcare system.
  • Emer MacSweeney, CEO and Medical Director, Re: Cognition Health—An international leader in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-related care.
  • Michael Byas-Smith, Medical Director, Capital Caring Center of Pain & Palliative Care—One of the most experienced providers of comprehensive interventional pain and palliative care for cancer patients and those with chronic pain.
  • Joan Panke, NP, Capital Caring —A highly experienced practitioner of palliative care and an expert on advance care planning who was instrumental in establishing the DC MOST (Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment) Program.

Click here to see our exhibitors and information on their services.

Hosted by Capital Caring in partnership with AARP and Virginia Hospital Center


Capital Caring’s mission is to provide the highest quality advanced illness care with dignity, respect and compassion. Since our founding in 1977, we have grown into one of the largest and most experienced nonprofit providers of hospice care, palliative care and bereavement counseling services in the nation. In 2017 alone, we served nearly 7,000 hospice patients and provided more than $3 million in charity care to those who had nowhere else to turn.
Capital Caring serves families and patients throughout Northern Virginia, as well as Prince George’s County, Maryland, and DC. To learn more about Capital Caring, visit or call 800‐869‐2136.

Northern Virginia Community College does not sponsor or endorse this event.

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