Caregiver Wellness Day Events

Celebrating the invaluable contributions of family caregivers!

November has been designated National Family Caregiver month to celebrate the invaluable contributions caregivers make. The economic value of caregivers is estimated to be over $200 billion dollars annually in the United States. To celebrate caregivers, NEI3A is hosting three free Caregiver Wellness Day events throughout the month. These events are free and open to the public. Professionals and representatives from local agencies will be available to provide information and resources. Treats, light refreshments, and door prizes will be provided. Join us at a location near you! 

Friday, November 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Northeast Iowa Community College - Wilder Building
1625 IA-105 - Calmar

Keynote speaker:  “Finding Grace in Caregiving,”  Dr. Bradley Hanson, retired Luther professor, current caregiver, and published author. 

To Register Contact

  • Kristie Wiltgen at or 563-277-6021
  • Kelly Kuennen at or 563-277-6024

Tuesday, November 15 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
St. Matthews Lutheran Church
1780 White Street - Dubuque

Keynote speaker: Betty Pierce presenting information about relaxation, self-care for caregivers, with a free introduction to meditation.

To Register Contact

  • Kristie Wiltgen at or 563-277-6021
  • Carol Hughey at or 563-287-4983

Friday, November 18 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
505 Franklin Street - Waterloo

Keynote speaker:  Candy Dierks from Home Instead Senior Care will present information on care and wellness for caregivers.

To Register Contact

  • Kristie Wiltgen at or 563-277-6021
  • Anne Marie Kofta at or 319-287-1166

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