Many people do not identify as a caregiver and yet one in four Idahoans support a friend or family member of any age with physical, cognitive, mental health, and/or chronic needs. On Wednesday, Jan. 25 members of IWCF and their guests were treated to an educational event outlining the need for additional support for those serving as caregivers as well as information on the many resources available in Idaho. Guest panelists included: 

  • Sheila Weaver, Lead Navigator and Program Coordinator for the Family Caregiver Navigator Project at Boise State University’s Center for the Study of Aging
  • Marilyn Sword (IWCF member), Coordinator for the Idaho Caregiver Alliance and former Executive Director of the Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Lynn Fyanes, Program Specialist at The Idaho Commission on Aging and Adjunct Faculty in Boise State University’s School of Public and Population Health
  • Adrian Rodriguez, Bilingual Intake Navigator with the Family Caregiver Navigator Project and graduate student in the Master of Public Health program at Boise State University

Thank you to all who attended and for the time and knowledge from our panel. You can watch a recording of the session using this link! More information can be found in our upcoming Spring Newsletter.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. – social gathering
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. – presentation

Sagebrush Meeting Room, Cole and Ustick Library
7557 W Ustick Rd. Boise