November is National Family Caregiver Month. Vesper Hall in Blue Springs and Speaks Chapel are providing a four-day conference, offering classes pertaining to subjects useful to caregivers.

These classes will be presented by local professionals and are provided without charge. Persons are requested to register by calling 816-228-0181 or going online at

The subjects to be addressed:

• Tuesday – 10 to 11 a.m., dementia; and 3 to 4 p.m., tips for surviving the holidays.

• Wednesday – 10 to 11 a.m., “Talk of a Lifetime;” and 3 to 4 p.m., care for the caregiver.

• Thursday – 3 to 4 p.m., pre-planning and Medicaid spend-downs.

• Friday – 9 to 10 a.m., estate planning.

– Examiner staff