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Rochester Event Center holds Caregiver Expo

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- A unique event was held Tuesday to help people find solutions to everyday problems faced by those who need a caregiver.

Dozens of specialty vendors, speakers, and panels set up at the Rochester International Center for the first-ever Caregiver Connections Expo.

The event was designed for caregivers taking care of family or friends who want to learn what they can to become a better caregiver.

The program director for the Salvation Army Caring Partners Adult Day Program says sometimes people taking care of family member don't realize they've become the 'official' caregiver.

"Suddenly they realize they aren't able to do everything by themselves anymore. It can be very lonely as a caregiver because you can be overwhelmed," one organizer said Tuesday.

KTTC's Jess Abrahamson and Tom Overlie helped emcee the event.

Organizers say they hope people will realize there are plenty of resources-- and support-- available to help care for those you love. And most of all, organizers say, always remember, you're not alone!

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