Confident Caregiver Conference-Save the Date: Sept. 14, 2022

Join us for the 2022 Confident Caregiver Conference 

Wednesday, September 14th at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren (in person or virtual) 
9:00am - 3:00pm

Space is limited - register today!

Back by popular demand! If you're caring for an older adult loved one, don't miss this day of resources, training, and inspiration. Sessions on: health and safety, finances and life-planning, self care and managing emotions.  PLUS...Q&A panel, exhibits, lunch, and more!

Thanks to our sponsors:

Bridgewater Retirement Community

Clark & Bradshaw

Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge

Sunnyside Retirement Community



Conference Schedule


9:00 a.m. - Visit with vendors

10:00 a.m. - Opening keynote presentation - Ron Culberson: "Do it Well, Make it Fun"

11:15 a.m. - Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1 - Navigating End of Life

Breakout Session 2 - Taking Care of the Caregiver

Breakout Session 3 - Tools and Tips for the Caregiver Journey

12:20 p .m. - Boxed Honey Baked Ham Lunch (Variety of options including vegetarian)

1:00 p.m. - Lunch keynote presentation - Ryan Miracle: "Financial Health"

2:10 p.m. - Panel presentation with all presenters and a question and answer period

3:00 p.m. - Closing remarks and door prizes!


Keynote Speakers


Ron Culberson

Social Worker - Manager - Leader - EMT - Firefighter

Funny speaker Ron Culberson began his career by working with people at the end of their lives as a home care social worker at Hospice of Northern Virginia (now Capital Caring).  After several years, he became Manager of Counseling Services where he ultimately supervised a large department of social workers, chaplains, and bereavement counselors. 

Ron eventually became the Director of Quality Service.  After being trained at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, he developed and managed the first quality improvement and customer service program for Hospice of Northern Virginia.  This program was instrumental in training staff in customer service, implementing process improvement projects, and preparing the organization for regulatory accreditation.

In 2020, Ron became a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and in 2022, he became a certified firefighter. He serves his local community through Wintergreen Fire & Rescue and the Nelson County Rescue Squad.

He is the author of four books and contributes to several magazines and journals.

Learn more about Ron's presentation, Do It Well, Make It Fun.


Ryan Miracle, CFP®, AIF®

Ryan has worked in the financial services industry since 1999. He is most passionate about teaching clients in a way that empowers them to make wise decisions about managing their investments and financial planning. Ryan assists companies and organizations in the same manner with asset management, retirement plans and employee education.  For six years, he co-hosted and co-produced the weekly financial radio program “Your Money Matters Today” on WSVA.

He holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses as well as life, health, disability and long-term care insurance licenses as well as life, health, disability and long-term care insurance licenses is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designee. Ryan graduated from Virginia Tech and is active in a variety of organizations, including the Valley Program for Aging Services where he chairs the Advisory Council, as well as coaching various youth sports.