The Monmouth County 10th Annual Caregiver Retreat will be held in Brookdale’s Student Life Center on October 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

With more than 25 local care providers participating in the event, attendees will have a chance to speak with the vendors and arrange for a follow-up consultation or information.

Lynette Whiteman, executive director of Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, will give the keynote address, “Guilt, Acceptance, and Chocolate – One Woman’s Caregiving Journey.” Participants will be able to choose one of three breakout sessions.

The Monmouth County Statewide Respite Care program will fund a day of respite at We Care Adult Care for those who want to attend but have no one to care for their loved one.

For more information or to register, contact Colleen Smith at 732-431-7450 or email