Supporting Caregivers for National Family Caregivers Month

8 years ago

November is National Family Caregivers Month. In honor of these selfless individuals, I have written a blog for More.com, “Caregivers Deserve Year-Round Applause,” which focuses on the wide range of challenges facing the nation’s estimated 50 million caregivers. I share statistics, talk about AAUW’s policy recommendations, and close with a quote from Rosalyn Carter, who once said

There are only four kinds of people in the world — those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.

This point has not been lost on my family. Fortunately, although my widowed mother lives independently, she has planned ahead for the assistance she may need in the future. I am pleased to have an opportunity to bring attention to this important issue on More.com, the online companion to More, a popular women’s magazine. Links to my previous posts are available on my More.com profile page.

 

Marion D. Hallman

My mother, Marion D. Hallman

 

This blog entry contributed by AAUW Executive Director, Linda D. Hallman, CAE, and cross-posted from AAUW's blog, Dialog.

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