Share Your Caregiving Story

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

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Are you one of the more than 138,000 Delawareans who help ailing and aging loved ones with their daily tasks? If so, AARP Delaware wants to hear your story.

The state office is soliciting stories that can be used as case studies to help legislators and reporters understand the human challenges of the unpaid job. Some of the stories may be used in news stories or opinion pieces.

Delaware caregivers provided about 132 million hours of care in 2009, valued at more than $1.5 billion, according to a study from the AARP Public Policy Institute.

Want to let lawmakers know what caregivers need? Email deaarp@aarp.org.