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National Family Caregiving Forum, Tune In on Wednesday, July 8th

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WHAT:       National Forum on Family Caregiving

Legislators, leaders from the public and private sector, and advocates will convene at a National Forum on Family Caregiving to elevate the conversation about this pressing issue of national importance that can no longer be ignored. Panelists will discuss policies and strategies that can help support the approximately 40 million Americans providing often unrecognized, care for their older parents, spouses, and other loved ones each day. This National Forum will also explore the innovative and creative ideas that some companies have implemented to help their employees or others who are family caregivers. In addition, AARP will unveil the next step in its initiative to raise the profile of family caregivers, called I Heart Caregivers.


WHEN:        Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm ET

WHO:           Welcome by AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins


Conversations with Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus Co-Chairs

Moderator: Michelle Singletary, Personal Financial Columnist, The Washington Post

  • Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
  • Michael Bennett (D-CO)
  • Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM)


Perspectives on Family Caregiving: Opportunities and Innovations

Moderator: AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond


Remarks on Family Caregivers

  • Susan Collins (R-ME)
  • Kathy Castor (D-FL)
  • Diane Black (R-TN): ACT Caucus Co-Chair
  • Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)


WHERE:  Reserve Officers Association of the United States
Minuteman Ballroom, 5 th Floor
One Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC  20002-5618


MEDIA REGISTRATION: Contact Greg Phillips, AARP Media Relations, at (202) 434-2560 or


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