AARP Eye Center
Being a caregiver is one of the most loving gifts a person can give. It can also be a difficult and stressful job.
According to a recent AARP survey, nearly 600,000 Long Islanders—more than half of the 1.1 million 50-and-over population—are providing or have provided unpaid care to an adult relative or friend in the last five years.
Over half of those with caregiving experience say it places a substantial strain on their work and family life, the survey found.
Supporting caregivers has become a top priority for AARP on Long Island, and it offers the Caregiving Coaching Program in collaboration with Caring for the Caregiver, aimed at connecting caregivers with trained volunteer coaches who can assist with resources and emotional help.
Through the Caregiving Coaching Program, caregivers receive free one-on-one support from a trained volunteer coach that will provide guidance or reassurance.
If you are a caregiver looking to be matched with a coach on Long Island, call the information line directly at 631-642-7291.