national family caregiver month

Senior Woman Talking With Black Doctor In Hospice
During the state’s first Family Caregivers Month, AARP Maine is working with volunteers, legislators and community leaders to educate citizens about the needs of 178,000 caregivers.
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November is National Family Caregivers Month and what better way to celebrate than an art exhibit? AARP, along with the Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA) and Bloomingdale’s Furniture Gallery, is holding their first Art@50+ exhibit this November to showcase the works of artists 50 years of age and older. While the submission fee is $25, AARP members can enter their art for free!
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An excerpt from Joanne’s story: “After my Dad died in 1993, I became the primary caregiver for my mom, Anna. And, when mom’s health declined… leading to a series of hospitalizations and rehabilitation stays, my role evolved. I was the point person coordinating Mom’s medication, hospital and health care visits – and making sure mom had homemade Italian meals every day…”
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A new poll released by AARP today underscores the personal challenges that our nation’s 42 million caregivers face and how well (or not) they cope.
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