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Seattle Forum to Offer Support for Black Family Caregivers


Last year, approximately 1 in 4 Washingtonians age 45 and over provided care to an adult relative or friend, according to an AARP survey.


As part of ongoing work to support these caregivers, AARP Washington is cosponsoring the annual Legacy of Love African American Caregivers Forum on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Seattle.

Hosted by the Seattle Mayor’s Council on African American Elders and the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle and King County, the free event will be held at the Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts St.

Participants will receive tips on finding respite, prioritizing self-care, managing stress, connecting with other caregivers and accessing community resources. The event will feature a keynote address from Ethlyn McQueen-Gibson, a nursing professional and former health care provider for the MultiCare health system.

In 2021, about 820,000 family caregivers in Washington provided an estimated 770 million hours of unpaid care, AARP research shows.

Registration is required for the Legacy of Love forum. Go to to learn more about the event and to find caregiving resources.

—Mac McLean

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