Tuesday, November 14, 2023

To celebrate November Family Caregiver month, the White House recently shared a Presidential Proclamation saying, “…We recognize the love and sacrifice of millions of American caregivers.  They are the backbone of our country, caring for young children, aging parents, disabled veterans, injured service members, and others who need support and medical assistance.  Let us celebrate and honor our caregivers and renew our efforts to protect their dignity, health, and security.  Because when we care for our caregivers, we honor our American ideals and move closer to a future where no one in this Nation is left behind.”

So, how can you raise your voice during National Family Caregiver Month?

  1. Join the Illinois Family Caregiver Coalition

Here in Illinois, Area Agencies on Aging throughout the state teamed up to create a coalition to support invisible and irreplaceable unpaid and informal caregivers. The Coalition is a statewide diverse group of caregivers and stakeholders who are fighting to improve caregiver resources in Illinois.

Follow this link to find out more about the Illinois Family Caregiver Coalition and to join in demanding more resources to help family caregivers in Illinois.

  1. Support Illinois House Resolution 506

Please join us in urging passage of legislation to recognize the work of family caregivers and to better support family caregivers throughout the state. To advocate for family caregivers, please send an Action Alert in support of House Resolution 506.

  1. Share your Thoughts on Aging Services

AgeGuide wants to meet the needs of ALL older adults and caregivers in our eight-county region. You can share your thoughts by attending an AgeGuide Listening Session or filling out a Community Needs Assessment survey online. Every voice matters, and the feedback we receive will help shape aging services for the next 3 years. To fill out the survey online, please follow this link.



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