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Online applications now open for the 2015 Gilbert Awards

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA), with the ongoing support of The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, is pleased to announce that online applications for the 2015 Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards are now open.

This will be the eighth year the $20,000 prize has been awarded in each of three categories: Creative Expression, Diverse / Multicultural Communities, and Policy and Advocacy.

FCA applauds Senate passage of the Older Americans Act

FCA applauds the Senate passage of the Older Americans Act that reaffirms the need for supporting older adults and their family caregivers. With the shifting demographics across the country and the growing need to support the 40 million unpaid caregivers that contribute an estimated 37 billion hours of care, the Older Americans Act contains vital services and support to those family members, neighbors, and friends who form the community network of care to enable older adults to remain in the community.

Governor Brown signs 2015-16 Budget: CRCs to receive $2 million

Thank you friends and supporters of Family Caregiver Alliance and California Caregiver Resource Centers!

Today, Governor Brown signed the California State Budget (2015-16) and the California Caregiver Resource Centers will receive an increase of $2 million!

Click here to review the signed budget. The CRC budget item is listed on page 27. It states:

State Budget ACTION ALERT

The California Budget Conference Committee decision to include $3 million in the state budget for Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs) now goes to Governor Brown. This is the LAST push to urge the governor and legislative leaders to keep $3 million in the upcoming budget.

 

“How to Find Care for LGBT Seniors”: A New PBS NewsHour Article by FCA’s Leah Eskenazi

I clearly remember the first time I met Herb. He had beautiful white hair framing a handsome face with an inviting smile. But he greeted me with decidedly exhausted eyes.


New FCA Guest Column for PBS NewsHour

[Editor’s Note: “How to let go when a loved one is dying” is the title and subject of a new article by FCA‘s Bonnie Lawrence featured on the PBS NewsHour website.]

URGENT! State Budget Action Alert

LEGISLATURE APPOINTS BUDGET CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS BEGIN
MONDAY, JUNE 1
URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO SUPPORT ASSEMBLY PROPOSAL FOR INCLUSION OF
$3.8M TO RESTORE FUNDING TO THE CRCS

May 26 ACTION ALERT: Continue to Help Restore CRC Funding

Join Family Caregiver Alliance TODAY in urging California state legislators to restore funding for the California Caregiver Resource Centers (CRCs), which were aggressively cut by $7.6 million, 74%, in 2009 – one of the largest cuts of any health and human services program! The total CRC allocation has gone from $10.5 million to the current funding level of $2.9 million to serve 6 million California family caregivers!

Kathleen Kelly on Caregiving in blog and upcoming Twitter Chat

Family Care Giver Alliance / National Center on Caregiving Executive Director Kathleen Kelly has written a blog on Caregiving Issues for the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA). In her posting Kelly addresses what can be done to mitigate potential elder abuse by caregivers.

Event Invitation: The Diverse World of Family Caregiving

The IOM Committee on Family Caregiving for Older Adults invites you to a public workshop on the diversity of family caregiving issues. The event will be held Friday morning, April 17 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies in Irvine, CA. 

 

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