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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.]

Spring 2015 Letter to FCA Friends and Supporters

Dear Friend of Family Caregiver Alliance,

Spring is upon us, traditionally a time for renewal and revitalization. For Family Caregiver Alliance, it’s a time for action! Action that raises awareness and provides much needed support for family caregivers (adult children, spouses, partners, and friends caring for loved ones with chronic and progressive diseases or illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, stroke, ALS, Parkinson’s disease or Traumatic Brain Injury).

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. 

 

Help us Meet a Holiday Challenge Grant!

Family Caregiver Alliance has received a challenge grant of $12,000 to match with contributions from our supporters by the end of the year.

FCA Client Kathy Warren Featured on CBS Sunday Morning

On October 19th, CBS Sunday Morning aired a program entitled, Aging in America: Stuck in the Middle about families who are not poor enough to qualify for subsidized home care or adult day care nor rich enough to purchase those services privately. FCA client Kathy Warren, who cares for her father, is featured on the program.

A Caregiver’s Bill of Rights

I have the right . . .

  • To take care of myself. This is not an act of selfishness. It will give me the capacity to take better care of my relative.
     
  • To seek help from others even though my relative may object. I recognize the limits of my own endurance and strength.
     
  • To maintain facets of my own life that do not include the person I care for, just as I would if he or she were healthy. I know that I do everything that I reasonably can for this person, and I have the right to do some things for myself.
     

FCA is Now a Finalist in 'Communities with Drive' Contest - We Need YOU to VOTE TODAY!

Family Caregiver Alliance Selected as a “Communities with Drive” Finalist! Eligible to Win $50,000 from Zipcar and Ford Motor Company 

FCA Thanks Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Family Caregiver Alliance extends a deep thank you to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for a grant allowing FCA to redesign the caregiver.org website you are currently visiting. The funds received from SNF not only allowed us to refocus our caregiver content, but also to implement a more user-friendly content management system, and develop communication channels to better support family caregivers.

FCA Partners with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Family Caregiver Alliance works in partnership with many organizations on behalf of caregivers—providing them direct assistance through information, training and education, or through advocacy and support of caregiving legislation. One such partner is the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. We recently hosted the webinar, Family Caregiving 101: A Roadmap for the Journey, as part of a Caregiver Education Series for the members of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. We are also working with them as part of their Elder Care Initiative, in support of their goal to help reduce elder abuse.

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