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Two Recent Retreats for Caregivers

On Saturday, May 13, 38 local caregivers participated in a free FCA Take Time for YOU! Caregiver Educational and Respite Retreat at the historic Richmond Country Club. This retreat was offered thanks to a generous grant provided by Contra Costa County. During the retreat, caregivers learned about self-care and had the chance to enjoy activities that included journaling, yarn making, and flowerpot decorating with FCA Family Consultant Amanda Hartrey, LMFT.

Three Outstanding Programs in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Honored at AiA17 Conference

Family Caregiver Alliance Executive Director Kathleen Kelly and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Co-Director and COO Martin H. Blank, Jr., were honored to present the 2016 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards last week at a reception at the Aging in America (AiA17) conference in Chicago.

Caring is such an important part of life

It’s simply part of being human

Every day, caregivers hold families together, enable loved ones to get the most out of life—and save the economy billions of dollars.

FCA Executive Director Kathleen Kelly recognized as a 2016 Influencer in Aging

October 26, 2016 — Family Caregiver Alliance Executive Director Kathleen Kelly, MPA, has been named a Next Avenue 2016 Influencer in Aging for guiding policy on caregiving.

Meet FCA CareJourney: A New Application for Family Caregivers

After almost two years of planning and development, Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) is pleased to announce the beta test launch of FCA CareJourney, a unique online application that tailors information, training, and services for family caregivers. After answering a brief questionnaire, tailored information, resources, and communication channels are provided in a personalized dashboard that the caregiver can return to throughout their caregiving journey.

HOT Weather Tips

We all suffer in hot weather. However, for elderly and disabled people and those with chronic health conditions such as vascular disease or diabetes, the weather does not have to hit 100 degrees to cause heat stress or even deadly heat stroke.

Winners announced in the 2015 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards. Four remarkable nonprofit programs that address the needs of caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s disease won in three categories: Creative Expression, Policy and Advocacy, and Diverse/Multicultural Communities.

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