Caring Lunch Hour Chat Begins March 28

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Caring Lunch Hour Chat Begins March 28

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coffee-791045_640(1)Caring for a family member or friend can be a lonely, isolating experience. It's hard to find help and resources. It's also difficult to find another who understands what the roller coaster experience called caregiving is really like.

To ensure family caregivers connect with others who understand, Caregiver Monday and Caregiving.com have partnered to create a Caring Lunch Hour Chat on Caregiving.com every Monday between 11 a.m. ET and 3 p.m. ET.

The Caring Lunch Hour Chat is free to anyone who cares for or cared for a family member or friend with a chronic illness, disease, disability or frailty. In our chatroom and during your lunch break, you can connect with others who understand the stresses, frustrations and challenges of caregiving. Members of Caregiving.com who care for or cared for a family member will be available in the chatroom to lend an ear as well as to offer suggestions and resources. You can vent, share, ask and receive during your visit to our chatroom.

According to the research release in June 2015 by National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, an estimated 43.5 million adults in the United States have provided unpaid care to an adult or a child in the prior 12 months. According to research conducted in 2015 by Caregiving.com of its members and visitors, 45% of survey respondents say they receive no help from other family members. Only 5% of survey respondents in our 2015 Annual Family Caregiver Survey say caregiving is not stressful.

We hope having a place to vent and share on Mondays will relieve some of the stress family caregivers feel. We know how busy family caregivers are so we hope they'll be able to take a few moments during their lunch hour every Monday to join us.

To join our chat, just click the orange “chat” button on the right of any page on Caregiving.com. Then, click to join our “Caregiving Chatroom.”

For more information on Caregiver Monday and free resources, please visit www.caregivermonday.org.

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