We Break to Disrupt in Our Communities

Denise
We’re continuing our campaign to disrupt today during our special week of activities. This week, we’ll break to disrupt our life, our day, another family caregiver’s day and our community.

Today, we’re breaking to disrupt in our communities by contacting our local community organizations. Here's what to do:

If your caree is over 60 years of age: Call your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) office (you can find your local office here) and ask to speak with the Caregiver Specialist. Once you reach the specialist, ask about services and help available in your community for you. Then, let them know about the resources and websites you know of which help you. Ask them to include those resources and websites in information they share with family caregivers. (Feel free to email them our Caregiving.com flyer.)

If your caree is under 60 years of age: Call a local social service agency, such as your local United Way, Easter Seals or disease-specific organization (like the Alzheimer's Association). Explain your situation and ask to speak with someone who can offer information on services and programs that could help you. Then, let them know about the resources and websites you know of which help you. Ask them to include those resources and websites in information they share with family caregivers.

Once you contact an organization, let us know in our comments section. Be sure to tell us what the experience is like for you.  After sharing in our comments section, you’ll have a chance to win our daily prize: A disrupt gift pack featuring our Disrupt t-shirt. Congrats to Richard, who won yesterday’s gift pack.

Today, let’s disrupt in our communities.

Reminders

  • Be sure to share what caregiving is like for you in our annual family caregiver survey. Take our survey here. Please ask other family caregivers you know to complete the survey, too. (Thank you!!)




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