November is National Family Caregivers Month
President Joseph R. Biden recognizes and honors family caregivers for all they do for the nation with a Presidential Proclamation of November as National Family Caregivers Month. President Biden stated in his announcement that “The truth is, at some point in our lives, each of us will likely need to be a family caregiver — but the burden falls especially hard on those who cannot afford support. Women, people of color, and immigrants shoulder a disproportionate share of the obligation, sometimes forced to leave good jobs to instead provide care. Their work is a profound service to their families and to our Nation, but they are still too often unseen, undervalued, and unpaid.”
Celebrating Family Caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month enables everyone to:
- Raise awareness of family caregiver issues
- Celebrate the efforts of family caregivers
- Educate family caregivers about self-identification
- Increase support for family caregivers
The Area Agency on Aging presents a free, online Caregiver Workshop called “Self-Care for the Caregiver” 10-11am on Friday, Nov. 4, presented by Dr. Roseanne Scammahorn, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator with the Ohio State University Extension Office. Click here to register in order to receive the Zoom link. Attendees are eligible to receive a free copy of the Powerful Tools for Caregivers resource book mailed to their homes after the workshop.
The Agency also provides a free 24/7 online resource for caregivers through its DaytonAreaCaregivers.com providing information, education, support and more.
National Family Caregivers Month helps to draw attention to the importance of family caregivers and their daily difficulties. The Agency appreciates the Presidential Proclamation and offers support through its DaytonAreaCaregivers.com, Caregiver Workshops, and resources and services to help family caregivers.