Family Caregiving Tele-Town Hall
We were honored to host the Family Caregiving Tele-Town Hall featuring the 2015 White House Conference on Aging Executive Director Nora Super, on Thursday, February 26th. This event gave family caregivers and caregiving advocates a chance to share their thoughts on the future of caregiving in America. Guest speakers included Ms. Super, Alliance President/CEO Gail Gibson Hunt, and Caregiver Action Network CEO John Schall.
The discussion centered around topics for the White House Conference on Aging:
- How does caregiving support healthy aging for America’s seniors? How can we support the healthy aging of caregivers themselves?
- Our current long-term care system relies heavily on the family caregiver to support the health and wellness of their loved one. How can the aging network better support caregivers as America ages?
- Many family caregivers take time out of their own careers to care for their loved ones. How can we help caregivers plan for a secure retirement?
- How can we equip friends and family to recognize signs of elder abuse (including both financial and physical abuse) and to take action to stop it?
Following this conference, the Alliance and CAN collected input from family caregivers and shared formal recommendations with the White House staff. To read the joint letter, please click here.
2014 Coalition Webinars
Financial Planning for Caregivers, December 2014
Lara Hinz, M.S.W., Director of Programs at Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) provided an overview of the Financial Planning for Caregivers Guidebook and guidance on how to train family caregivers on financial planning. Learn about the key issues facing caregivers as they prepare for retirement.
Implementing the National Alzheimer’s Plan in Your State, September 2014
The National Alliance for Caregiving, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging joined together for a discussion of the new white paper, “From Plan to Practice: Implementing the National Alzheimer’s Plan in Your State.” National experts and case study author Donna Walberg of ACT on Alzheimer’s (Minnesota) discussed why states should have a plan, how to implement and evaluate plans, and best practices.
This program was made possible by the Archstone Foundation, Pfizer, Genentech, and UnitedHealthcare and the report was made possible by Forest Laboratories, Inc., Eli Lilly, Novartis, and the Alliance for Aging Research.
How to Engage Family Caregivers in Your Coalition, June 2014
If you’ve been wondering how to get family caregivers involved in your work – now is the time to find out! With rural and urban perspectives, experts in coalition building offered their suggestions for getting family caregivers engaged. Featuring Gregory L. Johnson, MDiv, SMM of the NYC Family Caregiver Coalition and Kathleen R. Manny and Jane Jensen of the Family Caregivers Coalition in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.
Better Work, Better Care: How Employers Can Support Family Caregiving, February 2014
This webinar describes how to build caregiver-friendly workplace policies in your state. Bringing together caregiving experts and employers from the national ReACT Coalition, the webinar discussed how caregiving advocates can work with employers to raise awareness of the needs facing working family caregivers.