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Caring for Caregivers
CARES (CAregivers REducing Stress) is a new program, funded primarily by the Pew Foundation, for anyone caring for an older family member or friend in Philadelphia. Lutheran Settlement House (in Fishtown), will provide support for caregivers who are prone to specific kinds of stress and health risks in their role. The program offers individual and family counseling, support groups, resources, and a lecture series, all for free to low-income families! To be eligible, you must be unpaid and caring for someone 65 or older. House calls are available. Contact Virginia at (215) 426-8610 x 207 or by e-mail: email@example.com.
Year of the Family Caregiver
Family caregivers are the primary source of support for individuals of all ages with physical, mental, and chronic health conditions; and not surprisingly, 7 out of 10 caregivers are caring for loved ones over 50 years old. For ten years, the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) has provided much-needed services.To recognize NFCSP’s decade of achievement, the U.S. Administration on Aging is collaborating with national caregiver organizations to sponsor a year of celebration. To learn about how you can take part, click here.