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National Family Caregivers Month

by Jeff Anderson

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a tradition that began as National Family Caregivers Week in the mid-1990s.

Because the importance of family caregivers has gained recognition over the years, the National Family Caregivers awareness week has now grown into an awareness month, due to former President Barack Obama’s proclamation in 2012:

“Across America, daughters and sons balance the work of caring for aging parents with the demands of their careers and raising their own children. Spouses and partners become caregivers to the ones they love even as they navigate their own health challenges… All of them give selflessly to bring comfort, social engagement, and stability to those they love. National Family Caregivers Month is a time to reflect on the compassion and dedication that family caregivers embody every day. As we offer our appreciation and admiration for their difficult work, let us also extend our own offers of support to them and their loved ones.”

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