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AARP Oregon Launches “Conversations in Caregiving” Series

Did you know that 20 percent of adults in America are family caregivers? That means an incredible one in five of us cares for an aging parent, an ailing spouse, an adult sibling with a disability or a relative or friend who needs assistance. In Oregon alone, there are over 420,000 unpaid family caregivers.

You may not even see yourself as a “caregiver.” You may live in the same house, in a nearby town, or thousands of miles away in another state. The care involved may range from modest tasks like picking up Mom’s mail or helping with her laundry and helping Dad with the checkbook and bills or mowing the law, to heavy-duty, round-the-clock assistance so a loved one can stay in their home.

Whatever the situation, AARP Oregon wants you to know that you’re not alone and that there are many local, state and national resources that can help.

That’s why AARP Oregon is launching “Conversations in Caregiving”, said Jerry Cohen, AARP Oregon State Director.

“We are bound together by our common human experience of caring for those we care about, but caregiving is also always an intensely personal experience - truly rewarding and joyous at times, and utterly lonely and bewildering,” he said. “We are pleased to launch this interactive series and welcome caregivers – past, current and future – to tune in and raise their question or concern or share their experiences, trials, tribulations and triumphs.”

“Conversations in Caregiving” features nationally renowned gerontologist and caregiving expert Dr. Vicki Schmall. This interactive learning series will include:
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