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The Department of Aging and Disabilities Offers Resources to Caregivers

Holiday Focus During National Family Caregivers Month
 
Annapolis, MD (November 20, 2017) - As we prepare to see family and friends for the holidays, remember that November is National Family Caregivers Month. Are you caring for a loved one, neighbor, or friend?  Do you know an older adult who may be raising their grandchildren?  The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities has a wealth of resources to assist caregivers in our county.  In addition to one-on-one support to family caregivers, Anne Arundel County's National Family Caregiver Support Program offers:
  •  Monthly Support Groups 
  •  Educational Workshops 
  •  Quarterly Newsletters 
  •  Annual Caregivers' Conference 
  •  Annual Caregiver Appreciation Event 
  •  Stipends to assist with respite care or supplemental services 
  •  Caregiver Resources 
According to an AARP recent statewide survey, approximately 771,000 Maryland residents have a caregiver or caregivers.  More than 500,000 Marylanders are providing unpaid family care valued at $9.3 billion annually. 
 
Caregiving brings a high toll on the social, emotional, physical and financial well-being of the person providing care.  Please call the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Maryland Access Point at (410) 222-4257 to learn more about the National Family Caregiver Support program.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.  All materials are available in an alternative format upon request.   
 
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