The U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) has designated 2011 as “The Year of the Family Caregiver,” a yearlong celebration to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the NFCSP. AoA is working in concert with national caregiver organizations and associations to mark this important achievement. AoA is also encouraging states and communities to recognize the important role family and friends play in caring for friends and loved ones, and to celebrate the impact of caregiver support services, including the NFCSP. AoA has created a new web site (http://www.celebratingfamilycaregivers.org) to assist states and communities in designing and holding NFCSP 10th Anniversary events. Here you will find materials and resources to assist in planning events and recognizing caregivers.
Information courtesy of the Administration on Aging