SeniorCare has received funding to offer special programming for caregivers with the goal of reducing stress, building community, and easing some of the burdens that accompany caregiving. Activities might include dining out, fitness or relaxation programs, guided walks, concert or theater tickets, or other activities. Paid caregivers may be available to assist at some events. Programming will be based on feedback received from caregivers. This program may also provide scholarships for technology resources, respite care, and program memberships for qualifying individuals.
ACT Program Caregiver Survey
Are you currently helping a friend or family member with some of their needs? If so, you are considered a caregiver and we need to hear from you about what programming and supports might be of interest. Please take this quick survey and share your thoughts. It should take less than 5 minutes. Thank you for your time!
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACTProgramCaregiverSurvey
For more information or to be added to our special Care Partner mailing list, contact [email protected] or 978-281-1750.
Who is a caregiver? Caregiving is not one size fits all.
Caregivers can be a family member, a friend, or a neighbor.
Caregivers can live locally or provide care from a long distance.
Caregivers can provide help daily or may be needed less frequently.
Caregivers can be there just to provide companionship or social outings.
Caregivers may be needed to coordinate care (like medical appointments, transportation) and not provide hands on care.
Caregivers can care for someone who can still do a lot for themselves, but needs a plan in place if the caregiver is away.
One in five Americans are caregivers.
48 million of these caregivers are caring for someone over the age of 18.
Over a quarter of people caring for an adult are caring for someone with dementia.