This isNational Family Caregivers Month! The Ad Council and AARP to ask for your support in helping to raise awareness of the Caregiver Assistance campaign. The Random Acts of Kindness initiative aims to recognize and support the 40 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S. Caring for a loved one is a demandin
demanding job, and every little bit of help and support can make a difference. Caring for a loved one is a demanding job, and every little bit of help and support can make a difference. So we're asking you to honor the family caregiver you know by surprising them with a random act of kindness. It doesn't have to be complicated or costly-just a small gesture that makes him or her feel appreciated and loved.
I have a great-grandmother who has been blind for 18 years. She has had two stokes: One in each eye which caused her to go blind. I’m really not a caregiver, but she means so much to me. I live in West Tennessee. Ida is from Alabama and lives by herself. She gets around great to be 92 and blind. However she is getting down. We go down several times throughout the year to check on her. She’s been through so much, and it’s sad to see her go down like she’s been doing these recent days. We have a possible trip coming up either next weekend or the week of Thanksgiving. I hope we do. I’m fearing she will not be around for another Christmas, and we’ll never see her again. We try to stay in contact everyday, and she's in all our hearts.
I have a nephew, Drake, who loves me so much. He lives up the road from us. He calls me "My Hunter." I love him so much. He comes down and stays with me all the time. It’s like I am his caretaker. He loves it when I come over. He’ll listen to me before his own mother. I don’t know what I'd do without him now. He means a lot to me. He’s My Drake.
Watch this cute video about caregivers.
You can also participate in sharing your story with them. If you submit a 150 word or less summary of how you made a caregiver feel special and photo, you'll be entered to win a cash prize from their $10,000 pot.
Go and share some time with a caregiver and give them some love. Not everyone knows what it's like to be one. They go through so much and need love and affection just like all of us.
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