Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tue, Nov 10: Who Cares for Caregivers? Women account for 2/3 of 50 Million American caregivers

In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month, the Women’s City Club of New York, in cooperation with the Fordham Graduate School of Social Service and the Institute for Women and Girls, presents a discussion on the challenges of caregiving, its disproportionate impact on women, and policy solutions that would ensure caregivers are cared for too.  Women account for approximately two-thirds of the more than 50 million people in the U.S. who care for loved ones. The free services provided by these family caregivers have an estimated value of more than $300 billion a year. The challenges they face, including physical and emotional strains, are compounded by longer life expectancy, increase in chronic illnesses, skyrocketing cost of care, diminished resources, and the current economic crisis.

5:30 p.m. Registration & Networking
6:00-8:00 p.m. Program followed by Q&A
Fordham University Graduate School
113 West 60th Street, 12th floor

  • Gail Sheehy, Renowned author of Passages and Labyrinth of Caregiving, AARP’s Ambassador of Caregiving
  • Carol Levine, Director, Families & Health Care Project, United Hospital Fund
  • Suzanne Mintz, Founder & CEO, National Family Caregivers Association
$5 for WCC members; $15 for non-members. Light refreshments included.
Register by calling 212-353-8070 x201 or e-mailing info@wccny.org

The Women's City Club of New York
307 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1403
New York, NY 10001
Website: http://www.wccny.org/

Founded in 1915, the Women's City Club is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, multi-issue activist organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers. The WCC works to shape public policy to promote responsive government through education, issue analysis, advocacy and civic participation.

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