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Montgomery County MD Caregiver Support Program e-Newsletter

September 2020

Check Mongomery County's special news to caregivers. 

"Sharing Traditions for Life Decisions, AMSS Town Hall Interfaith Dialogue"

COVID-19 has had an impact on so many aspects of the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors. We have lost loved ones, jobs, and financial security. This pandemic has heightened our sense of loss through social distancing that has disrupted our families, community connections, and our traditional grieving processes. 

(Click here to view all webinar resources)

 

“Successful Caregiving and Developing an Aging Plan”

and many caregivers' resources. By Mrs. Lylie Fisher (Read article here)

 

AMSS Ambassador Caregiving Training 

Special thanks to Mrs. Lylie Fisher, Caregiver Support Program, Area Agency on Aging, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, for her excellent Caregiver Training for AMSS Ambassadors, on June 20, 2020.  Watch the full training here (Engage@HOME)

“Staying Active - A Key to Successful Aging“

by Mrs. Donna Phillips Mason (Read article here)

Montgomery County MD Caregiving Support Resources Webpage

In Montgomery County, there are helpful supports available through government, non-profit organizations, and private businesses. Through this website, you can access an extensive online resource guide for caregivers including senior nutrition programs, links to helpful organizations, a caregiving blog, and more.

 

Click Here to Visit the County's Caregiving Support Webpage

 

Montgomery County MD Caregiving Blog and eNewsletter

The County publishes a monthly eNewsletter of practical caregiver events. There are many listings of programs that are free or low cost, educational, and inspirational. You can view online as well as subscribe to the newsletter. 

Click Here to Visit the County's Blog and eNewsletter

 

Maryland Commission on Caregiving

The Maryland Commission on Caregiving Commission advocates for the needs of the informal caregiver. The commission maintains an extensive list of resources for family caregivers on their website.

Click Here to Visit the Maryland Commission on Caregiving's Website

 

Holy Cross Hospital Caregiver Resources

Holy Cross maintains information about support groups, a caregiver resource hotline. Holy Cross also maintains a health information library that provides caregivers access to books, DVDs, audiotapes, and videotapes on caregiver issues and health-related topics, as well as pamphlets, AARP publications, and reprints of health-related articles. 

Click Here to Visit the Holy Cross Hospital Caregiver Resources Website

National Alliance for Caregiving

The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on advancing family caregiving through research, innovation, and advocacy. NAC conducts research, does policy analysis, develops national best-practice programs, and works to increase public awareness of family caregiving issues. NAC maintains a list of resources for Caregivers

Click Here to Visit NAC's Caregiver Resource Page

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