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The gift of caring.


Are You Ready for the Challenges is easy to answer this month for those who have taken the time to recognize the vital role family caregivers play in our family, community, and nation. More so for loved ones who are recipients of receiving care.


True or False- Family Caregivers embody the gift of caring. Answer: True


We are all given gifts, talents, and abilities to bless others. Some may have a gift of charisma, a gift of speaking, a gift of creating projects, a gift of working with their hands, and others the gift of caring. Family caregivers are individuals who embody the gift of caring. The question most often asked by someone looking at a caregiver is, "How can you keep up with the daily challenges of being a caregiver?" It forces the person looking at a caregiver in action to question their ability to take on the role of a family caregiver. For a person who has never undertaken the role of a family caregiver, it is often expressed as a sigh of relief: "Thank Goodness. "  


The gift of caring can be seen in individuals walking in their purpose. It is a natural inborn ability to care about the well-being of another, and it is the ability to manage and continue to care.   They know that their strength, energy, and endurance are not related to the present circumstance but something much greater. The next time you are in the presence of a caregiver, show them some love, encourage them, and let them know that they are not alone.


AARP Peachtree Chapter 4997 and Caregivers Outreach Mentorship Empowerment will host the Summer Youth Intergenerational Tech Program for the eighth year. The free one-on-one hour sessions are a valuable learning opportunity for our youth and a platform for fostering intergenerational connections. The program will begin on Monday, July 8, 2024, and runs until Thursday, August 15, 2024. The program is held from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at 177 Dreiser Loop, 2nd Fl, Rm Zero. To secure your spot, call to set up an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcomed. Tel: 718-320-1946


Mark your calendars for COME's 18th Annual Family Caregiver Gala on November 16, 2024, from 11 am to 4 pm at Maestro's Catering. This is a wonderful opportunity to honor family caregivers in recognition of National Family Caregivers Month. It's never too early to nominate a friend, neighbor, peer, young person, or family member for The Leon David Simmons Caregiver Award. For more information, contact us at 718-379-3159.



Please note: COME's Monthly 45-minute support and information Zoom session and monthly articles will resume in September. Enjoy your summer. Be safe.

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