Family Caregivers UNITE! with Recreational Respite

For immediate news release:

VoiceAmerica’s influential Family Caregivers Unite! talk show links with community engagement specialist, Recreational Respite.
Oakville, ON., January 12, 2012—Because of the growing importance of family caregiving in North America, Family Caregivers Unite! is teaming with community engagement specialist, Amy MacFarlane of Recreational Respite, to strengthen links with the family caregiver communities. Family Caregivers Unite! host, Dr Gordon Atherley, says that family caregivers are giving more and more to healthcare systems, but they are not yet receiving all the support they need and merit. “Which is why they need ways to communicate among themselves, to share experiences, and to get the information they need to help their family members”, he says. Amy MacFarlane, Director of Family Caregivers Unite!’s community engagement, says that connecting Family Caregivers Unite! more closely with family caregiver communities, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally is the next major step forward in family caregiving. “Then they’ll be helped to engage with each other and to make their voices heard with a new level of empowerment and advocacy for their roles, as caregivers”, she adds.

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