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American Society on Aging – ASA Rise Fellows Speak Out on Family Caregiving

Keeping It REAL Caregiving is honored to speak out on behalf of family caregivers for this American Society on Aging event.

This is usually a Members Only Event—ASA RISE Fellows Speak Out on Supporting Family Caregivers – is an exclusive opportunity to hear from BIPOC leaders in the aging industry.

Enjoy this special Members Only virtual event as we celebrate ASA RISE and honor National Family Caregivers Month.

Millions of older Americans manage basic health and functional needs with the help of family and unpaid caregivers. The availability and adequacy of family caregiver support has important consequences for quality of life, services used and the quality and costs of care among those who rely upon their help.

ASA RISE alumnae will engage in a panel discussion on how to better understand the needs of and strengthen support afforded to family caregivers, especially caregivers of color.

Moderator: – Cynthia D. Banks, former ASA Board Member, Interim President & CEO and current ASA RISE Consultant & Archstone Foundation Board member

ASA RISE Alumnae Panelists:

Angela Melissa King, Founder & Chief Giving Officer of Aging 100 and a Caring Across Generations 2023 Care Fellow

Dr. Earnestine Thomas, Caregiver Specialist at Howard County (MD) Office on Aging and Independence

Julia Yarbough, Founder & Chief Creator of Keeping It Real Caregiving and Communications Consultant with Magid Associates