A Volunteer Army of Caregivers: Spread the Word

27 Apr

                                                                                                                                                       NYT 2013

This is a Petition we should all be excited about: Caregiver Corps.

The idea is to recruit high school and college grads as caregivers for tuition credit. The program would be on the lines of Teach for America or the Peace Corps.

“Older people today are healthier than in the past and are living longer. But as they age, boomers will likely require both caregiving for their parents and eventually for themselves. By 2030 the United States will need between 5.7 million and 6.6 million caregivers.”~ AARP.com

One welcome byproduct, could be less age segregation and ageism, greater bonds across generations.

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