Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could devote a day to honoring caregivers?
The answer is yes and there’s a good chance that it could happen in the Greater Tampa Bay area. Here’s what’s happening…..
This past Friday, 24, 2011 was an exciting day for me. I visited the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco and Pinellas, Inc. to co-sign with Helen King, who is the Deputy Director of the Agency. The letters are being sent to various municipalities asking for the dignitaries to put their stamp of approval on a proclamation stating Friday, September 23, 2011 as “Caregiver Day” in our area and to be announced at The New Age of Caregiving Symposium that same day.
There are over 1 million professional and family caregivers in The Greater Tampa Bay area and it feels exhilarating to recognize their devotion to taking care of their loved ones, have an understanding of the endless hours of care they provide, and the unique challenges they face sometimes alone. The Symposium is symbolic of recognizing professional and family caregivers as their day to create balance in their lives, re-energize their spirits and provide them resources and information. What a proud moment we will have at the Symposium as we stand up and shout “Yes, It’s Caregiver Day in Tampa Bay!”