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Caregivers All

I am he as you are he as you are me
and we are all together”

 I am the Walrus - The Beatles

Well, the champagne has hit the bow and the 2007 Fearless Caregiver Conference tour was officially launched this past week in Miami, Florida. This marks the first event to be held in the city in which Today’s Caregiver magazine, (and I) were all born. The ship metaphor is fitting due to the fact that the event was held at the Parrot Jungle conference facility, overlooking the Port of Miami. And what a send off it was with over 400 folks in the room including Dr. Douglas Beach, Florida’s new Secretary of Elder Affairs; Mr. Frank Burns, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Administration on Aging and the sister of the Mayor of Dade County who presented a proclamation stating that date as being “Fearless Caregiver Day” in the County.

Most important of all is the fact that as the attendees got to ask questions of a renowned panel of caregiving experts and of these government leaders, the point became clear that not only were they caregiving experts, but were also family caregivers themselves with all of the same concerns as their fellow caregivers. Which brings me to the point of today’s missive, don’t be surprised if the doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or even government official who has just given you their expert opinion or advice, doesn’t also stay up at night, worrying if they are doing everything they can for their own loved one. Hopefully that fact makes them work all that much harder to help you find the solutions to your caregiving challenges.

We are also extremely proud to announce the launch of Today’s Caregiver magazine – Philadelphia. We are looking forward to supporting the work of family and professional caregivers in the City of Brotherly Love.



Gary Barg

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