News & Noteworthy


—-The Brooklyn Grandparents’ Coalition and Long Island University, Dept. of Social Work are pleased to co-sponsor a special and free event on Friday, Oct. 18th for NYC kin caregivers who are raising 0-8 year old children. It will include expert presentations and workshops, a resource fair, lunch and Metro cards. Please see attached for more information

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The New York Academy of Medicine’s (NYAM)  Family Caregiving Summit

“Name It and Know Its Many Faces

November 13, 2013 – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Presented by: The EmblemHealth and sponsored New York City Partnership for Family Caregiving Corps (NYCP4FC Corps)

Hosted by: EmblemHealth in conjunction with NYAM and the Fordham  University,  Be the Evidence Project

More details to follow.


 New York Daily News Op-Ed — Featuring Greg Johnson

This op-ed, published on July 8, 2013 is available online. The article includes a photo of Assistant NYC Corporation Counsel Michael Wasser, who has muscular dystrophy. He was trapped inside his Coney Island apartment for almost a week following Hurricane Sandy. He’s pictured here with his parents, who are his caregivers.

 Be Our Guest: It’s important to care for and support family caregivers 

An estimated 65.7 million people in the U.S. are family caregivers. In 2009, unpaid family caregivers provided an estimated $450 billion in free services 


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