Submitted by ACL
Celebrated every November, National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers.
The national observance is led by Caregiver Action Network (CAN), a nonprofit that provides free education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers. CAN selected the 2022 theme, #CaregivingHappens, to acknowledge the reality that family caregiving is not always convenient or expected.
ACL works year-round through programs and councils to support and empower family caregivers. In September, they supported the release of the 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers, which was developed jointly by advisory councils created by the RAISE Family Caregiving Act and the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act, with extensive input from the public, including family caregivers and the people they support.
Visit ACL’s NFCM webpage for more information about the observance, the National Strategy, and related resources.