“Conversations on Caregiving”: Three frank, videotaped discussions of some of the key issues associated with caring for our loved ones. The Conversations provide information, resources and sage advice that will help African Americans take better care of their loved ones and themselves.
Dear Sisters and Brother Morris:
It is with great pleasure that I provide you with links to the “Conversations on Caregiving” videos that so many of you participated in at the Salamander Resort & Spa in September. What a wonderful exchange of information, personal stories and advice we had! With these videos, we have an opportunity to provide information and resources to African-American families well beyond those that attended the “Because We Care™” forums. This is largely due to your time, enthusiasm and input and that of the representatives some of you sent in your stead.
As many of you are aware, November is National Family Caregivers Month. The “Conversations on Caregiving” are available on The Black Women’s Agenda website (www.bwa-inc.org) and possibly as a link on the AARP site. BWA is also delighted to make the videos available to you, our National Collaborating Organizations, to post on your organizations’ website. Directions for downloading the videos can be found below as well as the links to each conversation. I suggest posting the discussion on “The Health Impact of Caregiving” first as it includes an introduction to the “Conversations.”
- The Health Issues Associated with Family Caregiving: A Conversation Hosted by The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc.
- Understanding the Legal Issues Associated with Family Caregiving: A Conversation Hosted by The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc.
- The Financial Impact of Family Caregiving: A Conversation Hosted by The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc.
Instructions for Downloading
Underneath the video title there is a “Download” link. Click the Download link and a window will expand giving you four different download options. For best broadcast quality, click HD 1080p. For something smaller in size, click HD 720p.
Again, my sincere thanks for supporting this project. I’m looking forward to your feedback.
Gwainevere Catchings Hess
The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc.
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