California is set to see a rapid increase in older adults over the next decade when 20 percent of the population will be over age 65. This population will be more diverse than at any other time in CA history. The estimated 4.5 million unpaid family members are the largest long-term workforce caring for older and disabled adults. The state needs to expand support to family caregivers so adults needing assistance can remain in the community and family caregivers can get the services they need to work, care, and thrive.
To help serve this growing population, the California Caregiver Resource Center (CRC) system is asking for a budget increase to triple its capabilities. Health Projects Center (HPC) is one of these CRCs. This budget increase would allow HPC to better support you, our clients. With this budget increase, the CRC system would increase use of digital technology to assist caregivers, making it easier for a caregiver to access information and resources. We would have the capacity to aid more caregivers than ever before.
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Organized by the Santa Cruz MAH a community group of local seniors, advocates and artists called C3 (the Creative Community Committee) shared their art, brainstormed solutions, and offered their words of wisdom for future generations. Come learn about the challenges and solutions to social
isolation in Santa Cruz County at the new exhibition, We’re Still Here , opening April First Friday.
Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center
Helping family caregivers care for their loved ones and themselves.