Monday, November 23, 2015

AARP for their Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers #BeKindToCareGivers

We are shar­ing this post as part of a Blog­gin’ Mamas Social Good Cam­paign, and were not com­pen­sated for doing so.


Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway AARP- Win $100 Amazon Giftcard- Ends 12-5-15

Bloggin' Mamas is sponsoring this giveaway in support of the Ad Council and the AARP & helping to raise awareness of the Caregiver Assistance campaign. November is National Family Caregivers month, and the Random Acts of Kindness initiative aims to recognize and support the 40 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S. Many caregivers are boomer women, often sandwiched between the needs of their parents and their own kids. A popular misconception is that caregivers are paid medical professionals, providing full-time care to someone in need of daily help, when in reality, most caregivers are family members or friends who are also working and managing their own families at the same time. For many, the caregiving role starts with simple things like scheduling a doctor’s visit or helping with daily errands, but gradually expands over time, until it becomes a major commitment in their lives. This month, they kicked off a program designed to encourage all Americans to perform an unexpected ‘Random Act of Kindness’ for a caregiver. By starting this nationwide movement, they’ll raise awareness of caregiving and caregivers while at the same time reaching caregivers directly—helping to alleviate some of their daily stresses and reward them for their ongoing support. Info & Resources
Watch This Video! Almost three in ten people who are caring for someone say their life has changed with caregiving, oftentimes for the negative. More than one in five say their weight, their exercise, or their social life has/have suffered. Emotionally, one in five say they are generally unhappier and one in three say they feel sad or depressed. That’s why AARP created a community where caregivers can connect with experts and other caregivers and can find information and tools to take even better care of the person who once took care of them.

And Now for the Giveaway!

One Win­ner will Win a $100 Ama­zon Giftcard! Give­away begins Novem­ber 21st, 2015 at 6pm EST and ends December 5th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST. Open to US res­i­dents age 18 and older. Win­ner will be selected by Random.org and be noti­fied by email. See Give­away Tools wid­get below for full terms & conditions.  
Dis­clo­sure: Blog­gin’ Mamas is host­ing this give­away and coor­di­nat­ing prize ful­fill­ment. Ele­ment Asso­ciates, The Ad Coun­cil and the AARP are in no way respon­si­ble for the give­away, and only pro­vided the above con­tent to be dis­trib­uted in the form of a PSA.

7 comments:

JLin Mei said...

at the subway station help an old lady carry heavy bags down the stairs

HS said...

I gave coupons to the mom with two kids next to me at Target last week.

Anita said...

I'm familiar with AARP. I helped an older lady get up the curb at a restaurant while her daughter parked the car.

melissa crisp said...

The last month of my dad's life was hard and there were 4 nurses that went above and beyond. I went to Victoria Secret and bought all of them gift sets. I know we are not supposed to do stuff like that but they deserved it. Nurses are not appreciated enough.

melissa crisp said...

The last month of my dad's life was hard and there were 4 nurses that went above and beyond. I went to Victoria Secret and bought all of them gift sets. I know we are not supposed to do stuff like that but they deserved it. Nurses are not appreciated enough.

Haydensmommy05 said...

We are not members but I did do an act of kindness for my aunt whom cares for in home care patients. She is an amazing soul and so I purchased her groceries!

Linda Kish said...

I have been a member of AARP for 20 years. Not sure when I help a caregiver last. I try to lend a hand whenever the need arises.