I know it’s Christmas Eve and it’s late to be sending a Christmas wish list. And, I know I’m a little — strike that…way — too old to even be writing. But, if you haven’t loaded up your sleigh with mounds of gifts for the 65.7 million family caregivers (that’s a WHOPPING 29% of the U.S. population*) can you work your magic. The list is short.
- To hear the simple words Thank You for all you do!
- A copy of the #1 New York Times best seller, “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant” from Roz Chast. To laugh, cry and know you are not alone is a gift.
- I know this is a big one, but you can work on it throughout the year, government policies to help family caregivers financially and emotionally.
P.S. Since you and Mrs. Claus are getting a little older, you have a vested interest in taking care of the caregivers. I guess that means the elves in your case.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
*Source: Family Caregiver Alliance