Sen. Cindy Friedman presents on caregiving in Billerica Billerica Minuteman

On July 10, Sen. Cindy Friedman, D-Arlington, led a conversation with family caregivers, respite workers and homecare leaders on the plight of family caregiving today. She stressed the need for the community to pay attention and make voices heard in the right settings to promulgate the power of professional home-care to take the pressure off of family caregivers.

The senator spoke to an audience of about 25 at the Billerica Council on Aging as part of their after-work sessions to support younger seniors, 60-75 years of age, many of whom are caught in daily crises trying to manage their own lives and that of older loved ones. The three homecare companies present, Guardian Angel, Home Instead and Right at Home have been screened by the Outreach and Wellness Staff at the BCOA and receive referrals as cases are brought to the Center.

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