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News from Community Care Corps

November 2021

Join the Community Care Corps National Symposium: Innovative Volunteer Models to Support Older Adults, Caregivers and People with Disabilities

In conjunction with National Family Caregivers Month, USAging is organizing a no-cost, two-day Community Care Corps Symposium November 16-17 to highlight the needs of caregivers and the many ways that communities across the country are coming together to address them. The Symposium, titled Supporting Older Adults, Caregivers and People with Disabilities, will focus on promoting and elevating awareness of the Community Care Corps initiative among stakeholder groups, highlight the work of grantees and share lessons learned with others who may wish to replicate similar programs. Speakers will include nationally recognized experts on caregiving, researchers, policy makers and community leaders highlighting model programs. 

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Community Care Corps Launches Second Round of Grantees

In September, Community Care Corps announced the 33 grantees that will receive funding totaling $2.85 million over 12 months. This cohort of grantees will develop or enhance innovative local programs that use volunteers to help family caregivers, older adults and adults with disabilities with non-medical tasks to help maintain their independence. These volunteer-based models will provide non-medical supports such as transportation, shopping, running errands, home maintenance and repair, and teaching the use of technology to help people feeling isolated to connect with loved ones and needed medical care. 

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Videos Spotlight the Value of Community Caregiver Supports

Community Care Corps has recently released three new videos from Juliet Simone, Oasis National Health and Program Director at the Oasis Institute; John Schall, CEO of the Caregiver Action Network; and Sandy Markwood, CEO of USAging, all of whom represent partners in the Community Care Corps initiative. In these videos, you will learn about each organization’s commitment to Community Care Corps and the importance of finding innovative ways that volunteers can help older adults, family caregivers and adults with disabilities maintain their independence. After viewing these three videos, be sure to take the time to watch some of the more than 60 videos from our first round of Community Care Corps grantees! New grantee videos will be developed throughout the next year. 

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National Family Caregiver Month: #CaregiverAnd


Celebrated every November, and spearheaded by Caregiver Action Network (CAN), National Family Caregivers Month offers an opportunity to recognize family caregivers and the important roles and contributions they offer. For this year’s National Family Caregivers Month, CAN is undertaking a national, digital campaign called #CaregiverAnd. Far too often the role of family caregiver overshadows the identity of those caring for their loved ones. #CaregiverAnd encourages family caregivers to celebrate the identities and passions that enrich their lives. #CaregiverAnd will also help others see themselves as caregivers by realizing that, for example, the barista they see every morning may be caring for his dad with Alzheimer’s, or their son’s Little League coach may be caring for his wife with breast cancer. Learn more and download a social media toolkit on the CAN website.

New Grantee Training Day Recap

On October 6, USAging, Oasis Institute and Caregiver Action Network convened a virtual Kick-Off Training Day for the 2021-2022 grantees. The event welcomed all new and returning grantees to the Community Care Corps program, introduced the partner organizations and provided an overview of essential information and resources, including information on evaluation efforts, and tips for marketing and social media. The grantees engaged in interactive discussion, setting the stage for ongoing communication and collaboration throughout the upcoming year.

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Check Out the Community Care Corps Blog Series

Community Care Corps is excited to launch our blog series—an avenue for shining a spotlight on Community Care Corps developments, grantee efforts and stories from the field. Another great way to stay up to date on this important work!

In Case You Missed It! 2020-2021 Grantee Snapshots

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The Community Care Corps: Building Communities of Strength 2020-2021 Grantee Snapshots publication highlights the impactful and innovative work accomplished by the first cohort of Community Care Corps grantees. Each snapshot includes a program overview highlighting key efforts, integral partners and future directions. Check it out to learn more about work of the Community Care Corps grantees and explore how your organization can implement its own innovative programs. 

Take a Look at These Related Resources

  • RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council’s Initial Report to Congress | These recommendations outline the challenges faced by family caregivers, federal programs currently available to support them and recommendations for better supporting family caregivers. The recommendations will form the foundation of the National Family Caregiving Strategy, which will include action steps to increase recognition and support for family caregivers.

  • Carer Well-Being Index | This survey of unpaid family caregivers shows that the pandemic made things more difficult for already overburdened and stressed family caregivers.
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This project #90CCDG0001 is supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $7,601,578 with 79 percentage funded by ACL/HHS and $1,966,250 amount and 21 percentage funded by non-government source(s). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACL/HHS, or the U.S. Government.