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Councilor Sheila Tyson helps bring awareness to Caregivers benefits during Alabama Family Caregivers Network Conference

 

PRESS RELEASE                          Thursday December 7, 2017

Contact: Chiara Perry

Phone: 205-254-2055

Cell: 205-383-8432

chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Councilor Sheila Tyson has a heart for giving back to elderly and those that sacrifice their livelihood to take care of them. Today she will address the importance of caregivers’ benefits, as many are responsible for their own family members during the Alabama Family Caregivers Network Conference that will take place from 10am to 2pm at Lawson State Community College.

“My desire is to get legislators to bring attention to caregivers’ having paid leave of absences off of their jobs as they take care of sick family members,” Councilor Tyson said. “Instead of family members putting loved ones in nursing homes, they sacrifice most of their time and pay without any type of compensation. Insurance companies should be responsible for paying for home caregiving services to lighten the burden of financial setbacks for caregivers facing these challenges.”

Councilor Tyson will kick off the day with an Annual Giving Christmas Breakfast at 7:30am at Lawson State where members from the community can donate to those in need living in nursing homes.

Who: Councilor Sheila Tyson, District 6

What: Alabama Family Caregivers Network Conference

 When: December 7, 2017; Breakfast from 7:30am to 9:30am Conference begins at 10am to 2pm

 Where: Lawson State Community College, 3060 Wilson Road SW, 35221

About the Alabama Family Caregivers Network

The Family Caregivers’ Network began as a coalition of individuals focused on the issues and well being of people who are presently caring for elderly, chronically ill, disabled family members or loved ones at home. We have a shared vision and a common understanding of the challenges that family caregivers face. We offer a comprehensive approach to meeting these challenges by actively seeking out unmet needs and developing appropriate resources in Family Caregivers’ Circles. Participation in the circles gives caregivers needed support and on-going communications. Vision -Our vision is to be mentors and advocates bridging the gaps in unmet needs of family caregivers. Mission- We seek to empower family caregivers through education, workshops, forums, resources and organized Family Caregiver Circles.

For media inquiries please contact Chiara Perry, Interim Director of Public Information, at 205.383.8432.