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Sending Office: Honorable Michelle Lujan Grisham
Sent By:
Elya.Taichman@mail.house.gov

Caregiving Movie Screening: CARE

Dear Colleague, 

By 2030, there will be more than 72 million older Americans over the age of 65, making up 19% of the total population. As they age, many of these seniors will require long-term supports and services, placing a huge burden on a fragmented system that is already
struggling to provide and finance care for seniors, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Studies have shown that most Americans in need of these services prefer to receive care in the home, but we face a shortage of professional caregivers, and family
caregivers cannot do it alone.

Caregiving can be a 24-hours a day/7-days a week job. Caring for a senior with Alzheimer’s or a child with special needs can be non-stop. Caregivers never know when they will need to rush to the hospital or leave work at the drop of a hat. As a nation, we
must take steps to ensure that older Americans and those with disabilities are able to live out their lives in the setting most comfortable and fulfilling for them.  Please join us for a movie screening of the documentary, CARE, to learn more caregiving
for seniors.

RSVP toelya.taichman@mail.house.gov

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