There are simultaneous events happening in multiple Idaho cities on September 21st. Specifically, Boise, Idaho Falls, and Coeur d’Alene. Check out the flyer for the location of where the event is being held in your town.
You’re encouraged to register ahead of the event if at all possible but do not let that dissuade you from attending. Here is the link to register https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nwtq88m
Taken from the Administration for Community Living website:
First Public Meeting – Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Join us for the first public meeting of the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Advisory Council!
August 28: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
August 29: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn—Washington Capitol
550 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024.
Registration is required to attend in person, and space is limited to the first 50 RSVPs.
If you can’t join in person, you can watch online.
Meeting agenda: Coming soon
Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
The number of grandparents and other older relatives who are caring for children is significant and growing, in part due to the opioid crisis. Although caregivers’ lives are enhanced by the experience, providing full-time care to children can decrease caregivers’ abilities to address their own health and well-being needs.
Recognizing that these caregivers would benefit from improved coordination of resources intended to support them, as well as better dissemination of information about those resources, the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act established an Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.
The Advisory Council will identify, promote, coordinate, and disseminate to the public information, resources, and the best practices available to help grandparents and other older relatives both meet the needs of the children in their care; and maintain their own physical and mental health and emotional well-being.
On March 19, 2019, the Idaho Caregiver Alliance hosted our first legislative lunch at the Idaho State Capitol. The event was open to all caregivers, their loved ones, and our legislators. The lunch, sponsored by Blue Cross of Idaho and Molina Healthcare, was an opportunity to help connect caregivers with their legislators in a setting less intimidating.
During the planning process, it was suggested that we pick a type of lunch that would reflect family caregivers; we decided on a breaded bowl of soup.
The event was so successful that we’ve scheduled our second legislative lunch for 2020, stay tuned. Here is a video we put together from the photos collected during the event, click here.
If you would like to become an advocate and/or contact your legislator, click on this link which will help you find out who your legislator is.