Toolkit: Sample Newsletter Article

2018 Home for the Holidays campaign
Sample newsletter for Aging Network use
 
[Agency Name] Joins National Campaign to Support Long-Distance Caregivers
 
Many people living in [ABC area or our community] will likely find themselves helping a relative or friend manage their health and wellness. While providing care and support to a relative or friend can be difficult, long-distance caregiving can be particularly challenging. This is the reason [Agency Name] is participating in Home for the Holidays, an annual public education campaign led by the Eldercare Locator, the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the U.S. Administration for Community Living, this year in partnership with the National Alliance for Caregiving.
 
In response to numerous requests from members of our community who provide some form of care to loved ones who do not live nearby, [Agency Name] is participating in the Home for the Holidays campaign to support these long-distance caregivers with tips, tools and resources that can assist them as they care for their relatives and friends—no matter where they live.
 
Most caregivers support family members by helping them manage long-term physical conditions, arrange medical appointments or secure in-home services—all while not living near the care recipient. Our programs support caregivers—including long-distance caregivers—and provide them with needed tools and resources that enable them to better care for their loved ones.
 
DESCRIBE YOUR AGENCY’S LONG-DISTANCE OR GENERAL CAREGIVING PROGRAMS HERE.
 
For more information about the campaign and local resources available for older adults and their caregivers, contact [Name of Contact] at [insert email address or phone number].