Caregivers often have a hard, thankless job. Whether they are taking care of the needs of adult parents while holding down a job and their own children, or taking care of a spouse, sibling or even an adult child with special needs, they often find themselves overwhelmed, overstretched and with little support or resources. TV personality James “JB” Brown has joined with AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) to bring awareness to and help assist caregivers.
As part of that partnership, the Tom Joyner Morning Show will give away an all-expenses paid trip to the 2013 Fantastic Voyage taking place from April 7-14. Listeners have been contributing their nomination essays this month and in December, AARP will announce a winner.
Data obtained by the AARP indicate that over 42 million Americans are caregivers. Of that number, many are drawn from the African-American community. 71% of African-American caretakers are women, although data shows men are increasingly joining the ranks as well.