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It’s Time to Talk About Care

Care.com unveils #WhoCares photography exhibit at Aspen Spotlight Health 2017, celebrating the caregivers who power our economy.

Find all our caregiver portraits on Care.com's Instagram.

It’s time to talk about care. 

A growing workforce. Changing demographics. Aging populations. In this new landscape, family care has become one of the most pressing issues of our time. This week, as Care.com kicks off its sponsorship of Aspen Spotlight Health 2017, June 22-25, we invite you to join us and our partners — AARP, Dignity Health, and Infor — to start the conversation about the new care economy. 

What drives the economy isn’t made, shipped, or traded. It’s care. 

Caregivers like these are critical to our families and economy. We hope you’ll share your own care journey with the hashtag #WhoCares, and take action in your community to help us change the way we think about caregiving

"In Uganda, we don't have the elderly like we have here. People don't live to be old. I lost my mom when she was young; helping the elderly makes me feel I am caring for her." — Jeninah, 32, caregiver for an elderly couple. . . . . A growing workforce. Changing demographics. Aging populations. In this new landscape, family care has become one of the most pressing issues of our time. Care.com is a proud sponsor of #AspenIdeas #SpotlightHealth 2017. We invite you to join us and our partners — @AARPphoto, @hellohumankindness, and @infor — to start the conversation about the new care #economy. It's time to talk about #care. Stay tuned for more portraits and #stories from our #caregivers, or share your own — tag your care journey with #WhoCares. You can view all the portraits in this series this weekend at @aspeninstitute.

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"I started in childcare at a nursery school. There was a little four-year-old boy named Josh. Today he is 44 and I care for his mother, who has dementia. I would never have expected that. being a caregiver, you see how things come full circle." — Barbara R., 66, caregiver for an elderly woman. . . . . A growing workforce. Changing demographics. Aging populations. In this new landscape, family care has become one of the most pressing issues of our time. Care.com is a proud sponsor of #AspenIdeas #SpotlightHealth 2017. We invite you to join us and our partners — @AARPphoto, @hellohumankindness, and @infor — to start the conversation about the new care #economy. It's time to talk about #care. Stay tuned for more portraits and #stories from our #caregivers, or share your own — tag your care journey with #WhoCares.

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"I was a teacher for many years. I love to bring my teaching background into my everyday caregiving. The little boy I used to care for used to say, 'Miss April taught me everything I know!' " - April T., 52, nanny to two children. . . . A growing workforce. Changing demographics. Aging populations. In this new landscape, family care has become one of the most pressing issues of our time. It's time to talk about care. Care.com is a proud sponsor of Aspen #SpotlightHealth 2017. We invite you to join us and our partners — @AARPphoto, @hellohumankindness, and @infor — to start the conversation about the new care economy. Stay tuned for more portraits and stories from our caregivers, or share your own — tag your care journey with #whocares.

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"It's hard work being a parent and a caregiver but it's worth it. As a mother, I know a mother's concern. Being a caregiver is a serious job; you have to have knowledge." — Shirley L., 35, nanny to a 6-month-old baby. #WhoCares . . . . A growing workforce. Changing demographics. Aging populations. In this new landscape, family care has become one of the most pressing issues of our time. It's time to talk about #care. Care.com is a proud sponsor of #Aspen #Ideas #SpotlightHealth 2017. We invite you to join us and our partners — @AARPphoto, @hellohumankindness, and @infor — to start the conversation about the new care #economy. Stay tuned for more portraits and #stories from our #caregivers, or share your own — tag your care journey with #whocares.

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Next Steps: How You Can Help

 

Care.com is a proud sponsor of Aspen Spotlight Health 2017. Visit our booth at The Grove or follow @CareDotCom on Twitter for live updates from the conference.

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