Monday, December 3, 2007

Meeting on Family Caregiving

What: The Joint Legislative Committee on Family Caregiving will meet to address the results of two research projects conducted by the Executive Office on Aging: (1)the Statewide Needs Assessment of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in Hawaii, and (2)the 2007 Eldercare Survey of Hawaii's Employers. Senator Les Ihara and Rep. Marilyn Lee serve as co-chairs.

When: Tuesday, December 4th at 1:30 p.m.

Where: State Capitol, Room 225

Who: Dr. Lori Yancura of the UH Department of Family and Consumer Sciences will present the findings of the needs assessment involving the issues facing and needs of grandparents who are raising grandchildren in Hawaii. Dr. Pam Arnsburger of the UH School of Social Work will present findings of the employer's survey, including the extent of eldercare policies and benefits in the workplace, the effect of eldercare on workers, the views of eldercare as an employer issues, and why eldercare policies and benefits are offered or not.

Testimony: Public wishing to provide testimony are asked to contact the committee clerk at 586-6250.

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