Friday, December 14, 2007

Caregivers contribute to the state's economy

Rep. Marilyn Lee has an op-ed in this morning's Advertiser on the work of the Joint Committee on Family Caregiving. Main point? Don't just think of caregiving as volunteerism. That the elders in our society are also caregivers to other elders, and they are significant contributors to Hawaii's economy. The legislature appropriated $120,000 for a report and the results should be out very soon; it's due 20 days prior to the January 16th start of the 2008 session.

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