On Sunday, November 24, 2019 California Senator Holly Mitchell will be the morning speaker at the Caregiver Recognition Service at St. Paul AME Church, 1355 W. 21st Street in San Bernardino. The presentation will begin at 10:00 a.m. November is National Caregiver Month and Mitchell, who has been a champion for Older Adults, was responsible for soliciting a $30 million budget request in support of the eleven Caregiver Resource Centers around the state whose budgets were cut during the economic downturn of 2008. In addition, Mitchell successfully authored legislation to increase the monthly allotment for SSI/SSP recipients. An average of 1,000 people turn 65 every day in California and many of them will need help with the Activities of Daily Living (ADL). Many seniors must rely on family members and friends to assist them. In some instances, a family caregiver may even be forced to quit his/her job to care for a loved one, substantially altering their lives. Family Caregivers are the unsung heroes of this nation and their efforts save the government about $470 billion or more per year. All Caregivers in the community are invited to attend this year’s Caregiver Recognition Service to, “worship, thank God and enjoy the recognition.” St. Paul AME’s pastor, Rev. Steven Shepard invites the community to come out for an entire weekend of celebration beginning with annual Share N’ Care and Open House Festival on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free food, medical supplies and other give aways as well as Flu shots, glucose testing, HIV testing, blood pressure and information from Borrego Health Clinics.
Header Photo: Senator Holly Mitchell