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Honor Thy Caregiver “A good deed is never lost: he who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness gathers love.” – Basil November brings the end of fall and the first kiss of winter. Days are crisp and short and night’s cool. November is also National Caregiver Month a time for honoring family caregivers for the often unacknowledged contribution they make to the health and well being of our families. Who are the caregivers? Family caregivers belong to a very special group of people – all 55 million of you. They may be husbands, wives or partners, mothers or fathers, daughters or sons, grandmothers or grandfathers, aunts or uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; or they may be friends. They are part-time and full time caregivers. In fact, many provide over 40 hours of weekly care. Most are caring for a spouse or parent – some care for both. Some caregivers are retired but many more are employed part-time, full time, or even working two jobs — which requires special tools to meet the challenges. CareGiverHelper has developed a comprehensive set of online tools to help. These tools were developed by family caregivers – for family caregivers to meet real daily caregiving needs. Many of these individuals may not even identify themselves as caregivers. Certainly, most have not asked for the responsibility of caregiving but they have accepted it out of love. In doing so, they have embarked on a journey that can be joyous or fraught with mental, physical, financial and social consequences as most perform their caregiving tasks without compensation. What is caregiving? Caregiving can take many forms and we may require it many times throughout our lives – as small children, when we are injured or ill, or as we get older. Sometimes our caregiving responsibilities arise instantly from a loved one’s accident or tragedy and are short in duration. More often, our caregiving responsibilities gradually become a more extensive “Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family. Most of us would give our own life for the survival of a family member, yet we lead our daily life too often as if we take our family for granted.” –Paul Pearshall
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GRAND Magazine - November 2009

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GRAND Magazine - November 2009
Contents
GRAND Central
Robert Reich: Enjoying Ella
Heroes Among Us
Love IS the Answer
Heart Healthy Thanksgiving
Top 5 Tech Gifts for the G’kids
Homework Toolkit
Precious Cargo
Resources
GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Intro
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GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Contents
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GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - GRAND Central
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GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Robert Reich: Enjoying Ella
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GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Heroes Among Us
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GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Love IS the Answer
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GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Heart Healthy Thanksgiving
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 31
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Top 5 Tech Gifts for the G’kids
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 33
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Homework Toolkit
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 35
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Precious Cargo
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GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Resources
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - GRAND Finale
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