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AARP Awards Prizes for Documentary Filmmakers? Compelling Family Caregiving Stories

AARP recently announced the winners of a contest that encouraged filmmakers to tell the story of family caregiving through short films. The competition was launched as part of the Ad Council and AARP’s National Caregiver Awareness Campaign to help reveal the hard work and dedication of the nation’s 40 million family caregivers. These stories focus on three family caregiving themes: The Changing Face of Caregiving, Roles Change, and Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers. The winners share a $25,000 prize and the opportunity for their work to be featured on AARP and Ad Council web and social platforms.

“These three-minute or shorter films really open up the world of family caregiving, helping people to better understand the intense challenges as well as the deep personal rewards of caring for a loved one,” said Amy Goyer, AARP family and caregiving expert and author of the new award-winning book Juggling Life, Work, and Caregiving. “But more importantly, the stories show how much love is present in family caregiving, whether it comes from a family member, friend, or even a stranger.”

To watch the videos, visit www.aarp.org/about-aarp/press-center/info-12-2015/aarp-awards-prizes-documentary-filmmakers-compelling-family-caregiving-stories.html.

For more information about caregiving resources, visit the AARP Caregiving Resource Center at www.aarp.org/caregiving.

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