The first of its kind in Pennsylvania, the Caregiving Symposium brought together 150 legislators, caregivers, employers, and the philanthropic community—as well as representatives of governmental and non-profit agencies, community groups and the media.

Goal - To promote awareness, validate and catalyze a dialogue for action to address the un- and under-reported financial burdens of family caregiving. Nearly 44 million Americans are family caregivers—providing unpaid assistance with the physical and emotional needs of another person. Family caregiving crosses all social and economic boundaries and includes elder care, spousal care, care for children with special needs, and care for wounded military veterans.