MFRI unveils updated How to Help issue for caregivers

MFRI introduces a newly-updated How to Help issue today (May 21),  designed especially for professionals working with family caregivers.

The refreshed issue launches in conjunction with the release of a new national-level Measuring Communities Caregiver Snapshot, sponsored by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. The Foundation and its Hidden Heroes campaign aim to raise awareness and resources to improve the lives of 5.5 million loved ones who care for the country’s ill and wounded veterans.

A special two-day celebration of Hidden Heroes Cities begins Wednesday in Indianapolis. Actor Tom Hanks and Gov. Eric Holcomb join Sen. Elizabeth Dole at multiple events.

During the celebration, MFRI Senior Director Kathy Broniarczyk attends a luncheon panel that includes Indianapolis mayor Joe Hogsett and Boston mayor Rob Santiago. Broniarczyk will explain the purpose of Measuring Communities and the role of the Caregiver Snapshot, which was made possible after the Foundation gathered and provided the data for use in the Measuring Communities tool. 

On Thursday, a special one-hour edition of NBC News’ TODAY will be co-anchored by Hanks and Savannah Guthrie live from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It will highlight military and veteran family caregivers.

MFRI is honored to partner with the Foundation in its efforts to make lives better for military and veteran caregivers. We applaud the nation’s Hidden Heroes Cities who are dedicated to streamlining services and sharing best practices with their communities and beyond.