More than 65 million people in the United States are providing informal or unpaid care to a family member or friend. The value of this "free" help saves society millions of dollars but often comes at a cost to the caregiver. From formalized volunteer programs to respite care, learn how people are managing the challenges and experiencing the rewards of caring for a loved one.
AGE WISE is an empowering look at issues facing today's seniors. This five-part series examines best practices of what can and should be done to help older adults age better, with insight from experts and everyday older adults who share their personal stories of success. The series was shot in numerous locations across New York State and was designed to reach a wide audience. The themes addressed in AGE WISE are universal for seniors, wherever they may reside in the United States.