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The Administration for Community Living (ACL) awarded a cooperative agreement to the team of the Oasis Institute, Caregiver Action Network (CAN), the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A), and Altarum Institute. This team is launching a national program, called Community Care Corps,  to foster innovative models in which local volunteers assist family caregivers, older adults, or persons with disabilities    with non-medical care in their own homes in order to maintain their independence.

This unprecedented, new program is a great leap forward in helping seniors, persons with disabilities,    and family caregivers with much-needed non-medical assistance. 

Grants will be awarded to local organizations across the country to establish, enhance, or grow model volunteer programs. Community Care Corps volunteers will handle simple non-medical tasks, provide companionship, and relieve over-burdened family caregivers, and will offer tremendous benefit to older Americans and their family caregivers.

Community Care Corps will help countless families and will have a lasting impact not just on the families and individuals served, but also on those who serve their community as volunteers.

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