Gen. Taguba calls attention to family caregiving during Filipino History Month

AARP Community Ambassador (Ret.) Maj. Gen. Tony Taguba at the Filipino American History Month Celebration at the Asian Art Museum on October 4 in San Francisco.

AARP Community Ambassador (Ret.) Maj. Gen. Tony Taguba at the Filipino American History Month Celebration at the Asian Art Museum on October 4 in San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO – AARP was proud to sponsor the Filipino American History Month Celebration last Sunday at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco for the second consecutive year. More than 2,800 attendees celebrated the Bay Area’s vibrant Filipino American community. AARP Community Ambassador (Ret.) Major General Tony Taguba was the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony and called attention to the challenges of family caregiving.

After his elderly parents became ill, Gen. Taguba and his siblings were ill-prepared to care for them. Faced with tough decisions about their declining health and dwindling finances, they managed to care for them the best they could. To help others, Gen. Taguba became an AARP Community Ambassador to advocate for caregivers and their families.

“It’s a topic we don’t openly discuss, but family caregiving is a national public health issue that affects 44 million households in the country,” said Gen. Taguba. “Families must have the difficult, but necessary conversation about the needs of family members and start planning how to cope with day-to-day decisions required to care for loved ones.”

Visit aarp.org/caregiving to find resources, connect with experts and other caregivers, and get more information.

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