So far Hillary Clinton – who cared for her own aging mother –  is the only 2016 presidential candidate to call for legislative support to family caregivers.  But that doesn’t discourage America’s caregiver advocates: as the campaign season heats up, they plan to build on hard-won achievements like the Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) caucus and the CARE Act.

They’ll do it through the Family Caregiver Platform Project, a grassroots effort aimed at getting family caregiving issues included in as many state party platforms as possible – seizing on the election to promote caregiving issues nationally.  The project isn’t trying to get one piece of legislation passed; instead, its goal is to have each state design a caregiver platform based on the needs of its citizens.

Here’s how you can get involved:

Party affiliation is irrelevant; we all grow old, no matter which political party we belong to.  So dive on in – let’s age well and wisely together.