Offering Male Caregivers in Georgia Support, Resources

Posted on 04/30/22 by The AARP Bulletin

It’s not always a woman who ends up being a caregiver. That’s what Atlanta playwright and filmmaker Garrett Davis wants men to know, and that it’s OK to ask for help. 

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AARP Georgia is hosting a recorded performance of Davis’ play Stuck in the Middle, about a son’s struggle to care for his aging father and his own family, on Saturday, June 11, at 11 a.m. 

A panel with Davis and members of the Atlanta alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, a historically African American service fraternity, will discuss the challenges men face when sandwiched between caring for parents and for their children.

“I wanted to share caregiving from a male perspective,” says Davis, 57, who helps his sister care for their 77-year-old mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease. 

This event is free, but registration is required. Sign up at aarp.org/ga

Many men don’t like to ask for help, Davis says, and that could keep them from reaching out for support and resources.

The local Kappa Alpha Psi chapter is working to boost the confidence of male caregivers and to promote men’s health issues in the African American community during National Men’s Health Month. 

For caregiver resources, visit aarp.org/caregiving.

—Ann Hardie

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