Breakfast of Champions Meeting - Empowering Unpaid Caregivers with ARCHANGELS

  • 18 Sep 2023

CTC-RI hosted its quarterly September Breakfast of Champions Meeting focusing on unpaid caregivers, their role in the workforce and ARCHANGELS. This event brought together a community of dedicated individuals, including business leaders, and healthcare professionals committed to making a difference in the lives of unpaid caregivers who play an essential role in our society, providing unwavering support to their loved ones. However, the intensity of caregiving can impact all aspects of their health, particularly "double duty" caregivers and those in at-risk populations. Speakers included Alexandra Drane, Co-founder and CEO of ARCHANGELS, Rebecca Preve, Executive Director of the Association on Aging in New York, and Bernie McGuiness, Health Care Executive from BMHC. Alexandra offered valuable perspectives on caregiving and its impact, along with Rebecca and Bernie who both shared their experiences working with ARCHANGELS and the direct impact of unpaid caregiving on their workforce. Reactants highlighted partnerships and work being done in RI. The event emphasized the importance of coming together as a community to support unpaid caregivers, recognizing that this endeavor not only promotes social good, but also has a significant impact on an organizations’ employee health and bottom line.  Attendees left the event inspired and equipped with knowledge to enhance their roles as primary care providers while promoting wellness for their teams.