Caregivers sacrifice more than they let on.

Taking care of a loved one is a 24-hour-a-day job. Breaks are difficult or impossible to come by.

But caregivers living in The Villages can find support in neighbors, friends, support groups and nonprofits.

The 2020 update for AARP Family Caregiving reveals that the number of family caregivers in the U.S. increased by 9.5 million from 2015 to 2020, reaching 53 million. More than 1 in 5 Americans are family caregivers.

AARP Florida State Director Jeff Johnson believes that number will continue to grow as more of the population moves into a phase of life where help is needed to live independently. (see full article)