AARP Louisiana and will celebrate caregiving with a free showing of the inspirational play “Mama’s Girls” by Garrett Davis, with a pre-event discussion Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Historic Carver Theater in New Orleans.
The event is co-sponsored by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Greater New Orleans Chapter Inc.
The pre-show information fair begins at 4 p.m., and the show will begin at 5 p.m. at 2101 Orleans Ave.
The play addresses the struggles and hardships of caregiving, and provides information that can help those taking care of their loved ones. “Mama’s Girls” takes the audience on a journey as five sisters come together to face the life-changing reality of their mother’s declining health.
This stage play is part of Project Prepare to Care, a collaborative effort by Gdavis Productions and AARP that seeks to raise awareness of caregiving. The AARP information table will have more information about what AARP is doing in the community to help those 50 and older.
According to interim state AARP Director Denise Bottcher, more than 600,000 family caregivers provide support for seniors to remain living in their homes. Often, this ‘silent army,’ ” Bottcher said, “juggles full-time jobs with their caregiving duties; others provide 24/7 care for their loved ones. We hope they will come out and enjoy Mama’s Girls and connect with others who are caring for their loved ones.”