VA secretary McDonough, Dole to address virtual caregivers meeting

VA Secretary Denis McDonough and Sen. Elizabeth Dole will speak at a meeting of caregivers later this week. Photo credit Elizabeth Dole Foundation

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are co-hosting the sixth annual National Convening on Veteran Caregivers, “Driving Impact and Making a Difference,” on Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 ET through a virtual program that is free to the public.

Presented by Philips, this year’s event is focusing on fostering a more caregiver-inclusive VA, examining the challenges and opportunities for caregivers in the workplace, and announcing the next stage of caregiver research, which will build on the foundation’s original study released in 2014.

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Caregivers will also have the chance to interact directly with Fortune 500 companies and national employers with caregiver-friendly job opportunities during a virtual career fair, made possible by Booz Allen Hamilton. The National Convening is also made possible through the support of the Wounded Warrior Project.

Registration is open here. A full agenda can be found here, with remarks from Sen. Elizabeth Dole and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough.

The National Convening is a part of a month of events hosted by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation that will virtually bring together military caregivers, and local, state, and federal leaders from across the country. Other events include the 4th annual Heroes and History Makers, featuring actor and Hidden Heroes Campaign Chair Tom Hanks; TODAY Co-Host Savannah Guthrie; actor, humanitarian, and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation Gary Sinise; Country Music Icon Lee Greenwood, and a special performance by Lady A on Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. ET.

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