The Caregivers is a unique series focused on the challenges and triumphs of caregiving. These stories have been created through a strategic partnership between AARP and Word In Black.

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve experienced the unfathomable: Widespread loss of loved ones, dramatic shifts in the economy, unpredictable weather events, and exposure to cracks in our private and public systems. It’s not all bad news, though. We’ve also witnessed breakthroughs in science and conversations about well-being and safety. If you plan to be around family for holiday festivities this year, then here are some tips for keeping safe from COVID-19:

Look in the mirror and face the facts.

As much as you’d like to keep your loved ones safe, there is no sure way to do this. Keeping your loved ones safe starts with you. What are your belief systems about protecting yourself from the virus? Are you one of the more than 195 million fully vaccinated people in the United States? If yes, then have you chosen to receive a booster vaccine? If you are not vaccinated, then are you clear on why you are not? 

Find more resources about vaccinations here.

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