Respite and Renewal for Older Family Caregivers
Road Scholar, the nation’s largest educational travel institution for older adults, offers a unique respite opportunity for unpaid family caregivers to take part in a Road Scholar educational travel program.
The Road Scholar Caregiver Grant is for caregivers who are 50 years of age or older and provides an award of up to $1,300 to use toward a U.S.-based educational adventure that costs no more than $1,400.
Why seek respite on a Road Scholar Program?
Participating in a Road Scholar program is a very special experience of learning and community. Road Scholar programs are a wonderful way to feel revitalized, to make new friends and to spark creativity and intellectual curiosity. This unique Road Scholar experience could be especially helpful for caregivers who are experiencing isolation and feelings of depression, stress and anxiety.
How does it work?
The Caregiver Grant is an award of up to $1,300 applied to the cost of a U.S.-based Road Scholar learning adventure that costs no more than $1,400. Grant recipients are responsible for their round-trip transportation to and from the program. Road Scholar takes care of everything else: Lodging, meals, field trips, transportation during the program and much more — it’s all included.
Who is eligible?
Unpaid family caregivers are eligible if they are providing daily care and support to a parent, spouse, adult child or close friend who needs help because of a limitation in their physical, mental, or cognitive functioning. Caregivers who have recently lost their loved one are also eligible.
For more information or to download an application for a Caregiver Grant, visit https://www.roadscholar.org/about/financial-assistance/direct-care-workers/.
If you would like to request a supply of brochures about the Road Scholar Caregiver Grant, please contact [email protected].