NSU Caregiver Alliance Program

“Caring for those who care.”

Are you one of the estimated 34 million U.S. citizens who is an unpaid caregiver for a loved one?

The NSU Wellness Program introduces a new monthly brown bag lunch program for NSU employees who are primary caregivers for spouses, parents, and other loved ones. We’ll meet once a month to connect with fellow caregivers and give and receive needed support. Each month we’ll also have a guest expert from within or outside the NSU community present topics related to taking care of our loved ones and ourselves.

When: 2nd Wednesdays of month
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm (bring your brown bag lunch)
Where: NSU GREAT GEC conference room
University Park Plaza
3446 S University Drive
Davie, Florida 33328
  • NSU shuttle bus can bring you here
Contact: Michelle Gagnon Blodgett, Psy.D. @
gagnonmi@nova.edu --OR-- 954-262-5611

Bring along your lunch and join us for an hour of support and information. Check often for schedule updates.

Click here to register

Caregiver Resources and Information

Caregiving in the U.S. – A Few Facts

  1. More than 34 million unpaid caregivers provide care to someone age 18 and older who is ill or has a disability (AARP, 2008).
  2. An estimated 21% of households in the United States are impacted by caregiving responsibilities (NAC, 2004).
  3. Caregivers report having difficulty finding time for one’s self (35%), managing emotional and physical stress (29%), and balancing work and family responsibilities (29%) (NAC, 2004).
  4. Caregivers said they do not go to the doctor because they put their family’s needs first (67% said that is a major reason), or they put the care recipient’s needs over their own (57%). More than half (51%) said they do not have time to take care of themselves and almost half (49%) said they are too tired to do so (NAC, 2004).