February 16

National Caregiving Day: 10 Inspiring Quotes

February 17, 2023 is National Caregivers Day. Here at Aging Outreach Services, caregivers are a key pillar in helping our clients age well. Caregivers help loved ones age on their own terms, whether that’s in the home, in a care community or even living with family members in multi-generational homes. We celebrate caregivers this month and honor the commitment caregivers make to their clients, their families, and their communities.

Here are 10 Caregiving Quotes for Inspiration and Encouragement:

1. “There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.” — Rosalyn Carter

2.  “It is not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.” — Lena Horne

3. “Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.” ― Rollo May

4. “You have two hands. One to help yourself, and one to help others.” — Audrey Hepburn

5. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” — Saint Teresa

6.  “What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

7. “The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.” – Carson McCullers 

8. “The shortest distance between two people is a smile.” – Victor Borge

9. “Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible.” Tia Walker

10. “We’re all just walking each other home.” Ram Dass 

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