WORKSHOP w/ AARP - Caring for Working Caregivers
Employers must do more to help employees who combine their jobs with taking care of family members and friends.
Did you know that nearly 1 in 6 employees in the US is providing care for a spouse, partner, elderly or disabled family member? These family caregiver duties often add an additional 20+ unpaid work hours to your employee’s week. Higher health care costs, productivity losses, more absenteeism and presenteeism, and ultimately, lost workers—all may be consequences as employees struggle to balance the demands of work and caregiving. Further, failure to support them can cost employers ~$3000 per working caregiver. And that has a very real impact on your cost of talent.
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of caregiving in our society. Employers large and small will need to think about how their employees will balance new caregiving responsibilities with work responsibilities. Attend this virtual workshop to discover resources for your employees and how you can create a caregiver-friendly culture. Join Rosalinda Martinez, Associate State Director – Outreach & Advocacy for AARP and working caregivers as they share their journey.
ABOUT ROSALINDA MARTINEZ
Rosalinda currently serves as the Associate State Director of Outreach & Advocacy at AARP, the nation’s largest nonprofit. AARP is a nonpartisan organization with 38 million members nationwide and more than 2.3 million members in Texas dedicated to empowering people 50 and older. In her role, Rosalinda is charged with implementing campaigns and outreach strategies towards improving the quality of life for older Americans in Houston. Prior to her role at AARP, Rosalinda served as the Vice President of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the largest Hispanic Chamber in the United States. As Houston’s demographics shifted, Rosalinda saw the opportunity to train the young leaders of tomorrow. She played a key role at the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in starting the Emerging Leaders Institute, an initiative to connect and develop young professionals. At the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Rosalinda has conceptualized and developed programs to align with corporate community strategies. In her role at the Chamber, she also managed operations for the Greater Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Houston – Downtown and B.A. in Communications and Spanish from the University of Houston. Rosalinda is a proud Board Member of Kids’ Meals, Leadership Houston Class XXXVIII member, Committee Member for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Lanzate Program and community volunteer with local non-profits and organizations aimed at keeping Houston a region of opportunity.