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Elder Angela Overton, Senior Advisor to C-TAC’s Interfaith Working Group, was featured by Caregiving.com in an initiative devoted to honoring Black caregivers.
Elder Overton plays a key role at C-TAC, leading our outreach to faith communities. She also ensured the success of two pilot projects designed to support churches and communities in Louisville, KY. This project included connecting congregants with food and essential supplies, as well as helping them complete advance directives and preparing ministers to lead goals-of-care conversations.
Elder Angela Overton reflected on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on marginalized communities and offered words of support in the first episode of our Health and Heart podcast.
In addition to her tireless work in support of C-TAC’s mission, Elder Overton is a caregiver for her son, who was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and her daughter, who was diagnosed with lupus.
“[Caregiving] is very difficult and there are no breaks. How clinicians or resource providers tend to caregivers matters,” Elder Overton told Caregiving.com. “Patience, kindness, concern, and sharing useful information is necessary and essential in the life of the caregiver.”
C-TAC is honored to count Elder Overton as a member of our team and are inspired by her dedication to supporting the sickest and most vulnerable among us.
To learn more about Elder Overton’s story and the unique challenges faced by Black caregivers, please click here.