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Heinz Family Philanthropies (www.heinzfamily.org) Release New 'Facts About' Cards, Highlighting Questions Families Should Ask About Long-Term Care -- 10 Questions to Answer... (www.tenquestionstoanswer.org)
Date:5/13/2009

d can be very daunting -- but with our new Ten Questions To Answer on long-term care, that information is all now in one place."

Jan Thayer, chairman of the Foundation for the Future of Aging (www.future-aging.org), which is partnering with the Heinz Foundation on this project, stated, "The Foundation for the Future of Aging is delighted to partner with the Heinz Family Philanthropies on such an important project for families as they grapple with how best to provide long-term care for their loved ones today. We deeply appreciate the vision of Teresa Heinz in creating this program. With the pending age wave of 77 million baby boomers, these long-term care information cards will give families the tools they need to plan ahead and make important decisions into the future."

In 2002, Heinz Family Philanthropies introduced its Facts About card series, aimed at providing decision-makers with up-to-date and dependable statistical information on many complex problems that face our nation. Since the program's inception, more than 400,000 Facts About cards have been distributed to lawmakers, business professionals, civic leaders, community advocates, educators, union leaders, parents, and students.

Jeffrey R. Lewis, president of the Heinz Family Philanthropies, said "We began the Facts About series to help educate decision- makers. The 10 QUESTIONS TO ANSWER... series targets a specific group of decision makers -- children of aging parents who are often thrust into the long-term care world not knowing what to ask, where to call or whom to talk with. Our goal here is to begin to open the door to long term care information to them and to the vast set of experts and organizations -- through our 10 QUESTIONS TO ANSWER..."

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