is pleased to announce the Caregiver Recognition Awards, our latest contest recognizing the millions of people who serve as caregivers, in both professional roles and as family caregivers. To celebrate National Family Caregivers Month in November, we'd love you to share a story of one of your most memorable caregiving moments!

Those who enter before October 31, 2011 will be entered to win a flip video camera, donated by our friends at It's Never 2 Late, a cool company which makes computer systems for use in senior centers and facilities. Games to engage residents and interactive therapy tools, transportable to any area in a facility, even directly into a resident's room.

We'll be taking votes on all submissions, and the top three stories based on popular vote will be judged by our esteemed panel of 10 experts, including Dr. Marion Somers, a nationally-recognized geriatric care manager, April Fan, RD, CD and publisher at, and Sona Mehring, founder and CEO of

The winner in each category will receive a weekend getaway, and the family caregiver category winner will also receive a complimentary respite stay for their loved one, courtesy of program co-sponsor Emeritus Senior Living. Emeritus offers one of the largest networks of assisted living facilities and senior care facilities throughout North America, currently operating 485 communities in 44 states.

How to submit a story

We encourage anyone with a story to share to email it to us at [email protected]. Honor the special caregiver in your life by sharing a heartwarming moment to inspire caregivers everywhere!

Please include your city, state, email address, name and phone number in your email. For more details and to see a sample story, please visit our submission guidelines page.

If you have a story to share, we'd love to read it! If you know someone who serves in a caregiving capacity with a great story to tell, please pass the word on, and feel free to share our press release.