On Father’s Day, the Vice President of AARP wants to stress the importance of fatherhood and caregiving

One of the greatest lessons my dad has taught me is to respect and care for others in the ways they want to receive respect and care.


I am not a father, but I do appreciate and admire all the fathers out here doing what it take to care for their families. Whether it is helping Junior with his Little League games, teaching Sharon about dating boys, driving lessons or even a night at the ball game with the kids.

Fathers are an integral part of a child’s upbringing. John Caine ll, the Regional Vice President of AARP, sent out a letter to the members, detailing the importance of fatherhood and caregiving.

Check it out in his own words:

Dear The St. Louis Argus,

I consider myself blessed that, at 92 years young, my dad is still driving his sports car and doing community service with his brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. As a grandfather, I am passing on dad’s lessons about the importance of care and compassion to my grandson. To me, it’s as simple as letting him select his favorite tree in my bonsai garden to care for as his own. It is important that he understands that his voice has value, and that care should be focused and deliberate.
My name is John Caine II, and I’m a Regional Vice President at AARP. With Father’s Day just around the corner, I’d like to take a few minutes to share the impact fatherhood has had on me as a son, father, and now a grandfather.

When we talk about caring for others and caregiving, it can range from taking a loved one to the doctor, ensuring medication compliance, to daily assistance with bathing and feeding. It can also mean standing with groups like AARP to advocate for resources that support caregivers like paid family leave, caregiver tax credits, and more to make sure your loved ones get the care and support they need.
At AARP, we value your voice, and we want you to know that we see you, and are committed to standing with you to help you support your loved ones in the ways they need and want support.

The privilege of continuing to receive wisdom about caring from my father and the time to share that wisdom with my children and grandson are the greatest Father’s Day gifts I could ask for. This Father’s Day, commit to caring for your loved ones by standing with AARP to support caregivers.In strength and unity,

John Caine II
Regional Vice President, AARP


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