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2018 End of Year Accomplishments & Appeal

November/December 2018
Dear Share The Care™ Supporters,
In 2018, we put the pedal to the metal, attending or speaking at a number of important conferences, leading a STC training and participating at a summit focused on respite for caregivers. All of these events recognized what we have been broadcasting for years, the coming 2030 aging crisis–a time when there will not be enough health professionals or people to take on the care of 71 million boomers over 65, many of whom will need support.
During the year, we identified an immediate phenomenon where STC can provide help: during the patient’s transition from hospital to home. Here the care team, and not just the family caregiver, can be instructed on how to care for the loved one to avoid hospital re-admission, an all too common occurrence in the face of caregiver stress, burnout or social isolation due to lack of support. Many hospitals have “People”- Centered Care Programs, a natural fit for STC to be introduced at discharge, or during hospital support groups after receiving a difficult diagnosis.
We will add this focus to our work in the coming year as we continue to introduce STC to the friends, neighbors, and faith communities where many seek help, assist working caregivers who find themselves overwhelmed as they juggle their caregiving duties with their jobs and family responsibilities, strive to incorporate STC into the curriculum for social work and nursing, and work to offer a Spanish edition of STC.
Your Support Has Never Been More Critical.  We have our work cut out for the coming year and far beyond. To accomplish any of this and ultimately make “Let’s Start an STC Group” the household refrain when faced with a family caregiving medical or aging crisis, please donate to ShareTheCaregiving with a meaningful tax-deductible donation of $100, $500 or $1,000 now. Perhaps you’ve just become a family caregiver or were helped by an STC group, regardless, please reflect on the value of having a ready-made plan to organize and sustain a group to help you care for your loved one.
PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW
EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS – YOUR GIFTS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
To donate online go to: www.sharethecare.org and click on SUPPORT US.  Or if you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to ShareTheCaregiving/NCCI and mail to the address below:
ShareTheCaregiving/NCCI
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121 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013-1590
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2018-Accomplishments
We want to share two videos that Phyllis Quinlan, PhD, RN-BC and I (Sheila) did recently at the Planetree Conference in Boston, thanks to Kistein Monkhouse, MPA – PatientOrator.
What makes them special is that we cover the Share The Care model from different perspectives: the layperson who lived and helped create it and the professional who understands its true value for hospital person-centered care programs.
Sheila Warnock | Share The Care: Improving Quality of Life for Anyone Who Needs Support
Phyllis Quinlan, PhD, RN, BC | Elevating Patients, Family Caregivers, & Healthcare Professionals
Clicking on the above video links will take you to the STC YouTube Channel to view them.
A heartfelt thank you to all of our supporters!

Warm wishes to you and yours for
A MEANINGFUL HOLIDAY SEASON.
Sheila< Sheila Warnock
Founder and President

Sheila is a 2018 AARP Purpose Prize Fellow

Dear Caregivers and Supporters,

It is with great pleasure that we share this news with you today. Sheila has been named one of ten 2018 AARP Purpose Prize Fellows.  She finds it such an incredible honor it is to be among the outstanding Prize Winners and Fellows.

Thank you, AARP for recognizing the work of older adults, like Sheila, who are working to make inroads into some of our most critical social challenges.
From the Board Members of ShareTheCaregiving, Inc.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 30, 2018

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560, media@aarp.org, @AARPMedia
AARP Announces 2018 AARP Purpose Prize Winners;
Five $60K Awards Will Be Presented at Dec. 5 Gala in D.C.

 

WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today announced the five winners of the 2018 AARP® Purpose Prize® award which recognizes outstanding work by people age 50 and over that is focused on advancing social good. In recognition of their outstanding work, each winner will receive a $60,000 award from AARP at the AARP Purpose Prize Award Gala, to be held in Washington D.C. December 5, featuring a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Concurrently, AARP announced 10 AARP Purpose Prize Fellows who will be also honored at the Washington gala for the community-focused work of the organizations they each lead. Each will receive a $5,000 award.

 

“In just about every community in the country there are older adults who find unique ways to address tough social challenges and help others and we are proud to highlight some of the very best examples of this phenomenon with the AARP Purpose Prize award,” said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins.

 

The winners of the 2018 AARP Purpose Prize award are:

 

Sayu Bhojwani, New American Leaders, New York, New York
– New American Leaders seeks to inspire immigrants (first- and second-generation Americans) to run for elected office and provide support and training to those who do.

 

– Karen Cassidy, Hildegard House, Louisville, Kentucky
Hildegard House provides free end-of-life hospice care for terminally ill people who are homeless or without family.

 

Susan Cotton, The Lily Project, Westlake Village, California
– The Lily Project provides cervical cancer screening and treatment to women in Nicaragua’s rural villages.

 

Bettye Perkins, Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers, Elmsford, New York
– Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers mentors high school students from culturally diverse and economically challenged backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching, providing financial assistance to attend college and build a career in education.

 

Monica Kamal Spaeni, Access Ability Wisconsin, McFarland, Wisconsin
– Spaeni, paralyzed after a skiing accident, leads Access Ability Wisconsin which works to make outdoor wheelchairs and sporting equipment available to disabled people free of charge.

 

The 10 2018 AARP Purpose Prize Fellows are:

 

Kristy Baxter and Mark Griffin, Understood, New York NY

 

Patrick Coggins, AskMyBuddy, West Palm Beach FL

 

Veronica Nora de Hoyos, Las Comadres Para Las Americas, Austin TX

 

Donna Gambrell, Appalachian Community Capital, Christiansburg VA

 

Lisa Gualtieri, Recycle Health, Boston MA

 

Marc Sophos, Media for the Public Good/OutCasting Media, Dobbs Ferry NY

 

Laura Talmus, Beyond Differences, San Rafael CA

 

Sheila Warnock, Share The Caregiving, New York NY

 

Karen Young, Sweet Readers, New York NY

 

About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into ‘Real Possibilities’ by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @aarp and our CEO @JoAnn_Jenkins on Twitter.