A caregiving model based on Cooperation, Courage & Friendship: Share the Care – Webinar September 14, 2023. A webinar with Steve Gurney – ProAging Community, Tracy Cram Perkins, Featuring Sheila Warnock
Imagine a world where caregivers can find the support they need and those who help them can realize the impact their efforts have on the whole community.
Liza Hellenbrand & Kristin Voss Co-hosts of The Empowered Caregiver Show Interview Sheila Warnock
Kristin & Liza both family caregivers to their adult children with disabilities talk weekly about caregiving; covering a range of topics to support, educate, and uplift caregivers, while focussing on building a caregiver community.
You can listen to Kristin & Liza live here: LISTEN LIVE 92.7 FM & WTTN 1580 AM, WAUK 540 AM & THE ‘SHA 101 FM -OR- ON THE DEVIL RADIO APP!!
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RADIO: Caregiver SOS on Air:
This hour-long weekly radio show airs 6 p.m. Sundays on NewsTalk 930 (AM) KLUP in the Greater San Antonio region. Hosted by nationally recognized gerontologist Carol Zernial and veteran broadcaster Ron Aaron, and featuring author/psychologist Dr. James Huysman PsyD, LCSW, Caregiver SOS On Air explores issues important to you.
WellMed Radio / Caregiver SOS on Air focuses on health issues affecting adults. Providers and partners discuss stories, topics and tips to help you live healthier with hosts Ron Aaron and Dr. Marissa Charles.
Sheila Warnock had several profound experiences change her life. First, she became sole caregiver of her ill mother and an emotional crutch for her best friend, Susan, who was diagnosed with cancer. By undertaking this dual role, Sheila truly experienced the tremendous burden caregivers have to endure.
In 1988, she became part of a group of 12 women (mostly strangers to each other) who came together and stayed together for the next three and a half years to care for friend Susan. The contrast of caring for someone without support to the experience of sharing responsibilities with a group proved to Sheila that this new collaborative approach to caregiving was something of immeasurable value and needed to be shared with caregivers everywhere.
Living Alone: What to Do When You Have No One to Care For You
Alz Today Magazine – August 2023
Creating a Caregiving Family
Sheila Warnock’s father was a teacher and her mother a nurse, but she had “no desire to be either.” Her creativity led her into a career as an advertising and creative director where she learned to work with different teams of people. Little did she know her familiarity with these three professions would prove to be grist for the mill for her current role as a pioneer in reinventing caregiving for the 21st Century.
If you live alone, you have probably had thoughts flash through your mind like “If I fell in the shower and hit my head, how long would it take for someone to miss me?” or “What if I were seriously injured or ill… who would take care of me?”