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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
c/o The National Center for Civic Innovation – 6thfloor
121 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013-1590
Please send us your STC group videos, photos and stories to inspire new groups.  Please increase our visibility “LIKE US” on Facebook: Share The Care™ and Twitter: ShareTheCareOrg and Instagram: Sharethecareorg 

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 Fellows

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.

SEEKING CAREGIVER WITH STC GROUP FOR JOURNALIST

Dear Caregivers…
A journalist is doing an article for AARP on the Share The Care™ model as well as the ShareTheCaregiving organization and would like to speak briefly to a family caregiver who is benefiting or has benefited from having the support of a Share The Care group.
Please contact us right away at info@sharethecare.org…we need to get her your information as soon as possible.
Please include your:
Name:
Email:
Telephone:
Relationship to care recipient:
The Challenge/Illness:
Is your group currently active?
Recently active?
How many in the group:
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
We appreciate you help!
Sheila

Opportunities like these don’t happen every day!

We envision the STC model being integrated into person-centered care programs in hospitals around the country and woven into of the curriculum for students of social work and nursing. To make these goals a reality we need to step up the level of STC awareness among caregivers, professionals and institutions to confirm what this RN had to say about STC.
“Such a wonderful experience in caring for our fellow human beings.
Outstanding example of high quality human service.”
In order to accomplish all of this we need your support to cover the cost of conference/travel expenses to attend, present and network at the targeted conferences below.
Please realize that opportunities to present at Planetree and NHCGNE are limited and very competitive and being selected as a presenter is a VERY big deal!

OUR FOUR OPPORTUNITIES

Service Unites Conference – Points of Light
Atlanta, GA June 17-20 – HUGE National Volunteers conference
2018 Planetree International Conference on Person-Centered Care
Boston, MA October 7-10 – presenter
Third Annual National Caregiving Conference, CareGiving.com
Chicago, IL November 8-10 – to receive an award, participate on panel
National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence
(NHCGNE) Leadership Conference
Boston, MA November 13-14 – presenter

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO RAISE $4,500

We have raised 25% of the needed $6,000 to cover the costs of conference fees and travel expenses. PLEASE HELP US RAISE THE REST TODAY. Your gift of $25, 50, $100 or $500 or more can take us there to do our work and get people talking about STC.
Please donate online at www.sharethecare.org
Or if you prefer by check payable to ShareTheCaregiving/NCCI and mail it to:
ShareTheCaregiving Inc.
c/o The National Center for Civic Innovation – 6th Floor
121 Avenue of the Americas
New York City, NY 10013-1590
YOUR GIFTS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Please include your name and address so we can properly acknowledge your gift and; if you would like to be kept informed of STC news, your email address.
THANK YOU!!! We will keep you posted on these conferences in our upcoming STC Newsletters.

Looking for MS Caregivers

Is looking for MS Caregivers to Get Engaged
in Merck’s Global MS Care Partner Initiative
Deadline to Participate: June 22, 2018
In partnership with IACO and Eurocarers, EMD Serono/Merck KGaA has launched a global advocacy project – MS Care Partner Initiative – to spotlight the common challenges of the carers or care partners providing care to persons living with multiple sclerosis (MS). One of the primary goals of the initiative is to address the availability and provision of supports and services to MS Care Partners, as well as the means of guidance on the standards of self-care and care for the care recipient.
To capture all the important aspects of caregiving for a person with MS, EMD Serono/Merck KGaA invites case studies/real-life stories and experiences from a variety of carers within the MS community (spouse, parent, child, carers of diverse cultural, linguistic, and other backgrounds, etc.) to be featured in a global MS survey report and/or the ‘By Day, By Night’ campaign. As part of the initiative, both positive and negative stories are welcomed, in order to illustrate the realities and the challenges of being an MS care partner. If you would like to be a part of this very important global project and would like to have your story featured in the report, please contact the team at FleishmanHillard Public Relations & Digital Marketing Agency at merck.care.partner@fhflondon.co.uk by June 22.

STC 2017 End of year Accomplishments and Appeal


Dear Share The Care Supporters,
Recently at an event, a working caregiver stopped by our STC table. Intuitively, I sensed that this particular woman was truly in desperate need of help.  At first she was reluctant to engage in much conversation and was readying herself to walk away.  So I took a chance and looked into her eyes and asked “can I give you a hug?”  It was that hug that blew open the dam. “I’m so overwhelmed.  I’ve been taking care of both my mother and my father for over 15 years.  My sister is of no help.” It was also clear that a lot of time had gone by since anyone had asked her how she was doing or took the time to listen to the enormous responsibilities she was carrying. This tiny demonstration of concern cracked open a door to a discussion with her about self-care, asking for help and how STC works.
Every day the number of caregivers is increasing and they NEED to know about STC. Our grassroots, evidence-informed model continues to prove its effectiveness as a compassionate solution to help caregivers everywhere. It is one of the most rewarding solutions to the caregiving crisis especially since STC gives novice caregivers a way to learn how to be a caregiver in the company of others, many of whom may be veteran caregivers.
We Need Your Support. There are important conferences we need to attend, STC materials to be developed and printed and STC books purchased to send to individuals and organizations that can raise the visibility of our cause.  Funds can help us enlist the services needed to do a webinar, for tech support, and to work on developing collaborations. It is also critical to have funds available when opportunities strike. We have requests for a Spanish and French edition of STC and are seeking publishers in other countries.  Do you know any?
If you have never made a donation to ShareTheCaregiving, Inc. before, please make this the year you start.
If you are part of an STC group, or are helped by one, please reflect on your experience and the value of having a ready-made plan to organize and sustain your group. We need you to TAKE ACTION NOW to back our work generously this year. A meaningful tax-deductible donation of $100, $500 or $1,000 or more would help sustain our efforts.
 
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 
Please send us your videos, STC group photos and stories to inspire new groups. Help increase our visibility and “LIKE US” on Facebook: Share The Care™, Twitter: ShareTheCareOrg and Instagram: Sharethecareorg

A heartfelt thank you to all of our supporters!

Warm wishes to you and yours for
A BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY SEASON. 
 Sheila
Sheila Warnock
Founder & President
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STC 2017 Accomplishments

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L’Oréal Women of Worth Nominations are Open

I am a #WomenOfWorth and #ivolunteer to make a difference. Know a volunteer woman? Nominate her at http://bit.ly/1hu7arc #NVW

Nominations close May 8th!

National Volunteer Week is right around the corner! National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. L’Oréal Paris honors the worth and beauty of all women by recognizing those who are making a difference. Nominate an exceptional woman in her community at http://bit.ly/1hu7arc for @LOrealParisUSA #WomenofWorth for a chance to win up to $35,000 for her cause.

http://lopusa.tv/womenofworth L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth celebrates women who find the beauty in giving back by helping people and sparking a change in society. Every year L’Oréal Paris honors 10 women by providing a national platform for their causes and up to $35,000.

Women are championing human rights. Women are saving lives with early detection and giving kids second chances. They are making a beautiful difference and changing the world. L’Oréal opens the door for someone making a difference with the courage to see what others ignore, the strength to overcome obstacles, and the passion to inspire hope and change. Help us find our 2017 honorees, nominate your woman of worth.

Click the link above to learn more about L’Oréal’s Women of Worth. Because you’re worth it.

Thank you,

Sheila

STC Research Article – Published!

ATTN: Health Professionals  

Share The Care research article from The Journal of Gerontological Social Work

The STC research article has been published online..there are only 50 free downloads – 49 left :-).  After that, the publishing company requires paid membership and/or access through an institution.
Here is the link: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/DI7fVP75WGZGyTmPCyzw/full

It will also publish in paper format – we are not sure which issue yet.

February 2016 REALSIMPLE Magazine

REAL SIMPLE
Take a look at February magazine for the article “The Caregiver’s Guide To Good Health” as it includes advice from Sheila Warnock, Gregory Johnson and many health professionals and researchers around the US.
Click here to download the entire article as a PDF.
View of Page 1 of the REALSIMPLE Article:
RealSimple-p1
Share The Care™ is very happy to have the opportunity to reach more caregivers (especially those who are new to the job) and for the wonderful publicity!