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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.
To donate online go to: 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:
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
Sheila Warnock
Founder & President
STC 2017 Accomplishments


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 #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 for @LOrealParisUSA #WomenofWorth for a chance to win up to $35,000 for her cause. 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,


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:

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

February 2016 REALSIMPLE Magazine

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:
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!

#WorthSaying campaign at GOLDEN GLOBES starts now

Sheila _ L_Oreal - Women of Worth Award
Dear Friends of Share The Care,
As a 2011 L’Oréal Paris Woman of Worth Honoree I’d like to ask you help to promote their exciting new campaign…so let’s give them some words #WorthSaying.

L’Oréal Paris is leveraging its global voice and long-standing red carpet leadership to launch a new campaign during this year’s Golden Globe awards. Inspired by our brand promise “Because You’re Worth It” and called #WorthSaying, the campaign is designed to propel the cultural shift happening around red carpet conversations and encourage women on the carpet – and off – to share words they believe are #WorthSaying.
Throughout Sunday January 10 Golden Globes night, L’Oréal Paris will be using its social platforms and digital advertising to help fuel the powerful words of women everywhere to reach, affect and inspire as many other women as possible.
How to Participate:
  • During the Golden Globes on January 10, take to Twitter between 5-11pm EST and share what’s #WorthSaying to you
  • Feel free to add a photo to accompany your words
  • Tag @LOrealParisUSA and use hashtag #WorthSaying
If you tweet a message pertaining to our STC mission it would be helpful if you include the @sharethecareorg handle in any tweet from your personal account

Keep in mind any tweet that starts with a twitter handle @LOrealParisUSA will NOT be visible on a twitter feed, if you have to word a tweet starting off with a handle, place a period in frontso that it may be visible, like this: .@LOrealParisUSA or .@sharethecaregiving

“Please let us know if you plan to participate and what social media channel/handle you’ll be using.   We’d love to keep an eye out for your post!”
Sheila Warnock
Founder & President

Elizabeth Dole Foundation Fellowship Applications

 The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is now accepting applications for our 2016 class of Dole Caregiver Fellows!

The Dole Caregiver Fellowship provides those caring for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans the opportunity to advise national leaders through the Foundation’s network of public, private and nonprofit organizations providing services to caregivers.

Caregivers can click here to apply, or visit the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s homepage at The application deadline is October 1, 2015.

Members of the 2015 fellows class stood on stage with First Lady Michelle Obama and VA Secretary Robert McDonald at the Foundation’s Hidden Heroes Coalition Summit to share how caring for a wounded warrior has impacted their lives.  They carried their message to Capitol Hill during nearly 150 meetings with Members of Congress. In February, fellows attended a Foundation gathering of more than 100 leaders in the areas of caregiving, veterans’ issues and volunteering to give their perspective on how the nation could provide better support to military caregivers. And in their home states, the fellows served as ambassadors and organizers, developing connections among caregivers and educating local associations, community groups and businesses.

Please help us give caregivers a voice by sharing this application with your communities.

We are seeking applications from those caring for service members and veterans from both pre- and post-9/11 generations. The application website lists which states currently have openings. Successful applicants for the 2016 class will raise awareness of caregiver issues as part of the Foundation’s Hidden Heroes Campaign, chaired by Tom Hanks.

Thank you for your continued support!

Steve Schwab
Executive Director
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation



The STC research study has been completed providing confirmation of what we have been saying about the STC experience for the last 20 years. We can now describe STC as an “evidenced-informed model.” (See below)

A HUGE THANK YOU to all of the STC care recipients, caregivers and group members from the US, Canada and Australia who participated in this important study. It could not have happened without you!   And we truly appreciate all the groups out there using STC to help more and more people who need caregiving support. BRAVO.

Unless you are in the healthcare field this study may not seem like a big deal, but for STC, it should help to open more opportunities for funding and programs so that we can reach, teach and help many more caregivers everywhere.

The Call to Action

Our job now is to get the word out to professionals.

Researcher, Amy Hegener and I need to present “SHARE THE CARE™ – An Established Model Supported by Research and Practice”at important conferences in late 2015 – into 2016 and have submitted abstracts.

Society for Social Work and Research
20th Annual Conference – Washington, DC

3rd World Congress on Integrated Care
International Conference – Mexico City

American Society on Aging
2016 Aging in America – Washington, DC

HealthCareChaplaincy 3rd Annual “Caring for the Human Spirit”
Global Conference – San Diego. CA

NOW, AFTER A YEAR OF HARD WORK to reach this point, we really need everyone’s support to cover our conference fees and travel.
THE GOAL IS $14,000

Please donate online at or if you prefer by check. Your can make a donation in honor of a friend or loved one. If you are in a STC group this is a great reason for a group donation.

Or If you prefer send us a 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. As always your group stories and photos for our website are always encouraged and welcome.



Sheila Warnock

About the Research

The STC program is supported by a descriptive evaluation using a non-experimental mixed-methods design. The study sample was purposive and included a total of 143 participants from around the US, Canada and Australia. Data were collected via an online survey and through follow-up phone interviews.

The following research questions were addressed:

  1. Is participation in STC associated with a reduced level of burden for the primary caregiver and/or other family members?
  2. Is there an association between participation in STC and improved confidence in caregiving skills among group members?
  3. Is there a relationship between the shared experience and group members’ satisfaction?

The findings of this study suggest that the STC program is positively associated with the following outcomes:

  • contributing to a reduced level of burden among caregivers;
  • supporting a care receiver’s ability to stay at home with necessary supports, thereby decreasing the potential for reliance on more costly formal systems;
  • adding to or improving the well-being of participants, by remaining focused on a distinct psychological structure;
  • enhancing the caregiving skills of participants by preparing them for future caregiving situations; and
  • demonstrating variability that can be applied across settings and cultures.

These findings provide a foundation of supportive evidence that confirms STC as a best-practice model in the field of caregiving and one that can be replicated in a cost-effective manner across locations and challenges.  The results of this study further indicate that STC is effective in addressing a number of different challenges, whether short or long in duration.

It was the most rewarding experience of my life. It proved that I could contribute so much without feeling overwhelmed or overburdened.

It taught me to trust others, to know the real meaning of “team work”.

I think the military must be something like a Share the Care group — each member depending on the others and trusting with their whole hearts that they were supported. Emotionally, being able to choose to help according to my strengths and to “pass the buck” where I felt I was weak was a Godsend.”

– Research Study Participant

September 11-13th – Final Transition Conference in Tucson, AZ

STC at the ‘Science, Death, and Consciousness’ – Conference


Do you have more questions than answers about the end of life? Few topics are as full of myth and mystery in our culture as end of life discussions and experiences. And few topics are as present and pressing to Baby Boomers than the end of life. The Final Transition Conference introduces science where there had been speculation. It also introduces good research where there mainly had been rumination.

Limited spaces will also be available at the conference for those interested in CEUs and CMEs. The Final Transition Conference will also be streamed live for those who are unable to attend.  Here’s a link for more information about streaming and attending.

Presenting at the conference will be:  Stephan A. Schwartz, Sheila Warnock, Betsy MacGregor MD, Cynda Rushton PhD/RN, Sharon Murfin, Barbara Dossey RN/PhD, Pim van Lommel MD, Larry Dossey MD, Peter Fenwick MD, Julie Beischel PhD, Jim Tucker MD, and Marilyn Schlitz PhD.”