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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.

#WorthSaying campaign at GOLDEN GLOBES starts now

SHARETHECAREGIVING INC. A PROGRAM OF
THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR CIVIC INNOVATION
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.

THE CAMPAIGN STARTS NOW
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!”
THANK YOU!!!
 Sheila
Sheila Warnock
Founder & President

STC Website wins Today’s Caregiver Magazine Award!

… and the Award from Today’s Caregiver Magazine’s
2015 Caregiver Friendly® website goes to…

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STC website homepage

Today’s Caregiver, the first national magazine for all family and professional caregivers, and caregiver.com  announce the 2015 Caregiver Friendly® Award recipients.  The Caregiver Friendly® Awards are designed to celebrate products, services, books and media created with the needs of caregivers in mind.

“HOW WE CAN HELP YOU?” is the theme of our NEW  sharethecare.org  web site. It was designed so that our varied caregiving audiences can locate the information they need about our highly regarded group caregiving model-Share The Care™.

Easy-to-navigate and color-coded for:
  • Caregivers & Concerned Friends
  • Health Professionals
  • Faith Communities and
  • Corporations
Visit for: information, resources, 23 forms, links to purchase book, videos, group stories, trainings, workshops, presentations and support.
About The Caregiver Friendly Awards:
Caregiver Friendly® Awards are presented by Today’s Caregiver magazine to celebrate outstanding books, media, products and services designed with the best interest of the family caregiver in mind. Today’s Caregiver magazine, launched in 1995, is published by Caregiver Media Group, which also produces the Fearless Caregiver Conferenceswww.caregiver.com and The Fearless Caregiver book which teaches caregivers how to become their loved one’s fearless advocates within the healthcare system.

7th Annual Palliative Care Conference

 On Friday, May 29th Sheila had the honor of being the closing session speaker for the

7th Annual Palliative Care Conference at Molloy College in Rockville Centre , NY.

Approximately 400 health professionals from local and surrounding communities, as well as some students were In attendance.

Phyllis Quinlan, PhD., RN-BC, Louis Cino, Dean of Molloy College and Sheila Warnock

Phyllis Quinlan, PhD., RN-BC, Louis Cino, Dean of Molloy College and Sheila Warnock

Phyllis Quinlan, who is on the Board of the College and also received several degrees from the College, introduced Sheila to the conference audience.

Earlier in the day before her lecture, Sheila was able to sit in on a workshop led by Phyllis  “How To Sustain the Joy in Being a Professional Caregiver.” 

Attention Nurses:  check out her Blog:

http://careforthecaregiver.me/2015/05/16/healthcare-system-fail-is-this-why-nurses-are-overwhelmed-a-guest-post-by-colin-baird/

THE MAGGIE KUHN AWARDS – April 23, 2015

The Maggie Kuhn awards are presented yearly by Presbyterian Senior Services.    Last Thursday at the Harvard Club in New York City, the Rev. Greg Johnson from EmblemHealth gave Sheila a beautiful and touching introduction.

In her speech Sheila expressed her thanks to Maggie Kuhn for changing the world for people over 65 by standing up, and speaking out and to PSS for how humbled she was to be among their list of illustrious past award winners.  She acknowledged the many contributions of the members of her organization, their funders and supporters.  She also described her early years after founding the organization and the warm encouragement she received from the members of the NYC Family Caregiver Coalition.   Greg Johnson received her  special thanks for being a true champion of Share The Care from the minute she met him years ago.

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The Maggie Kuhn Award

The 2015 Recipients were:

Thomas Kamber
Executive Director of OATS and Founder of Senior Planet

Sheila Warnock
Founder and President, ShareTheCaregiving aka Share The Care™

Laura Jervis and David Taylor
Visionary Founders of the PSS/WSF Grandparent Family Apartments

 

Some of those who attended.

Some of those who attended.

Holiday Appeal Letter & 2014 Accomplishments!

ONE THING YOU CAN SAY ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION IS THAT WE WALK OUR TALK.

This year Phyllis, our administrator, jumped into action to start a Share The Care (STC) group to support a neighborhood friend, suffering from leukemia, cope with massive rounds of chemotherapy before her (successful) bone marrow transplant.  “Andra’s Allies” is made up of friends from their local block association-a mini village of New York City neighbors-who were her key support for 10 months and continue their efforts as Andra slowly recovers.  As Phyllis points out, this was an eye-opening experience for all involved.

Phyllis Califano - STC Administrator

Phyllis Califano

“Though our block association is used to working together to improve the neighborhood, this was the first time we were called on to help a neighbor with a serious health issue.  So many of Andra’s Allies told me they were impressed that STC gave them so much flexibility and made giving their time easy.”

Our organization is unique in that not only do we educate people about STC but we also train other organizations, institutions, and faith communities to use our model to help their caregivers, care recipients and families.  This often means donations go elsewhere other than to ShareTheCaregiving.  So please know that we truly rely upon our supporters to help us keep helping others.  STC information is too critical not to share.

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 your group. We need you to TAKE ACTION to support our work generously this year.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation of $100$500 or $1,000 to help us grow and expand our reach. You can even make a significant donation to STC as a whole group.  Visit our website DONATE page that lists a variety of ways people can give.  EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS – YOUR GIFTS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE

You may donate online at:  www.sharethecare.org/donate or if you prefer by check.  If sending a check, please send to the address below and make it payable to:

ShareTheCaregiving/NCCI
C/o The National Center for Civic Innovation – 6th floor
121 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013-1590

We always welcome your STC group photos and stories for the website. These really do inspire others.   Also, please visit and  Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter

We wish you and yours A Happy, Healthy Holiday Season.

With gratitude for your much needed support,

Sheila

Sheila Warnock
Founder & President

Please click here or scroll down to view our list of 2014’s accomplishments below.

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Donations are used to cover the cost of books, and creating, printing, and mailing our training and educational program materials.  We need funds to develop new educational materials.  People who contact us for support are pleasantly surprised to get a “personal” email or telephone call back; something of a rarity these days.
Currently our computers and equipment used for trainings and presentations are over 11 years old.  Since our focus is teaching and presenting (often travelling to do so) updated technology is critical.

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2014 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
STC's new home website: www.sharethecare.org
NEW STC HOME WEBSITE
 

Our greatest impact is made via our internet presence and in October we were proud to debut our brand new home website (see screenshot on the right). Now we can provide relevant information to each of our four audiences: caregivers and concerned friends, health professionals, faith communities and corporations.
Take a look. 


In April the NYC Partnership for Family Caregiving Corps participated in a Caregiving Conference at the NY Academy of Medicine. Over 300 people showed up in the pouring rain to learn more about NYC caregiving resources.
Sheila with Greg Johnson, Emblem Health and Dr. Robin Fenley, Department for the Aging, NYC
Sheila with Greg Johnson, Emblem Health and Dr. Robin Fenley, Department for the Aging, NYC

STC RESEARCH STUDY UNDERWAY
In the Spring of 2015 researcher Amy Hegenger plans to publish and present the results from her study of the STC model. She has collected feedback from past and present STC group members, caregivers and care recipients.
The goal of the study is to attain evidenced-based status for STC by proving the many benefits derived from using the model.

 

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THIS TOPIC HIT A NERVE
The number of people living alone is growing rapidly and many have no family nearby (or none at all). A “created family” like STC can make all the difference in the world. (Click here or on the image to the right to read the article.)

 

STC MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
© ShareTheCaregiving 2014 All rights reserved | Contact STC: info@sharethecare.org

Presidential Proclamation — National Family Caregivers Month, 2014

NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVER MONTH PROCLAMATION…………..THANK YOU; THANK YOU; THANK YOU TO ALL FAMILY CAREGIVERS

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/11/01/presidential-proclamation-national-family-caregivers-month-2014

NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH, 2014

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Each day, courageous individuals step forward to help care for family members in need, their quiet acts of selflessness and sacrifice telling a story of love and devotion. Across our country, parents and children, siblings and spouses, friends and neighbors heroically give of themselves to support those in their lives affected by illness, injury, or disability. During National Family Caregivers Month, we salute the people who play difficult and exhausting roles, and we recommit to lifting up these Americans as they care for their loved ones while protecting their dignity and individuality.

In the United States, more than 60 million caregivers provide invaluable strength and assistance to their family members, and as the number of older Americans rises, so will the number of caregivers. Many of these dedicated people work full time and raise children of their own while also caring for the needs of their loved ones. Caregivers support the independence of their family members and enable them to more fully participate in their communities, and as a Nation, we have an obligation to empower these selfless individuals.

My Administration continues to work to improve many of the resources on which caregivers depend. The Affordable Care Act invested in programs that expand home and community-based services. To lift up a new generation of service members — our 9/11 Generation — we are fighting to ensure those who care for them have access to the support they need, including financial assistance, comprehensive caregiver training, mental health services and counseling, and respite care. Many caregivers rely on workplace flexibility and reasonable accommodations, and this year my Administration held the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families to develop a comprehensive agenda that ensures hard-working Americans do not have to choose between being productive employees and responsible family members. And next year, we will host the White House Conference on Aging, which will focus on the needs of older Americans and those who care for them.

Not only this month, but every month, let us work alongside our Nation’s caregivers and make certain they are able to provide the best possible care for their loved ones for as long as necessary. Together, we recognize those who place service above self, including the women and men looking after our veterans. By offering them the same comfort, social engagement, and stability they bring to others, may we remind them that they are not alone.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2014 as National Family Caregivers Month. I encourage all Americans to pay tribute to those who provide for the health and well-being of their family members, friends, and neighbors.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.

BARACK OBAMA

STC on the Wall Street Journal Marketwatch

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An article on the Wall Street Journal:
Online: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/for-the-best-retirement-build-a-social-portfolio-2014-05-21
Click here to view as a PDF

Article by Elizabeth O’Brien
Reporter, MarketWatch

From: Page 2 of the article:
A disparate group of friends can also cohere into a powerful caregiving unit in times of need, said Sheila Warnock, founder and president of the New York City-based nonprofit organization ShareTheCaregiving and co-author of the book, “Share the Care: How to organize a group to care for someone who is seriously ill.” Years ago, Warnock, then an advertising creative director, and a friend formed a group to care for a sick mutual friend, a divorced woman with two teenage children and a serious cancer diagnosis.

The caregiving group of 12 members came from all aspects of the friend’s life, and most were strangers to one another at the beginning. Not all were close friends of the sick woman. Yet they organized into a unit that took care of their mutual friend for 3½ years, until her death, using a system of rotating “captains” that allowed everyone to contribute in different roles—going to medical appointments, cooking, cleaning, and even organizing a daughter’s wedding—without any one caregiver feeling overwhelmed.

Warnock has some advice for those who live alone and prize their independence, a group whose ranks are growing. Today, a record 27% of U.S. households are compromised of just one person, including those of nearly 12 million Americans 65 and over, according to the Census Bureau, up from nearly 10 million in 2000.

One reason why caregiving can feel overwhelming, both for the giver and the receiver, is because as a society we don’t often experience it until the need becomes overpowering, Warnock said. “Back in the pioneer days, if you didn’t have your neighbors, you wouldn’t survive,” she said. “These days, you walk down the street and everyone has their face in an iPhone.”

So make like a pioneer and practice giving and receiving help, Warnock advised. Go shopping for an elderly neighbor. Ask friends to come paint your apartment. That way, it won’t feel so foreign when you’re in a position to really need the help—or to give it.

Time spent cultivating your network is one of the best investments you can make. A diverse portfolio will give you something to live on in retirement, but friends will give you something to live for.

For the best retirement, build a ‘social portfolio’ – MarketWatch