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CancerCare’s Sixth Annual Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp

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CancerCare’s Sixth Annual Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp

Is scheduled for June 13-15, 2014.

Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp:

  • This free event is open to all families with children/teens who have lost a loved one to cancer in the last two years.
  • Friday June 13 – Sunday June 15, 2014
  • The camp is held at a working dude ranch in the beautiful Poconos in Milford, Pennsylvania.
  • Families can register for this event by contacting Claire Grainger, LCSW at 201-301-6811 (cgrainger@cancercare.org) or Kathy Nugent, LCSW at 201-3.1-6809 or (knugent@cancercare.org).
  • Limited space is available, and on a first-come first-serve basis. Registration is required by 5/1/14.

For seventy years, CancerCare has offered free support services to people with cancer, their loved ones, and the bereaved. Our Healing Hearts Camp has grown each year and offers families a chance to remember their loved one as they heal from their loss with others who truly understand.

It is a wonderful healing experience for the whole family. Space is limited

Click the link below to download/view the flyer as a PDF.
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The U.S. Economy Does Not Value Caregivers

This article is from The Atlantic and can be viewed here with images and intended formatting: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/01/the-us-economy-does-not-value-caregivers/282887/

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Providers of physical and spiritual care are just as indispensable to our society as providers of income. So why don’t we treat them that way?
Anne-Marie Slaughter Jan 9 2014, 9:59 AM ET

Single mother Dee St. Franc works two jobs and raises her 5-year old daughter. (Barbara Ries)

Throughout its history, America has continued to reinvent itself, each time producing a better society for more of us than the one that preceded it. Reconstruction improved on the pre-Civil War republic. The New Deal created a “new America” that was a great improvement on the Gilded Age. The civil rights movement generated legislation guaranteeing the equality promised in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

This constant reinvention is fueled by what I call “the idea that is America”—the principles of liberty, democracy, equality, justice, tolerance, humility, and faith on which our country was founded. As I’ve written, our history is a continual “process of trying to live up to our ideals, falling short, succeeding in some places, and trying again in others.”
The United States has among the highest child poverty rates of any developed economy.

The next period of American renewal cannot come fast enough. The gap between the richest and poorest Americans is growing wider. In fact, the top 10 percent took in more than half of all income in 2012, the highest share since the data series started.

Yet the United States has among the highest child poverty rates of any developed economy. We spend more but get less for our healthcare and education dollars than Canada, the United Kingdom, South Korea, and other nations. We are falling behind on these important measures of human progress in the world—but even more importantly, we are falling behind in terms of our ability to live up to our own values.

Click here to read the full article on the Atlantic…

 

STC’s Educational Program Makes a Difference

 

   

 

 

 

How your support for

Share The Care’s

Educational Program

is making a difference.

 

 

Last year Melia, a beautiful 20 year old in Kauai, Hawaii experienced the horrible results (both physical and emotional) of a drug overdose.

 

Though her family rallied around her in hospital and rehab they were quickly overwhelmed, not only with all the care required, but also with the devastating financial burdens that came with it. They were burning out fast and didn’t know where to turn.

 

A friend of the family heard about the Share The Care™ Program that was initiated in 2012 through Kauai Hospice following a Share The Care training for 54 professionals and volunteers. Today, they have become known throughout the island as a valuable, viable community resource that offers support to people with all kinds of caregiving challenges.

 

Melia’s “Funny Family” offers an abundance of love and support. They help with daily activities and care as she is unable to speak or move without assistance.

 

Melia’s mom is passionate about helping others and shares a video that was shot during her daughter’s initial hospital stay as it illustrates how a drug overdose changed life for Melia and her entire family in just the blink of an eye.

 

Praying for Melia's Recovery
Praying for Melia’s Recovery

This is a video link and will take you to YouTube to view it.

 

 

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THANK YOU your contributions to make Share The Care a caregiving solution for people everywhere.

 

Happy Holiday to you all.

 

Gratefully,

Sheila

 

 

Sheila Warnock