C.O.M.E. Awards images
- Sheila had been nominated by Greg Johnson at EmblemHealth to receive an award from the Caregivers Outreach Ministry Empowerment, Inc.
In honor of National Family Caregiver Month, Caregivers Outreach Ministry Empowerment (C.O.M.E.) hosted its 7th Family Caregiver Recognition Award Luncheon on Saturday, November 9, 2013.
Images of Sheila recieving the C.O.M.E. award from Diane Cooper RN, GNP, M.Ed. (head of C.O.M.E.)
15 Caregiver Honorees and two Community Service Awards given:
Sheila and Dr. Sumir Sahgal, Medical Director of EssenMED House Calls.
2013 Online Appeal & News Highlights
Just last weekend, prior to starting my Share The Care™ presentation, I asked the audience to raise their hand if they were, had been, or anticipated being a caregiver in the near future. EVERY SINGLE PERSON had a hand up.
Most of them were unaware that nearly one third of our population (65 million people) are serving in a caregiving role and burning out fast. Or that many more caregivers will be needed as our aging Baby Boomer population doubles in size to 71 million by 2030, or that the number of younger people who might serve as caregivers is dwindling. And to make matters worse, that there won’t be enough professionals to care for everyone in need.
As our government continues to seek ways of slicing budget spending, any help that might have been available is fast disappearing. Every day brings another threat that Medicare and Medicaid could be downsized or that other much – needed programs will end.
The caregiving crisis isn’t coming…it is here.
Our work is crystal clear: The Share The Care™ model must be made much more visible and accessible for the people who are new to caregiving and to those struggling without help. We are the original “voice of group caregiving.” However, for us to sustain our efforts to help caregivers through our educational programs and advocacy - WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.
Are you aware that we are a totally volunteer driven organization? We work on a shoestring budget and with outdated technical equipment so that making advancements takes much longer than it need be. It took years to raise the money to start to rebuild our home website, And we are still seeking funding to finalize the Journey Dashboard that will allow individual Share The Care groups to communicate and operate online. People often ask us “Don’t book sales cover your costs?” Absolutely not. Celebrities and popular authors get handsome royalties, not a guidebook for caregivers.
Every day health professionals and the clergy tell us that the work we are doing is increasingly valuable and of huge social importance. They see, firsthand, the need for us to continue to expand our programs into many more communities. As one participant from a recent training wrote in his evaluation:
“Such a wonderful experience in caring for our fellow human beings. An outstanding example of
high quality human service .”
- G. Pestow, RN
The good news is that work has commenced on a totally new home website (due to debut in 2014) that will target our diverse audiences more effectively: caregivers and concerned friends, health professionals, faith communities, and corporations. Combined with the powerful word-of-mouth marketing that you and others can generate, and with your generous financial support, Share The Care can continue to support individual caregivers in need and be part of the solution to the caregiving crisis.
Please consider a tax-deductible donation of $100, $500 or $1,000 to help us grow and expand our reach. If you are part of a Share The Care group, please reflect on your experience, and the value of having a ready-made plan
to get up and running to help with your care recipient’s challenges. If we have made a difference in your experience as a caregiver, please forward this appeal to all of your group members and ask them to donate, or consider pooling your funds to make one large donation.
GIFTS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE – EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS.
HOW YOU CAN GIVE:
You may donate online at: www.sharethecare.orgor if you prefer by check. We also invite you to designate your gift in honor of a friend or loved one.
Please make checks payable to ShareTheCaregiving/NCCI, and send to:
c/o The National Center for Civic Innovation – 6th floor
121 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013-1590
Please continue to tell others about your experience with the model – your Share The Care group photos and stories are always welcome for our website. These do much to inspire others. Also, do visit and “LIKE US” on
Facebook (Share The Care)
All of us at ShareTheCaregiving wish you and yours A Happy Holiday Season.
With gratitude for your much needed support,
Founder & President
HOW YOUR DONATIONS CAN HELP:
Donations will go towards the cost of books, and creating, printing, and mailing our other training and educational program materials. Routinely, when contacted by a health organization or a faith community interested in using the model to help their population, or seeking to host our professional training, we mail them A PACKET of our materials.
Currently the equipment used for trainings and presentations is over 11 years old. Since our focus is teaching and presenting (often travelling to do so) updated technology is critical.
2013 Share The Care™ Highlights
56 health professionals attended our training for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Oahu. Left to right: Joan Foley, Hospice & Palliative Care Coordinator, Sheila, and Kimi Chun (Pegs Legs) STC Outreach Director.
With Herb Weatherwax
a WWII Pearl Harbor Veteran
The Care Crew at The First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills
is going strong with 40 active members. sharing the care.
Sheila was named The Local East Coast Fall 2012 Lady Godiva Honoree with her is Lauren Bush Lauren, The First National Lady Godiva Honoree and Founder of FEED.org
The NYC Partnership 4 Family Caregiving Corps
(Share The Care is one of the founding members)
We will participate in Caregiving Summits at Fordham University.
The STC Stations Program in rural Wisconsin funded by GWAAR now has12 STC Stations operational and 3 more in the works. STC Stations provide information and coaching for anyone wanting to start a STC group.
The STC program through Kauai Hospice is helping families island wide. Mary Ann Nordwall on her weekly visit to provide support for Melia.
Manning the table at a church event
STC Administrator, Phyllis Waisman
and Office Manager, Betty Himmelsbach
2013 TEDMED. We won a scholarship to attend this amazing
3-day event at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and participate in the discussions on the caregiving crisis.
|Program from a luncheon hosted by Caregivers Outreach Ministry Empowerment (in honor of National Family Caregivers Month)
||“Community Service Award” presented to Sheila at the event in November
ATTN: NEW YORK CITY CAREGIVERS
Sheila has been nominated by Greg Johnson at EmblemHealth
to receive an award from the
Caregivers Outreach Ministry Empowerment, Inc.
Save The Date November 9th 2013
Caregivers Outreach 7th Annual Family Caregivers Award Luncheon
Master of Ceremonies: Julian Phillips/Motivational Speaker
Come be inspired!
Hope to see you there!
Tickets can be purchased online
White House Event Honors 5,000th Daily Point of Light, Celebrates Legacy of Service
It was a day to reflect on the past, look to the future and honor the countless contributions volunteers make daily in every corner of America.
President Barack Obama and Points of Light Founder President George H. W. Bush joined dozens of service leaders from throughout the country at a White House event on July 15 to present the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award to Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton of Union, Iowa. Hammer and Hamilton are the founders of Outreach, Inc., which provides safe water, food, medical care and education to children and those in need at home and abroad.
President George H. W. Bush and President Barack Obama present the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award
“If the purpose of this award is to celebrate Americans who work to make our country and world a better place – not for their own advantage or for any ulterior motive, but just to serve, pure and simple – I cannot think of anyone more deserving than Kathy Hamilton and Floyd Hammer,” said President Obama, who also took a moment to honor youth service leaders like Yash Gupta of California, who earned a Daily Point of Light Award for founding an organization to provide eyeglasses to the needy.
The Daily Point of Light Award – established in 1989 by President Bush – celebrates the power of individuals, alone and working together, to spark change and improve the world. The White House event was attended by past Daily Points of Light from across the United States who were on hand to pay tribute to the award’s lasting legacy.
The event drew widespread national media coverage, and participation from thousands on social media. It was broadcast live by CNN and C-SPAN, and covered by national news outlets, including the CBS Evening News, the New York Times, USA Today and Politico.
President Bush, who continued his tradition of delighting crowds with colorful socks, introduced his son, Points of Light Chairman Neil Bush, praising him for his commitment to volunteering and service. Neil Bush lauded the ability of Americans to set aside differences and unite for a common purpose.
“Service is one of the things that truly brings our nation together. It transcends politics and addresses problems that government alone cannot solve,” he said.
Points of Light CEO Michelle Nunn announced during the event that The Walt Disney Company will become a founding sponsor of the Daily Points of Light Trust, continuing a legacy of support that began in 1991, when Disney hosted and celebrated the first 575 Daily Point of Light honorees. Disney’s support will help the Daily Point of Light Award move into the future with a special emphasis on honoring individuals and organizations that support and promote volunteering for kids and families.
“It was President Bush’s genius to put a daily spotlight on these individuals and actions that embody the very best of our nation,” said Nunn. “The award is an antidote to the dispiriting cynicism that too often pervades our news and our discourse. It reminds us that people care and that hope is the story — the true story of America.”
Honoring all Points of Light Honorees
Dear Sheila Warnock – Daily Point of Light Honoree,
This Monday, July 15, will be a special moment for Points of Light and the entire service movement. President and Mrs. Obama will host President George H. W. Bush and Mrs. Bush at a special White House ceremony to honor the 5,000th person to receive the Daily Point of Light Award, which recognizes people like you who embrace the challenge of tackling a community need through volunteer service.As a past winner of this award, we would love to have you assist with the Points of Light social media campaign in support of the event. The goal is to show that there are people making a difference everywhere, in every part of the world.
Twitter: We are requesting that people tweet on July 15 about someone who has made an impact on their community or lives using the #mypointoflight hashtag.
Facebook: Copy the image above and post it to your Facebook page on July 15. “Tag” Facebook friends who have been points of light in your life or community, so the image will display proudly on their profile pages. And ask them to keep passing the image along, adding their own points of light.
Thank you for all you have done — and continue to do — as a Daily Point of Light!
With best regards,
Points of Light
Sheila Wins as Lady Godiva’s Local Honoree!
|Dear (Contact First Name),
Sheila Warnock has won $1,000 for Share The Careâ„¢ in the Lady Godiva Contest!!!!
A VERY HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOTED FOR HER DURING THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.
Your efforts to help support the work ShareTheCaregiving are greatly appreciated. Please see the announcement letter below from Lady GODIVA.
SHARE THE CARE’S MISSION:
To improve the quality of life of persons who are seriously ill, disabled or experiencing the challenges of aging, and to reduce the stress, depression, isolation and economic hardship often suffered by their family caregivers.
* Winning the Winter 2012 Prize for the Northeast will put Sheila and Share The Care, in the running for a $10,000 prize.
* From the Lady GODIVA website: From thousands of nominees, and thousands of votes cast, we’re proud to celebrate our Local Lady GODIVA Honoree. Each honoree will receive a grant of $1,000 toward her cause. At the end of the year, GODIVA will choose one Local Lady GODIVA Honoree and contribute $10,000 to her cause or organization.
Please thank your fellow group members, friends and family from STC as well.
We are proud to introduce our Winter Local Lady GODIVA Honorees: Emily Auerbach, Molly Breitenfeld and Sheila Warnock.
These incredible women are the final Honorees for 2012 and we want to thank you for all of your support during the first year of the Program. Through your votes and nominations, GODIVA is able to bring more awareness to these valuable causes and award Emily, Molly and Sheila with a $1,000 grant to further their good works.
Emily Auerbach is a University of Wisconsin professor who personally understands the importance of free education. She created and organized The Odyssey Project that has served more than 280 students by sharing life-changing skills and giving them the confidence to complete college courses and earn degrees.
Molly Breitenfeld created a faith-based group of women to visit homeless shelters and provide praise, worship and pampering for women to empower them and bring hope. Spark Ministry recently celebrated its fifth year and has completed 22 trips to different communities around the country from Seattle to New York.
Sheila Warnock founded ShareTheCaregiving in 2003, a non-profit that teaches ordinary people how to organize and maintain a caregiving group. The model is used in 48 states and nine countries. Sheila has trained thousands of healthcare professionals, clergy members and others to reduce caregiver burnout and costs.
Thank you for your support and participation in the Lady GODIVA Program. Without you, our work with these inspiring women wouldn’t be possible.Sincerely,
Lauri Kien Kotcher
P.S. Stay tuned for an announcement in early March about our 2013 Local Lady GODIVA Program.
2012 Appeal and STC News Highlights of the Year
Dear Share The Care Supporters,
We have been touched by how people in New York, New Jersey and other communities severely hit by Hurricane Sandy have responded to the needs of their friends and neighbors. Across the U.S., funds are also being contributed to organizations best equipped to supply needed food, shelter and manpower.
This outpouring is a beautiful demonstration of why group effort is so critical. Real physical, financial, and emotional supports are needed not only in times of disaster but also year-round for care recipients, and their family caregivers. And especially for those who have no family nearby to care for them.
We daily hear stories of difficult challenges being met by Share The Care groups somewhere in the world. A special magic occurs when people come together to hold their first all-important meeting. The ongoing experience touches each heart in a profound way.
“My Mom needed 24 hour care…I was overwhelmed….I have three small children. My husband works long hours. All of my family lives on the East Coast. I had felt so isolated and alone.
I prayed to God to give me the strength to do it all, instead, he had my boss hold a (Share The Care) meeting. When I walked into the room, I knew my prayers were answered, for he had sent me an ‘Army of Angels.’”
- P. McHale
Our work is crystal clear: Make the model more visible and accessible for caregivers and their concerned friends. We are working through health professionals, faith communities and corporations. With the powerful word-of-mouth marketing that you and others can generate, and with your generous financial gifts, all things are possible.
Please consider a tax-deductible donation of $100, $500 or $1,000 to help us continue to grow and expand our reach and help more caregivers. If you are part of a Share The Care group, please consider pooling your funds to make one large donation.
GIFTS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS.
We also invite you to designate your gift in honor of a friend or loved one. You may donate through Network for Good online at: www.sharethecare.org or if you prefer by check.
Please make checks payable to ShareTheCaregiving/NCCI, and send to:
C/o The National Center for Civic Innovation – 6th floor
121 Avenue of the America’s
New York, NY 10013-1590
If you are involved in a Share The Care group, please tell us about it. We welcome your photos and stories for our web site, too. You can also visit and like us on:
Facebook (Share The Care)
We deeply appreciate your contributions to make Share The Care a caregiving solution for everyone, everywhere. We wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday season.
Founder & President
2012 Highlights and News
Share The Care is Island-wide thanks to Kauai Hospice Volunteers.
We led a training in January and Deborah Duda, STC Coordinator (left) and Lori Miller, ED of Kauai Hospice, (right) got the program rolling immediately.
The Share The Care Stations Program in Wisconsin is going great guns. Eight Stations are up and running, with four more planned for 2013. Claire Culbertson (left) with Greater Wisconsin’s Agency on Aging Resources is leading the pilot program. (See one of our Station Ads below.)
Share The Care™ will be featured in an upcoming caregiving issue of Natural Transitions Magazine
Click here to visit the web site: www.naturaltransitions.org
In June, the NYC Partnership 4 Family Caregiving Corp was introduced to the Corporate World. An Initiative of EmblemHealth, Share The Care was invited to be one of five founding members of the Corp.
Event at the American Cancer Society’s HOPE LODGE a residence for patients and caregivers in NYC for treatment.
Left to right: Sheila, David Pulli – Director of Patient Services, Greg Johnson – EmblemHealth Director Community Outreach and Marion Gambardella – Support Groups
We were a winner in The Marigold “IDEAS FOR GOOD” Contest and will get $5,000 toward the total overhaul of our home website. The contest is sponsored by Encore.org
Volunteers: Betty Himmelsbach (right) and Administrator Phyllis Walsman in our new space on West 19th Street.
Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO hosted a Share The Care Training for their medical professionals and established a Share The Care Station manned by Kathy McBee (featured in the video on OzarksFirst news web site) to help local caregivers and patients.
Share The Care Stations
SHARE THE CARE STATIONS are up and running in different parts of the country. Following our full-day Professional Training, a local organization can establish a Station so that caregivers and their concerned friends can access Share The Care information and get ongoing coaching and supports, from a trained volunteer or professional.
Share The Care™ ads, posters and flyers are available to create public awareness that group caregiving assistance is a phone call or web site visit away. These materials can be posted in local hospital waiting rooms, pharmacies, libraries, hospice, support group meetings, faith communities and community centers and more
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Share The Care Stations Ad
Please Vote – Sheila is a Lady Godiva Program Semi Finalist!
JUST A MINUTE (A DAY)
CAN MAKE SHARE THE CARE A WINNER
We have just learned that Sheila has been selected out of thousands of nominees to be a Local Lady Godiva Semi-Finalist. Please take a minute to vote today (and everyday) through December 20th to help her win for Share The Care.
CLICK HERE TO VOTE AND READ MORE ABOUT THIS WONDERFUL PROGRAM FROM LADY GODIVA: http://ladygodivaprogram.com/
The Local Lady Godiva contest will award one Local Lady GODIVA Honoree
In each of the three regions each season with $1,000 toward their cause.
At the end of the year, GODIVA will choose one Local Lady GODIVA Honoree
And contribute $10,000 to her cause or organization.
You can also leave comments…please do, especially if Share The Care has made a difference for you or someone you know as it may inspire others who do not know Sheila to vote for her.
PLEASE VOTE EVERY DAY AND ASK YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CO-WORKERS TO VOTE AS WELL.
Thank you for your help!
Sheila is one of the winners of the Marigold “Ideas for Good”
Contest sponsored by Encore.org and Road Scholar.
That means ShareTheCaregiving will receive $5,000 towards a much needed rebuild of our home web site.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR VOTES AND CONTINUED SUPPORT.
To view all the winners in different categories Click here.
If you asked others to vote please click here to show them this thank you as well.
VOTE for Share The Care To Win A $5,000 GRANT!!
CLICK HERE to vote (you must be on Facebook to sign-in to vote): http://www.takepart.com/thebestexoticmarigoldhotel/voting/august
PLEASE NOTE: You can vote once every 24-hour period, not once per calendar day.
So if you vote on Tuesday at 2:30 PM you have to wait until Weds. at 2:30 PM to vote again.
Five winners (in different categories) this October, will receive a $5,000 grant toward their project.
A $5,000 GRANT would go to go toward the cost of a total revitalization of our home website www.sharethecare.org to make it easier to find exactly what you need if you are a caregiver or concerned friend, a health professional, a faith-based organization, or a corporation. If we win, all we would need is one last matching grant to get going.
The contest is conjunction with Encore.org and Road Scholar, Participant Media and TakePart.com. One grand-prize winner each month will receive an educational or service-learning adventure via Road Scholar. Let it be me!