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For your next community event…

Book A Speaker Who Can Make
A Real Difference

We will work with you to tailor a presentation for your audience and event: conference, seminar, keynote, workshop, village community center.

  • Caregivers and concerned friends, support groups
  • VA and military health professionals, caregivers or clubs
  • Women’s/men’s organizations, clubs, retirement or village community centers
  • Villages/Communities – aging in place issues, end of life concerns
  • Teamwork, community building seminars

Contact us at for availability, information and fees.
Click here to download our  Speaker flyer as a PDF.

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Presentations and Workshops

How to turn “What Can I do to Help?” Into Action

(for caregivers, their concerned friends and neighbors,
village or community centers, clubs, faith communities)

A friend tells you of a loved one’s illness. Another says she or he is caring for an aging parent. A couple faces long-term health issues with no outside support. We’ve all said it—because it’s the most universal, most instinctive reaction: “What can I do to help?” Everyone will be touched by caregiving at some point in life. What can each of us do now so that we are better prepared for our turn at bat? And how can we avoid burning out?

During this introduction to the Share The Care™ (STC) model, you’ll hear the story of how the first STC group was born and what happened to inspire the authors to write the STC guidebook so that others could follow in their footsteps.

The presentation includes examples of STC groups who have gone above and beyond the usual caregiving “call of duty” and their very inspiring accomplishments.

This presentation is about “community” at its best.

(60-90 minutes) Q & A, Handout brochures

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Single, Separated, Widowed or Divorced –
“Who Cares for the Person Who Lives Alone?”

(general public, clubs, faith communities, village or retirement communities)

Today more and more people live alone far from family; or they have no family.  What happens when they need help?  Who will care for them?

This presentation is filled with stories of groups that came to the rescue of individuals without family, or spouse, or relatives who could take on a caregiver role.

The audience learns through storytelling of how “created Share The Care™ (STC) families” have overcome some very difficult challenges. And though these families cannot cure, they can heal.

This presentations includes what it takes to start a STC group as well as important suggestions on how we can each “be better prepared” should we ever need support–no matter if we have family or not.

(60-90 minutes) Q & A, Handout brochures.

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Let us help you make Share The Care™ (STC) part of your community program to make life better for your caregivers, their care recipients and your whole community through STC presentations and/or the following workshop:

“Let’s Get Started ”
A Workshop For Caregivers & Concerned Friends

Workshop Description:

You know several people in your community who could use a Share The Care™ (STC) group. Several of their friends are ready to get things organized. However, the person in need of the care seems reluctant to have their caregiver approach others to participate. How can they be assured that this model will work without pushing people away? What can everyone do to get some much-needed relief for the caregiver?

Working together in little groups within a larger group, people feel more encouraged and less alone in their need for outside support.

Following background stories and examples of what groups are capable of doing we walk everyone through each of the steps needed to organize and maintain their first STC meeting.  Lots of Q & A and sharing.

If a care recipient has no family caregiver–this is a wonderful way for two friends to start a “caregiving family” to support them.

Following this workshop each should leave with plan of action and a sense of confidence and enthusiasm about accepting help.

This workshop is between 3 -3.5 hours (depending on number of people.) There is minimum of 30 people.

Materials:  Each participant receives a copy of the STC guidebook and a special workbook that includes 23 STC forms, handouts and suggestions.