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2019 End of Year Accomplishments & Appeal

November/December 2019
Dear Share The Care™ Community,
Whew, we had another momentous year! Working diligently, we spoke with a number of hospitals to demonstrate how STC can support and strengthen discharge planning to ease the transition from hospital to home for the patient and their caregiver and reduce hospital re-admissions and caregiver stress and burnout. We are scheduled to continue our discussions with two large hospital systems before year’s end and I hope to report great progress on this front in 2020. Additionally, we presented at quite a number of prestigious conferences. (see highlights below).
This year we made significant strides working with AARP’s Purpose Prize Support Team. We benefited immeasurably from their invaluable coaching, contacts and information to create a powerful prospectus. We’re also now poised to be a part of AARP’s Caregiver social media efforts and state speakers’ bureau in 2020.
We have come a very long way since starting the organization 16 years ago. Today we boast a powerful mission backed by the second edition of our book, a grassroots evidence-informed model built on a philosophy secured by solid principles and systems for sharing responsibilities for people of all ages with varying health concerns or challenges at any stage of the full life cycle. And we have a carefully crafted, highly regarded accredited professional training program, which has already been delivered around the US and S.W. Ontario. Today, we estimate STC has touched at least half a million people in 49 states, 2 territories and 19 countries.
To ensure we maximize this momentum and take advantage of the exciting opportunities for growth, we need your support. Our priority is the need to rebuild our infrastructure, as it is the primary way STC informs and educates as well as receives donations. While society is increasingly aware that we need effective solutions to meet the ever increasing shortage of professional and paraprofessional caregivers, and the ever increasing burden on family caregivers, funding often goes elsewhere, such as to large, disease-specific organizations.
So please, help us provide a better quality of life for the patient and to reduce the stress, isolation, depression and economic hardship of their caregiver and families by teaching the benefits of teamwork.
YOUR SUPPORT IS CRITICAL. Make a tax-deductible donation of $100, $500, $1,000 or $5,000 now and support having a ready-made plan to organize and sustain a group to help care for one’s loved one.
ACT NOW, EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS
YOUR GIFTS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
To donate online go to: www.sharethecare.org and click on SUPPORT US.  Or send a check, payable to ShareTheCaregiving/NCCI and mail to:
ShareTheCaregiving/NCCI
c/o The National Center for Civic Innovation – 6thfloor
121 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013-1590
Thank you to each and every one of you!
WE WISH YOU AND YOURS A JOYOUS HOLIDAY SEASON.
 Sheila
Sheila Warnock
Founder & President
To help us inspire others and increase our visibility, if you have a STC team, send us your group videos, photos and/or stories and “LIKE US” on Facebook: Share The Care™ and Twitter: ShareTheCareOrg and Instagram: Sharethecareorg
2019 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2018 End of Year Accomplishments & Appeal

November/December 2018
Dear Share The Care™ Supporters,
In 2018, we put the pedal to the metal, attending or speaking at a number of important conferences, leading a STC training and participating at a summit focused on respite for caregivers. All of these events recognized what we have been broadcasting for years, the coming 2030 aging crisis–a time when there will not be enough health professionals or people to take on the care of 71 million boomers over 65, many of whom will need support.
During the year, we identified an immediate phenomenon where STC can provide help: during the patient’s transition from hospital to home. Here the care team, and not just the family caregiver, can be instructed on how to care for the loved one to avoid hospital re-admission, an all too common occurrence in the face of caregiver stress, burnout or social isolation due to lack of support. Many hospitals have “People”- Centered Care Programs, a natural fit for STC to be introduced at discharge, or during hospital support groups after receiving a difficult diagnosis.
We will add this focus to our work in the coming year as we continue to introduce STC to the friends, neighbors, and faith communities where many seek help, assist working caregivers who find themselves overwhelmed as they juggle their caregiving duties with their jobs and family responsibilities, strive to incorporate STC into the curriculum for social work and nursing, and work to offer a Spanish edition of STC.
Your Support Has Never Been More Critical.  We have our work cut out for the coming year and far beyond. To accomplish any of this and ultimately make “Let’s Start an STC Group” the household refrain when faced with a family caregiving medical or aging crisis, please donate to ShareTheCaregiving with a meaningful tax-deductible donation of $100, $500 or $1,000 now. Perhaps you’ve just become a family caregiver or were helped by an STC group, regardless, please reflect on the value of having a ready-made plan to organize and sustain a group to help you care for your loved one.
PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW
EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS – YOUR GIFTS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
To donate online go to: www.sharethecare.org 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:
ShareTheCaregiving/NCCI
c/o The National Center for Civic Innovation – 6thfloor
121 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013-1590
Please send us your STC group videos, photos and stories to inspire new groups.  Please increase our visibility “LIKE US” on Facebook: Share The Care™ and Twitter: ShareTheCareOrg and Instagram: Sharethecareorg 

2018-Accomplishments
We want to share two videos that Phyllis Quinlan, PhD, RN-BC and I (Sheila) did recently at the Planetree Conference in Boston, thanks to Kistein Monkhouse, MPA – PatientOrator.
What makes them special is that we cover the Share The Care model from different perspectives: the layperson who lived and helped create it and the professional who understands its true value for hospital person-centered care programs.
Sheila Warnock | Share The Care: Improving Quality of Life for Anyone Who Needs Support
Phyllis Quinlan, PhD, RN, BC | Elevating Patients, Family Caregivers, & Healthcare Professionals
Clicking on the above video links will take you to the STC YouTube Channel to view them.
A heartfelt thank you to all of our supporters!

Warm wishes to you and yours for
A MEANINGFUL HOLIDAY SEASON.
Sheila< Sheila Warnock
Founder and President

Opportunities like these don’t happen every day!

We envision the STC model being integrated into person-centered care programs in hospitals around the country and woven into of the curriculum for students of social work and nursing. To make these goals a reality we need to step up the level of STC awareness among caregivers, professionals and institutions to confirm what this RN had to say about STC.
“Such a wonderful experience in caring for our fellow human beings.
Outstanding example of high quality human service.”
In order to accomplish all of this we need your support to cover the cost of conference/travel expenses to attend, present and network at the targeted conferences below.
Please realize that opportunities to present at Planetree and NHCGNE are limited and very competitive and being selected as a presenter is a VERY big deal!

OUR FOUR OPPORTUNITIES

Service Unites Conference – Points of Light
Atlanta, GA June 17-20 – HUGE National Volunteers conference
2018 Planetree International Conference on Person-Centered Care
Boston, MA October 7-10 – presenter
Third Annual National Caregiving Conference, CareGiving.com
Chicago, IL November 8-10 – to receive an award, participate on panel
National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence
(NHCGNE) Leadership Conference
Boston, MA November 13-14 – presenter

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO RAISE $4,500

We have raised 25% of the needed $6,000 to cover the costs of conference fees and travel expenses. PLEASE HELP US RAISE THE REST TODAY. Your gift of $25, 50, $100 or $500 or more can take us there to do our work and get people talking about STC.
Please donate online at www.sharethecare.org
Or if you prefer by 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.
THANK YOU!!! We will keep you posted on these conferences in our upcoming STC Newsletters.

STC Conferences!

We have several great opportunities during the rest of this year to spread the word about our evidence-informed STC model and to network with brand new audiences. My attendance at the important conferences listed below would allow me to make valuable connections that could lead to significant visibility and progress for STC and our organization.
However, we do need your support to enable us to attend.
Please help us raise $6,000
to cover travel, hotel and conference fees.
We ask that you TAKE ACTION NOW as our first conference is in June. A generous tax-deductible donation of $100, $500 or $1,000 or more would help us. Or pool your donation with others in your group for one larger one.

To donate online go to:  www.sharethecare.org and click on any SUPPORT US button.

If sending a check, please send to the address below and make it payable to:

ShareTheCaregiving/NCCI
CONFERENCES
(Fortunately in a couple of instances the conference fee is covered by a scholarship or gift, as listed below each conference.)
Services Unites
SERVICE UNITES CONFERENCE – POWERED BY POINTS OF LIGHT
Atlanta, GA. June 17-20
The goal is to collaborate and ensure the volunteer sector continues to grow and innovate in this rapidly changing world. As the world’s largest service-related convening, it brings together more than 2,500 nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders to gain and share the knowledge, resources and connections needed to galvanize the power of people to create change globally.
L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth has provided me with a scholarship to cover the conference fee.
PlaneTree
2018 PLANETREE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PERSON-CENTERED CARE
Boston, MA. October 7-10
Planetree is a non-profit organization that provides education and information in a collaborative community of healthcare organizations, facilitating efforts to create patient-centered care in healing environments.
We have just received notice that we are 1 of 15 selected to present! This is huge!!
Caregiving.com
THIRD ANNUAL NATIONAL CAREGIVING CONFERENCE
Chicago, IL. November 8-10
A three-day event for caregivers sponsored by CareGiving.com. It will include a 2018 VISIONARY AWARD reception for five winners and if you recall, I am one of them. We will also participate in panels during the conference and I will have plenty of network time to meet caregivers and introduce them to STC.
Because I am a Visionary Award Winner my conference fee has been waived by CareGiving.com.
NHCGNE
NATIONAL HARTFORD CENTER OF GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING EXCELLENCE (NHCGNE) LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE:
 
THRIVING TOGETHER AS WE AGE: OLDER ADULTS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS
Boston, MA. November 13-14
A one and one-half day event for gerontological nursing leaders. One of the objectives of this conference is to broaden the discourse on aging, diversity and formal and informal caregiving for persons with dementia and other disabling conditions related to aging.
I am fortunate to have received an invitation to introduce STC and have a discussion about our caregiving formula at a lunchtime table discussion. 

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.
 
EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS – YOUR GIFTS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
To donate online go to: www.sharethecare.org 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:
ShareTheCaregiving/NCCI 
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
A BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY SEASON. 
 Sheila
Sheila Warnock
Founder & President
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STC 2017 Accomplishments

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SHARE THE CARE End of Year Accomplishments & Appeal

SHARE THE CARE™ IS LOOKING FORWARD TO 2017
November/December 2016
Dear Share The Care™ Supporters,

STC_Accomplishments_2016-3You are the BEST! We are always encouraged by the enthusiasm that groups, health professionals, faith communities, working caregivers and our friends have for the STC model. It is the fuel that keeps us going.  Last year your donations made it possible for us to present STC and the research at several highly visible global conferences in order to build awareness that STC is an evidence-informed caregiving model. We were very successful in establishing important new contacts and interest for STC. Thank you!

At the top of our wish list for this year are funds to purchase (newer) refurbished computers and tech person to install software and transfer all our files. Our equipment is totally outdated. Our computer operating systems are no longer supported by FireFox or Safari so that drastically limits our ability to participate in certain webinars or download files. We are also in great need of a lighter, and more up-to-date laptop for travel/teaching.

COLLABORATIONS are key to expansion in 2017 and we are delighted to report on one already in action. STC and Road Scholar have joined forces to give family caregivers and individuals in STC groups an  opportunity to apply for ten educational travel grants. STC is reaching out to our STC groups and to other organizations in order to alert their caregivers about this chance for a well-deserved respite experience. If you qualify to apply, or in the case of STC groups, you have a deserving member you’d like to nominate, check out the special landing page we have created for this exciting promotion.

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: www.sharethecare.org 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

Visit our website DONATE page that lists a variety of other ways people can give including shopping online through our website.

EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS – YOUR GIFTS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE

And please send us your STC group photos and stories to inspire new groups.

Warm wishes to you and yours for
A Healthy and Magical Holiday Season,

Sheila

Sheila Warnock
Founder & President
Your tax-deductible donations will cover our conference fund allowing us to travel and present the STC model and research at highly visible conferences. (Our abstract has already been accepted by four.)  Also to cover the cost of books, printing brochures and creating new program materials.  My computer is over 12 years old and needs to be replaced.

 

Click here or on the image above to read our accomplishments as an enlargeable PDF!

2015 Thank you & Appeal

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

 

The industry of healthcare is mandated to find ways to deliver quality, safe care in an efficient manner.  Share The Care enables us to meet that challenge without sacrificing the humanity needed to be patient/family centered.”
(Quoted from an STC professional user) PhD, RN-BC
Whether you are a caregiver, a group member, a health professional or a community please consider the ways STC has impacted your life, your work and your community for the better and take action to support our mission.
With only 3 days left before the New Year please consider a tax-deductible donation to STC especially if you have never gifted us before.
Help get STC off to a rousing start in 2016 and build on the considerable momentum gained in 2015.

Your support helped us to

accomplish so much in 2015

As our work continues to touch the lives of so many around the world, we ask for your support now.  Please consider a tax-deductible donation of $100$500 or $1,000 (or whatever you can afford) to help us to expand and sustain our efforts.  Please give generously online at: www.sharethecare.orgor if you prefer to give by check please make it payable as listed below and mail it to the address shown.
ShareTheCaregiving/NCCI 
C/o The National Center for Civic Innovation – 6th floor
121 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013-1590
You can even make a significant donation to STC as a whole group.  Please visit our website DONATE page that lists a variety of ways people can give.And now you can support us by doing your online Holiday (or anytime) shopping or travel reservations through our website.
EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS – YOUR GIFTS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE   
We always welcome your STC group photos and stories for the website. They really do inspire others. Please help us gain visibility and “LIKE US” on Facebook: Share The Care™ and: Twitter ShareTheCareOrg
With gratitude, and best wishes for a Healthy, Happy New Year.
 Sheila
Sheila Warnock
Founder & President
Your tax-deductible donations will cover our conference fund allowing us to travel and present the STC model and research at highly visible conferences. Also to cover the cost of books, printing brochures and creating new program materials.  My computer is over 12 years old and needs to be replaced.

End of Year Accomplishments & Appeal

SHARE THE CARE™
HAS BEEN WORKING FOR 20 YEARS!!!

OVER THE YEARS YOUR SUPPORT has allowed us to evolve from a guidebook to a non-profit organization that continues to help care recipients, their caregivers and families at a vulnerable time by providing a tried and true plan for their relatives, friends and neighbors to help them. In fact, the recent STC research that included participants from the US, Canada and Australia confirm the benefits to everyone involved in a STC group.
“Having the different experiences spread around so nobody got really burnt out made our connection with each other on the team and with our friend just kind of one of grace, one of beauty, instead of obligation.”
~ Share The Care Group Member
Structured Interview, 2014
As we end 2015, STC is being used for a new State Initiative in Wisconsin that will focus on supporting people who live alone with early stage Alzheimer’s Disease.  Our next professional training is scheduled for December at North Shore-LIJ Stern Center for Rehabilitation in Manhasset, New York. We alsolearned that at the NYS Caregiving Respite Conference in Albany this month, the STC presentation rated “highest in relevance” for the 118 participants – caregivers and health professionals from throughout New York State.
We are optimistic about 2016, especially since we have recently welcomed three new Board members.  Our goal now is to step back and take an objective look at all we’ve accomplished and with the help of our Board, Steering Committee, Advisory Board, donors, caregivers, STC groups and volunteers chart a roadmap for the coming years.
As the STC model continues to touch the lives of so many around the world, we ask you to take action now.  Please consider a tax-deductible donation of$100, $500 or $1,000 to help us grow and expand our efforts.  Please give generously online at: www.sharethecare.org or if you prefer to give by check please make it payable as listed below and mail it to the address shown.
ShareTheCaregiving/NCCI 
C/o The National Center for Civic Innovation – 6th floor
121 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013-1590
You can even make a significant donation to STC as a whole group.  Please visit our website DONATE page that lists a variety of ways people can give.And now you can support us by doing your online Holiday (or anytime) shopping or travel reservations through our website.
EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS – YOUR GIFTS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE   
 
We always welcome your STC group photos and stories for the website. They really do inspire others. Please help us gain visibility and “LIKE US” on Facebook: Share The Care™ and: Twitter ShareTheCareOrg
With gratitude, we wish you and yours a Healthy and Joyous Holiday Season,
 
 Sheila
Sheila Warnock
Founder & President
Your tax-deductible donations will cover our conference fund allowing us to travel and present the STC model and research at highly visible conferences. (Our abstract has already been accepted by four.)  Also to cover the cost of books, printing brochures and creating new program materials.  My computer is over 12 years old and needs to be replaced.
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Your support helped us to
accomplish so much in 2015

CONFERENCES & TRAININGS

2015 NYS Caregiving & Respite Conference
Albany, NY
Final Transitions Conference Death, Science and Conciousness
Tucson, AZ
 
7th Annual Palliative Care Conference
Molloy College, NY
Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Conference
NY, NY
 
STC Professional Training
Baraboo, WI
Wausau, WI 
 
STC Professional Training
The Stern Family Center for Rehabilitation, Manhasset, NY 
 
IFC – 3rd World Congress on Integrated Care
Mexico City, MX
The Baraboo_ WI STC Training
The Baraboo, WI STC Training to kick-off a new state-wide initiative using STC to support people living alone with early stage Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia.
STC in Wausau_ WI
Training in Wausau, WI


This year we
introduced our First
STC Newsletter. People
tell us that they love our
Newsletter. We enjoy being
able to engage more often
with our STC caregivers and
groups as well as health
professionals, corporations
and faith communities.
STC RESEARCH

STUDY TOP LINE!

 
Share The Care™
  • increases the caregiving preparedness of group members
  • supports a care receiver’s ability to stay at home
  • is replicable, can be applied across multiple settings & circumstances
  • ensures longevity through its structured system of care
  • helps reduce the burden of the caregiver
  • has a positive impact on
    everyone involved
“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.”
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 Participant
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Today_s Caregiver Award
BEST MEDIA  WEBSITE

THE MAGGIE KUHN AWARD

 In April Sheila was honored with the prestigious
Maggie Kuhn Award by 
Presbyterian Senior Services 
for her vision, leadership and dedication to help caregivers.