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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.
To donate online go to: and click on SUPPORT US.  Or send a check, payable to ShareTheCaregiving/NCCI and mail to:
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!
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

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.
To donate online go to: 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:
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 

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
Sheila< Sheila Warnock
Founder and President

Sheila is a 2018 AARP Purpose Prize Fellow

Dear Caregivers and Supporters,

It is with great pleasure that we share this news with you today. Sheila has been named one of ten 2018 AARP Purpose Prize Fellows.  She finds it such an incredible honor it is to be among the outstanding Prize Winners and Fellows.

Thank you, AARP for recognizing the work of older adults, like Sheila, who are working to make inroads into some of our most critical social challenges.
From the Board Members of ShareTheCaregiving, Inc.


October 30, 2018


AARP Media Relations, 202-434-2560,, @AARPMedia
AARP Announces 2018 AARP Purpose Prize Winners;
Five $60K Awards Will Be Presented at Dec. 5 Gala in D.C.


WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today announced the five winners of the 2018 AARP® Purpose Prize® award which recognizes outstanding work by people age 50 and over that is focused on advancing social good. In recognition of their outstanding work, each winner will receive a $60,000 award from AARP at the AARP Purpose Prize Award Gala, to be held in Washington D.C. December 5, featuring a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Concurrently, AARP announced 10 AARP Purpose Prize Fellows who will be also honored at the Washington gala for the community-focused work of the organizations they each lead. Each will receive a $5,000 award.


“In just about every community in the country there are older adults who find unique ways to address tough social challenges and help others and we are proud to highlight some of the very best examples of this phenomenon with the AARP Purpose Prize award,” said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins.


The winners of the 2018 AARP Purpose Prize award are:


Sayu Bhojwani, New American Leaders, New York, New York
– New American Leaders seeks to inspire immigrants (first- and second-generation Americans) to run for elected office and provide support and training to those who do.


– Karen Cassidy, Hildegard House, Louisville, Kentucky
Hildegard House provides free end-of-life hospice care for terminally ill people who are homeless or without family.


Susan Cotton, The Lily Project, Westlake Village, California
– The Lily Project provides cervical cancer screening and treatment to women in Nicaragua’s rural villages.


Bettye Perkins, Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers, Elmsford, New York
– Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers mentors high school students from culturally diverse and economically challenged backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching, providing financial assistance to attend college and build a career in education.


Monica Kamal Spaeni, Access Ability Wisconsin, McFarland, Wisconsin
– Spaeni, paralyzed after a skiing accident, leads Access Ability Wisconsin which works to make outdoor wheelchairs and sporting equipment available to disabled people free of charge.


The 10 2018 AARP Purpose Prize Fellows are:


Kristy Baxter and Mark Griffin, Understood, New York NY


Patrick Coggins, AskMyBuddy, West Palm Beach FL


Veronica Nora de Hoyos, Las Comadres Para Las Americas, Austin TX


Donna Gambrell, Appalachian Community Capital, Christiansburg VA


Lisa Gualtieri, Recycle Health, Boston MA


Marc Sophos, Media for the Public Good/OutCasting Media, Dobbs Ferry NY


Laura Talmus, Beyond Differences, San Rafael CA


Sheila Warnock, Share The Caregiving, New York NY


Karen Young, Sweet Readers, New York NY


About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into ‘Real Possibilities’ by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. To learn more, visit or follow @aarp and our CEO @JoAnn_Jenkins on Twitter.

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: and click on any SUPPORT US button.

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

(Fortunately in a couple of instances the conference fee is covered by a scholarship or gift, as listed below each conference.)
Services Unites
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.
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!!
Chicago, IL. November 8-10
A three-day event for caregivers sponsored by 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
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. 

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 #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 for @LOrealParisUSA #WomenofWorth for a chance to win up to $35,000 for her cause. 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,


#WorthSaying campaign at GOLDEN GLOBES starts now

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.

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!”
Sheila Warnock
Founder & President

End of Year Accomplishments & Appeal


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: or if you prefer to give by check please make it payable as listed below and mail it to the address shown.
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.
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 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.

Your support helped us to
accomplish so much in 2015


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
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.


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
Today_s Caregiver 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.

STC Website wins Today’s Caregiver Magazine Award!

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


STC website homepage

Today’s Caregiver, the first national magazine for all family and professional caregivers, and  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  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 and The Fearless Caregiver book which teaches caregivers how to become their loved one’s fearless advocates within the healthcare system.

Wounded Warriors

wounded warriors
 waldorf Astoria
Thanks to our friends and supporters at Ventura Associates, I was able to attend the Wounded Warriors Courage Awards on Thursday, May 28th at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
It was a moving and incredibly inspiring event.  I had the opportunity to thank and speak with many of our brave warriors and their caregivers. I was especially touched by their individual enthusiasm to reach out to help other warriors and older veterans from other wars.
Take a look at the Wounded Warriors Project video on their website & facebook pages (links below) to learn more about the organization and the strides they have made to support our youngest generation of Wounded Warriors


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.


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.