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For your next event…

Book A Speaker Who Can Make A Real Difference

We will work with you to tailor a presentation for your audience and type of event (conference, seminar, keynote, workshop, lunch & learn)

STC Full-day Accredited Professional Trainings are also available (click here)

  • Health professionals (or disease/specialty specific conference)
  • Caregivers and concerned friends, support groups
  • Chaplains, faith communities
  • VA and military health professionals, caregivers or clubs
  • Women’s/men’s organizations, clubs, community centers
  • Caregiving crisis, aging in place issues, end of life concerns
  • Corporate caregiver issues, lunch & learn, teamwork training
  • Teamwork, community building seminars

Click here to download STC’s Speaker flyer Contact us for further information

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Who Cares for the Caregiver?

(for professional audiences)

Share The Care™ is a highly regarded grassroots caregiving model used throughout the U.S., Canada and other countries to help people who are in need of support. It was created from the real-life needs and the experiences of 12 women (who didn’t know each other) who cared for a terminally ill friend. By working closely together for nearly four years they learned to create a model that could support their friend as well as themselves, so no one person had too much to do and each managed to keep her own life in good working order.

Professionals will learn the first steps needed to organize the critical first meeting of a Share The Care™ group and why working as a close-knit team maintains the group’s long term ability to sustain their support.

During this overview of the STC model, participants learn about the key STC systems and see examples of STC in action in other communities as well as some of the inspiring accomplishments of STC groups from around the world.

Audience: health professionals or faith community conferences, seminars, or workshop
(60-90 minutes) Q & A, handout brochures

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

(for caregivers, faith communities, Lunch & Learn)

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™ model, you’ll hear the 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.

A perfect presentation for: general public, faith communities, clubs, workplace, caregiver conferences and events.

(60-90 minute) 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, 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 a “created 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’s Get Started ”
A Workshop For
Caregivers & Concerned Friends”

Workshop Description:

You know someone who could use a STC group. You and a friend are ready to get things organized. But where do you start? How do you approach someone to participate? How do you reach out to the person in need without pushing them away?

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 3.5-4 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.

For more information, costs and proposal for this workshop contact us.

This workshop would be ideal for disease specific organizations or for programs focused on helping the caregivers of our military and veterans.

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

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Private Caregiver Coaching For Caregiver And Two Friends Is Available For An Hourly Fee.

Please call to discuss your needs. This offering will depend on availability.

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The STC model can be an excellent addition to any current training or workshops you provide for your local caregivers or professionals.

Let us help you make STC part of your program to make life better for your caregivers and their care recipients.

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Your corporation can make a profound impact by supporting the creation of much-needed STC products/offerings that help caregivers and health professionals all over the country or locally.

Please contact for sponsorship or donation information.