AARP Webinar – Caregiving Conversation with Dan Gasby and B. Smith

AARP hosts a caregiving conversation with Dan Gasby, husband and business partner to lifestyle icon, B. Smith, who was diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer’s a few years ago.

Join Caregiving Club CEO, Sherri Snelling, as she talks with Dan and B. about their message of hope and advocacy in the face of this devastating illness:

When: Monday, February 27, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm EST (4:00 – 5:00 pm PST)

Where: https://aarptek.aarp.org/tek-online-webinars/2017/2/27/making-your-mess-your-message-featuring-dan-gasby-with-sherri-snelling

 (registration is FREE)

Dan shares his challenges in finding patience and being present, in understanding the disease that has changed his “sweetie,” and how we all have a role in fighting this disease that today affects 20 million Americans – 5 million living with the disease and 15 million who are caring for them.

 

To view other AARP Webinars with Sherri Snelling, check out the archived listings on AARPTek:

November, 2016 – “A Caregiving Conversation with Holly Robinson Peete”

January, 2017 – “Demystifying Medical Apps and Wearable Health Devices – an interview with Dr. Leslie Saxon of the USC Center for Body Computing at Keck Medicine of USC.

March 16 – Companies That Care Day

 

 

 

March 16 is “Companies That Care” Day – a day we commemorate how employers care for society, for the environment and most especially for their employees.

One of the areas of focus for Sherri Snelling and Caregiving Club are the working caregivers. Approximately seven out of 10 caregivers work full or part-time and represent 15 percent of the overall workforce. What are the support systems through employers to help these caregivers stay healthy and on the job? Sherri has explored this question in several articles for PBS Next Avenue and Forbes.com and is currently at work on a new book on the topic. Read her articles here:

A New Era – Companies Supporting Caregivers (originally published on Forbes.com)

Caregiving is a Corporate Issue (originally published on Forbes.com)

Creating Company Culture that Cares About Caregivers (originally published on Huffington Post)

And, Caregiving Club offers it Me Time Monday video about tips for working caregivers:

 

February is Heart Health Month

It’s all in the numbers. February is the month we raise awareness for heart disease – the No.1 killer in the U.S. Find out more about how to keep your heart healthy by knowing your numbers. Also, read the Sherri Snelling’s interview with one heart attack survivor who had all the right numbers but forgot to check her family history. And, we offer Sherri’s interview form a Judy Fund event with experts on how heart health and brain health (preventing heart attacks and Alzheimer’s) may be linked.

Know Your Numbers – It Just May Safe Your Life

Caregiving Conversation Between Your Heart and Your Head (originally published on Huffington Post)

And, watch the Caregiving Club “Me Time Monday” video on heart health:

 

 

February – A President’s Day Look at Caregiving in the East Wing

We know that caregiving crosses all socioeconomic boundaries – from small apartments, suburban homes, rural farms to the White House. As we celebrate President’s Day this month, we turn the spotlight on the caregiving of our nation’s First Ladies. Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara and Laura Bush, Hilary Clinton and Michelle Obama – each has been touched by caregiving in their lives and some while they were filling one of the most time-consuming and important roles for our nation: that of First Lady.

Click here to read their inspiring stories

And watch our Me Time Monday video on the Caregiver Bill of Rights:

 

 

My Favorite Things – CareLinx

My Favorite ThingsOne of our favorite things to do at Caregiving Club is find our favorite services, products and organizations to share with our loyal readers.

We debut the “My Favorite Things” list from Caregiving Club CEO, Sherri Snelling. As part of her role as a national caregiving expert, Sherri advises companies on how to best support caregivers. She serves on advisory boards and often asks these companies to provide a free offer or special promotion for Caregiving Club readers.

Click here to read about the 4 free hours of in-home care you can receive from CareLinx as the first company featured in “My Favorite Things.”

The C-A-R-E Conversation Series

 

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In Sherri Snelling’s top-selling book, A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care, the chapter on how to have the C-A-R-E  Conversation has become one of the highlights of the book and in Sherri’s speaking engagements. Coming in late 2016, Sherri’s next book, The C-A-R-E Conversations, will be published.

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The reality is having conversations, whether it is with an aging parent, an ill spouse, our siblings, our kids, a boss or co-worker, friends and others are difficult. We avoid these conversations but this silence can lead to confusion, frustration, anger, depression and other emotions that ultimate impact a caregiver’s health and wellness.

Learning to understand the issues and how the conversation sounds on either side of the talk are tools every caregiver needs. This year, Caregiving Club offers a monthly “C-A-R-E Conversation” article – excerpted from Sherri’s upcoming book.  We’ll give you tips and resources on how to have difficult conversations with all those around you when you take your caregiving journey.

2016 will be the year caregivers can say,

Let’s Talk!

Celebrity Spotlight – Celebrating MS Caregivers

 

Multiple sclerosis, a disease that attacks the central nervous system, afflicts more than 2.5 million people worldwide. Among those families impacted are some whose names we know including the Osmonds and actress Marg Helgenberger of TV’s CSI  fame.

Alan and Davis Osmond, father and son, are both living with the disease. Sherri Snelling interviewed them for PBS and her book about the challenges, what gives them hope and how family and faith are two of their biggest prescriptions for facing a disease which today has no cure.

Click here to read Sherri’s PBS interview with Alan and David:

The Osmond Family’s Greatest Act – Winning the Daily Battle Against MS (Sherri also featured both Alan and Davis in her book, A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care)

Marg Helgenberger was a young college student in the Midwest when she suddenly became a caregiver for a father with MS (and shortly after a caregiver for her mother with breast cancer). Her experience through caregiving has led her to become a passionate advocate for both diseases. Sherri Snelling interviewed her for Third Age and featured Marg’s caregiving story in her book, A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care).

Read Marg’s story – click here:

Also read Sherri Snelling’s article on Huffington Post about the 1.5 million children under age 18 who are primary caregivers for a loved one – typically a parent or grandparent and her article for PBS Next Avenue about the difference in caring for a mom versus a dad:

Caregiving’s Lost Generation: The Nation’s Children

Difference in Caring for Moms versus Dads

You can watch Sherri Snelling interview Marg Helgenberger from the red carpet at the Race to Erase MS Event:

 

 

 

Caregiving Club Honored for Me Time Monday

Caregiver Reviews calls Caregiving Club and its Me Time Monday videos “the MTV of Caregiving.” Read the press release here for National Sandwich Generation Month. Read the Caregiver Reviews of Caregiving Club here.

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Men As Caregivers

More than a “few good men” – fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, uncles now represent 45% of the 65 million caregivers.  Read Sherri’s PBS Next Avenue article about how men cope with caregiving and her blog about the famous men of caregiving.

 

 

LifeCare Webinars for Caregiving Employees

LifeCare teams with Caregiving Club CEO Sherri Snelling to offer monthly educational Webinars to LifeCare’s 61,000 employer clients representing 51 million employees nationwide.  Click here to read more.

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USA Today Spotlight on Caregiving

 

 

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Each November for National Caregiver Month, Media Planet teams with caregiving organizations such as the Caregiver Action Network and experts to showcase the issues of our nation’s 65 million caregivers. This year’s cover story features Montel Williams, TV personality, radio talk show host and actor, a champion for those with mulitple sclerosis (which he lives with) and our nation’s family caregivers (which he became when caring for a daughter with lymphoma).

The special supplement is featured in the November 11, 2016 issue of USA Today as well as seen online at FutureofPersonalHealth.com and other partner sites such as CNN.com.

Our CEO Sherri Snelling is one of the expert contributors to this special caregiving issue. Her articles can be read by clicking on the links below:

 

Click here to read Sherri’s article on a new era of on demand caregiving help:

Caregivers On Demand Help Is Here At Last

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Click here to read Sherri’s article on how to have the CARE Conversation:

How to Have the CARE Conversation

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Click here to read Sherri’s article about the volunteerism spirit of family caregivers:

Paying It Forward – Caregivers Are a Volunteer Force

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2015 USA Today and Media Planet Caregiving Feature

Sherri contributed to the same annual feature supplement last year with these articles:

How to Avoid the Caregiving Cost Drain

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7 Tips to Avoid Caregiver Burn-out

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Silver Surfers: How Technology Helps Seniors and Caregivers

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2013 USA Today and Media Planet Caregiving Feature

Sherri also contributed to the 2013 Caregiving Feature Issue. She provided excerpted celebrity interviews with Holly Robinson Peete and Joan Lunden from her book, A Cast of Caregivers, as the cover story and feature articles for the March 2013 caregiving supplement for USA Today weekend magazine.  The supplement also included the Caregiving Club’s Me Time Monday program.  Read the full supplement here: Caregiving Supplement March 2013

Author Events

Sherri Snelling will be doing book signings, press interviews and other events to support her book, A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care.  Click here for more information about upcoming events.

Book Buzz

Check here for the latest interviews, book reviews and press information for Sherri’s new book, A Cast of Caregivers.