September 23-29 is Falls Prevention Week


SEP 23 Falls Prevention WeekOne of  the leading causes of fatal and non-fatal injuries for seniors is falls in the home. According to the National Council on Aging, every 20 minutes a senior dies from a fall in the home and more than 2 million Americans over age 65 are treated in hospital emergency rooms due to a fall-related accident. The 8th Annual Falls Prevention Week kicks off September 23 – the first official day of fall.

Read our CEO Sherri Snelling’s articles about falls risk and prevention and how to modify your loved one’s home for increased safety at home:

Caregiver Tips to Help Prevent Your Parent Falling at Home:

Home safety tour with CAPS expert


September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day

SEP 21 World Alz Day

Today, more than 36 million people worldwide Alzheimer’s disease – more than 5 million of them are Americans. This disease robs patients of who they are and leaves families and caregivers devastated of losing the essence of who their loved one was. This disease called “the long good-bye” is becoming a societal epidemic. If you live to age 85, you have a 1 in 2 chance of developing some type of dementia.

A long-time advocate for awareness of this disease, read our CEO Sherri’s Snelling’s celebrity interviews and other articles on Alzheimer’s disease:

Glen Campbell’s Farewell Tour

Music of the Night – 2013 Alzheimer’s Association “A Night at Sardi’s” Event

Stars Take Center Stage to Fight Alzheimer’s disease – 2012 Alzheimer’s Association “A Night at Sardi’s” Event

Alzheimer’s Epidemic Hits Women Hardest

Caregiving Conversation Between Your Heart and Your Head

September is Emergency Preparedness Month

Sep Emer Prep Month

Are you prepared for natural disasters and other emergencies? If you are a family caregiver, it is not just about your immediate family – you need a plan on how to care for an older loved one in an emergency situation – whether they live at home or in a facility. What are the questions to ask if your loved one lives in a facility? What is a “go bag” for an older loved one? Read our CEO Sherri Snelling’s article on caregiver planning for disasters:

Why Caregivers Need to Plan for the Worst – Emergency Preparedness

September is Healthy Aging Month


SEP Healthy Aging Month 2015

In September we celebrate healthy aging. As our society faces the silver tsunami of more older people, longevity issues, as well as the caregiving crisis, are at the top of the news. Statistics show 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day and 1 in 50 baby boomer age women will live to 100 – are we ready?

When it comes to caring for this aging population, the 65 million Americans who are caring for older loved ones often ignore our own health and wellness that puts our own longevity at risk. Taking time to care for you while caregiving is essential.

Read our CEO Sherri Snelling’s interviews with a true icon in entertainment and how to live longer better: Norman Lear on Longevity, Laughter, Love of America. You can also read Sherri’s interview about another “living longer, living better” David Murdock – 90-year-old billionaire and caregiver and a best-selling author and cancer doctor, David Agus, who writes about simple ways to live longer and better: Want to Live Longer?

Also read Sherri’s articles on how caregivers can achieve greater longevity by focusing on their own health and wellness needs:

Caregiver RX for Stress: 3 Steps to Me Time Monday

An Essential Caregiving Fairy Tale: Sleeping Beauty

Waterworld – Refreshing Caregiver Health One Glass at a Time

Your Real Age – How Caregivers Can Find Their Inner Child

2015 – Helping Caregivers See the Light

2015 Caregiving ClubAll year long we are dedicated to posting resources and articles that help caregivers better prepare for their role of a lifetime: the unexpected caring of a loved one. Caregiving can take us to dark places but our hope is that armed with information we can help bring light into your life.

Caregiving at the Movies – Still Alice

Still Alice movie posterA must-see on your movie list should be Still Alice – Julianne Moore’s poignant Oscar-nominated role reminds all of us that Alzheimer’s disease can strike even in your 50s.  Read the blogs about this movie that will propel the movement to END ALZ.

September – Prostate & Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

SEP Prostate, Ovarian Month

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness and National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 220,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Learn more about prevention, treatment and support groups for these cancers from American Cancer Society.


Read our CEO, Sherri Snelling’s interview with Alana Stewart on her caregiving journey with best friend, Farrah Fawcett, who battled another type of rare anal cancer.

Alana Stewart and Farrah Fawcett – Caring for an Angel


Celebrity Spotlight


CELEB SEPT Lear, Mackey, Campbell

In September we celebrate Healthy Aging Month, the beginning of football season as well as National Emergency Planning and World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21. Which is why our CEO Sherri Snelling brings you three celebrity interviews highlighting each of these things:

Norman Lear – Longevity, Laughter, Love of America – at 92, Norman Lear has hit the high notes in life: an award-winning career as a TV producer of iconic shows such as “All in the Family” and “Maude,” but his lessons on living longer and better are tips that everyone caregiver should pay attention to – it’s not the big things but the little things in life that count.

Sylvia Mackey Changes the NFL Game Plan (Monday Night Football lead-in) -Today’s NFL headlines focus on deflated footballs but the real headlines came when this woman warrior. Sylvia Mackey, rallied the NFL to adopt a game-changing long-term care plan for players with dementia-related diseases – all to honor her husband, NFL star John Mackey “No. 88.”

Glen Campbell’s Farewell Tour – with an award-winning documentary that debuted last year, “I’ll Be Me,” read this interview with Glen’s wife and children on his farewell tour after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.


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.

MTV of Caregiving Award

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

Our CEO Sherri Snelling 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 Mar 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.