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.

July – National Sandwich Generation Month

 

Pew Research found that more Gen Xers are “Sandwich Generation” caregivers than baby boomers and a recent AARP report uncovered a growing number of caregivers who are Millennials. When it comes to the juggling act known as caregiving – especially for those Sandwich Generation members who care for children and older parents – how do you not drop the ball that says “Me?”

Our CEO Sherri Snelling offers insights, tips and other helpful information for those in the Sandwich Generation:

9 Cost-Free Ways to Find Respite and Get a Caregiver Break (originally published on PBS Next Avenue)

7 Tips to Avoid Sandwich Generation Burn-out (originally published in USA Today)

Sandwich Generation Juggling Act (originally published in Forbes)

Difference in Caring for Moms versus Dads (originally published on PBS Next Avenue.org)

How to Manage the Sandwich Generation Juggling Act – 8 Childish Things Caregivers Should Do (originally published in Huffington Post)

Mars vs. Venus On Caregiver Stress (originally published on Huffington Post)

You can also watch our Me Time Monday TM video on “Sandwich Generation Tips” and “Avoiding Caregiver Burn-Out” – see below:

 

 

Tips on Avoiding Caregiver Burn-out:

 

 

 

July 4 – Time for the Caregiver Bill of Rights

It was 241 years ago on July 4, 1776, America declared its independence from British tyranny. It took a lot to push the Founding Fathers and American colonists to this break with England but freedom and liberty and happiness were worth their sacrifice.  Today, 65 million Americans are caring for a family member and despite the love and obligation associated with this role in their lives, they too are often pushed to the breaking point.

In honor of America’s brave choice for independence, Caregiving Club offers you its proposal for the

Caregiver Bill of Rights.

You can also view 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 Sandwich Generation Caregivers

 

More than 24 million Americans are caught in the middle called the “Sandwich Generation” who are caring for two generations simultaneously: children and older parents.

July marks National Sandwich Generation Month where our CEO Sherri Snelling has interviewed famous Sandwich Generation caregivers  who share their caregiving journeys and their tips on how to balance family, career and caregiving without losing focus on caring for yourself.

Read Sherri’s interviews with these Sandwich Generation caregivers:

Holly Robinson Peete’s Most Challenging Role – Sandwich Generation Caregiver

Kimberly Williams-Paisley – Finding Her Mother Again

Brooke Shields – Endless Love in Caring for Her Mom

Joan Lunden – Coast to Coast Caregiving

 

 

 

 

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.

Sherri Snelling Recognized by SharecareNow and Dr. Oz

SharecareNow released its Top 10 Alzheimer’s Influencers and named Caregiving Club CEO Sherri Snelling #4 on the list.  Click here to read more about the Influencers list and Sharecare, online health and wellness site created by Dr. Oz.