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.

Author Events

Author EventsFollowing are book signings, speaking engagements, media interviews and other events for Sherri Snelling, author of A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care(Note:  this calendar is being constantly updated – check back frequently for newly added events).

 

 

Sherri at a recent book signing event

USC Womens Conf Book Signing 2013

 

Sherri appeared on “Real Orange” on PBS SoCal Channel KOCE

to talk about her new book with hosts Ed Arnold and Ann Pulice

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Upcoming 2015 Events:

RHUMC Speaking 7.25.15July 25, 11:00 am – Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Sherri will be the keynote speaker on “Managing Caregiver Stress.” There will be a book signing immediately following the event. Purchase book at the event or ahead of time at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LifeCare Webinars logoMonthly Caregiving Webinars hosted by LifeCare

Sherri is the speaker/presenter for the monthly LifeCare “Caregivers Network” webinars. See here for more details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

seniorzone“The Senior Zone” hosted by Shawn Perry on WYCB 1340 AM in Washington, D.C.

Sherri is a regularly featured guest on this top radio program for boomers, seniors and caregivers. Her next appearances:

July 20 – “Sandwich Generation – The Caregiving Tipping Points”

November 2 – “Home for the Holidays – How to Have the C-A-R-E Conversation with Older Parents”

 

 

Previous Events:

 

 mptf_logo_new2Motion Picture &  Television Fund Women’s Conference

Sherri was featured on a caregiving panel where she spoke about the “Sandwich Generation Juggling Act” at this first annual women’s conference hosted by MPTF at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. A book signing followed the event.

 

 

 

photo (2)Sherri Snelling and Holly Robinson Peete Headline Astellas Employee Event

Sherri Snelling joined Holly Robinson Peete at keynote speakers at an Astellas event for 5,000 to kick off its new StarLife caregiver support program for employees in Chicago.

 

 

 

 

Trojan head with USCFeatured Speaker and Book Signing Event at USC in downtown Los Angeles

Alumna Sherri Snelling spoke on center stage at Bovard Auditorium about “The 7 Ways to Caregiver Wellness” immediately followed by a book signing event. The event draws more than 1,000 business, civic and organizational leaders from the greater Los Angeles area on a variety of women’s issues.

 

Boomer Summit What's Next Introduction of Keynote Speakers Norman Lear and MSNBC’s Alex Witt

Norman Me Alex croppedAs a frequent speaker at the What’s Next Boomer Summit and Boomer Venture Summit events produced by Mary Furlong & Associates, Sherri Snelling secured and introduced two USC friends serving as the event’s keynote speakers, legendary TV writer and producer Norman Lear and MSNBC’s anchor, Alex Witt. The event draws 300 Thought Leaders in technology, health care, venture funding and entertainment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASABook Signing Event at American Society on Aging Conference

Sherri Snelling was one of several authors at a book signing event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago which draws 4,000 professionals in the aging sector annually.

 

 

 

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First Republic First Republic Bank Private Client Events throughout Southern California

Sherri was the featured speaker on “The Health & Wealth Risks of Caregiving” at a series of special client events throughout Southern California hosted by First Republic Bank. Sherri’s book were provided to attendees and a book signing conducted after the presentation.

 

alzheimersass full  Featured Speaker and Book Signing at Alzheimer’s Association Central California Chapter Conference

Sherri was a featured speaker at the annual Dementia Care Conference held by the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association at the Montecito Country Club – Santa Barbara, CA.

 

NY Hospice OrgHospice & Palliative Care Association of New York Conference

Sherri was the keynote speaker on “Sandwich Generation Juggling Act” for this group of 500 health care professionals held at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany, NY.

 

 

WomanSage_smlLogoWomanSage Salon Event

Speaking on “Caregiving in the Spotlight” Sherri was the keynote speaker for this event held at the Center Club in Orange County.

Thank you to the evening’s speaker sponsor, CareLinx

 

 

 

 IntKFWB radioerview on KFWB-AM, “Dr. Chambers On Call” radio program

Sherri talked to Dr. Chambers about how to have the “C-A-R-E Conversation” from her book.

 

alzheimers_speaks_logoInterview on  “Alzheimer’s Speaks” Radio Show 

Radio host, Lori LeBay interviewed Sherri about her new book.  Both Lori and Sherri were named to the Top 10 Alzheimer’s Influence list by Sharecare and Dr. Oz – Lori was #1 and Sherri was #4. (You can listen to the podcast in right hand sidebar on this page.)

 

Living Better at 50 radio programInterview on radio program, Secrets to Living Better @ 50

Radio host Prudence Lay interviewed Sherri about her new book. (You can listen to the podcast on the right hand sidebar on this page)

 

 

pbssocalInterview on PBS SoCal TV (KOCE)

Sherri appeared on the program “Real Orange”  to talk about her book with program hosts, Ed Arnold and Ann Pulice.  Watch the segment here.

 

 

Toulas Tips for Caregivers

Interview on WBOB-AM radio program, “Toula’s Tips for Caregivers”

Toula Wooten interviewed Sherri about her new book.  Click this link to listen to the podcast.


Unexpected Caregiver Radio ShowInterview on “Unexpected Caregiver” Radio Show with host Kari Berit

Sherri talked to Kari about her book and the caregiving lessons learned from celebrities such as Joan Lunden, Marg Helgenberger and Sylvia Mackey.

 

 

 

ksvy fm radio“The Aging Boomers” Radio Show, KSVY-FM

Sherri talked with host Frank Samson about July National Sandwich Generation Month and tips from her book for this local broadcast for listeners in Sonoma, California. Click here to listen to the show.

 

 

PWR Talk Radio Network“The Caregiver Support Marathon” PWR Radio Network 

Sherri spoke to hosts Lillian Caldwell and Soul Dancer on the special radio program “The Caregiver Support Marathon.” She was one of 6 experts nationwide who spoke about how to be prepared to be a caregiver. Sherri spoke specifically to “How can caregivers stay sane when faced with the added stress of being a caregiver.”  Listen to Sherri on “The Caregiver Support Network” podcast.

 

On Point Radio Show with Carlette Christmas“On Point with Carlette Christmas” KAYT-FM (Alexandria, Virginia and Shreveport, LA)

Sherri talked with host Carlette Christmas about the inspiring and empowering caregiving stories from her new book.

 

 

aging-insider-logo“Aging Insider” on BeccaTV

Sherri talked to host Becca Niederkrom, host of “Aging Insider” about her book and the activities of Caregiving Club.

Watch Sherri’s interview on Aging Insider TV.

 

 

 

FriendsofOASISLogoOasis Senior Center – Newport Beach, CA

Sherri is a frequent speaker on a variety of caregiver, boomer and senior topics at this senior center.

 

 

Be a Healthy Caregiver Chris Mclellan“Be a Healthy Caregiver” Radio Show

Sherri talked to host Chris MacLellan about the “7 Dimensions of Caregiver Wellness” from her book for this national radio program. Listen to the podcast of the show here (or you can listen to it in the sidebar at the right of this page).

 

 

 

 

OC Library and History CenterOrange County Library and History Center

Sherri was one of several featured Orange County authors invited to speak to the public at the Annual Authors Festival.

 

 

 

 

Let’s Get the Party Started – the Book Launch Event in Manhattan

“Casting is sometimes fate and destiny.” – Steven Spielberg

 

On Wednesday, February 13, a cast of characters will come together to fete the new non-fiction book by Sherri Snelling – A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care. Following is the script for this not-to-be-missed VIP party.

Library Hotel 2The Location:  Writer’s Den in the Bookmarks Lounge of the Library Hotel

The cocktail party crew will take over The Writer’s Den of the Bookmarks Lounge – a gorgeous book-infused space with leather armchairs, warm fireplace and enclosed atrium to be found on the 14th floor of the Library Hotel in midtown Manhattan. Located on the same street – Madison Avenue – where Mad Men is set, in the shadow of the historic Empire State Building (where Sleepless in Seattle has its final romantic scene) and down the street from the iconic and appropriate New York Public Library (where Mr. Big jilted Carrie for take one of their wedding in the Sex and the City movie), there is no better place for a party about a book which has a movie/TV motif.

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Location Location Location

The Producers: Hosted by Alex Witt and Brooks Kenny – friends of the author

lucy-and-ethelThe former is Sherri’s USC sorority sister – a long-running friendship with a bond which lives up to the quote, “A good friend gives you bail money, a best friend is sitting in the jail cell beside you.”  Just picture Lucy and Ethel.

Fey-Poehler2The latter is a newly forged friendship based on their projects together as Lotsa Helping Hands and Caregiving Club, that may not have the history of the first but has the depth of girl power with a lot of laughs and hugs. Think Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Ali Brooks and MeWhen you put Alex, Sherri and Brooks in a line-up all you can think of is Legally Blonde.

The entire production is made possible only through the generous underwriting of Lotsa Helping Hands headed by CEO Hal Chapel.  He is our Mark Cuban for the evening.

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The Cast: The VIPs

Although there will be no red carpet, this is a VIP, invitation-only event for those in the world of caregiving and publishing or friends of the blondes.  Picture the fabulous party scene from Breakfast at Tiffanys and you get the picture.  Luminaries include:  Joni Evans of wowOwow, Beth O’Connell of NBC/Universal, Sherri’s editors from Next Avenue – Gary Drevitch and Rich Eisenberg, Huffington Post and Jane Farr of ThirdAge, Leigh Haber from O Magazine,  Steve Heyman from the New York Times Magazine and Ben Dickinson of ELLE, pr and advertising gurus such as Scott Daly of Dentsu USA, Sean Woods and Amanda Bonzo of RLM Finbury, Golin/Harris, James Grant of JGPR, Glover Park Group and Vincent Esposito from Media Planet; the healthy and caring team from The Monday Campaigns including Sid Lerner, Peggy Neu and Cherry Dumaual, corporate friends such as Michael Duffett of Canon and caregiving advocates including Alan Blaustein, CEO of CarePlanners, Robert Bua, CEO of CareScout, a Genworth company, Greg Johnson of EmblemHealth, Dr. Mary Mittleman from NYU, Gig Barton of RLTV, Celeste Carlucci of Fall Stop Move Strong, Rie Nirregaard of Omhu, as well as non-profit organizations and fellow authors and writers and broadcasters.

The Headliner: Author and caregiving expert – Sherri Snelling

Sherri says she feels like a combination of two Oscar winners: Sally Field in her 1985 Oscar speech, “You like me, you really like me!” and Julia Roberts as she took the stage as best actress in 2001, “I love it up here – I don’t want to leave! I love the world! I’m so happy! Thank you!”  With a group of Friends for which she feels blessed, and great reviews for her book, including one from caregiving pioneer former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, for which she feels giddy, this will be A Night to Remember.

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The Book:

A Cast of Caregivers –

Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care

A blend of celebrity caregiving stories, expert advice on what to expect when caring for a loved one, self-help wisdom for caregiver wellness and pop culture references to help the reader embark on a journey of preparing to care for a family member or other loved one.  Click here to read more about the book and the author and read the advance reviews.

Book Buzz

Following are the advance reviews from industry experts, media and book reviewers for Sherri Snelling’s A Cast of Caregivers.

Click here for the Book Poster (or view below): Advance Reviews A Cast of Caregivers

Photo: The Carter Center

Photo: The Carter Center

“These stories capture the essence of the emotional rewards as well as the turmoil that one experiences as a caregiver.”

–Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

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“…a ‘home run’… informative and inspiring for those preparing for or engaged in a caregiving journey.”

–Dr. Leisa Easom, Executive Director – Rosalynn Carter Caregiving Institute 

AARP

“Well-researched, delightfully readable…smart advice…thumbs way up!”

–Sally Abrahms, AARP caregiving blogger

alzheimer's association

“…a living, breathing, upbeat conversation replete with valuable information, resources and practical advice – no caregiver should be without it!”

–Richard Della Penna, M.D. and Alzheimer’s Association national board member 

Kirkus-Reviews

“Snelling’s authoritative debut offers expert advice and relatable celebrity stories for families and friends struggling to balance caregiving with everyday life…a sourcebook like this will likely be reassuring and essential…a smart, informative manual intended to help people take care of their loved ones while also taking care of themselves.”

Kirkus Reviews

Motion Picture TV Fund

A Cast of Caregivers demonstrates Hollywood’s commitment to the noble notion of caring for our own… we applaud Sherri Snelling for shining her spotlight… on each of us who are caring for a loved one.”

–Ken Scherer, CEO – Motion Picture & TV Fund Foundation

Mary Furlong Turning Silver Into Gold

“Corporate America needs to buy this book to understand the issues facing their workforce and how Sherri Snelling can help them navigate. This is not just a U.S. issue – the complexities of aging societies are the next global phenomenon and this books speaks to the fundamental tools every world citizen needs to care for our loved ones.”

–Mary Furlong, PhD., author of Turning Silver Into Gold

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“Sherri Snelling has done it! Her book thoughtfully and with creative flair provides what caregivers need – an organized roadmap for what they can do to get the help they need for themselves and their loved ones. Whether caring for an aging parent, a child with a special need or a spouse coping with an unexpected life challenge, Snelling has captured the very best ways for caregivers to cope with expert advice and unifying celebrity stories. Bravo!”

–Hal Chapel, CEO – Lotsa Helping Hands

Caring dot com

“Upbeat, fun and practical – a welcome addition to the space!”

–Andy Cohen, CEO – Caring.com

Carescout

“Snelling gets it…you will laugh, you will cry reading these stories – but most of all you will learn you are not alone.”

–Robert Bua, President – CareScout, a Genworth company

next avenue

“Sherri Snelling is one of the smartest people I know on the subject of caregiving… her expertise is especially timely and valuable.”

–Rich Eisenberg, Sr. Editor – PBS NextAvenue.org

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“…an eye-opening book that will be a great help and comfort to the many caregivers in American society…quite fascinating”

Foreward Reviews

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“As a nurse I am a professional caregiver. As a daughter I have been a caregiver…Wow! I wish I’d had a copy of A Cast of Caregivers while my mom struggled with Alzheimer’s. This book contains the answers you’re looking for…it is brilliant.’’

–Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN, author – What’s So Funny About…Diabetes

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“…this is a long overdue book…brilliant…lighthearted…superb…the lessons learned apply in a variety of areas in our life.”

–Lori LaBey, CEO & Founder – Alzheimer’s Speaks

Advance Reviews 2.22.13

Book Buzz

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

Highlights of 2012: 12 Months of Happy, Health, Humor and Hanging Out with Great Friends

2012 HighlightsEvery New Year’s Eve I spend a few minutes reflecting back on last year’s highlights.  Following is a month by month review of those high notes for me personally and for Caregiving Club including:   Kicking off Caregiving Club TV with our red carpet celebrity interviews, finishing my caregiving book, speaking at conferences across the country and especially keeping up with friends who are supporting and advocating for the nation’s 65 million caregivers.  Cheers to a great year and more ahead in 2013.

JANUARY

I kicked the year off by co-hosting the Silvers Summit Conference at the annual International CES Conference in Las Vegas.  I especially have to thank my keynote speakers for the day:  Martin Cooper, inventor of the cell phone, Emilio Pardo, senior leader of brand at AARP and keynote interviewer extraordinaire (and best friend) Alex Witt of MSNBC

L to R:  Me, Martin Cooper, Alex Witt (MSNBC)

L to R: Me, Martin Cooper, Alex Witt (MSNBC)

 

 

 

L to R: Me, Ceiva executive, Alex Witt (MSNBC), Emilio Pardo (AARP)

L to R: Me, Ceiva executive, Alex Witt (MSNBC), Emilio Pardo (AARP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hrp headshotInterviewed one of my favorite people and “real” celebrities – Holly Robinson Peete.  I wrote her story for a ThirdAge article and for my upcoming book, A Cast of Caregivers.  Holly faces caregiving as she does life – with humor, hope and a fierce sense of “just do it” attitude – love it!  She cared for a father with Parkinson’s disease and a teen son who has autism.

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Proud to kick off our Me Time Monday℠ video tips every Monday – in support of Caregiver’s Monday campaign from the nonprofit organization that supports Healthy Mondays.

FEBRUARY

Sylvia and I strike a pose in front of her Baltimore home

Sylvia and I strike a pose in front of her Baltimore home

Had a wonderful time doing a 1-on-1 interview with Sylvia Mackey during the Lotsa Helping Hands webinar.  I met Sylvia in 2011 when I interviewed her for my upcoming book and found her delightful and insightful.  She was wife and caregiver to NFL champion Baltimore Colt John Mackey who suffered from frontotemperal dementia.

MARCH

Screen Grab Sherri Snelling and Event LogoMarch was a busy month, we started with our first Caregiving Club TV “red carpet” interviews with celebrities at the Alzheimer’s Association A Night At Sardi’s event.  I talked to David Hyde Pierce, Jane Seymour, Peter Gallagher, Joey McIntytre, Marilu Henner and others. Thanks to Erin Heintz and Susan Galeas of the Alzheimer’s Association for getting us on the “purple” carpet and to our sponsor, Lotsa Helping Hands who helped fund our red carpet interviews this year.

Interviewing David Hyde Pierce

Interviewing David Hyde Pierce

 

Getting a laugh out of Peter Gallagher when I told him Covert Affairs was one of my favorite TV shows – he cared for his mom for 20 years

Getting a laugh out of Peter Gallagher when I told him Covert Affairs was one of my favorite TV shows – he cared
for his mom for 20 years

Interviewed two Dancing with the Stars alums who also are caregivers: actress Jane Seymour and former boybander Joey McIntyre

Interviewed two Dancing with the Stars alums who also are caregivers: actress Jane Seymour and former boy
bander Joey McIntyre

Marilu Henner told me about her TV role on Unforgettable playing a woman with early on-set Alzheimer’s

Marilu Henner told me about her TV role on Unforgettable playing a woman with early on-set Alzheimer’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASA and Boomer Summit 2012Headed to Washington, D.C. to catch up with my favorite industry colleagues and participate as a speaker at both the American Society on Aging Conference and Boomer Summit Conference.  Met wonderful new friends at CareScout, Independa, National Association of Homebuilders and Natural Marketing Institute when I moderated one of the Boomer Summit panels.

Gail Sheehy, Myrna Blyth, TravelGirl, Mary Furlong“Hanging out” in Mary Furlong’s suite with women I admire (from R to L): Mary Furlong (the ultimate boomer authority and connector), Renee Werbin (editor – TravelGirl Magazine), Myrna Blyth (women’s editor legend for Ladies Home Journal, MORE, ThirdAge), Gail Sheehy (renowned author) and yours truly

 

 

Elliott Jacobson RLTV and me at Boomer Summit 2012Catching up with Elliott Jacobsen, head of programming at RLTV – he was instrumental in helping me get our TV pilot, Handle With Care premiered on this cable channel dedicated to the 50+ audience

Brooks Kenny, Hal Chapel and me at Boomer Summit 2012Striking a pose with favorite friends from Lotsa Helping Hands – Brooks Kenny (CMO) and Hal Chapel (CEO) at the Italian Embassy event hosted by Mary Furlong and Associates.

lunden_joanClosed out a whirlwind month with an interview with Joan Lunden for my upcoming book and articles on Huffington Post and ThirdAge. I first met Joan filming a caregiving special for RLTV called Taking Care with Joan Lunden – she is the ultimate Sandwich Generation caregiver and a real inspiration.

APRIL

Expanded my blog syndicate to include PBS/Next Avenue and EmpowerHer – love being able to write about caregiving issues for an audience that needs the information and support.  Also was signed by prestigious the prestigious speakers bureau, American Program Bureau.

 MARG HEADSHOTInterviewed the wonderful Marg Helgenberger for my upcoming book and for articles on ThirdAge.  She was a really wonderful interview and I wish her the best after her 12-year run on TV’s CSI.

MAY

Screen Grab Sherri Snelling and Event LogoIn Beverly Hills this month to interview Nancy Davis prior to her upcoming charity event.  I am a huge Fan as Nancy puts her resources and passion into finding a cure for multiple sclerosis – a disease she lives with every day.  I was thrilled to be invited by Nancy to interview her circle of celebrity friends at her Nancy Davis Foundation Race to Erase MS Event where Caregiving Club TV hit the “orange carpet.” We spoke to Marg Helgenberger (on tape this time!), Cybill Shepherd, David Osmond, LaToya Jackson, Shaun Robinson, Lea Thompson and Taylor Hicks.

Me interviewing Nancy Davis - MS charity champion

Me interviewing Nancy Davis – MS charity champion

Me catching up wth Marg Helgenberger

Me catching up wth Marg Helgenberger

Interviewing one of my favorite actresses - Cybill Shepherd

Interviewing one of my favorite actresses – Cybill Shepherd

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having a few laughs with David and Valerie Osmond

Having a few laughs with David and Valerie Osmond

Catching both Shaun Robinson and Taylor Hicks for caregiving comments

Catching both Shaun Robinson and Taylor Hicks for caregiving comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jill and Mike croppedI was so happy to get the call that Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker – those wonderful actors from TV’s L.A. Law and husband & wife team – agreed to an interview for my book and a ThirdAge article.  I cannot think of a better example of a couple who face caregiving (taking care of Jill’s mom with dementia) and have come out stronger through the experience. They are the best example of how spouses need to back each other up through this life event we all face.

JUNE

Alan and David cropped from DavidMy publisher’s deadline for my book is looming and I’m pulling out the stops on my celebrity interviews for the manuscript.  I decided I needed to represent the “men” and was so elated when I contacted David Osmond and he recruited his father, Alan, for our interview.  Both men live with debilitating multiple sclerosis and talked to me about the caregivers – their wives – in their lives and gave me the care receiver’s perspective on caregiving. It is impossible not to feel like you can conquer any challenge in your life after talking to these two inspirational men.  My interview with them also appeared on PBS/Next Avenue.

boomer_Venture summit2Took a quick trip up to Santa Clara University in Northern California to moderate a panel at the Boomer Venture Summit with Brooks Kenny of Lotsa Helping Hands and John Feather of Grantmakers in Aging.

JULY

Whoever said writing a book was like having a baby was right!  I am coming up on my publisher’s deadline to finish my manuscript and I am only getting 4 hours sleep a night, living in my Lululemon workout clothes, have abandoned make-up and social gatherings…ugh

alana-stewart-headshot-002 (2) from AlanaAfter a few weeks of trying to schedule an interview with the very busy Alana Stewart – we finally connected.  Alana was important to me to include in my book because in all my celebrity caregiving research she represents that rarest of best friends – putting her life on hold for three years to help Farrah Fawcett battle cancer.  Alana has become a passionate advocate and real authority for alternative cancer treatments and now heads the Farrah Fawcett Foundation.  My interview with her also appeared on ThirdAge.

AUGUST

Rosalynn Carter at Home in Plains, GAGot to check one thing off my “bucket list” when I interviewed former First Lady Rosalynn Carter for her 85th birthday and a conversation about the need for more caregiver awareness, education and support – especially for those with mental illness and brain-related disorders.  The interview was for PBS/Next Avenue and her Rosalynn Carter Institute at Georgia Southwestern State University was highlighted as a national leader in this area.  At 85 she is still a force to reckon with and told me she was looking forward to a little “me time” as she was leaving on vacation for one of her favorite pasttimes:  fly fishing with former President Jimmy Carter.

SEPTEMBER

lotsalogo_vert300dpi (2)Delighted to be invited by my friends at Lotsa Helping Hands to conduct another Webinar for their members – this time on the Sandwich Generation Juggling Act.  Lotsa offers free private communities to help caregivers receive the volunteer help they so need to get a break.

AARP Convention 2012Attended the AARP Convention in New Orleans and spent quality time with one of my favorite colleagues – Bob Stein, CEO of American Society on Aging.  There were a lot of great speakers (Hoda Kotb – Today and Emeril Lagasse to name two) and great booths.  I especially loved Billy Crystal giving us his insights and a sneak peek into his new film, Parental Guidance coming this Christmas.

Me and Bob Stein (ASA) dining at Bayona restaurant – one of Bob’s recommendations and it was great!

Me and Bob Stein (ASA) dining at Bayona restaurant – one of Bob’s recommendations and it was great!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER

Screen Grab Sherri Snelling and Event LogoTHE thrill of a lifetime – got to interview George Clooney at our third Caregiving Club TV red carpet event, Carousel of Hope Ball for the Barbara Davis Foundation benefitting diabetes research.  Also talked to my favorite celebrities Holly Robinson Peete, Quincy Jones, Neil Diamond, Smokey Robinson and a personal hero of mine – Sherry Lansing – first woman to ever head a Hollywood studio.

Getting a couple of minutes with gorgeous George

Getting a couple of minutes with gorgeous George

Catching up with the gorgeous Holly Robinson Peete

Catching up with the gorgeous Holly Robinson Peete

Talking to Quincy Jones and Smokey Robinson about music therapy

Talking to Quincy Jones and Smokey Robinson about music therapy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interviewing two of my heroes:  Neil Diamond and Sherry Lansing

Interviewing two of my heroes: Neil Diamond and Sherry Lansing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alz, PBS, Helen BaderSo delighted to head to Milwaukee and speak at the first “Community Conversation on Caregiving” by PBS/Next Avenue hosted and taped by Milwaukee Public TV.  I also spoke at the Alzheimer’s Association Milwaukee chapter the next day.  All thanks to the sponsor Helen Bader Foundation – long-standing advocates for Alzheimer’s disease awareness and caregiver support.

NOVEMBER

Top 10 Logo and Dr. OzJust in time for National Caregiver Month AND National Alzheimer’s Month, I was honored to be named #4 to the Top 10 List of Alzheimer’s Influencers by Sharecare, the online health and wellness expert’s site created by Dr. Oz.

 

 

 

In celebration of National Caregiver Month, my friends at Lotsa Helping Hands asked me to conduct another Webinar – this time the topic was “A Cast of Caregivers – Caregiving 101” from my book on how to find the right senior housing, in-home care and transportation for your older loved one.  Thanks for having me, Lotsa!

DECEMBER

Book Cover SpotlightOne of my lifelong dreams – writing a book – is ready to come true.  My book, A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care, is at the printer and will be available at online retailers and booksellers nationwide next February from Balboa Press, division of Hay House Publishing.

The book arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day – quite appropriate since it was a labor of love and on a topic near and dear to my heart – helping caregivers care for themselves while caring for others.  Cheers – here is to a wonderful 2013!