Caring News
September 2016 -  Issue 5

Welcome to STC's Caring News

THANK YOU for all the kindness and care that you give to a loved one or friend.  Your efforts are priceless and serve as a reminder that...
"Each and every one of us are angels with only one wing.
We need to hold on to each other before we can fly."
~ Leo F. Buscaglia           
We would love to share YOUR stories and photos in one of our Newsletters and in our presentations. Or if you have suggestions that could help other STC groups out there, do let us know.  We'd love to hear from you.

Enjoy your summer and remember to take care of yourself too! Get outside and drink in all the healing energy that nature has to offer.
Your ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Did make a difference! .
ALS National Chapterlogo
We are passing along some very good news from the ALS Association....

Dear Sheila,

want you to be one of the first to know! Today, a leading scientific journal published a paper about an exciting new gene that we at Project MinE hope will lead to promising therapeutics in the future. 

The gene, NEK1, was discovered by a team of more than 80 researchers in 11 countries who contribute to Project MinE's global gene sequencing effort. NEK1 is now known as one of the most common genetic contributors of ALS and gives scientists an exciting new target for drug development. 

Since Project MinE received a $1 million grant from The ALS Association in the wake of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, we have been able to expand our operation significantly. This new discovery is a direct result of your generosity and we couldn't be more grateful. 

Thanks to you, Project MinE and its contributing researchers are getting closer to a treatment for this disease! 

Link to ALS Announcement

Bernard Muller
Co-Founder, Project MinE
. CONGRATULATIONS to Amy Hegener, Ph.D.
on Three Impressive Successes:
Amy Hegener_ PhD
Amy Hegener, Ph.D.

On May 14, 2016, Amy Hegener, received a Ph.D. from the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany.  Her dissertation was based on a program evaluation that was conducted for the Share The Care program, entitled 
" The Role of Unpaid Volunteers in a Group Caregiving Approach: Validation of the Share The Care Program ".  

Recently The Journal of Gerontological Social Work informed Amy that her paper on  Share The Care Program was accepted for publication and had been published online (with limited downloads) and it will be in hardcopy as well.  Once we learn the issue date we will post it on our blog.
Amy describes how this  STC effort came about: 
I learned of the  Share The Care  program through my work in policy and program development at the New York State Office for the Aging. My research interests are focused on productive aging and older adult civic engagement, which led me to pursue an opportunity to conduct an evaluation of the  Share The Care program.  The completion of this research has been an invaluable experience for me, both in terms of the knowledge gained, but also because of the inspirational stories that were shared with me as part of the data collection. 

I am grateful to Sheila and Board member, Alene Hokenstad, for inviting me to be a part of this important program and to the research participants for taking the time to share their personal experiences with me.  I look forward to continued opportunities to discuss the results of the research and bring to light the significance of  Share The Care as a best practice program model.

In October, Amy and her husband, Steve, welcomed a new bundle of joy into the family with the birth of Noel Jane, seen above studying her mother's credentials.
Sheila was honored to be named one of the 50 chosen and was highlighted in the category of " Women Who Are Changing The World ."
Left to right: On the red carpet, Sharon Funderburk, Susan Rapparport, Sheila Warnock,
Schinnell Leake, Adria Gross, Dr. Liz Claudio

On June 7th  L'Oréal Paris and  Good Houskeeping teamed up to celebrate 50 Women Over 50 who are at the top of their game in pursuit of their individual passions.  The purpose of this event was to open up the discussion and awareness of why  "Your Perfect Age Is Now."  Today, being 50 (and up) sure isn't what it used to be!  
Sheila was invited to a luncheon on the 44th floor of the Hearst Tower in New York City (breathtaking views) and featured a wonderfully engaging and often humorous panel discussion moderated by  Good Housekeeping Editor-in-Chief,  Jane Francisco .  

50 OVER 50 brochure Outside _ Inside_ the Luncheon on the 44th floor of the Hearst Tower
50 OVER 50 brochure Outside, Inside,
and  the Luncheon on the 44th floor of the Hearst Tower

The celebrity panel of women included:
Ellen Levine, Editorial Director of Hearst Magazines; 
Carole Radziwill, best-selling author and TV Personality; 
Marlo Thomas, actress, producer, philanthropist; 
Ali Wentworth, best-selling author, comedienne, producer; and 
Vanessa Williams, singer, actress, designer.

Top-right: Closer shot of Vanessa Williams, Ellen Levine and Marlo ThomasTop-left: Celebrity panel with L'Oréal and Good Housekeeping representatives on red carpet. Bottom: The Celebrity Panel
Sheila brought a piece of  Good Housekeeping history to the luncheon to give to Ellen Levine.  It was a copy of the very first magazine article on  Share The Care, entitled "That's What Friends Are For".  It ran in the  Good Housekeeping, December 1995 issue, the same month the book was first published.
Grant from Manhattan Borough-President
Cynthia Burney (Assistant to Kim Mendez), Phyllis Waisman, Sheila Warnock,
Kim Mendez, EdD, ANP, RN, Deputy Executive Director/Chief Nurse Executive.
Thanks to Phyllis Waisman's grant writing skills: 

ShareTheCaregiving™  received word in March that we were to receive a Community Service Award from The Office of the Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer. The award was used to coordinate Share The Care™ presentations with hospitals within the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The photos are of our Share The Care Introductory presentations at Bellevue Hospital Center and New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital. We were delighted to be able to reach at least 100 nurses, social workers, hospital administrators, case managers, student nurses, and interns.

Judy Kurtis, LCSW-C, Director of Care Coordination & Social Work at New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and her staff made time for Share The Care at their lunchtime staff meeting.

. Care to Share?

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