Share the Care, Inc

Share the Care, Inc.
Providing Services to Family Caregivers
since 1986





May 2017


407.423.5311 (phone)
www.helpforcaregivers.org
info@helpforcaregivers.org


A Few Words from Mary Ellen
On Saturday, May 13th Share the Care had their first BBQ/Picnic for staff and their families.  (See pictures).  We had amazing food (thank you Fred and Martha) and fellowship.  It was great seeing the families of some of the staff who have been here awhile.  These kids really grow up fast.  One of the grand kids who was an infant in a car seat, last I saw him, is four years old already!  It was also fun to get to know some of our newer staff members and their families.  We had spouses, kids and grandkids.  Great day!!

I attempt to get out and have lunch with the staff at each of the centers several times per year. I have been to three of the centers in the last two weeks and will get to the other two in the weeks to come.  It is inspiring for me to have the opportunity to talk with and hear from our wonderful staff about, not only their jobs but, their lives. 

Seeing these folks both at work and away from work with their families just reinforces what I have always known - It is these good and loving people who are at the heart of the great work we do here at Share the Care every day!  If you are one of the families we serve then I am certainly preaching to the choir.  In fact, the success of our day centers as well as the other services we provide is a direct result of the trust that families put in these people who are at the heart of Share the Care's mission.

There is Pamela, who has been with Share the Care for 20 years as a Program Assistant.  At lunch the other day she told me how another day care offered her more money to go work there.  She said that she would never take an offer to go someplace else because she believes in the philosophy of STC to treat every client like the individual that they are.

There is Patricia, originally from Haiti, who just started with us last month.  She takes 3 buses to get to work each day.  Last week on Sunday she volunteered to man a booth at the church where our center is located, even though the buses don't run on Sunday and she had to walk.  At lunch she told me how grateful she is to have the job and how much she loves the clients we serve.

So from our longest to our most recent staff members we are looking at individuals who are called to do this work.  They are committed to serve and to do it in the way Share the Care has been doing it for the last 30 years.  We see the faces of our fathers, mothers, husbands or wives in the faces of your family members and we treat them, and you, the way we would want to be treated. 

And so, the next time you run into a Share the Care staff member give them a pat on the back or even a hug.  I consider them my family - just as we all consider you - ours!

Mary Ellen  
 
  
 

18th Annual Caregiver Forum
A Cornucopia of Caregiving

September 7-9, 2017
Mission Inn Resort

Join us for 3 days and 2 nights of inspirational speakers, breakout sessions, great food and plenty of fun. Registration is open to family caregivers and respite for the person for whom you care is available. 


Do you provide services to family caregivers? Promote your company to 150 family caregivers at the Caregiver Forum by sponsoring the event or hosting a vendor exhibit table. 


Pre-Conference Intensive
Caregiving with Faith
Thursday, Sept. 7, 10 am - 4 pm.
Mission Inn Resort

Share the Care, the Catholic Charities of Central Florida, and the Secretariat of Laity, Family and Life of the Diocese of Orlando are organizing an event to help faith communities start and/or sustain caregiver support programs.  All people in faith communities who either have a current caregiving program or would like to develop one and need resources to do so are invited to attend.  Family caregivers are invited to attend as well.
 
Registration: $30, includes lunch
  * caregivers can register for the entire event for $30 or just the last hour of roundtable discussions at no cost.
   
Register by calling Share the Care at  407-423-5311.
On May 12, Share the Care celebrated Mother's Day by delivering balloons to clients, board members, and friends. Proceeds from the balloon fundraiser will go toward programs and services that help family caregivers.

Thank you to all who participated!


Clients at our Adult Day Centers participated in the fun!


Share the Care staff Leslie picking up balloons

Thank you to our volunteers who helped with the fundraiser


Adult Day Care Center Updates
Click on the Center of Your Choice to Link to the May Updates for that location:

 

 

In This Issue
Caregiver Forum
Mother's Day Balloon Delivery
Adult Day Care Center Updates
Pictures from the STC Staff Picnic 

Staff from the College Park Center


STC Board Members Paige and Mark


Staff from the Conway Center


Bubbles!


Dancing!


Happy Memorial Day. 


We remember those who have served and we thank those who serve today.

Share the Care adult day centers and the administrative office will be closed on Memorial Day-May 29.
 
Plan Ahead

Share the Care adult day centers and the administrative office will be closed on July 3 & 4.
Caregiver Support Group
  
Join us for our monthly caregiver support group on the second Friday of each month, from 1:30 - 3:00 pm. The group meets at the College Park center at 1524 Formosa Avenue, Winter Park. Contact us for more details.
  
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CONTACT US:

Call  407.423.5311  or email us at  info@helpforcaregivers.org  to find out how we can best serve you and your loved ones.  

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