Share the Care, Inc

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

November 2017

407.423.5311 (phone)

A Few Words from Mary Ellen
Last week was a record breaker and not in a good way.  For the first time ever I attended 3 funerals in one week.  It was a true example of the circle of life because it was not all Share the Care clients that passed.  It was a sampling of our Share the Care world.

We lost our own beloved Millie Phillips.  Millie was a Program Assistant with Share the Care for 16 years.  She worked at several of our day centers most recently at College Park.  She was a woman of great energy, creativity and commitment to the mission.  She had style.  She loved her work, her co-workers and most of all - those she served.  Her last day of work was in early September and she succumbed to cancer a few weeks later.  She was 65 years old.  Millie you will be missed so by many but you will remain in our hearts forever!

Our Conway Center Director, Yvonne Miller, lost her mother Blanche.  Yvonne has worked at Share the Care for 14 years.  She started as the Director at the Downtown Center then moved to Conway when we opened there.   Yvonne has been with us all these years because she moved here from New York to care for her mother.  She is a caregiver who has also provided great care, with love, to others.  We are grateful to Blanche for bringing us Yvonne.  Blanche was 96.  Our heart goes out to Yvonne and her family for their loss.

We also lost Mr. Robert Pettigrew.  Robert and his wife Rose have been a part of our Share the Care family for 12 years.  Robert attended several of our day centers over the years including both College Park and Conway.  He was a gentle and soft spoken man who lived a life of many accomplishments.  Rose is a dedicated wife who exhibited love and grace in her role as caregiver.  Indeed I doubt she really considered herself a caregiver rather, simply a loving wife and partner to Robert.  Last week Robert fell asleep in his own bed, at their home, and did not wake up.  He was 98 years old. 

All of these stories, though they are about loss, are also about success.  The success felt by both Share the Care and by Millie that we found each other; the success that Yvonne had in caring for her mother for all these years and also for other caregivers; and, the success that Rose had in keeping Robert home, loved and cared for all his 98 years!

So, as you can see, we are not only a team but a winning team!  These are just a few of the many success stories that happen every day in our world.  Share the Care is about people in families helping other people in families to live their lives in the best way possible.     

M ary Ellen  

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Caregiver Cabinet
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

We need your participation! There is still time to register.

Join us on our trip to Tallahassee to educate lawmakers on the importance of Alzheimer's/Caregiver Respite funding. 

Click here to download the registration.
Giving Thanks to Family Caregivers Day
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
a Celebration of #GivingTuesday

Here's how to participate:

1.   Connect to Share the Care Social Media sites .
        Facebook/ShareTheCareInc       Twitter@ShareTheCareInc  
2. Take a "selfie" picture holding a caregiver message sign (download signs at 
3. On Nov. 28, post your selfie to Share the Care's social media sites as well as your own social media sites. Encourage your Facebook and Twitter connections to share your selfie. Use the hashtag #GivingTuesday.
4. Make a donation to Share the Care .
Be sure to check our Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the day on Nov. 28 for updates. We will be celebrating at Share the Care's administrative office and all five Adult Day Centers too.

Do you have a loved-one attending one of our adult day centers? You may pre-order a poinsettia to be delivered to your loved-one at the center on November 28. See center staff for details.
Adult Day Care Center Updates
Click on the Center of Your Choice to Link to the November Updates for that location:



In This Issue
Caregiver Cabinet
Adult Day Care Center Updates
Remembering Millie Phillips

Join us for our monthly caregiver support group, held the second Friday of the month, from 1:30-3:30 pm. 

Call 407-423-5311 for information
2017 Caregiver Forum

Thank you for another successful Caregiver Forum! 

2017 Caregiver Forum Sponsors
Senior Resource Alliance
The Pabst Charitable Foundation  of the Arts
Auction Angels
VITAS Healthcare
Meals on Wheels, Etc.
Net Conversion
Rosemont Women's Club
Windsong Properties
Agency Information Management Systems
Valentine & Co.

Thank you to our community supporters who donated items for the silent auction. Click here for a list of names.

Speaker, Vendors, Planning Committee Members, Caregivers, Staff, and Volunteers-we couldn't have done this without you!
Pictures from the 2017 Caregiver Forum

Plenary Speaker Alice Smetheram

Costume Contest

To see more pictures, visit Share the Care's Facebook page.
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Call  407.423.5311  or email us at  to find out how we can best serve you and your loved ones.