My conversation about the effectiveness of Area Agencies on Aging in helping family caregivers (you can read it here) has got me thinking. And that leads me to a six-word story contest.
I’d love to know, in six words, what it’s been like for you when you call agencies and organizations (like the Area Agency on Aging, the Veterans Administration, the Alzheimer’s Association) to get help. You could be calling to find help for yourself (like a support group) or help for your caree (like Meals on Wheels, benefits through the VA). And, if you’d like, you can include a mention of the organization prior to your story.
So, if your experience has been good calling an association called The Association of Like-Minded Individuals, a six-word story could be:
The Association of Like-Minded Individuals: I hung up feeling incredible relief.
If, on the other hand, your experience has been not-so-good contacting a group called The Unlike-Minded Individuals of America, your story could be:
The Unlike-Minded Individuals of America: I hung up ready to cry.
Feel free to share as many stories (good, bad and anything in between) as you’ve got. When you share, you’ll have a chance to win Take Comfort, the book and CD set. Share your stories through Sunday; we’ll announce the winner of the CD set on Monday. Thanks so much for sharing!
Reminders: Amy joins me for Table Talk on Your Caregiving Journey on Saturday at 10 a.m. ET (9 a.m. CT, 7 a.m. PT). And, be sure to join us for our Super Sunday Open House on Sunday! We begin at Noon ET with a 15-minute meditation.
- $153,000,000 for 600,000? (caregiving.com)
- Conversations After the Diagnosis (caregiving.com)
- Who Can Help the Family Caregiver? The Former Family Caregiver (caregiving.com)
- Explaining Dementia’s Behavior to Family Members (caregiving.com)
- Join Us on February 5 for a Super Sunday Open House (caregiving.com)
- The Working Family Caregiver, a Free E-Book (caregiving.com)
- A Chance to Give Input (caregiving.com)