Birthday Celebration: Tell Your Story on Twitter

microphoneEvery day this week, we’re celebrating CareGiving.com’s 17th birthday with activities and prizes, including a grand prize of $300. We’re mingling our birthday celebration with our ability to disrupt.

Today, we’re celebrating and breaking to disrupt on Twitter by sharing your caregiving stories; use this hashtag: #icare. You can share your story in several tweets, which could look like this:

I began caring for my grandmother 10 years ago when she was diagnosed with cancer. We now live together. #icare

I help my grandmother with her personal care and oversee her medical care. I advocate on her behalf for quality care. #icare

The toughest time for me was when I couldn’t find help in my community. I felt alone and isolated, stranded. #icare

I have support now, through family and friends and online. I am so grateful for the help and support I have which help me cope. #icare

The best thing I did was start a journal so that I could capture my days with my grandmother and express my worries and heartache. #icare

I recommend these resources for family caregivers: (insert recommended resources) #icare

We’re telling our stories of care today. Tell yours, too! And, follow our stories with our hashtag: #icare.

Once you share on Twitter, let us know in our comments section, below. When you post a comment here, you’ll be entered into a chance to win one of our daily prizes and one of our grand prizes. To win a daily prize and/or a grand prize, you must be a family caregiver, a member of CareGiving.com and participate in one of our daily disrupt activities. Not a member of CareGiving.com? It’s easy and free to join; just go here.

Congrats to the winners of yesterday’s daily prizes:
@worriedwife won a copy of @ejourney’s eBook, Caregiving in Five Lines;
@ccforsure won copy of our eBook, An Anthology: Help, Comedy, Forgiveness, Gifts, which features the stories of family caregivers;
@thpurplejacket won Take Comfort and Take Comfort, Too, the MP3s, audio versions (in my voice) of my books, Take Comfort and Take Comfort, Too.

Look for an email this afternoon with your win.

Resources
Learn about our week-long birthday celebration, including our eligibility requirements to win the daily and grand prizes, here.

Reminders
Be sure to share what caregiving is like for you in our annual family caregiver survey. Take our survey here. Please ask other family caregivers you know to complete the survey, too. (Thank you!!)

 

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About Denise Brown

I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched CareGiving.com in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

9 thoughts on “Birthday Celebration: Tell Your Story on Twitter

  1. Avatar of ChrisChris

    I have scheduled a cluster of tweets to hit the twitter universe…here is my favorite
    #Caregivers You are never alone when you visit @Caregiving dot com #icare
    I just love birthdays!

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  2. Avatar of CasandraCasandra

    Done & done. I sent the tweet under the wrong profile, as you know I have two. One for Caregiving and one for my website LOL Oh well, word has been spread to many :)

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  3. Avatar of TrishTrish

    Well, you know how much I love Twitter so even though I’m late, I did it! Here’s one of my tweets:

    The best part of my story about Robert is that when asked if he likes living with us, he gets a huge grin on his face & says, “YES!” #icare

    My twitter name is @robertssister1 if anyone wants to follow.

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