You’ll see the chat at the bottom of every page after you log in. Just look down and you’ll see the chat bar; the chatroom is on your left. Don’t see a bar? Look to the bottom right for a small chat bubble; click on the bubble to bring up the chat bar.
In order to chat with other members, you must log in to your account. (Not a member yet? Read about our membership packages and join us.)
We have daily, un-moderated chats for all members daily at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT, 11 a.m PT) and at 9 p.m. ET (8 p.m. CT, 6 p.m. PT). Connect with other members to share support an d resources. To join these chats, log into your account and then head into our caregiving chat.
Our groups also meet to chat, including:
Get Organized: A chat for those who want to get organized happens on the first Sunday of every month at 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT, 4 p.m. PT).
Dementia Care: A chat for those caring for someone with dementia is scheduled for the third Thursday of each month at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT, 5 p.m. PT).
Christian Caregiving: A chat for those who which to discuss their Christian faith and their caregiving role will take place on the third Friday of every month at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT, 5 p.m. PT).
Caring for Spouses: Connect with others during our monthly chat, which takes place on the first Saturday of every month at 2 p.m. ET ( 1 p.m. CT, 11 a.m. PT).
Caregiving Men: Connect with others during our monthly chat, which takes place on the second Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. ET (10 a.m. CT, 8 a.m. PT).
Caring for Parents: Connect with others during our monthly chat, which takes place on the third Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. ET (10 am. CT, 8 a.m. PT).
Sandwich Shop Chat: When you care for a family member (spouse, parent, grandparent) while raising your kids, you feel like you’re betwixt and between. Connect with others during our monthly chat, which takes place on the fourth Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. ET (8 a.m. CT, 6 a.m. PT).
We’ll keep you posted as we add more chats for our various groups.
And, feel free to invite the friends on the site you’ve made to join you in the chat room. So, if you see other members are active on the site at the same time as you, just invite them to meet you in the chat room for a visit. If you organize a regular chat for your friends, let me know and I’ll set you up so you can chat privately. You can contact me by visiting my profile and sending me a message.
Please feel free to report any member who engages in inappropriate behavior. To report a member, just visit the member’s profile and click on “report user.”
We hope you’ll enjoy being able to connect with other family caregivers on the site at any time of the day or night. And, if you’d like to be a moderator for the chat, please let me know. I would love your help!