Birthday Celebration: Tell Your Story on Twitter


Birthday Celebration: Tell Your Story on Twitter

curtain-165488_640Every day this week, we’re celebrating’s 18th birthday with activities and prizes, including three grand prizes (a beautiful piece of art, a $50 gift certificate to a knitting store and three coaching sessions with me).

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 an autographed copy of my latest book, Take More Comfort.

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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I've been tweeting! Happy Birthday again!