Virtual Caregiving Summit: Day 8


Virtual Caregiving Summit: Day 8

Sharon received our National Caregiving Advocacy Award at our 2017 conference.

We’d love for you to join us for our Fourth Annual National Caregiving Conference, which will happen November 7-10 in Chicago.

To help you join us, we're sponsoring a contest during our Virtual Caregiving Summit, which began May 13. Watch our daily videos as part of our Summit, post a comment and you'll be entered into a chance to win airfare to Chicago; free conference registration; and three nights at our conference hotel, the Chicago Marriott O’Hare.

Today, we introduce you to Sharon Hall and Dannelle LeBlanc.

For a chance to win, watch today's video, below, which features our conversation with Elizabeth, who helps her sister care for their mom. After watching, post a comment about what resonated with you about our conversation in our comments section, below.

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We are so very grateful for the support of the following sponsors of our National Caregiving Conference, especially Embracing Carers™, this year’s supporting sponsor:

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I once attended a caregiver's summit and was extremely energized for months afterward. There is nothing like being with people who know exactly what you are going through. I loved when Sharon mentioned that experience is more powerful than all of the formal credentials following your name. In my former profession, I had lots of letters after my name, but now realize that I knew very little about my clients compared to their parents, who were raising them. I admire Sharon and Dannelle's energy.

LOL...Love how experience is lifted vs the letters behind your name! Nice chuckle! \nSO refreshing to see/hear Dannelle as a Woman of Color in this field. SO NEEDED! its a life and death issue due to the history of colonism, sexism, racism... you name it! Thanks for speaking up! \n\nyes to ASK and you shall Receive. Learning and applying this as much as possible. I can improve. =D Thanks for being real, Sharon, re: reality of going down with the ship if you do not have a supportive tribe. Cheers to COMe-U-Nity!!! \n\nSharon - as a respectful term, pls do not say \"Oriental.\" It is offensive to us Asians. It is Asians... or specify ethnicity such as Chinese, Korean, etc... Thank you.

Alison van Schie

So many nuggets in today's video. You don't have to show up being perfect... just show up (in the caregiving community!) \n I found Sharon's letter explaining and educating FTD brilliant - and what a spin off with providing options in how the neighbours can help - in practical ways... and they did. Another take away from Dannelle is the reminder that we all have some type of adversity we're facing.