Holiday Progressive Blog Party Participants

Denise
Thanks so much to the following blogs and websites that have joined our Second Annual Holiday Progressive Blog Party! Throughout the week of December 5, we’ll stop by the blogs of family caregivers, dropping off holiday well-wishes and good cheer. Our party also includes companies that provides services and/or products to help family caregivers.

Be sure to stop by each site during the week. When you stop by, share a comment and let the blogger know you're visiting because of Caregiving.com's Holiday Progressive Blog Party.

Would you like to add your site or blog to our party? Great---our guidelines give you the details.

Directory

Caring.com: Founded in 2007, Caring.com offers original articles, helpful tools, advice from leading experts, a supportive community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services. Participants who post comments on the Self Caring blog post, "All I Want for Christmas: A Caregiver Wish List" (11/30) and/or "Season's Grievings" (12/7) will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift certificate! The winner will be randomly selected from among those who comment on one or both of these Self Caring posts during the party: Sunday, December 5 - Saturday, December 11.

Caregiving.com: Our bloggers will post throughout the week so be sure to share your story in our comments section. We're giving away a gift, created by one of Santa's special helpers, each day as well as prizes at week's end. The grand prize is three free coaching sessions with Denise (a $225 value).

eCareDiary.com: John Mills launched eCareDairy.com after caring for his dad. The site is giving away a $50 Amazon.com gift card; we'll announce the winner of the gift card on December 12.

Helene Powers: (New!) Helene's blog about the Friends Indeed project is a home-grown passion she started last year, after speaking and writing a small booklet about her family's experience with a caregiving group. The group helped her family when her husband Adam (then 47) became very ill, then died, from a rare bone marrow cancer. Helene is also donating a gift: A set of 12 note cards featuring a drawing of a redtailed hawk by Helene's late husband. 


Intentional Caregiver: Shelley Webb cared for her father until his death in 2009 and now cares for her mother long-distance.

Jersey Jenny's Rescue Journal: Jen and her mom care for Jen's dad, who was diagnosed with FTD (frontotemporal dementia) almost 2 years ago.

Kickboxing in a Wonderbra: Elizabeth Shean blogs about caring for her mom; she cared for her father until his death in July 2010. Elizabeth is generously donating a copy of "Fits, Starts & Matters of the Heart - 28 True Stories of Love, Loss and Everything in Between" to one of our blog party participants. We'll announce a winner on Saturday, December 12.

SandwichINK: Through her blog, Kaye provides information and encouragement for the Sandwich Generation. She also shares activities for grandparents and their grandchildren. (FYI: Kay was one of my first connections on Twitter, more than two years ago!!) Kaye is donating a $15 Amazon.com gift card for a winner on our site; she's also donating at $15 Amazon.com gift card that you can win by visiting her site.

The Caregivers Voice: Brenda Avadian blogs for family and professional caregivers of adults with brain impairment or dementia caused by Alzheimer’s, stroke, related illnesses, or trauma.

The Life of a Caregiver: Geri blogs about caring for her husband. She is also the ambassador for our support group for caregiving spouses. (Note: You have to join Care Central, which hosts Geri's blog, in order to see her posts.)

And, CogniFit will give a six-month subscription to CogniFit Personal Coach (Retail Value of $99.95) to one of our party visitors. In addition, the company is offering a special promotion--a free CogniFit assessment. This baseline assessment measures 14 key cognitive abilities such as hand-eye coordination, naming, and short term memory. The CogniFit Personal Coach training program will create a personalized 20-minute training session that targets the areas you need to strength the most.  You also can explore CogniFit’s full training program and exercises for 24 hours. To take the free assessment, go here.

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