Thursday, August 9, 2012


I have a link to this site on my sidebar, but they're doing some great work, so I thought I'd feature them. Their new CareGifters program is such a great idea: caregivers write in with challenges that they are facing, the site will choose a caregiver and give them money to try to help resolve one or more of the challenges. They raise money through donations, but they also invite visitors to the site to send in essays about their experiences. These essays are made into books that are sold to support the program. I think this is such a great idea, so I encourage you to check out the site, which has lots of great blogs and connections, and see what you think! features the blogs of family caregivers, weekly words of comforts, free webinars and online support groups. Visitors also can join the site’s Caregiving Happiness Project, which looks to determine if small, daily changes can add happiness during a difficult time in life. A campaign featuring the stories of former family caregivers called You’ll Be Okay debuted on the site in November 2010. also holds online events that entertain, encourage and provide an opportunity for a virtual escape. We regularly take breaks–for fall, winter, spring and summer. During our breaks, we take time to reflect on what’s going well in your caregiving role and what needs tweaking. In September, family caregivers of all ages show off their creative side in our Caregiving Art Show. In December, we sponsor a Holiday Progressive Blog Party.

In March 2011, Denise launched CareGifters, an initiative which funds caregiving solutions, one family caregiver at a time. Recipients of CareGifters donations detail their three challenges and then receive money to resolve or minimize at least one of those challenges.

You also can listen to Your Caregiving Journey, our Internet talk show, which delves into discussions about your caregiving role.

About Denise M. Brown, Owner and Operator
Denise M. Brown debuted in 1996 and launched her first online support group in the fall of 1996. She is the author of five books:

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