Video News about Caregiving; Writing Your Spiritual Will—and ‘When om can help you take care of Mom’

Weekly News, April 5, 2021

Tell friends about this new online resource section, We Are Caregivers. Each week, we will be sharing headline news to help America’s more than 50 million caregivers—as well as everyone receiving their care. Got questions or suggestions for stories we should share? Contact us at [email protected].

Stream our ‘Now What?’ launch video

YOU CAN SPARK DISCUSSION WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS, which may encourage local efforts to help caregivers in your community. What is this video? Front Edge Publishing co-hosted a national launch event via Zoom to showcase many of the contributing experts, non-profit agencies and institutions helping to connect families with the new book, Now What? A Guide to the Gifts and Challenges of Aging. We designed the launch event (and resulting video) as a series of short talks by nine experts and community leaders. Please, take a look and share this video with others.

What Will Be Your legacy? Learn to write a ‘Spiritual Will’

BILL TAMMEUS, one of our nation’s leading journalists and the author of the new Love, Loss and Enduranceis extending a virtual invitation to anyone who would like to participate in a class he is teaching at 7 p.m. (CDT) on April 22, 2021, via Zoom. The class title is How to Write Your Spiritual Will. Bill explains: “In a last will and testament, people list the valuables they are giving away. But in a spiritual will, they pass along not their valuables but their values—to children, grandchildren, friends. Which is to say that they communicate to those who follow them what was important to them, how they drew meaning from life, what they stood for. I will be leading a Zoom class on how to write your spiritual will. Sign up by emailing me at [email protected] and receive some resources to be used that evening. Questions? Email me or call me at 816-926-0366.

Stressed? Mindfulness May Help!

MINDFULNESS MAY HELP!—WXXI’s Morning Edition host Beth Adams’ new story is headlined: When ‘om’ can help you take care of Mom: Meditation, mindfulness useful tools for many caregivers. If you visit that link, you can read a text version, complete with photos and links to other resources, or you can listen to a 9-minute audio version of Beth’s story . This report was produced through the New York & Michigan Solutions Journalism Collaborative.


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