Caring For The One Who Cares Most  
Written by Karen Gellender: Friday, 08 June 2012 00:00  
Caring for the Caregiver at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church helps caregivers to realize they are entitled 
to a life of their own

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In case you missed the report on NBC Nightly News tonight with Brian Williams, click on the video link below.  They also have posted resources on their Web site.

Isolation, loneliness plague caregivers

According to a new AARP report, 42 million Americans ages 40 to 60 care for an older adult and those numbers are on the rise. NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

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January 25 – 126 people listened  to Rev. Greg Johnson at Winthrop University Hospital!

The largest program ever run by Caring For The Caregiver. 

Craig Jennings demonstrates the Caring and Healing Circle with 6 volunteers from the audience.



Past Caregivers Fairs


Wednesday evening, 7:00-8:30pm, January 25, 2012


Martin Spatz Conference Center, Room A 259 First Street, Mineola, NY 11501

Atendance:  126


Caregiver Fair for Massapequa

Date: Saturday, October 15, 9-12n

Place: Grace Episcopal Church, 23 Cedar Shore, Dr, Massapequa, NY

Attendance:  87


Caregiver Fair for Setauket/Brookhaven

Date: Saturday, November 5, 9-12n

Place: Caroline Church of Brookhaven, One Dyke Road, Setauket, NY

Attendance: 60

Caregiver Fair for Smithtown

Place: St. Thomas of Canterbury, 29 Brooksite Drive, Smithtown, NY

Information: (631)-265-4520 or (631) 269-9259

Attendance:  60




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New funding!

Caring For The Caregiver in January received a $2,500 grant from Wal-Mart!!!

And now, in March, a $5,000 grant from EmblemHealth!!!

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2 New Caring & Healing Circles on Long Island

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If you’ve ever been a caregiver, you know how difficult that job can be, and how much you wished for help that may not have come. That kind of help is what Caring For The Caregiver is here to provide. Please use the Click & Pledge widget above to make your donation.

For the past 2 years, Caring for the Caregiver has been supported by public funding and 100 hours a week of volunteer elbow-grease (figure 5,000 hours per year!) by our staff of 4.  We have had great hands-on support from the St. Bede’s Bishop’s Committee in Syosset, and major funding from Episcopal Charities of Long Island.

We received $20,000 in grants last year from 3 different sources and we were able to set up 5 different locations where our Caring For the Caregiving program has been introduced and currently running now.  We’re supporting Long Island caregivers, week in and week out with our Caring and Healing Circles. We’ve applied to many more charitable organizations recently. Our mission – every caregiver on Long Island within 30 minutes of a Caregiver program!  If we can fulfill our 2012 mission we can come pretty close with a total of 15 Long Island locations.

If you’d like to fund our entire program of 10 more Caregiver Fairs and Caring Circles on Long Island in 2012, we’ll need $40,000.  Five more is $20,000, 1 additional location is $4,000. And you can help us select the location.

Or, we’ll acclaim you as SUPER-HERO! for a donation of $1,000, HERO for $500, GREAT HUMAN BEING for $100.

Finally, we’ll say THANK YOU, VERY MUCH! for whatever you give.

If you’re ready to act now, call Roger Schilling, at 516 747-6525 and we’ll come and pick up your check.  Or click on the Click & Pledge Widget.  It will take your name and address, your credit card information and your money!  Everything will be processed perfectly, you’ll receive a proper receipt, and full credit for your charitable contribution.
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Friends or Partners in Caring For The Caregiver

How can I help? Join our Friends or Partners programs and you will. If

you would like to help us support Caregiving, we can help you contribute

meaningfully. And we’ll contribute back. If you take on “Caregiver Friend”


1. We’ll put your name or your business name on our website (which will

give you extra Google creds.) Over 120 people a week travel the site.

We’ll link the business description you supply to this listing.

2. We’ll keep you posted on what Caring For The Caregiver is accomplishing

on a monthly basis.

3. We’ll invite you to participate in some of our programs – like our next

Caregivers’ Fair. We’re scheduling four more for Long Island this year.

This is an exciting time for Caregivers – they discover that “they are

not alone!” and we want them to see that you and your organization

stand by them. If you market to caregivers, we have a program for

you. And, at the start, we’ll ask you for a contribution of $100.

What’s a “Caregiver Partner?” Someone who financially supports an individual

Caregivers’ Fair/Caring Circle program.

As a Caregiver Partner, you and your business will sponsor a particular

Caregivers’ Fair/Caring and Healing Circle event. You will actually cause the

program to take place. We’ll draft speakers, create flyers and posters, find

a hall or other locale, generate mailers, get publicity, and make it happen.

At the program, we’ll ask you to speak about Caregiving and about being

a Partner. You’ll be publically thanked, and singled out for the attention

of all the Caregivers present – estimate 60-120. If Caregivers are your

customers, those who attend will get to know you as a friend, and as a

preferred supplier.

We will celebrate your support, and work out ways to make this sponsorship

work for you and your business. We will key your support into our

presentations, our promotions, publicity, and the entire program. This will

be “your day!” The cost for the Caregiver Partnership is $1500, which

defrays half the $3,000 total expenses of generating the Caregivers

Fair, and training Facilitators for the subsequent Caring Circle. Expenses

include printing 4-color leaflets, providing food, managing transportation for

speakers, aggressive publicity, email connections to our networks, and so

forth – details available. Your cost will show up as a donation – which can

give you tax mitigation.

Caring For The Caregiver is going through a remarkable growth process, so

please grow with us. Our mission is this: No caregiver on Long Island will

be more than a 30 minute drive from a Caring and Healing Circle- one of the

most effective Caregiver support groups ever created. The circles are not

disease- specific. This year we want to set up 4-5 more Caring Circles on

Long Island. See We appreciate your

help in getting this huge goal accomplished.

Craig Jennings – – 516 944-6454

Roger Schilling – -516 747-6525

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Wednesday evening, 7:00-8:30pm, January 25, 2012

WINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL  Martin Spatz Conference Center, Room A 259 First Street, Mineola, NY 11501


 “Caregiving is universal. There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” Rosalyn Carter 

You are not alone! 

You the caregiver need caring too! 

When loving is not enough! 

Learn about counseling for the caregiver! 


Visit our Caregivers’ Fair! 

Speakers: Rev. Greg Johnson, President’s Committee on Family Caregiving, Craig Jennings, founder of Caring for the Caregiver will address the problems you are going through. Local Caring and Healing Support Group coming soon. 25 page color manual on services and organizations for Caregivers like you. For location map :

The program is non-sectarian, non-denominational, and absolutely FREE to those who pre-register at 516-798-1122. 

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Syosset Chamber of Commerce Street Fair

Caregiving Team at the Syosset Chamber of Commerce Street Fair.

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Empowering Family Caregivers Live Video Show

eCareDiary‘s Co-founder Susan Baida spoke to Craig Jennings, Founder of Caring for the Caregiver that creates support groups in collaboration with community organizations.

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Caregivers’ Response to Caregivers’ Fair and Caring and Healing Circle

Caregivers use their caregiving skill on one another. Upward Movement on the graph indicates healing.

Actual Progress of Caregivers Attending the Caregiver’s Fairs
and Healing Circle
Each chart displays a participant’s healing progress, session by session.
Each data point is an average of his/her comments during a single session.


Level 1 Victim The whole world’s against you and there is no way out.
Level 2 Complaint The caregiver expresses unhappiness or dismay at his/her situation.
Level 3 Reporting The caregiver is just reporting facts.
Level 4 Insight, Humor, Intention to Act The caregiver sees a brighter picture, and is thinking about making changes.
Level 5 Taking Action or Feeling Gratitude The caregiver understands his/her Situation, is preparing to take steps to manage his/her own welfare, and embraces the support he or she is perceiving/receiving,

This is described as a Likert Scale, and is an acceptable method for documenting attitude change. What we are so pleased to see is that Caregivers use their skills on one another, with such remarkable effect!

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Champagne for Caring For The Caregiver!

At the start of this year, our team we committed to creating 5 Caregivers’ Fairs and Caring Circles on Long Island.

Yesterday, we solidified commitments to keep that promise.

We started out with a fair in Syosset in March.

We have one in development , July 7, in Smithtown.

And we have commitments from three additional groups:

In Oyster Bay in September, Massapequa in October, and Medford in November.

By the end of the year, we should have achieved our goal – to have generated 5 Fairs, and created 5 places where

Caregivers can get ongoing support and new understanding about being a caregivers.

Details on our Events page.

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After The Caregiver’s Fair

60 plus caregivers evaluated this as the best-ever. 5% thought the program was good, 95% thought it was excellent to great!


  • We are not alone.
  • This is a great group. This is exactly what I want.
  • Loved the Round Table – healing.
  • Thank you for remembering that I have worth and I am able to assist others by taking better care of me. Learning a little more about remembering “I’m a person too.” Atmosphere of warmth and caring, excellent resources of information, exhibitors seemed sincere, professional and caring. Want to hold programs at my church – use help for myself.

    Reverend Greg Johnson speaks on family Caregiving

Click here to see photo gallery from The Caregiver’s Fair, March 12, 2011

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Caregiver’s Fair!

A roomful of 80 Caregivers assembled on Saturday, March 12, 2011, from 9am to 1pm, to hear about new options for Caregivers at Syosset, at 220 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset, NY 11791 .

The keynote speaker was the Rev. Greg Johnson, from Emblem Health, followed by Craig Jennings, creator of Caring For The Caregiver.
These programs are supported entirely by The Bishop’s Committee of St. Bede’s Episcopal Church and are non-denominational and non-sectarian.


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What’s new? Get this.

1. Money is new. Last year we put on one Caregiver’s Fair and set up 1 Caring Circle at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Syosset. The Caregiver’s Fair attracted 82 people, the Caring Circle has served 160 attendees since then. To accomplish this, the Bishop’s Committee at St. Bede’s offered $5,000 in funds- the money came out of the member’s pockets.
In December, a series of Grant Applications magically bore fruit. Now we are paying back the Bishop’s Committee completely. And we can also create 5 communities which will see a Caregiver’s Fair and support a Caring Circle. And we will be able to subsidize significantly the cost of those 5 programs!!!

2. More help is new. We’ve received approval to take on 2 interns, who we will put to work searching out and preparing grant applications to fund 2012. Will this mean even more income this year?

3. More space is new. We’re creating a new office in Syosset to house those interns. Time for power-drills and paint! We need to have the room set up in 2 weeks.

3. Bigger goals is new. Perhaps 10 programs in 2012? Our long-range goal is to create a resource in every community on Long Island. That may take a while, but we’re cooking!

4. More programs and more program partners is new. We’re headed to Smithtown Monday night with a proposal to the Vestry Committee at St. Thomas of Canterbury

5 Angels are new. At a Christmas Caring Circle meeting, Karen Schief handed out little label pins – depicting an angel. Last. night, Bill confided that he’d taken the little pin home to his wife, his care-receiver, and offered it to her. She smiled and declined: “no, you are my angel, Bill!” Caregiving is very good stuff!

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The Caring Circle is expanding.

In April, we started the Caring Circle with 4-members. We’ve had steady growth. In October, St. Bede’s bought a bigger table to handle the additional people. Now we’ve had to schedule an afternoon session – we have16 people regularly attending.

Here’s the schedule: To end of this year, evening sessions on December 1 and 15 at 7:30pm, afternoon sessions on December 2 and 16 at 1:30pm. Starting in January, evening sessions will be scheduled the first and third Wednesdays, Jan 5 & 14, afternoon session scheduled the second and 4th Thursdays, 13 and 27.

All are welcome. Please call 516 971-0755 to let us know you’re coming.

Address is St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 220 Barry Hill Rd., Syosset, NY 11791.

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