A Thank You to all Caregivers November is Caregiver Awareness Month

 

National Family Caregiver Awareness Month 

November is National Family Caregiver Awareness Month  because most care actually takes place in the home, not in medical or assisted living facilities.

National Family Caregiver Awareness Month is recognized as a time to spotlight family caregivers. The NeuroCommunity Foundation invites caregivers/care partners to share their stories and in the process let others know that they are not alone on their journey. We also welcome and encourage “tribute messages” to honor a special caregiver or care partner in your life and let them know they are appreciated. Please write your message in the “Speak your Mind” box at the end of this article.

The National Alliance for Caregiving is a a non-profit coalition of over 50 national organizations focused on family caregiving – working together for a healthier America. Caregiving touches almost every family and in very different ways – different health conditions; different situations; even different cultures. Understanding the family caregiver and what they need to be successful is why the Alliance has been serving America’s nearly 66 million family caregivers since 1996.

Who can be a caregiver? A caregiver or care partner can be a son, a wife, a granddaughter, a nephew, a grandfather, a friend, a neighbor, or even an entire family.

How can you give recognition to a caregiver for National Family Caregiver Awareness Month?

  • Offer a few hours of respite time so they can spend time with friends, or simply relax.
  • Send a card of appreciation or a bouquet of flowers to brighten their day.
  • Encourage local businesses to offer a free service for family caregivers in November.
  • Help a family caregiver decorate their home for the holidays or offer to address envelopes for their holiday cards.
  • Offer comic relief! Give a family caregiver your favorite funny movie to view, or provide them with a book on tape.
  • Invite them to Thanksgiving dinner so they can just relax and enjoy the holiday.
  • Encourage your faith community to ask for prayers not only for those who are ill, but also those who care for them.
  • Help a family caregiver find new educational materials and support through local community web sites or by calling local social service agencies for help.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is here for you:

For information about Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, support groups, wellness programs, education events, and local resources in northern Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Central Coast & Central Valley, contact us here or call 818-745-5051 to speak with Jan D. Somers, MSW, LCSW, BCD, Education Director, Parkinson & Movement Disorder Information Center, The NeuroCommunity Foundation.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is a non-profit foundation. We provide support groups, educational conferences, resources, research updates/ clinical trials information and PD events in the SFV/Ventura/Central Coast/ Inland Empire.

 As we rely on donations to continue providing these services at no charge, if you would like to support our efforts, you can donate with ease and security at our website or mail us your gift. Please make sure and note our website as a bookmark in your computer. It is:  www.neurocommunity.org   

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct contributions to the foundation as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. 

Mailing Address:  The NeuroCommunity Foundation

                                  23705 Vanowen St. # 216

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Did you know that you can support The NeuroCommunity Foundation through your everyday online purchases? Amazon.com has a charitable program called AmazonSmile. It is a simple and automatic way for you to support The NeuroCommunity Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to The NeuroCommunity Foundation!

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1) Go to AmazonSmile from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.
2)Login with your amazon.com username and password or create one if you are a new user.
3) Search for The NeuroCommunity Foundation in the search box on the right side where it asks which charity you would like to support.
4) Select The NeuroCommunity Foundation from the search results or type in The NeuroCommunity Foundation should the select not include our organization.
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Dear The NeuroCommunity Foundation friends,supporters and participants.

If you happen to shop at Ralphs and would like to support The NeuroCommunity Foundation, we would be most appreciative!. If you do shop at Ralphs, we will receive 1 % of your purchase through their community
contribution program. The NeuroCommunity Foundation's Non-Profit Org. number ( NP0 # ) is 82287

All you need to do is enroll online at www.ralphs.com OR by calling Ralphs at
800-443-4438 after September 1, 2016.

If you happened to enroll prior to Sept 1st, Ralphs requires you to register again.

For your convenience, step-by-step website registration instructions are found below or can be found at www.ralphs.com, click on Community, click on Community Contributions, click on ‘Enroll Now’. If you don’t have computer access, please call us at 1-800-443-4438 for assistance.

Use you Ralph’s Rewards Card to Contribute Here’s How:

If you do not have a Ralph’s online account
1. Go to www.ralphs.com/account/create
2. Follow the easy steps to create an online account
3. You will be instructed to go to your email inbox to confirm your account
4. After you confirm your online account by clicking on the link in your email, return to
www.ralphs.com and click on ‘Sign In’, enter your email address and password.
5. View all your information and edit as necessary
6. Link your card to your organization by clicking on:
a. Community Rewards – Enroll
b. Type our NPO number 82287 or Neurocommunity.org
c. Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name
d. Click on Enroll to finish your enrollment process

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED YOUR REWARDS CARD ON-LINE
(This means that you have already entered your email address and assigned yourself a password)

1. Log in to www.ralphs.com
2. Click Sign In
3. Enter your email address and password
4. Click on ‘Your Name’ (In the top right hand corner)
5. View all your information and edit as necessary
6. Link your card to your organization by clicking on:
a. Community Rewards – Re-Enroll
b. Type your NPO number or Name of your Organization
c. Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name
d. Click on Enroll to finish your enrollment process