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“Share the Care”

The past few months members of the Health and Wellness Ministry have been meeting with the ADRC and representatives of “Share the Care”. The purpose of STC is to organize a group to care for someone who is seriously ill.

The STC model can be used in serving people with many different chronic conditions:

  • Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, heart/stroke, cancer, COPD, etc.
  • In rehabilitation
  • Grandparents or other relatives raising relatives’ children
  • Returning veterans
  • The frail or elderly
  • End-of-life

Those providing care often may feel tired and overwhelmed and they do not know how to ask for help. With a STC group family caregivers don’t have to be responsible for every errand, meal or job. STC is a model that shows ordinary people (friends, relatives, neighbors, co-workers and acquaintances) how to create a “care giving family” to help someone. The Health and Wellness Ministry is prepared to assist those parishioners who are in need of help at St. Mary Magdalene in starting a STC group. To start the process a family member or friend calls the parish at 715-258-2088 and we will put you in contact with the appropriate person who will in turn schedule a meeting time.