FROM THE EDITOR'S PEN
/ 599,616,000 Seconds of Service – So Far / Editorial List
Tomorrow, as we celebrate America’s anniversary
with fireworks, parades and pie, we at
Caregiver Media Group will be celebrating
another anniversary, as well. (More pie! Yay!)
It was on a very rainy fourth day in July, 1995,
that I went to a printer’s loading dock to pick up
the first issue of
Today’s Caregiver magazine.
Nine months earlier, I had returned to South Florida
to help my mom as she cared for our grandparents.
This was shortly after Mom’s caregiving ended for my
dad, who developed bone marrow cancer within a few
months of retiring in 1990.
I had always admired my mom, but never more than
when I had stepped into her world as a family
caregiver. I met so many family caregivers as I
endeavored to help Mom those early months and found
that each one of them had solved at least one piece
of the caregiving puzzle that other caregivers
needed, but there was no forum for sharing this
I met so many caregivers who were feeling they were
the only person in the world going through the challenges
of family caregiving, that I was sure there had to be a
magazine in existence to help us as we care for our loved
ones. I visited every bookstore (remember those?)
and library, but could find nothing that would fit
the bill. Fast forward nine months and
Today’s Caregiver magazine was born. A few months later, we
and our mission of caregiver
support went national, and indeed international.
I am grateful to each of our readers, visitors
and attendees at the Fearless Caregiver Conferences.
I learn so very much from every interaction about
the nature of love, community, shared grief and the
wisdom that can only be found in conversations with
caregivers. Not to mention one of the greatest tools
that family caregivers can have at their disposal –
We look forward to many more years of supporting,
advising, educating and learning from this and every
nation’s true healthcare heroes – family caregivers.
Now, speaking of seconds, I think I’ll have some