#ElderCareChat 1/20/16: Self-Care Resolutions for the New Year

New Year 15 OP FBFor the first #ElderCareChat of 2016, 33 participants talked about personal and professional goals for the new year, along with self-care resolutions — and a pretty extensive side thread on an unexpected digression: butter. (You just never know what may come up during #ElderCareChat!)

A thoughtful and thought-provoking conversation about the true meaning of self-care surfaced, and many agreed with the fact that it is not well-defined and therefore somewhat mystified. In turn, many are unaware of how to do self-care well, with few role models from whom to draw inspiration, and this lack of understanding impacts practical application and implementation considerably. By the end of the hour though, participants were clearly empowered and equipped with ideas for commencing a year of better self-care habits.

Discussion questions are embedded in this Storify presentation; be sure to review all the insights shared via the transcript link, found below the visual recap:

Review the wealth of resources, insights and ideas shared here, via the full chat transcript (thanks to @ctffox of The Fox Group for connecting us to this invaluable service). Analytics are available too.

We offer a “landing page” on our blog with information about the upcoming chat, including proposed discussion questions. Refer to this page for the latest.

Our next chat will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 1pm ET. Check in at the landing page (linked above) for registration details and topic/guest information. If you are interested in serving as a guest expert for a future chat, please reach out to Michelle Seitzer via the @OurParents Twitter handle for further details.

Please note: We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. There are no more chats this month. Anyone who is interested in and passionate about eldercare issues can join our chat, anytime. Prior participation is not required, nor is there a need to stay for the full hour.

Connect with us: If the “real-time” frame doesn’t sync with your schedule, or if you feel that your question or idea requires well beyond 140 characters, start a discussion thread on our LinkedIn page or use the #eldercarechat hashtag. The LinkedIn group is also a great place to continue previous discussions, connect with those who share similar interests, or talk about the services that you, or the company you represent, have to offer.

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