Resources

In addition to the individual Web sites of the NYCP4FC Corps, and printable PDFs included on Resources/Printed Materials tab, there are several other electronic resources that may be helpful.  They are listed below and this page will be updated periodically. 

The Dr. Fritz Radio Show 

The Dr. Fritz Radio Show examines important topics and issues impacting the community through the eyes of a Psychologist.  Hosted by Dr. Fritz Galette and broadcasted by WWRL-AM (1600) radio in New York, the program currently airs every Thursday night at 10 PM EST. Dr. Fritz, along with special guests and live callers, highlights the questions, challenges and struggles people typically face in everyday life. During each program he clarifies the issues and provides useful information, pragmatic tips, and resources.  In the last quarter of 2012, in the midst of Hurricane Sandy and the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school, Dr. Fritz hosted six radio shows on family caregiving.  Here are summaries of the broadcasts and a link to the archived show.

Episode 47: “Caring for the family caregiver” – 10/4/12 – This is the first of seven shows on Family Caregiving, sponsored by Emblem Health and is kicked off by Gregory Johnson, creator of the Care for the Family Caregiver initiative, and Director of Community Outreach at EmblemHealth. Dr. Fritz speaks to his listeners about the world of family caregiving – having just realized, while attending the launch of the NYCP4FC Corps, hosted by EmblemHealth – that he himself is a caregiver.

Episode 50:  “Maintaining the physical” 10/25/12.  With the support of EmblemHealth, Dr. Fritz presents interviews with members of the Partnership starting with Sheila Warnock, founder of Share the Care .  Dr. Fritz follows his chat with Sheila by interviewing Dr. Robin Fenley – the advisor to the NYCP4FC Corps from the Department for the Aging (DFTA) in New York City.

Episode 52: “Maintaining the Emotional” 11/8/12.   This show takes place days after Super Storm Sandy and Dr. Fritz interviews Catherine Thurston, who oversees community-based services for the Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE),   a 34-year-old nonprofit organization that aims to improve the lives of Lesbian Bisexual Gay and Transgender elders in NYC. Next is Reverend Robert Chase next –Executive Director of Intersections International, a 5-year-old nonprofit that is a multicultural, multi-faith, global initiative of the Collegiate Church of New York, the oldest corporation in North America, dating back to 1628.  Intersections supplies direct service programs, advocacy, educational and informational outreach

Episode 55: “Maintaining the spiritual” 11/22/12 – We are treated to another wonderful resource for caregivers as Cynthia Burke and Kate Lamb discuss their work at Friends In Deed, a pragmatic spiritual crisis center for anyone diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and their family caregivers. An interview with Reverend Marion Gambardella  is next.  She speaks about her sponsorship of non-disease-specific support group meetings for people dealing with a myriad of issues, among them family caregiving that cause distress.  

Episode 57: “Legal and Financial Issues in Family Caregiving” 12/6/12 – 12-6-12 – Legal and Financial issues – Dr. Fritz interviews Adriane G. Berg , CEO of Generation Bold and a leading expert and advocate for successful aging and Robert Friedman, Esq., a practicing Elder Law attorney, founder and past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and a founder and  Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.    

Episode 59: “We are all in this together” – 12/20/12 Days after the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Dr. Fritz once again welcomes Greg Johnson, Creator of EmblemHealth’s Care for the Family Caregiver initiative and also interviews Gail Gibson-Hunt, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving, a non-profit coalition dedicated to conducting research and developing national programs for family caregivers. Carol Levine, Directors the United Hospital Fund’s Families and Health Care Project is interviewed next

The seventh and last of the radio shows is currently in development.

 

Care for the Family Caregiver Facebook Page

Having a forum to communicate information and invite a dialogue among those who are personally impacted by a family caregiving situation is what the Care for Family Caregiver Facebook is all about.  Access it here and be sure to “like” us and give your feedback.

https://www.facebook.com/careforthefamilycaregiver?sk=wall

 

Electronic Tool Kit for Family Caregivers

With an introduction by Greg Johnson, Emblemhealth’s care for the family caregiver initiative “guru”, this is a listing on ten family caregiver resources that are available on the Internet.  You’re just a click away from valuable information to make your caregiving efforts easier. 

http://www.ghi.com/pdf/eh_toolkit_letter.pdf