Two Veteran caregivers share anecdotes and advice about the caregiving lifestyle with some quirky fun and a little sarcasm. Also includes random travel tips and don’ts, a few beverages, and interviews mixed in to keep it fun.
Running into road blocks, running out of batteries, running home...don’t we all seem to always be on the run? This is our Christmas Eve Eve 2018 episode. Looking forward to 2019! Don’t forget to visit our Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/sarcascmsisters. Send us a message if you’d like to be a guest!
This week we interview Michelle Bassett, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Michelle is a two-time cancer survivor, and Elizabeth Dole Foundation fellow for the state of Nevada. We’re excited to talk to her about her life after cancer, what she’s doing for other caregivers and veterans families, and ask her a few fun things about Vegas along with some travel tips and don’ts. We’re drinking coffee of course, and talking about what it means to be an advocate, what it means to show story, and how anyone really can encourage others. We hope you’ll join us.
Mar shares with us her extensive teaching and public policy background to help breakdown the Request for Public Comment on the VA Program if Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC). Our democracy provides for a platform to make our voices heard. Let’s all participate in the process! Hurry: the deadline to submit comments is 12/12/2018
In this chapter, Jenn & Mar catch-up after their weeklong trip to DC, explain the importance of advocacy and sharing your thoughts and concerns with elected officials. Mar makes a BIG decision about retirement as she looks ahead to her husband’s upcoming surgery. Jenn has a car tour of DC, is looking forward to the holiday decorations in NYC, but just really wants to enjoy the fun of gift giving and merry making this holiday season. Oh, and there’s drinking. Coffee drinking, of course.
Bonus content: Jenn interviews Megan, a team member at Healing Household 6, a nonprofit focused on fostering military family resiliency and serving military and veteran caregivers who’ve experienced domestic violence. Join us and learn more about this amazing organization!
From the documentary BIG Sonia, to the BIG disease of ALS, Jenn and Mar explore their big plans and big tasks in this, our biggest episode. Don’t forget to visit us online https://facebook.com/sarcasmsisters/
Even the best plans change in the face of a hurricane. In this episode, Mar and Jenn discuss Hurricane Florence, fleeing a disaster when you are a caregiver for someone with a disability, the resources available and the impact of all the stress.
Mar and Jenn reminisce about their first ‘real’ jobs, the sometimes difficult job of caregiving, and how hurricanes affect caregivers. Jenn also reveals she is a ‘worst case scenario’ person and Mar remembers a time when she had to make donuts!