Why I created The Caring for the Caregiver Expo!
When my Mother passed away in 2004, my sister and I were there to care for my Father who had spent over 50 years loving her. Now he was lost, grieving, hurting, sick, desperate and in need of our help. The first 3 years caring for my Father were the hardest. He had been a strong Man who took good care of his family all his life and now he was in need of care. Truth be told my Father did not want to live without my Mother. We refused to let him give up and through good, bad and hard times, we made sure my Father was safe and well taken care of with dignity and respect. With the Grace of God and our family and friends support, my Father lived an additional 13 years and passed away in 2017.
Being a Daughter, Mother and now Grandmother, I know what it means to be a Caregiver and I know what it means to need Care through the love and support of your Family, Friends and health professionals. This is why I created Caring for the Caregiver because of my firsthand experience with my Father. It is our hope and intention to provide you with valuable information, news, opportunities, guidance, up lifting support and love with some much needed pampering as we go through the journey of life.
Please plan to attend The Annual Caring for the Caregiver Expo on the first Saturday of November each year. We graciously ask for your support as volunteers, vendors, sponsors and of course Caregivers!
Brenda D. Spencer, President & CEO, Spencer 4Higher Media, LLC
Billy & Virginia Sanders
"There are 4 kinds of people in the world...Those who have been Caregivers, Those who are currently Caregivers, Those who will be Caregivers and Those who will need Caregivers,"
Former First Lady, Rosalynn Carter
Caregivers are everywhere! The impact on this silent, unpaid army of caregivers is immense. Many are devoting more than 20 hours per week to the care of their loved ones. Trying to manage work and family alongside caring for a loved one, it's no wonder that nearly half of these caregivers admit to feeling stressed and burned out.
The Caring for the Caregiver Expo believes in giving back to the community! As part of our support for the Caregivers in our community “The Caring for the Caregiver Expo” is a One Day Event to say thank you and provide pampering, health and fitness, education, information, career and employment opportunities and much more to caregivers across Central Ohio, across our great state and our nation!
The Ohio Sickle Cell and Health Association, Inc. serves as Ohio’s statewide family support organization, working full time to resolve issues surrounding sickle cell disease and trait. Since the 1960’s our organization and partners have been at the forefront of improving the quality of health, life and services for individuals, families, and communities affected by sickle cell and related conditions. Along with other programs nationwide, we are promoting the search for a cure for all people in the world with sickle cell disease. OSCHA is a 501(c) (3) organization.