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Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living Professional

Oregon City, Oregon
After spending the past 20 years as an owner and operator of assisted living communities, I have... Full Bio
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Friday, August 5, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Ya hoo... today is my work birthday! Tomorrow being my actual birthday... 26 this year. Feels a little uneventful. My boss asked me if I was 21 yet?!! I was a bit surprised ... Read on »
Eavesdropping on Prospects by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving One of my favorite roles in working with family caregivers is just listening as they offer each other advice. I’ve spent so much of my professional life in the advice-givin ... Read on »
Friday, July 29, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Last weekend we were on the hunt for a pool for one of our dogs (a Border Collie mix) who is OBSESSED with water. The Kmart kiddie pools just don't cut it! Even in the de ... Read on »
Friday, July 22, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Busy, busy week around here. Weeks like these make me realize how much we depend on the internet, cell phones, laptops, etc. How did we ever get by without our mobile device ... Read on »
Is it FUN around there? by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving My daughter came home from her summer job the other day with a grin on her face. Actually, saying she “came home” doesn’t really give you the picture. She’s 19, and sh ... Read on »
Friday, July 15, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving When did camping become such an excursion? Is it me? Am I just getting old? I remember when I was little and we would pack up Friday when I got home from school and take ... Read on »
Friday, July 8, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving The northwest has finally been graced with some sunshine! And for this fair-skinned red head this means lots and lots of sunscreen. Over the years however I have become ... Read on »
Friday, July 1, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Hooray for a three day weekend! Time to kick back, relax, BBQ and hopefully enjoy the sun! This 4th of July we have made no plans and I am excited about it. Sometim ... Read on »
VOICES of the VILLAGE: Shawnee Penkacik by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Shawnee Penkacik By Cara Moore, Investigative Reporter Caregiver Village is all about caregivers. Most of us think about caregivers as older people – m ... Read on »
Friday, June 24, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving This week was our official first day of summer and in typical Oregon fashion... it started out sunny and then quickly clouded over and began to rain. What has happened t ... Read on »
Friday, June 16, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Well, I guess my boyfriend was picking up on my "subtle" hints about getting married... Yes folks, I am officially engaged! This past weekend I was surprised with a beau ... Read on »
Friday, June 10, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving In the office I often catch flack for having such a clean desk.... yes, I get flack for being "too clean"! Wendy, whom most of you have been acquainted with, is the exac ... Read on »
VOICES of the VILLAGE: Lisa Cerasoli by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia By Cara Moore, investigative reporter Lisa and her Gram Editor’s note: Lisa Cerasoli is the author of “When Nora Jo Fades Away,” a book selected for the ... Read on »
VOICES of the VILLAGE: Meet Sharon Brothers by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia By Cara Moore, Caregiver Village investigative reporter I’m so pleased to be able to introduce you to Sharon Brothers in this “Voices of the Village” segment. Interviewi ... Read on »
Friday, June 3, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Hello wedding season! This summer my boyfriend and I have been invited to a significant number of weddings. We are at that age where it seems everyone around us is getti ... Read on »
Friday, May 27, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Is it bad when you realize you are becoming your mother? This past weekend I worked hard to get my yard all cleaned up... lawn mowed, weeds pulled, gazebo up and lawn fur ... Read on »
VOICES from the VILLAGE: Jennie Shortridge by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Jennie Shortridge You may have heard the advice new writers are given by the pros: “Write what you know.” My new friend, Jennie Shortridge, the author o ... Read on »
Friday, May 20, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving While on my last excursion for the "perfect horse" I found a sign that just made me chuckle... "Kids for Sale! Stop here." Now.... I assume they are talking about goa ... Read on »
Friday, May 13, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Over the past month I have been trying to get back to my roots and start riding horses again. Trying to find the right one has been a very difficult challenge and rather ... Read on »
Focusing on Families by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Many years ago I was an avid follower of Dr. James Dobson’s radio show titled “Focus on the Family.” I was raising my three daughters and Dr. Dobson’s broadcasts about buil ... Read on »