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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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Preparing for Coming Changes: Opportunity or Crisis? by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving You may be reading everywhere about the aging of today’s baby boomers. I’m one of them, and I can tell you the clock is only moving faster these days. It’s inevitable:  me ... Read on »
The Hidden Sandwich Filling by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I’ve been calling myself a member of the sandwich generation for a long time, but I never really thought too much about it. My worst sandwich moment occurred when I was spe ... Read on »
Friday, April 1, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I'm back! Just like a bad penny I have returned. I can not tell a lie...I missed the fame and attention...not to mention an outlet for my sarcastic humor! How ironic that ... Read on »
Friday, March 25, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Recently I took my little boy to a local coffee house to watch some "kindie" music. I met a woman there with a daughter close to his age, and we decided to walk to a neighb ... Read on »
Friday, March 18, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving The other day I went to pick up my 3-year-old son from his preschool, and of course he decides to misbehave while I am under the watchful eye of his teacher. I don't think ... Read on »
Friday, March 11, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I'll admit it - I'm a Groupon junkie. For those of you who haven't heard of Groupon, it is a website that offers amazing deals (usually 1/2 price or better!) as long as eno ... Read on »
Friday, March 4, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Well, they say that if March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb. I sure hope that is the case this year! Everyone warned me about the cold, rainy Portland winter ... Read on »
Friday, February 25, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving It's snowing here in Portland, Oregon! While to many this may be a common thing, here it shuts down the whole town. How fun!!! Stay in, snuggle up with a cup of hot cocoa ... Read on »
Friday, February 18, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Hooray! It's finally Friday! I'm Staci, your new Friday Funnies correspondent. I'm excited to take on this role, but may need your help! I would like to start a contribu ... Read on »
Friday, February 11, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Valentine's Day is almost here! Have you purchased something special for your significant other? Or maybe you'd like to treat yourself to a nice, relaxing weekend. For t ... Read on »
Friday, February 4, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Hoo Darlin', it's been a wild and crazy couple of weeks, hasn't it? If it isn't the constant blizzards we're facing, it's the threat of the Packers (boo!) beating my team th ... Read on »
Save the Day (and the Resident)! by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Here’s a tool I found a while back, but just noticed again in a recent article in Provider magazine http://www.ahcancal.org/News/publication/Provider/CoverJan2011.pdf (Janua ... Read on »
Friday, January 21, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving For this week's Friday Funnies introduction, I wanted to discuss more about my love of food and the exciting new culinary kicks I've been on. Instead, I recently found out a ... Read on »
Friday, January 14, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving I had the pleasure of traipsing around London a few weeks ago. While sitting in a pub one day, a few of my British mates began asking me questions about American traditions. ... Read on »
Outreach opportunity for you! by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Are you looking for a way to connect with family caregivers in your community? Join Caregiver Village , a website that will be an entirely new sort of gathering place for f ... Read on »
Happy New Year! by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Did you have an enjoyable holiday season? Millions of Americans find holidays stressful, sad or just plain exhausting.  Family members may have a moment when they see ... Read on »
Friday, January 7, 2011 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Well, another year has gone by, and I once again have not become the Emperor of Candyland. Nor have I learned to fly. I have not figured out how to make my stuffed animals c ... Read on »
Friday, December 31, 2010 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving Well, once again Wendy exaggerated a bit! I can reassure you she isn't getting out that easy. Wendy is still with us and creating havoc as usual. She is simply passing th ... Read on »
Friday, December 24, 2010 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving For nearly four years I have enjoyed sharing my crazy stories with you. The feedback I receive from readers has been delightful. During this time I added a grandchild, gra ... Read on »
Friday, December 17, 2010 by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Caregiving This cartoon was sent to me by a client in a holiday greeting message. I thought it was so darn appropriate for me, I could not resist sharing it with you. If you've r ... Read on »