It's a strange instrument, this heart we cannot see. How it carries what we need to live, but not what we need to love--for that is carried in our soul. - AJW
"This sharp, poignant memoir delves into what it means to move beyond caregiver toward a deeper connection." - The Mercantile Library, Cincinnati, Ohio.
“A must-have for your personal and professional library…see how family members and professional staff work together to create a meaningful life for persons with dementia. An important book.”
"Annette captures the complex emotions common to many families faced with this disease...a touching personal narrative and example of unwavering commitment and love of family.”
“I believe creating links, rooting people to place, through words and work, will bring us closer to the core of humanity."
Annette is a writer and community connector. Her Italian roots and small-town Ohio upbringing offer a unique perspective on her writing and life.
Her award-winning work spans across arts groups, women's studies, memory care homes, city councils, and editorial-opinion pieces. Visit the above links to read more.
A transplant to Cincinnati, Annette completed her project, “Girl, Walking” in 2017, walking Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods within a year, blogging about each community, what intrigued her, what made her mad. Visit Gettin’ My City On to read all 52.
Caring for the Caregiver: A reflective and supportive online writing experience Join us!
Sponsored by The Giving Voice Foundation in partnership with 55 North (Formerly Hyde Park Center for Older Adults)
Pre-Registration required Nicole Christ: firstname.lastname@example.org
Annette Januzzi Wick and Pauletta Hansel will lead an online creative writing experience designed to help family caregivers explore the gifts and challenges of their lives through poetry, storytelling and journaling. This is an opportunity to use writing to reflect on your own journey and to share as much or as little as you choose in a supportive and safe circle of other caregivers. No previous writing experience is necessary.
A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants. Annette and Pauletta are skilled writers, facilitators and caregivers for their mothers with dementia.
Annette Januzzi Wick is the author of the memoir, I’ll Have Some of Yours, published for those who struggle to find reason, meaning and humanity in the caregiving experience. Pauletta Hansel was Cincinnati’s first Poet Laureate. Her book, Palindrome, poems about her mother, won Berea College’s Weatherford Award. Together and separately, they have led workshops in support of caregivers for the Alzheimer’s Association of Cincinnati and of Knoxville, Arden Courts, the Alois Alzheimer Center, the Caregiver’s Assistance Network, Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio, Episcopal Retirement Services and other organizations.
REGISTER Info at: www.GivingVoicefdn.org
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