1. Called to Care Christopher MacLellan "The Bow Tie Guy" on the Whole Care Network 21:01

Caregiving is a universal concern and in some form or Fashion, we are all called to care. We will all serve as caregivers numerous times of the course of a lifetime. And, we will all need care at some point. But are we prepared to care? On this episode of Prepare to Care, author, speaker, and active listener, Jane Barton soothing style is the perfect motivation for us to Prepare To Care.

You Might Know Me As The Bow Tie Guy - "Wearing a bow tie is like wearing two smiles."

When people ask me, "why did you create the Whole Care Network"... I always come back to our caregiving experience and how fortunate I was to find resources that helped me and my partner Richard Schiffer manage our caregiving journey. Every caregiver has a story; through our stories, we find validation, resources, and respite to help manage our caregiving day.

We were fortunate to have our story chronicled in a 2015 Pulitzer Prize-nominated 3-part story, “In Sickness and In Health: A Couple’s Final Journey,” which told our journey of caregiving. The story told of the challenges LGBT partners have in dealing with the medical and legal system, but it also told of the love and joy my partner Richard's last years had on our relationship.