"Courageous care partners recharge with self-care, striving for peaceful pinnacles
in patience, persistence, and positive 
changes, knowing when to conquer and when to comfort."

Be a Remarkable Care Partner

Apr 02, 2019 by Eileen Adler

Be a remarkable care partner by taking care of yourself, too!
Select one suggestion today and start creating a new you!
You will feel better and your care receiver will too with the happier new you.



  1.       Keep a journal of your thoughts, ideas, experiences, resources, interests.
  2.       Write about your treasured family stories.
  3.       Send cards to people in nursing homes, prisons, soldiers, or even organizations.
  4.       Feeling confident? Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
  5.       Try a new recipe or a new food, or buy too much and share some with your neighbors.
  6.       Use your good linens and dishes – saving for your rainy day, it’s your rainy day today.
  7.       Make holiday, birthday, get-well, I-treasure-you cards for friends and family.
  8.       Engage is some creative dresser and closet cleaning. Group your clothing by colors.
  9.       Borrow a book from the library in an unfamiliar genre. 
  10.       Enroll in a class like line dancing or learning to play bridge.
  11.       Get a pet to talk to and to be with and to walk with.
  12.       Volunteer at a museum, senior center, or the library after-school homework club. 
  13.       Write poetry.


An idea for a poem is the Bio Poem or write a more personal poem, Self-Bio Poem.


Line 1: First name

Line 2: Who is _______ and _______ (two descriptive words that describe you or your person)

Line 3: Who is the brother/sister or son/daughter of _______ of _______

Line 4: Who loves _______, _______, _______ (three ideas)

Line 5: Who feels _______, _______, _______ (three ideas)

Line 6: Who needs _______, _______, _______ (three ideas)

Line 7: Who gives _______, _______, _______ (three ideas)

Line 8: Who fears _______, _______, _______ three ideas)

Line 9: Who would like to see _______, _______, _______ (three ideas)

Line 10: Who shares _______, _______, _______ (three ideas)

Line 11: Who is _______, _______, _______ (three ideas)

Line 12: Who is a resident of _______ (your town)

Line 13: Last name