ElderCare Currents


            October 1, 1998                                                                                       Vol. 1, No. 1


WELCOME: This is the premiere issue of ElderCare Currents, the electronic newsletter of ElderCare Online . Starting today, we’ll be bringing you site updates, new caregiving information, opportunities to use our own software assistants, surveys and product promotions. All of the content in this newsletter is accessible from our site at http://www.ec-online.net.

HELLO: I am Rich O’Boyle, editor of ElderCare Currents and site manager for ElderCare Online. My goal is to provide a dynamic website where you as an eldercaregiver can find the information and support you need to deal with the daily challenges of caring for an aged loved one. Contact me anytime at roboyoboy@worldnet.att.net.

SUBSCRIPTION INFO: This newsletter is being sent to all individuals who completed the ElderCare Currents subscription form. If you would not like to receive this newsletter, please remove your name from the ListBot mailing list "ElderCareGivers" at http://www.listbot.com.

CAN WE TALK?: Now open – The ElderCare Forum, a safe, clean moderated space for caregivers to talk about issues important to them. Join others and share tips and emotional support. Contact us if you would like to help moderate the discussion at roboyoboy@worldnet.att.net.

MEMBER HOMEPAGES: Do you have your own homepage with caregiver content? If so, send us the address and a 2-3 sentence description and we’ll put a link on our "Members’ Homepages" section. Sorry, we cannot host sites at this time. http://www.ec-online.net/Community/members.htm.

PERSONAL CARE: Tips for Personal Hygiene and Bathing gives you practical guidance on how to care for a bed-bound person, including oral hygiene and shampooing. Available at http://www.ec-online.net/Knowledge/knowhome.htm.

FREE MAGAZINE ISSUE: Sign up for your issue of Catholic Digest magazine – FREE to ElderCare Online members! Go to http://www.ec-online.net/Knowledge/knowtrans.htm.

COMMENTS: Please email comments on this newsletter, including suggestions for articles and content for the website to roboyoboy@worldnet.att.net.

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