The Caring Collaborative (CC) is a framework for “neighbor-to-neighbor” help and support. Like a “virtual village,” members mobilize themselves and marshal their resources to support their members. Our purpose is to provide caring help and companionship to each other in times of need caused by a temporary health issue. Composed of compassionate and vital women who are committed to encouraging one another to remain healthy and energetic, CC members support one another when medical issues arise and short term
assistance is needed.
- A Service Corps - The members offer to help CC colleagues who need temporary or occasional assistance in a doctor’s office, coming home from the hospital, picking up prescriptions. They will shop for you, take you to medical appointments or perhaps, just provide good company or a helping hand while you convalesce.
- Member Information Exchange (MIX) - MIX provides an exchange of experiences with fellow CC members. CC members who have had a particular health problem can share their experiences with other members and/or provide recommendations about health care providers. If you have a new diagnosis, say, of high cholesterol or cataracts, you will be able to connect with another TTN member who has had a similar experience. All information is confidential.
- The mandatory Orientation session provides important information about how the systems work. In the Orientation session, you will learn how your privacy and the privacy of others are protected; what the boundaries are - what can and cannot be provided; and about sharing experience not advice.
Boston Chapter members interested in becoming a part of the Collaborativecan register for an Orientation Session which are posted periodically on the Chapter Calendar. For more information, contact Boston.firstname.lastname@example.org.