There are times in our lives when our friends and family come together to provide us with support – usually during health journeys, whether it be during scary moments like a cancer diagnosis or unexpected surgery, or happy moments such as bringing home a new bundle of joy.
Our loved ones have the best intentions, but they often aren’t exactly sure how to help. Now there’s an easy tool to keep everyone organized while providing you with the help you need without all the hassle.
CaringBridge, a nonprofit offering many ways for people to care for each other during any type of health event, created an online calendar – SupportPlanner. The calendar makes it easy to organize helpful tasks like bringing meals or providing child or pet care. It has a convenient invite feature that lets you invite friends and family in just a couple clicks.
Family and friends can sign up for tasks and leave notes about what they’re doing like the type of meal they’ll bring – that way you won’t end up with lasagna for three dinners in a row!
One mom’s experience using SupportPlanner
“My group of girlfriend’s and I take traditions very seriously,” says Allison. One of their traditions is to bring meals to the new mother and her family during her first month of motherhood. When Allison recently became a new mother, her community used the SupportPlanner to organize the meals and scheduling. It made this long-standing tradition more convenient and easier for everyone. Allison’s loved ones gave her more time with her new baby through this easy-to-use online calendar.
Watch this video to see how Allison’s community used SupportPlanner to show care and support.
You can create a SupportPlanner for yourself or a loved one today!