Richmond, VA, November 05, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Glen Allen based The Wright Scoop – consultant, lecturer, & wordsmith Sylvia Hoehns Wright in celebration of November as national caregiver month challenges all to honor those who care-give creating a caretaker legacy of folklore, legends and family stories.
Speaking as a former caretaker, Wright says “Caring for an elderly parent is not an easy task. At one time, coined the sandwich-generation experience, present-day care of an elderly parent is more likely described as a triple-decker sandwich. Numerous factors - i.e. longevity, eroding financial stability, transient lifestyles, eroding insurance and Medicare coverage - contribute to this escalating situation. Still, there are coping strategies which can be applied to the situation.” To read more about Wright’s caregiver experience link to Taking Care of Dad, http://blog.thewrightscoop.com/2010/06/01/taking-care-of-dad.aspx .
Wright’s Book – A Path Worn Smooth
A child of the era ‘tell instead of read’ me a story, in her book A Path Worn Smooth, a millennium woman’s heritage – http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/a-path-worn-smooth/10645451 - Wright shares the story of a caregiver experience as well as the stories of those who care take establishing for Wright and her community a legacy of folklore, legends and family stories.
In draft format, Wright’s collection of personal and family stories received the 2006 Writer’s Connection VA Book Competition Award. Then, through donating an excerpt to an anthology – Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln, she is one of nation-wide contributors who were recognized by the 2009 Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge George Washington Metal for their collaborative effort to promote an understanding and appreciation of America’s rich heritage and unique freedoms.
Wright’s Heritage -
“Although three generations removed from a Quaker heritage,” says Wright, “there is still one central guideline – caretaker - that influences family legacy. Creating a future that holds a unique opportunity: the opportunity not to simply be a caretaker but a person who cares! To be the person who sets a Climate, not merely adjusts to a preexisting one; creates an encouraging Attitude, not practices ambivalence; is Receptive to people without losing sight of personal needs; and demonstrates Empathy for others while keeping problems in perspective. Whether in a business or civic community, be the person who 'cares'!”
Aware this legacy not only influenced her caretaker perspective but all aspects of life experience, Wright resides on family 7th generational property located in Glen Allen, Virginia. As a means to insure her family’s generational environmental commitment, she placed a portion of her property under a protective ‘scenic easement.’
In her book – A Path Worn Smooth which is dedicated to the people of her community - Laurel Historic District, Wright invites readers to walk on a path worn smooth by generational expectation. Savor nostalgia for the places that are near and dear to her heart, recall family traditions and more importantly, renew experiences. Challenging all to celebrate their heritage because heritage is more than a possession, it is a gift: the birthright of our children.
About A Path Worn Smooth -
Copies of Wright’s memoir style first edition paper-print book were donated to her County libraries and available for ‘check out.’ Copies are also available at the Laurel Gallery or through any retail book seller or online at web site www.TheWrightScoop.com option Sylvia’s Store. To listen to an Author Interview – A Path Worn Smooth - “The Renee Bobb Radio Show,” discussion of book A Path Worn Smooth and other projects – link to
Wright’s Career History –
Committed to the welfare of her civic and business communities, Wright is a founding Director involved in the establishment of her community Laurel as a Historic District and founding member of the Massey Cancer Center’s volunteer program. Details of her business, communication or environmental activities, are available at web site www.TheWrightScoop.com or contact Sylvia@TheWrightScoop.com or call 804-672-6007.
As recipient of the Turning America from Eco-weak to Eco-chic Award, Wright challenges all to become eco-caregivers, create eco-legacies, move their life-styles from eco-weak to eco-chic – ‘green’ life’s garden, one scoop at a time.