The experience of helping loved ones in need can be both rewarding and trying. Over the last ten years 1800wheelchair.com has helped tens of thousands of care givers with mobility related issues. We often hear the same questions and struggles. Using Meetup.com’s Everywhere platform we hope to bring people together to discuss what they’ve learned, share stories and maybe inspire each other.
The first meetups will all take place on the same day – July 28th, 2010. You can sign up for the caregiver Meetup here. These events are for you, by you, so meet wherever you like. If you find these meetings helpful, feel free to organize more. Meetup.com can help with that.
After July 28th, we’ll open it up, allowing you to create events for any date and time you prefer.
Can anyone be involved? I don’t live in the U.S. Can I still participate?
Yes, the 1800wheelchair cargivers meetup is all about connecting with other local cargivers in your community to share and learn, no matter where in the world you live.
Do I have to be a 1800wheelchair customer to join?
No, this event is open to everyone to attend.
Do I have to have an Meetup account to join in these meetings?
No, you can RSVP with your Facebook sign-in, if you don’t have a Meetup account. If you don’t have a Facebook account or a Meetup account, you’ll need one or the other to RSVP and/or step up as an organizer for a cargivers meetup. It’s free and easy to sign up.
Can we change the time of the event?
Yes. The event organizer can change the time and set the location of the event.
Can I add a new Meetup to the map, even if my town already has one?
Yes, pick a convenient location. The idea here is to foster face to face connections. And, if the current Meetup is too far away, feel free to schedule another.
Does using the Meetup Everywhere tool cost money?
Nope. The Meetup Everywhere site is free and creating a Meetup.com account is free. You might want to pitch in for refreshments and drinks.
What do we do at the cargiver meeups?
That is up to you to decide. We hope you’ll all share stories, propose new ideas and ask questions. It’s an open forum.
What’s the difference between Meetup Everywhere and Meetup Groups?
Meetup Everywhere is not a Meetup Group. A Meetup Group is a local community group. Meetup Everywhere is a simple way to spark Meetups all over the world.
This sounds great. How can I help get the word out?
Help us spread the word. Email, Facebook, tweet, call … anything. Just invite your friends to this link: http://www.meetup.com/caregiver/
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