Adrienne Gruberg

Adrienne Gruberg is a former family caregiver and founder of The Caregiver Space. After six years of caring for her late husband and mother-in-law she conceived of an online support space all caregivers could come to. Adrienne holds a BFA from Boston University. She founded AYA Creative in 1982, an award winning graphic design, marketing and advertising company. Her design training has helped shape the website and her personal and professional experience continues to inform and influence the caregiver centric support experience she has created at The Caregiver Space.
Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Long day! Now that I’m taking a treatment for my breathing before I eat breakfast and then have to eat breakfast before I leave the house, I had to get up really early in order to make the 10:00 a.m. ferry off the island. Made it. Eddie arrived about twenty minutes...

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

The Magic Show was a success! We actually sold about $1,900 in tickets. It wasn’t easy for Michael, the magician, since much of the audience was kids of 7-10, and there were toddlers running around on stage while he was doing his act. He dealt with it well. He had a...

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Out on the island again. Had a conference call with Lisa Hirsch (My Mom, My Hero author) and we talked about the mother/daughter support group we’re planning on starting after Labor Day. We also discussed other ways of extending the caregiver work we’re doing. She’s a...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Another ordinary workday. Have some artwork to do for island events. Can always find writing to do, but I’m feeling very out of sorts anticipating Steve’s birthday next week. Some years it’s very easy, but for some reason, this year is rough. He would have been 75....

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Left the island noon-ish and made my way back to the city for an appointment with the dermatologist. I love my doctors. It was worth the work putting my group of physicians at the same hospital together. They all know each other and they all know my history with each...

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Today is a day of appreciation. I was fortunate enough to be able to take an extra day for myself, to write, to do some designing and to ride all through Seaview, up and down every street, putting up posters for the Labor Day Cookout and the Movie in the Moonlight...

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Ugh! Another scorching hot day. First thing I did was sit in front of the market selling tickets for the Labor Day Cookout for two hours. Then I walked into town to check out the crafts fair and I’ve got to say there was absolutely nothing that piqued my interest....

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Got out to the island and it was too hot to go to the craft show in town. It’s one of my favorite events of the summer and I know for a fact that I wasn’t the only person who avoided being out in the sun. I feel so bad for the artists that have to be at their booths...

Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Today was such a scorcher that I decided to wait until tomorrow morning to head out to the beach. It’s hot out there too and it’s not like I’m going to go running into the ocean when I get there. I’ll just sit on the couch, look at the garden and work—designing and...

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Lord, New York can be an oven in the summer. We’re in the middle of a heat spell that looks like it will continue for weeks without relief. Finally got to have my hair cut today. Everyone around me is talking about the election. Despite the feelings people have about...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wow, this is a tight week! I love my long weekends but they are wreaking havoc on the work that I have to do for the site. Somehow I managed to squeeze in lunch with Em [my best friend] who I hadn’t seen since March—I have to realize that lunch doesn’t have to be an...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Got home late last night and had to prepare for the meeting, scheduled months ago, with my attorney and estate planner. This is my least favorite thing in the world to do. Steve always handled these affairs and despite my frequent urging him to teach me about this...

The garden blooms

The garden blooms

Got picked up at 10:00 to go to island. Shlepped a reasonable amount of stuff for one person/ two nights. Got to get back to the city Monday night for a meeting with the lawyers Tuesday early a.m. There are ripe apples and red pears on the trees now. There are roses...

Catching up

Catching up

Well, clearly wasn’t up to going to the island when I woke up this morning—glad I called my driver and told him I’d make it early tomorrow. Was in bed all day yesterday. The migraines have gotten so much better. How can I complain—I used to get them every day, now...

Shot day

Shot day

Was supposed to get my hair cut today but had to cancel Lance because of the onset of a migraine. I’m supposed to be going out to the island in the a.m. but not too sure I’ll be up to it. Shot day.

Being open & honest

Being open & honest

Not the best day—not the worst thought—for sure. Had a good meeting with Cori and Paul. We’re making progress. Had my follow-up appointment with the pulmonologist up at Mt. Sinai after taking all the tests earlier in the year. The tests didn’t show anything new, but...

A busy day

A busy day

Mad rush back to town from the Island. Ferry ride was heaven. Gorgeous day so far. Seems every day’s been great in the morning and turns way gray by three or so. Had to do “The Caregiver’s Caregiver” on Blab Talk today with Dave Nassaney at 3:00 EST, so I’m glad we...

Writing my memories

Writing my memories

I’m writing my memories. I’m not famous or important. I’m simply exploring the course of my life and how I got where I am now. That recently led me to a journal from1974, when I was in Africa with my first husband, trying to find a location to build a research...

Caregiving Month is every month

Caregiving Month is every month

In case you aren’t aware of it yet, November is National Family Caregiver Awareness month. I guess that makes it official. But for us, every month is a time to consider, understand and be aware of all things caregiver. When I was a full-time family caregiver, before I...

Grandparent’s Day

Grandparent’s Day

Happy Grandparents Day! Here at The Caregiver Space, we're celebrating grandparents as well as the people who care for them. There are thousands of family and professional caregivers out there who are helping our grandparents lead fulfilling lives and keeping them...

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