Matt Estrade delivers education, facilitates support groups to help guide families who are facing diagnosis of dementia. Through Matt's blog, Peace With Dementia and his Nine Tips For Caregivers, Matt provides encouraging words and sound advice for everyone in a caregiving role. Listen in and learn how Matt Estrade is creating Healing Ties all around us!
Beyond Caregiving...How do care?
How do we care for our family, friends, and the strangers we meet? How do we care for the community we live in?
How do we heal the physical, social, financial, spiritual aspects of our life and the lives of those around us?
We do this by creating Healing Ties!
By sharing their stories with host Christopher MacLellan, our guests reveal how they are creating Healing Ties in their community by their words, actions, and deeds.
Meet the Team
Affectionately known as “The Bow Tie Guy" in the vast network of family caregivers, Christopher MacLellen is the Author of "What's The Deal with Caregiving" and the host of Healing Ties podcast featured on The Whole Care Network.
The story of Chris and his deceased partner, Richard Schiffer was chronicled in a 2015 Pulitzer Prize nominated story “In Sickness and In Health: A Couple’s Final Journey” about their journey of caregiving. Seen by over 500,000 people world-wide the story told of the challenges that LGBT partners have in dealing with the medical and legal system, but it also told of the love and joy that Richard’s last years had on their relationship.
Chris' masters degree thesis, Caregiving, Stress and its Impact on the Work Place was accepted by the faculty at Gonzaga University in 2016 where he earned a masters degree in Leadership and Communication.
Chris founded the Whole Care Network in 2016, presents regularly on topics that impact family Caregivers and now is Aging Gayfully after caregiving has ended.