Iris Waichler, MSW, LCSW

The Leading Advocate for Health Awareness & Caregiver Support
Speaker - Author - Consultant - Counselor

Really enjoyed doing a workshop on “Coping With Caregiver Criticism” at St Paul Home with other healthcare professionals.

One of my favorite things about being an author at She Writes Press is the opportunity to work with incredible women authors and support their work at book launches and events Here I am with Michelle Cox, Rita Dragonnette, Nancy Chadwick Burke, and Tammy Letherer at Women and Children First Bookstore. Fantastic bookstore. I had my author book launch for Role Reversal Here as well.

Thanks to Gail Niksic at Elderworks for arranging my presentation on “Coping With Caregiver Criticism” at St Paul Home in Chicago.

I really enjoyed talking with healthcare professionals about “Identifying Health Risks for Seniors”. Great discussion.


Very excited to discuss writing memoirs like Role Reversal. I am really looking forward to participating in this great AAUW event at the Harold Washington Library on October 10, 2018 at 7-9pm. A panel of She Writes Press authors will be discussing our memoir writing keeping it “All in The Family” The Impact in Novels and Memoirs. Come join this lively discussion with Michelle Cox moderating, and Chicagoland authors Linda Gartz, Barbara Starknemon and Francie Arenson.

So proud that Role Reversal is the recipient of these five important book awards.


I had a wonderful time speaking about “Starting the Caregiver Conversation” in Los Angeles for Meridian Senior Program. 




I will be doing a presentation on How to Start the Conversation on Caregiving and How to Build a Support Network on May 1 at Epiphany United Church of Christ at 2008 Bradley Place in Chicago at 7pm. There will be a Question and Answer time period and Books can be purchased here. $5 donation requested.

I had a wonderful time speaking on a talented panel of women writers and doing a book signing at 2112. Great space and great audience with excellent questions.


I contributed an article with on Coping with Grief, Loss and Death. Find my tips @


I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Dorit Sasson on Giving Voice to Your Courage broadcast. We discussed caregiver tips and How to get the Courage to be a Caregiver. Listen to the broadcast @


Please join me for a book launch/author event, where I will be reading from my new book, Role Reversal Taking Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents. It will be on September 14, 2016 at Women and Children First Bookstore at 5233 N. Clark Street, Chicago. The event will begin at 7pm.


I had a great time doing an interview with Lizbeth Meredith. We discussed writing my book, Role Reversal. You can find the interview @


I will be doing an author event on September 8, 2016. I will be on a panel with fellow authors at An Evening With Women Authors. We will be at 2112 Creative Incubator 6-8PM at 4245 N. Knox st, Chicago. There will be 6-7 meet and greet with authors and 7-8 panel discussion.


2016-05-11 15.57.28

I had a great time at BEA, Book Expo of America. It was wonderful to meet my fellow authors, publisher, Brooke Warner, and project manager Lauren Wise. Here I am at the She Writes Press booth.


Please join me on December 2-3, 2016 at the National Caregiver Conference in Chicago at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare Hotel. I will be presenting on Coping With Grief as A Caregiver Over the Holidays. Go to hub/ for more information.


Presented at Epiphany United Church on May 1, 2017 discussing How to Begin the Caregiver Conversation.


On May 9, 2017 had a wonderful time Reading Role Reversal at A Room of One’s Own Bookstore in Madison, Wisconsin. We had a wonderful discussion on grief and caregiving.

Speaking about Role Reversal, Grief and Caregiving at Room of One’s Own Bookstore.


Thrilled to speak on the importance of Caregivers Self Care with my co-panelist. Great discussion and participants at a truly inspirational conference.

Honored to be asked to speak at #BlogHer17 conference in Orlando, Florida. Fantastic conference full of inspirational women including Chelsea Clinton and Serena Williams. I spoke on a panel about the importance of Caregivers taking care of themselves.


Fulfilling a dream to sell my book at the famous Printers Row Book Festival in Chicago 2017.

The University of Iowa. I received my Masters in Social Work Degree here. I was thrilled to return to teach a class on how to begin the caregiver conversation with loved ones.

So fun getting together with my fellow She Writes Press authors September 2018. Proud to be a member of this group.

So happy to present at Gentle Home Services in October 2018, discussing How to Identify Warning Signs to watch for of Aging Loved Ones Living at Home. Great discussion and grateful to those that attended.

One of the joys of my writing career has been the opportunity to meet brilliant and accomplished women authors and share ideas, life experience, support, and resources. You will see what I mean when you watch our video conference Monday, June 24, 2019, at 7:30 Central time on You Tube. We will be discussing how to “Grow from Grief.” Lean how to cope and much more @ #VirginiaASimpson #IrisWaichler #LaurieKahn #MaryPlouffe #Grief #Healing #Trauma #HealingFromLossTo join our discussion panel:…