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Support Groups for Caregivers

Caregivers’ Connections weekly telephone support groups help to reduce the feelings of isolation and stress that caregivers may experience. Caregivers help one another in a supportive, positive, and nurturing environment. Group members relate their personal experiences, provide suggestions and advice for others, ask questions, and get answers. Support groups meet for one hour and generally run for several weeks.

There is a $10 registration fee to join Caregivers’ Connections and a $15 fee for each support group series. Scholarships are available. For more information, please call DOROT at (212) 769–2850 or (877) 819–9147.

Spring/Summer 2014

Bereavement Support Group,

19 Tuesdays, February 4 — June 24 at 5 PM
(No sessions on April 15 & 21)

Randi Cohen, MA, ACSW
This group provides a safe, caring environment for former caregivers who have suffered the loss of a loved one and are seeking a supportive place to grieve and heal.

Caring For a Loved One with Aphasia

6 Tuesdays, March 4 — April 8 at 7:00 PM
Lauren Seidman, MS, CC–SLP and Kiera Walsh, MS, CC — SLP Speech — Language Pathologists
This program offers caregivers the opportunity to discuss the many issues and share concerns in dealing with aphasia. Call in from the comfort of your home and gain insight, support and information about available resources and services.

Caring for a Parent Support Group

18 Tuesdays, February 4 — June 24 at 7:30 PM
(No sessions on April 15 & 21)

Susan Sugarman, BS
Get the support and advice you need to help you care for your aging parent(s). Topics include how to access the resources you need and communicate more effectively.

Spouse/Partner Support Group for Those Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Related Memory Disorder

18 Mondays, February 3 — June 30 at 7:00 PM
(No sessions on February 17, April 14, 21 & May 26)

Ginny Abrams, LCSW
This group is specifically for those who are caring for a spouse or partner that has had a diagnosed memory disorder for more than a year. The group offers the opportunity to voice the issues you are encountering and to express your feelings in a supportive environment.

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