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 Karen Brand at (973) 726–3226; or DOROT at (212) 769–2850 or (877) 819–9147.
Spouse/Partner Support Group For Those Caring For a Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Related Memory Disorder
16 Mondays, January 7—May 6 at 7:00 PM
(no sessions on March 25 and April 22)
Ginny Abrams, LCSW; Clinical Social Worker
This group is specifically for those who are caring for a spouse or partner who 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.
Caring for a Parent Support Group
16 Tuesdays, January 8—April 30 at 7:30 PM
(no session March 26)
Susan Sugarman, BS; Support group leader
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.
Bereavement Support Group
16 Wednesdays, January 9—April 24 at 5:00 PM
Randi Cohen, MA, ACSW; Support group leader
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.