SAGE will offer two new caregiver support groups – one for spouses and one for adult children of older adults – led by licensed clinical social worker and InfoCare Manager Kathy Larkin.
The caregiver support group geared for adult children who assist in the caregiving of their parents will take place over seven sessions in the evenings, beginning September 12, 7-8:30 pm. The other seven-session group for spouses will take place during the day, also beginning September 12, 2-3:30 pm. Both groups are free and will cover topics such as coping with caregiver emotions and managing stress, navigating care options, and defining our roles as caregivers.
“Caregiving can be gratifying, but it is also very challenging. It is important to know that you are not alone with your concerns and questions,” said Larkin. “SAGE’s new support groups will give those that help take care of older adults, whether they are a spouse or an adult child, a safe place to discuss their experiences, share ideas, and get emotional support.”
Dates for the caregiver support groups are: September 12, September 26, October 10, October 24, November 7, November 21, and December 5. Both groups take place at SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street, Summit.
Pre-registration is required for the support groups. To register, please call Kathy Larkin: 908.598.5509.
Since 1954, SAGE Eldercare has been helping make the communities it serves amazing places to age. The organization provides a wide array of information, support, and services designed to help individuals lead the most independent and active lives possible. From helping with errands, to exercise classes, community programs, care planning, and home health care, SAGE’s expertise helps older adults remain independent in their own homes. SAGE is committed to being the leading provider of programs and services to meet the changing needs of older adults, their families, and caregivers throughout Union, Essex, Morris, and Somerset Counties. For more information, please call 908.273.5550 or visit www.sageeldercare.org.
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