SAGE Eldercare offers free caregiver support groups – one for spousal caregivers, one for adult children who act as caregivers for their older parents, and one intended for caregivers of someone with Alzheimer’s.
The groups are led by Kathy Larkin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and SAGE InfoCare Manager. All groups are held at SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street, Summit, and require pre-registration by calling Larkin at 908.598.5509.
Caregiver Support Group for Spouses:
- 2 – 3:30 pm
- Every other Monday, May 22 through August 28
Caregiver Support Group for Adult Children:
- 7 – 8:30 pm
- Every other Monday, June 5 through August 28
Alzheimer’s New Jersey Caregivers Support Group:
- 10 – 11:30 am
- Fourth Tuesday of every month
The Caregiver Support 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.
The Alzheimer’s New Jersey Caregivers Support Group provides an opportunity for family members and caregivers to discuss frustrations and trials of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease with others who understand.
“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 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.”
About SAGE Eldercare
Since 1954, SAGE Eldercare has been helping make the communities it serves amazing places to age. The non-profit 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 and delivering Meals on Wheels, to exercise classes, community programs, Medicare counseling, care planning, an adult day health care program, and home health care, as well as the SAGE Resale Shop and Furniture Restoration Workshop, 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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PHOTO: Kathy Larkin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and SAGE Eldercare InfoCare Manager, leads three caregiver support groups – one for spouses, one for adult children caring for their older parents, and one for those that care for someone with Alzheimer’s. The free support groups are held at SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street, Summit. Pre-registration is required for the support groups by calling Larkin at 908.598.5509.