Seniors

Caregiver Services

Caring for a person with dementia or cognitive decline is often a series of challenges as you watch your loved one’s memories disappear. For both caretakers and their loved ones, this often produces confusion, anger and sadness.

Senior man with his daughter and grandson on a couch.

Services

Free Family Caregiver Support Groups*

The Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups are designed to provide emotional and educational support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. Support groups provide an opportunity for care-partners, families and friends to learn about dementias like Alzheimer’s disease, share their feelings and concerns, and support each other and learn about local resources. 

• In-person 4th Tuesday & 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:30 am.​
• Weekly Virtual Caregiver Support Group Thursday at 1 pm

* Registration and proof of covid vaccination required.

Younger-Onset Memory Cafe´*

The Memory Café is a place where individuals with younger-onset memory loss and their caregivers can engage with peers in a relaxed environment that promotes social engagement and support through interaction with others experiencing similar challenges. 

• Third Wednesday of the month, 11:30 am-1 pm.
• Lunch will be provided. 

* Registration and proof of covid vaccination required.

For more information Call Marlene Ceragno at 201.569.7900, ext. 439 or email mceragno@jccotp.org.

Sponsored by The Bristal Assisted Living

Virtual Family Dementia Caregiver Support Group for Adult Children

Join us for a group specifically designed to provide emotional and educational support for the Adult Children of those living with Alzheimer’s and all forms of dementia.

The challenges are different from those of a spouse or sibling. This group will offer an opportunity to share feelings and concerns, learn about local resources and support each other in coping with the effects of the disease.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday  and 4th Thursday of the month. For more information, to register and receive the link contact Marlene at mceragno@jccotp.org or 201.569.7900 ex. 439

When I first began attending the Caregiver’s Support Group, it was like a group hug. I met other people who were also living with a spouse who has dementia. It felt like I had a place to share and be honest. At that stage in my husband’s diagnosis the group provided me the warmth and assistance in problem solving I so desperately needed

Senior couple going over paperwork with someone.
Daughter kissing senior mother on the cheek.
Daughter kissing senior mother on the cheek.