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.

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July Caregiver Education Series

Free & open to the community!
Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19 & 26, 12 noon

Join us as we learn essential information and acquire day to day strategies from local professionals. From your computer or iPad, you and a community of others facing similar challenges will hear presentations specifically designed for family members caring for someone living with any form of dementia.

Aging in America – How it effects caregivers
With Eric Goldberg, CELA

Advocacy During Discharge
With Marie A. Cueman Ph.D

Managing Money: A Caregivers Guide to Finances
With Robyn Kohn, MA, CDP, CMDCP 

A Geriatric Social Worker’s Guide to Caregiving
With Aimee Resifo L.C.S.W.

To register please contact Marlene mceragno@jccotp.org or 201.569.7900 ext. 439.
A Zoom link will be sent a week before the presentations

Free Family Caregiver Support Groups*

The Alzheiner’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 Cafe´is a place where individuals with younger-onlet memory loss and their caregivers can engage with peers in a relaxed environment that promotes social engagement and support through interaction with others experiences similar changes. 

• 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

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

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Daughter kissing senior mother on the cheek.
Daughter kissing senior mother on the cheek.
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