Support Groups

Learning new coping skills help ease the burden of struggling with challenges.

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Feel less alone with your personal concerns when you share your honest and open feelings without judgement in a safe and nurturing environment.

What makes a good support group? Feeling heard, valued and validated. Everyone is welcome to join our compassionate support groups to help you improve your coping skills during challenging times.


Strength 2 Strength (Virtual)

With Dr. Jeffrey A. Berman, MD, FA, SAM
A support group for parents, whose children (ages 15-25) are dealing with issues of addiction, psychological disorders and/or co-occurring issues. A safe and confidential environment.
Wednesday evenings twice a month at 7:30 pm  
For more information and to register contact Esther Mazor at 201.408.1496 or

Widows and Widowers: You Are Not Alone

With Nancy Gillon, LCSW 
A bereavement group for those recently widowed.  This is an opportunity for you to share your feelings with others that understand. Talk about the changes in your family life, social relationships and sense of self. 
Registration required.
For more information and to register contact Esther Mazor |
6 Thursdays,  3/21- 4/25, 1 pm-2:30 pm, $40 JCC Member/$50 Public
6 Tuesdays, 6/11 – 7/23 (no session 7/2)  4-5:30pm*  $40 JCC Member/$50 Public
*6/11 only – from 3-4:30pm

Sponsored in part by the Edwin S. Soforenko Foundation

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.
For more information and to register please contact Marlene or 201.569.7900 ext. 439.

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 or 201.569.7900 ex. 439

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