The Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter, invites those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia to attend one of its support groups that meet throughout the region.
Support groups are a community of peers that exist to support one another. These peer- or professionally-led groups for individuals, caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia.
Caregiver support groups promote an open forum of sharing and discussion among people facing many of the same issues. The group’s power rests within its members’ ability to show compassion, develop strategies and empower its members to provide the highest quality care possible. Additionally, the Chapter offers support groups for individuals living with early-stage dementia and their caregivers, LGBT caregivers, and caregivers of those with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease. See the listing for specific locations.
All support groups are free to attend and facilitated by trained individuals. For more information, call 1-800-272-3900.
Clinton: Brookdale Clinton, 115 Brookside Road, last Wednesday, 1 p.m., Jan. 29, Feb. 26
Rome: Rome Memorial Hospital, 1500 N. James St., 2nd Tuesday, 5 p.m., Jan. 14, Feb. 11
Whitesboro: Dunham Public Library, 76 Main St., 2nd Monday, 11 a.m., Jan. 13, Feb. 10. Support group for individuals with early-stage dementia and their care partners. Advanced screening is recommended prior to attending by calling 315-472-4201.
Canastota: Madison County Office for the Aging, 138 Dominic Bruno Blvd., 3rd Friday, 10 a.m., Jan. 17, Feb. 21
Cazenovia: Community Resources for Independent Seniors, 12 Mill St., 2nd Wednesday, 6 p.m., Jan. 8, Feb. 12