Alzheimer’s Association offers summer support groups

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The Alzheimer’s Association Central New York Chapter is hosting support groups for those suffering from dementia and their family members throughout the area.

Support groups are a community of peers that exist to support one another. These peer or professionally-led groups are 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 of charge to attend and facilitated by trained individuals. For more information, call 1-800-272-3900 or email cny-programs@alz.org.

Upcoming meetings include:

Oneida County

Clinton

Brookdale Clinton, 115 Brookside Road

Last Wednesday, 1 p.m.

June 26 and July 31

Rome

Rome Memorial Hospital, 1500 N. James St., Classroom

Second Tuesday, 5 p.m.

June 11 and July 9

Whitesboro

Dunham Public Library, 76 Main St.

Second Monday, 11 a.m.

June 10 and July 8

Support groups for individuals and caregivers of people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia: call 315-617-4025, ext. 227 for required advance screening.

Herkimer County

Little Falls

Little Falls Community and Senior Center, 524 E. Main St.

Second Thursday, 6 p.m.

June 13 and July 11

Lewis County

Lowville

Lewis County Office for the Aging, 5274 Outer Stowe St.

Third Thursday, 10 a.m.

June 20 and July 18

Madison County

Canastota

Madison County Office for the Aging, 138 Dominic Bruno Blvd.

Third Friday, 10 a.m.

June 21 and July 19

Cazenovia

Community Resources for Independent Seniors, 12 Mill St.

Second Wednesday, 6 p.m.

June 12 and July 10

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