Friday, June 4, 2010

New family caregiver support group formed

A new support group for family caregivers has been established by the county's Aging and Disability Resource Center. It will be held on the third Friday of each month from 1:30-3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Avenue. 

Family caregivers are people whose lives are impacted by the needs of a relative due to dementia or other health problems. The group is open to persons 60 and over and those who are caring for someone in that age group.  Caregivers of persons of any age who have dementia are also included. For more information contact Marilyn Joyce by email or phone  638-6678.

Other support groups are:
  • First Friday, 10:30 a.m. - noon, Alzheimer’s Assn. Support Group, Lincoln Lutheran Office Building, 2000 Domanik Drive, 4th Floor Training Room. (Enter through door on west side of building)
  • Second Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church, 1700 S. Green Bay Road.
  • Third Wednesday, 1:30-3 p.m., Burlington Senior Center, 209 N. Main Street, Eppers Room.
  • Third Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m., Dennis Kornwolf Service Center, 1717 Taylor Ave., 3N Conference Room, (“Brown Bag” lunch hour meeting.  Bring lunch if desired).