Hebrew Senior Care offers Alzheimer’s Association endorsed support groups. Our support group facilitators have decades of experience as support group leaders; and all have been specially trained by the Alzheimer’s Association to lead the groups.
Presently, we offer two ongoing, open support groups. No RSVP’s are required. However, we do encourage individuals to contact one of the leaders to learn more about each group.
The Caregiver Support Group welcomes the many types of caregivers for persons with dementia. All are welcome, including: spouses, adult children, siblings, friends, and long distance caregivers. This group helps the caregiver develop a support system, with people who share similar experiences. Members learn from the leaders and each other; and they benefit from practical information on care giving and available resources. This group meets on the first Thursday of each month from 3:15pm to 4:30pm. Facilitator information below.
The Mild Cognitive Impairment Support Group welcomes persons diagnosed with either Mild Cognitive Impairment, or Early Stage Dementia. This is not a caregiver group; rather it is a group for the person with a cognitive impairment. Members are encouraged to share personal experiences and offer mutual support surrounding how they are living with their condition. Many group members are coping with relationship changes, maintaining independence, and accepting support from family and health care providers. This group meets the second Thursday of the month from 4:00pm-5:00pm at Jewish Family Services in West Hartford. Facilitator information below:
Heather Dobbert, LCSW, CDP
Director of Dementia Care Services at Hebrew Senior Care