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Social Service Resources in Nassau County: Caregiver Support Groups

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Caregiver Support Groups

Charlotte and Roger Blumencranz Caregiver Center

Caregiver support groups sponsored by North Shore University Hospital, part of Northwell Health.

To sign up for groups, please call:  516.562.4750

Or email: amccready1@northwell.edu

Alyssa McCeady, LMSW

Patient and Family Centered Care, Coordinator

North Shore University Hospital

Alzheimer's Support Group, in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association

 First Monday of every month at 11 am; will be held virtually.

 

Amputee Support Group

 First Tuesday of every month at 11 am; will be held virtually

 

Bereavement Support Group

 8 week closed sessions; will be held virtually.

 

Caregiver Support Group

 Second Thursday of every month at 11 am; will be held virtually

 

Caregiver Art Therapy Group

 First Wednesday of every month at 2 pm

Location: North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030 

 OR held virtually.

 

Caregiver Reiki Group

Third Tuesday of every month at 1 pm

Location: North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030 

 OR held virtually.

Caregiver Tai Chi

Weekly on Wednesday at 1:30 pm; will be held virtually

 

Catholic Charities Senior & Caregiver Support Services

The Caregiver Support Program enables family members to maintain their quality of life and culture while caring for their loved one at home.   This is accomplished by providing support to caregivers to ensure they have the resources to meet the needs of caring for a loved one including support for them.

What Services Does the Program Provide?

Services available (vary by geographic area) include:

  • Care Consultation – No two journeys of caregiving are created equal.  Talk with a trained staff member to identify your needs and together develop a personalized plan aimed at identifying resources, services, and community connections to best support your caregiving journey.  
  • Caregiver Chats – Caregiver support groups provide emotional support, information, and offer caregivers the opportunity to share their experiences while learning from others.  Support groups also serve as an opportunity for caregivers to remain engaged in their communities and to connect with others.
  • Respite Services – Having the ability to access respite services, whether in their own home or in another setting, is often the most important service a caregiver can receive.  Respite care allows caregivers to take a break for themselves – for whatever reason is important to them – and know that their loved one is in trained, caring hands. 
  • Telephone Support & Counseling – Sometimes having someone to talk to over the telephone can be of great value to a caregiver, especially when you don't want to talk in front of a group.  Our trained professional staff are here to listen to your needs and offer compassionate support to your questions and concerns.
  • Information & Assistance – The wide range of services and options available to a caregiver can be overwhelming.  Our staff are specially trained to help you learn and understand what services are available and how to access them.  
  • Educational Workshops - Training staff lead educational programs on various topics specific to caregiver needs.  The workshops are engaging and leave caregivers with resources, knowledge, and action plans for improving the quality of life and future planning.
  • Health & Wellness Workshops - Trained staff lead health and wellness workshops designed to help the caregivers with daily stress, health, and overall wellness.

How Do I Access the Program’s Services?

If you are caring for someone who is 60 years or older or someone under 60 years of age with a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer's Disease, and who resides within our 14-county catchment area, you can contact our main office at (518) 372-5667.  Staff will conduct an initial telephone screening and, as appropriate, schedule a full assessment to provide you with the information needed to access other supportive services to best maintain your quality of life as a Caregiver.

Contact Us…

For more information, please call (518) 372-5667.