"I care for my husband with dementia. I felt so alone, losing my patience and feeling I was losing my mind. I found this group and I found support, ideas on how to manage some problems, services in the area, and most of all I found I was not alone."
This is one story and one step to finding support for yourself and the one you love. Our Caregivers' Support Group is for those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's or related dementias. Caring for someone with a memory disorder can be very challenging, and sharing your experiences with others often helps caregivers cope with difficulties and celebrate successes. The group is facilitated by Council on Aging Social Services Coordinator, Sally Lopez. This group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (will not be meeting in August).
BEREAVEMENT AND LOSS
We know the death of a spouse or partner is a major loss in one's life. We have suspended the Bereavement Support Group for the present. We certainly want to offer support to those who have suffered a death and we would like to determine the best way to do that. At different times we have provided an ongoing open group and a short-term closed group. If you have any suggestions or thoughts about a group, please call Sally Lopez at 978-318-3012.
DIGESTIVE DISORDER SUPPPORT GROUP
Please join Mary-Angela DeGrazia-DiTucci, of the Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, as she offers her support, education and encouragement to those facing the challenge of living a full life with a digestive disorder. This meeting is made up of "ordinary people with digestive issues" who come to share their stories in a safe and nurturing environment. No need to sign up the meeting are open to all. Please call the Council on Aging to inquire about the next meeting date.