We care about our caregivers. This Caregiver Support Group exists just for you. Our meetings will navigate the emotional, social, and financial stress associated with the role of the family caregiver in Cumberland County.
Caregiver Support Group occurs on the first Tuesday of each month at 2:00 PM on Microsoft Teams. Registration required for invite.
CCOoADS – Oct. 5 2021 @ 2:00 PM: Cumberland County Caregiver Support Group
Resources For Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders
Caregiver Virtual Meetings
COPSA Institute for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
ADULTS CARING FOR PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP
October 5 October 20
November 2 November 17
Meeting Time: 7 – 8:30 pm via Zoom
This group is open to all Adult Children who support parents or relatives with memory loss. Join us to share your story, learn strategies for coping, find out about helpful resources and discuss issues that arise from providing remote and in-person assistance. Learn how you can help the person with memory loss, how you can best support the relative who is the main caregiver, and how you can take care of yourself. Meetings are free and professionally facilitated.
If you are interested in attending please contact Mary Catherine Lundquist, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-424-2494 to receive login information
Spouse Support Group: Oct. 4 & Oct. 18 | 9:30 to 11:00 am
Adults Caring for Parents: Oct. 20 | 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Caregiver Support Group: Oct. 12 | 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Evening Caregiver Support Group: Oct. 27 | 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Transitions Bereavement Group: Oct. 28 | 10:00 to 11:00 am
Caregiver Task Force: Survey
The Caregiver Task Force has been charged with a one-year mission to develop recommendations to the legislature to help New Jersey’s caregivers. The task force is staffed by the Division of Aging, DHS and consists of a few caregiver representatives as well as representatives from various organizations that touch caregivers including the Alzheimer’s Association, The Arc of NJ, Leading Age NJ/DE, NAMI NJ, AARP, Caregivers of NJ, the Home Care and Hospice Association of NJ.
By participating in this critical online survey, you will help determine the needs of caregivers across New Jersey. This survey will help identify what services can be improved, expanded, or introduced to reduce the burden of caregiving and improve people’s lives. If you are a caregiver, please take a few minutes now to complete this survey.
English Survey: https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3y4eKyb7i8zURMy
Spanish Survey / Encuesta en español: https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_86ddPczUzYhS4Xc
Please reach out with any specific questions you may have. The Task Force’s direct email is email@example.com and our website is www.nj.gov/humanservices/doas/home/caregivertaskforce/
Telephone support for every step of your caregiving journey. Lines are answered professionally trained peers who have also been caregivers. Supportive counseling, information, referrals and education. Special emphasis on caregiver wellness. 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all support groups will be hosted via phone or video conference instead of in-person. Meeting schedules will be assessed on a month-to-month basis. Please locate your local program in the Community Resource Finder or contact our 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) for details.
American Red Cross Family Caregivers & COVID-19
Alzheimer’s Association Coronavirus: Tips for Dementia Caregivers
Family Caregiver Alliance – Moira Fordyce, MD, MB, ChB. Caregiver Health
The Caregiver Space In your own words: 106 crucial tips from fellow caregivers – Alexandra Axel
The Caregiver Space What’s your best caregiver trick? – Michelle Daly
Aging Care Legal Competency: When Is It Too Late to Create a Will, Trust, or POA? – K. Gabriel Heiser
AARP Caregiving Impacts Every Family in All Walks of Life – Nancy LeaMond
AARP Planning for Aging and Illness Includes Budgeting and Paying for Care – Amanda Singleton