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Alzheimer’s Association Announces Support Group Dates for October and November

SYRACUSE – The challenges and emotions that come with caregiving for an individiual with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia can be overwhelming. The Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter invites local caregivers to join a community of their peers by attending a support group.

Caregiving for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia can be a stressful endeavor surrounded by anxiety, worry and guilt. Caregivers may feel as if they are alone in their journey. The reality is that a community of their peers exists to support one another. These peer- or professionally-led groups for individuals, caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia.

Caregiver support groups promote an open forum of sharing and discussion among people facing many of the same issues. The group’s power rests within its members’ ability to show compassion, develop strategies and empower its members to provide the highest quality care possible.

Early-stage groups provide peer-to-peer conversation and support for individuals specifically diagnosed in the disease’s early stages. Groups are open to the individual with the disease and the caregiver (as noted).

Advanced screening is recommended prior to attending by calling the office nearest you.

All support groups are free of charge to attend and facilitated by trained individuals. For more information, call 1-800-272-3900 or email [email protected]

Upcoming meetings include:

Early-Stage Support Groups

Ithaca
(Person With Dementia Only)
Longview, 1 Bella Vista Dr.
3rd Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 15 and Nov. 19
Kim Owen: (607) 375-6320

DeWitt
(Person With Dementia & Caregiver)
Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Rd.
3rd Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 15 and Nov. 19
Katrina Skeval: (315) 472-4201 x103

Caregiver Support Groups

Broome County
Binghamton
Boulevard United Methodist Church, 113 Grand Blvd.
1st & 3rd Monday, 7 p.m.
Oct. 6 and 20, Nov. 3 and 17
Church: (607) 797-5675
Andrea Wright: (607) 239-4618

Good Shepherd Fairview Home, 80 Fairview Ave.
2nd Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 8 and Nov. 12
Christa Webb: (607) 724-2477

Deposit
Deposit First Baptist Church, 139 2nd St. (Social Room)
1st Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 7 and Nov. 4
Nancy Stanton: (607) 467-3716

Johnson City
United Methodist Homes Hilltop Campus, 286 Deyo Hill Rd.
3rd Wednesday, 4 p.m.
Oct. 15 and Nov. 19
Aaron Ampula: (607) 798-1002 x236

Vestal
Emeritus at Woodland Place, 421 Plaza Dr.
1st Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Oct. 7 and Nov. 4
Kristen Campbell: (607) 771-1700

Chenango County
Norwich
United Church of Christ, First Congregational, 11 W. Main St.
3rd Thursday, 6 p.m.
Oct. 16 and Nov. 20
Dianne Antaya: (607) 337-1034

Cortland County
Cortland
Walden Place, 839 Bennie Rd.
3rd Wednesday, 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 15 and Nov. 19
Faye Strauf: (607) 756-8101

Jefferson County
Watertown
Samaritan Keep Home, 133 Pratt St.
4th Wednesday, 1 p.m.
Oct. 22 and Nov. 26
Melissa Montondo: (315) 785-4449

Lewis County
Lowville
Lewis County Office for the Aging, 5439 Shady Ave.
3rd Thursday, Noon
Oct. 16 and Nov. 20
Lisa Monks: (315) 376-5617

Oneida County
Clinton
Clare Bridge Clinton, 115 Brookside Rd.
Last Wednesday, 3 p.m.
Oct. 29 and Nov. 26
Dianne Mahanna & Laura Wratten: (315) 859-1947

Onondaga County
Baldwinsville
Baldwinsville Methodist Church, 17 W. Genesee St.
2nd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 14 and Nov. 11
Eileen Krupka: (315) 638-0814

Liverpool
Keepsake Village at Greenpoint, 138 Old Liverpool Rd.
2nd Saturday, 10 a.m.
Oct. 11 and Nov. 8
Florence Felt & Skip Collins:
(315) 849-2140

Manlius
Manlius Public Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Way
4th Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Oct. 28 and Nov. 25
Claire Duffy: (315) 247-1775

North Syracuse
Andrews Memorial Church, 106 Church St.
3rd Tuesday, 1 p.m.
Oct. 21 and Nov. 18
Chapter Staff: (315) 472-4201

Syracuse
The Centers at St. Camillus, 813 Fay Rd.
3rd Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 21 and Nov. 18
Ellen Somers: (315) 488-2951 x406

The Hearth on James, 830 James St.
1st & 3rd Thursday, 1 p.m.
Oct. 2 and 16, Nov. 6 and 20
John Ryan: (315) 463-0308

Syracuse V.A. Hospital, 800 Irving Ave.
1st & 3rd Wednesday, 1 p.m.
Oct. 1 and 15, Nov. 5 and 19
Louise Choroser and Eileen Welch: (315) 425-4400

Oswego County
Central Square
Divine Mercy Parish Center (St. Michael’s), 592 S. Main St.
4th Monday, 7 p.m.
Oct. 27 and Nov. 24
Gail Lauricella: (315) 676-7533

Oswego
The Manor at Seneca Hill, 20 Manor Dr.
4th Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Oct. 22 and Nov. 26
Dianne Morrisette: (315) 349-5341

St. Lawrence County
Canton
Maplewood, 205 State Street Rd.
1st Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 7 and Nov. 4
Sue Denesha: (315) 347-3347

Gouverneur
Gouverneur Hospital Education Ctr., 77 W. Barney St.
1st Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 and Nov. 3
Fred & Nancy Dunkelberg: (315) 287-0276

Massena
Highland Nursing Home, 182 Highland Rd.
2nd Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 14 and Nov. 11
Ellen Wilson & Tanya Bolia: (315) 769-9956

Ogdensburg
United Helpers Nursing Home, 8101 State Hwy. 68
2nd Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Oct. 14 and Nov. 11
Melissa Burke: (315) 393-0730

Tioga County
Owego
Tioga Opportunities, Inc., 9 Sheldon Guile Blvd.
3rd Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 15 and Nov. 19
Chapter Staff: (607) 785-7852

Tompkins County
Ithaca
Lifelong, 119 W. Court St.
1st Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Oct. 1 and Nov. 5
Nicole Roulstin: (607) 279-5525