Caregiver support groups

Free and open to the public, our groups provide a place where caregivers can share stories, lend support to each other, and get helpful information from health care professionals and licensed social workers. Topics include:

  • Finding balance as a caregiver
  • Home safety for your loved one
  • Defining goals of care
    ...And many more.

Refreshments are served at each group. For more information, please call the number listed in the Location column.

Charlton

Date

Topic

Location

April 3, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Gratitude/Positives thinking

 

 

Summit ElderCare, Meadowside
88 Masonic Home Road
Charlton, MA
Contact: Annette Mercado
1-508-434-3200, Ext.32033
(TRS 711)


Leominster

Date

Topic

Location

April 26, 2018
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Finding the balance within the rigorous demands of caregiving, and self-care

Summit ElderCare
55 Cinema Blvd.
Leominster, MA
Contact: Donna Ferro
1-978-401-3100
(TRS 711)


Lowell

Date

Topic

Location

April 11, 2018
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Mindfulness Living

Summit ElderCare
1081 Varnum Ave.
Lowell, MA
Contact: Vichenny Keo-Sam
1-978-427-6823
(TRS 711)


Springfield

Date

Topic

Location

April 11, 2018
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Open forum

Summit ElderCare
101 Wason Avenue
Springfield, MA
Contact: April Monfett
1-413-272-6194
(TRS 711)


Worcester

Date

Topic

Location

April 11, 2018
1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Managing feelings of caregiver grief, mourning and guilt

 

Briarwood Administration Building
65 Briarwood Circle
Worcester, MA
Contact: Leslie Boulette
1-508-852-2026 / Ext. 56533
(TRS 711)

April 16, 2018
2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Tips for bathing and dressing a person with dementia

Summit ElderCare
1369 Grafton Street
Worcester, MA
Contact: Pat Lazarek
1-508-373-7400
(TRS 711)

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