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Support Groups

The Aging Resource Center offers various ongoing support and discussion groups.

Alzheimer's Disease Support and Education Group for Family Caregivers

Facilitators: Bernie Seifert, LICSW and Kathleen Otto, LICSW

Wednesdays, Second and fourth Wednesdays, 12:30 to 2:00 pm

Are you coping with a family member who has Alzheimer's disease or another dementia? Whether your family member lives with you, near you, or in another part of the country, the stresses of coping with this disease can be enormous. Come listen to other Alzheimer's family members talk about their challenges and how they manage them. Share your story with a friendly group of people who will understand what you are going through, who will not make judgments, and who will offer practical advice on how to handle the challenges of caring for someone with dementia.

Note: Pre-registration is NOT necessary.

Caring for Another, Caring for Yourself: Nurture for Family Caregivers

Facilitator: ARC Chaplain

Family caregiving can be lonely, arduous, and prolonged. We offer you a safe-haven to express your feelings, ask questions, ease your mind, share ideas, and receive encouragement from others who truly understand.

Note: Pre-registration is required. Please call 603.653.3460 to speak with ARC Chaplain before enrolling.

When Someone You Love Has Died

Facilitator: Jeanne Childs, MA, BCC

Losing someone you love can be soul-shattering. Join us for comfort, understanding, and support facing this daunting new reality. Our purpose is to strengthen each other in finding hopeful and sustaining steps forward.

Note: Pre-registration is required. Please call 603.653.3460 to speak with ARC Chaplain before enrolling.

Proactive Parkinson’s Discussion Group

Facilitators: Suzanne Serat and John Tomeny

Fourth Wednesday of each month, 1:00 to 2:30 pm

A group of people with Parkinson's has formed a participant-directed, proactive group. We will meet to share experiences and information, and will evolve based on the participants’ needs and interests. Living with Parkinson's, we all have something to contribute about how we cope and about  what we've learned works and doesn't work for us. There's a lot of information out there. We can support each other, empower ourselves and enhance quality of life through learning and sharing information. People with Parkinson’s and family care partners and friends are welcome.

Note: Pre-registration is NOT necessary.

Upper Valley Stroke Support and Education Group

Fridays, October 5 and December 7, 10:00 to 11:30 am

This drop-in education program will provide information and networking opportunities for people who have survived a stroke and their families. This program will be offered in partnership with the DHMC Neurology Department.

Note: Pre-registrration is not necessary.

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