Hospital Offers Support For Caregivers

BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Attention caregivers, do you feel tired? Are you overwhelmed and stressed? Caring for a loved one can bring on those feelings. You are not alone.

The Caregiver & Alzheimer’s Family Support Group at Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County in Berkeley Heights offers help. It’s the only daytime caregiver and Alzheimer’s family support group in the area. Get together with others who share your difficulties and receive the reassurance as well as the knowledge that is found in a support group.


The group’s meetings, which are open to the public, are held in Room C318 on the third floor at Runnells on the third Thursday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. The meetings, facilitated by Liz Carabuena, L.S.W., a Runnells Specialized Hospital licensed social worker, are free of charge for all attendees.

Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County sponsors the meetings in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater New Jersey Chapter.

The Caregiver & Alzheimer’s Family Support Group at Runnells’ schedule for 2010 follows: Feb. 18, March 18, April 15,  May 20,  June 17,  July 15,  Aug. 19,  Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.

Runnells is located at 40 Watchung Way, Berkeley Heights. For further information on this wheelchair accessible program or if you would like to attend, call to 1-908-771-5828.

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