Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups

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STATE – If you have a family member who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia disorder, an Alzheimer’s Association Support Group can offer you an opportunity to find out more about available community resources, learn from others who are going through similar experiences and obtain additional educational materials.

The support groups are free and open to the public, and they meet monthly unless otherwise noted. To confirm the date and time of each support group, call the number listed for the group or call the Helpline at 1-800-272.3900:

Runnells Specialized Hospital, 40 Watchung Way, Berkeley Heights, meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Call Lorna Vliet at 1-908-771-5882.

Cranford Senior Housing, Lincoln Building, 800 Lincoln Ave East, Cranford, meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Call Ruth Adelman at 1-973-586-4300.

Spouses and Partners, Brighton Gardens at Mountainside, 1350 Route 22 West Mountainside, meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Call Tiffany Rock and Jamie Gormley at 1-908-654-4460.

Overlook Hospital, 99 Beauvoir Avenue at Sylvan Road, Summit, meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Call Amy Matthews and Julie Wojcik at 1-973-586-4300.

Spend-A-Day, Sage Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit, meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Call Deanna Butters and Jonathan Frank at 1-908-598-5520 and 1-908-598-5519.

WISE Adult Day Services, United Methodist Church, 2095 B Berwyn St., Union, meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Call Kerry Jordan at 1-908-687-2995, Ext. 2101.


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1 comment for “Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups

  1. January 28, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    If you are caring for a loved one with any other type of illness or disability, there are hundreds of other community support groups available throughout NJ. Here’s a listing of just the “caregiver” support groups, from parents of children with special disorders or needs, to “well spouses” caring for their partner, to adult children caring for an elderly frail relative:
    http://www.mededfund.org/NJgroups/CaregiverGroups.pdf

    To learn about any of the thousands of community support groups in NJ, or for free help in learning how to join with others to start a needed new support group in your area, call the NJ Self-Help Group Clearinghouse group information helpline, 1-800-367-6274,
    more easily remembered as 1-800-FOR-M.A.S.H. (Mutual Aid Self-Help). Or outside NJ, call 973-989-1122. http://www.selfhelpgroups.org

    For listings of dozens of sample community support groups in any NJ COUNTY:
    http://www.mededfund.org/NJgroups/Groups_By_County.htm

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