MANCHESTER — Easterseals NH is pleased to offer the following support groups for caregivers.
Memory Lane: For those living with Dementia and their caregivers. Come together for a unique blend of socialization, education and support. It is a forum where people can exchange experiences, discuss dementia and gain valuable insight and knowledge. This special support group is offered on the fourth Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Shirley Gordon, firstname.lastname@example.org) in Manchester and on the second Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Tracy Gillick, email@example.com) in Exeter.
Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD): Do you have a friend or family member with FTD? Join this group to learn more about this specific type of dementia, and share with others. The group is offered on the second Wednesday from 9:30-11:00 a.m. For more details, contact Shirley Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Male Caregivers: This is a gathering of men offering tips and support in the role of caregiving. Male Caregivers meets on the first Wednesday from 9:30-11:00 am. The leader is Ernie Chabot, email@example.com.
Your Brain Matters: A drop-in time for persons living with early diagnosed dementia or mild cognitive impairment is available on Mondays from 9:00-10:00 a.m. The leader is Sue Reynolds, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Military Veterans: A group for caregivers who are military veterans or who are caring for an older veteran is held on the second Thursday from 12:00-1:30 p.m. The leader is Kimberley Mueller, Kimberly.email@example.com.
Savvy Caregiver (time-limited): The Savvy Caregiver program is designed to train family and professional caregivers in the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to handle the challenges of caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s Disease and to be an effective caregiver. The group meets on Tuesdays, September 10-October 15 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. The leader is Shirley Gordon, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caregiver Support Group: meets on the second Thursday from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at ServiceLink, 70 Temple Street in Nashua. The leader is Mary Schoenley, email@example.com.
Individual Consultations: Don’t see a group that’s right for you? Or have a particular concern you’d like help with? To set up an individual consultation at the office in Manchester or Rochester, call 603-621-3569. Staff can provide advice on troubling behaviors, when its time to make a move, or provide referrals for additional services.
All groups are free and open to the public. Feel free to register, or just show up. If you have questions about which group might be a good fit for you, call or email for more information. Respite care may be available in the day center; please email to make arrangements.
Unless otherwise noted, groups are held at Easterseals NH, John A. Samenfeld Center, 555 Auburn Street in Manchester.