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December 17, 2014
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Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group formed


LIBERTY, NY — A new Caregivers Support Group will start shortly in Sullivan County. It is sponsored by the Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in conjunction with volunteers and staff at Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility in Liberty. The purpose of the support group is to provide an opportunity for family members and caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or related disorders to meet and develop a mutual support system among people who really understand what they are going through because they’ve been there too. It will provide social contact for family members who otherwise would feel isolated and will enable the caregivers and family members to express and work through their feelings associated with caregiving while familiarizing them with pertinent information and resources.

The support group, which is open to the public, will meet the first Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. beginning on May 6, in the Conference Room at Achieve Rehab and Nursing Facility, 170 Lake St. It will be facilitated by Alzheimer’s volunteer Lynn McDonald with the assistance of Achieve Director of Volunteer & Community Services Deborah Worden, nurse educator Vanessa Lescano and social services assistant Susanne Lennon. Training for the support group facilitators was provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. For further info contact Deborah Worden at 845/292-4200, Ext. 3225.