Health | Wellness,
Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc., announces the opening of a Family/Caregiver Support Group in Glen Cove for families and caregivers who are caring for a loved one with Dementia and/or Alzheimer’s Disease. The first meeting will take place on May 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; afterwards, this group will meet the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Glen Cove Senior Center, located at 130 Glen Street, #A in Glen Cove.
“Providing support for families equates to ensuring quality care,” states Ms. Malack-Ragona. “Keeping individuals with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease in their homes for longer periods of time helps to reduce the risk of premature placement into a nursing home. Research shows that when you provide support and resources for individuals with Dementia and/or Alzheimer’s Disease, we can reduce the caregiver’s burden and ensure positive outcomes.”
Currently, the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center is affiliated with 38 Support Groups in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and is currently working to train Support Group Facilitators in the Queens area. Two Caregiver Support Groups and a Support Group for Individuals with Young Onset (under the age of 65) are held at the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center located at 45 Park Avenue in Bay Shore.
For more information or to register for this group, please call Annie Castillo at (631) 284-7016 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about ADRC, Support Groups and/or additional resources and services, please visit www.adrcinc.org; email at: email@example.com or call 1 (855) 732-4500.