Two new Dementia Caregiver Support Groups are starting in June, one in Sterling and one in Polo. Caregivers are welcome to attend either group.
The Sterling group will meet at Morningside, 2705 Ave. E, Sterling, on Thursday, June 9th, at 3 p.m. Respite care is also being provided for your loved one to allow you to attend the 1-hour caregiver support group sessions. The group will meet the 2nd Thursday of each month and is hosted by Morningside, the Whiteside County Senior Center, the CGH Health Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association.
For more information, contact Kris Trotter at Morningside at 815/622-2800. To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caregiver-support-group-alzheimers-dementia-whiteside-county-il-tickets-358567223217. Registration is not required.
The Polo group will meet at the Polo Senior Center, 101 E. Mason St., Polo. The group will meet Monday, June 27th, at 2 p.m. The group will meet the 4th Monday of each month and is sponsored by the Polo Area Senior Services Inc., the CGH Health Foundation and Alzheimer’s Association. Respite care is not being offered for your loved one at this time.
Contact Kathy Wragg at the Senior Center at 815/946-3818 for more information. To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caregiver-support-group-alzheimers-dementia-ogle-county-il-tickets-358627373127. Registration is not required.
A new evening group is also starting soon in Mt. Morris and others are being pursued in Dixon, Prophetstown, Morrison and Walnut. The planning is part of the new Dementia Project being funded by the CGH Health Foundation, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association.
Organizers hope to offer support, resources and the latest information from the Alzheimer’s Association on new medications, research and strategies in care. Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and are a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems.