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New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging

Caregiver Support Groups

NJISA is now offering Caregiver Support Groups for individuals caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias. These groups will offer a forum for caregivers, whether a spouse, adult child or other loved one, to talk through challenges they are facing, seek advice and resources from their peers, and to offer one another emotional support on this caregiving journey, all in a non-judgmental space. These groups are free, open to the public, and facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and masters-level social work student-interns. There will be one virtual group and one in-person group offered per month, with the possibility of adding more options moving forward. Please check back for updates and changes. 

Virtual Support Groups 
1st Wednesday of each month from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Upcoming Dates:
June 5, 2024
July 3, 2024
August 1, 2024
 
Click this Zoom link to join virtual support groups.
 
In-Person Groups
3rd Monday of each month from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Upcoming Dates:
May 20, 2024
June 17, 2024
July 15, 2024
August 19, 2024
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Location:
Rowan Medical Building - Room 3000 (Located on the 3rd Floor)
42 E. Laurel Rd.
Stratford, NJ 08084
 
Please contact burkholder@rowan.edu for questions, comments, or to be added to our support group email list. 
 
Please consider completing the brief Support Services Survey found at the link below, which will help us tailor these support groups and other support services to the needs and preferences of our patients and their loved ones.
Complete the Support Services Survey

Early-Stage Support Group

NJISA is now offering an in-person, monthly, support group for individuals with a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and/or those in the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. This group will offer participants the opportunity to process their diagnosis and its impact on their lives with those who can truly relate. Attendees must be able to participate independently, appropriately and safely in the group. This group will be facilitated by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and masters-level social work student-interns. If you have questions about you or your loved one's eligibilty for this group, please contact Lisa Burkholder, LCSW at burkholder@rowan.edu.

In-Person MCI Groups
2nd Monday of each month from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Upcoming Dates
June 10, 2024
July 8, 2024
August 12, 2024
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Location:
Rowan Medical Building - Room 3000 (Located on the 3rd Floor)
42 E. Laurel Rd.
Stratford, NJ 08084