“We are committed to enhancing the services we provide in the area of dementia care because we know the need is great,” said Glenmeadow President and CEO Anne Thomas. “Our goal is to provide support and peace of mind. These virtual gatherings provide an important social outlet, and right now we need social connections more than ever.”
Caregivers Support Group, for both professionals and family members who are assisting someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, offers information and support. It is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to learn more about dementia and to understand their individual feelings about the life changes associated with it.
The group is open to the public; Zoom meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at noon.
The support group will meet:
May 12 from noon to 1 p.m.
June 9 from noon to 1 p.m.
Glenmeadow’s Memory Café will also resume virtually on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. Individuals with early to moderate Alzheimer’s and their care partners, and anyone who may be concerned about their memory, are invited to take part. A variety of activities— such as yoga, words games, trivia, and sing-alongs — will be offered.
The Memory Cafe will meet:
May 26 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
June 23 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Both programs are free, but reservations are required so that Glenmeadow team members can email an invitation to connect on Zoom. Contact Laura Lavoie at firstname.lastname@example.org, (413) 355-5905, or (800) 633-6313.