Wednesday, July 30
6:00 pm -- 8:00 pm
Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Early-Stage
This series is being led by representatives from the Alzheimer's Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter. Early-stage Alzheimer's is the beginning stage of the disease when changes in memory, thinking and communication become noticeable. Individuals may have difficulty completing complex tasks and require more time to complete normal daily tasks. Family caregivers can adjust to living with Alzheimer's disease through an understanding of early-stage symptoms, making adaptations in daily living routines and roles, and planning for future changes and needs. These programs will offer information for caregivers about adjusting to the diagnosis, developing a care team, accessing community supports and resources, and making legal, financial, and safety plans for the future. The program is free and open to the public. Please call 800.272.3900 (973.586.4300 after business hours) to register.
Tuesday, August 5
Tuesday, August 12
Tuesday, August 19
6:00 pm -- 8:00 pm
Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Middle-Stage
This series is being led by representatives from the Alzheimer's Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter. In the middle stage of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia disorders, gaps in memory and thinking begin to make it more difficult for the individual to manage day-to-day activities like dressing, bathing and eating without assistance. Personality, behavior and sleep patterns also continue to change. Caregivers assume greater responsibility in managing not only the personal care and finances of the individual but also meeting the challenges of maintaining safety while creating a supportive environment. Caregivers will learn more about symptoms, care needs, techniques for managing behaviors, maximizing safety, relationship changes, and supportive services available to help with caregiving responsibilities. These programs are free and open to the public. Please call 800.272.3900 (973.586.4300 after business hours) to register for these programs.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
Fourth Tuesday of each month, 10:00 am -- 11:00 am
The meetings provide an opportunity for family members and caregivers to discuss the frustrations and trials of caring for someone with Alzheimer's with other who understand. Meetings will be led by Deanna Butters, Director of SAGE's Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center. The group will provide caregivers with emotional and educational support and will discuss topics such as coping with uncertainty, financial planning, gentle self-defense, improving communication, using humor and laughter to help with behavioral problems, safety issues, stress management and activities for persons with dementia. The meetings are free and open to all those who are interested. Please call 908.598.5548 to register and for additional information. Click here to register via email.
FUN-TO-BE-FIT EXERCISE CLASS
Wednesday & Friday mornings, 11:30 am -- 12:30 pm
Cost $8 per session.
To register and for additional information please call 908.598.5548 or click here to register via email.
GENTLE CHAIR YOGA
Mondays, 11:30 am -- 12:30 pm
Cost $8 per session.
Studies have shown that gentle yoga and meditation may result in short term increase in dopamine levels, visible reduction in tremor, improvement in steadiness of gait, mobility, flexibility and quality of life, alleviation of depression, anxiety and fatigue, as well as possible increased energy, reduced stress and improved sleep. To register, call 908.598.5548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm
P.R.E.P. (People Responsible for Elderly Persons) Caregivers' Support Group will meet at 290 Broad Street, Summit. Refreshments will be served. To register and for additional information, please call 908.598.5548. Click here to register via email.
Tuesdays, 11:30 am -- 12:45 pm
Classes are $8 per session. Tai Chi is a series of precise flowing movements that develop balance, strength, flexibility, focus, endurance and calmness. The National Institute of Health, the Mayo Clinic, The Center for Disease Control and other research groups advocate the value of Tai Chi for improving balance, bone density, arthritis symptoms, immune function, mental acuity and cardiovascular fitness. Classes will be led by Judith Rew. To register and for additional information please call 908.598.5548. Click here to register via email.