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CJE SeniorLife Caregivers' Support Groups

Linkages Connections Support Group (Chicago)

Support group for individuals who are involved in the care of someone with dementia.(Deerfield)

Support group for individuals who are involved in the care of someone with Parkinson’s (Deerfield)

Caregivers of Loved Ones with Dementia for families of CJE Adult Day Services or Culture Bus members (Evanston)

 

NEW Linkages Connections Support Group

This support group for older adults with a family member with a disability offers opportunities to connect, share experiences and learn about benefits and community resources.

Meets: This support group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Time: 11a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Location: Bernard Horwich Building, Room 233, 3003 W. Touhy Ave. Chicago, IL

Registration Information: For more information about this group, call Rosann Corcoran 773.508.1694


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Support group for individuals who are involved in the care of someone with dementia.

  • Learn about dementia and caregiving.
  • Meet others who face similar challenges.
  • Discover ways to relieve caregiver stress and burn-out.
  • Learn how to deal with difficult behaviors, such as: repetitive questions, resistance to bathing, changing clothes, or aggression.

Meets:  This support group meets the first Wednesday of every month

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: 1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield

Fees: Group is free; donations are welcome. 

Registration Information: For more information about this group, call Nina at 847.236.7853

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Support group for individuals who are involved in the care of someone with Parkinson’s.

Led by social workers Nina Afremow, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. and Julie Katsman, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. , this group helps caregivers learn about Parkinson’s Disease and caregiving. Participants learn about Parkinson’s and caregiving, meet others who face similar challenges, and discover ways to relieve caregiver stress and burn-out.

  •  Learn about Parkinson's and caregiving
  •  Have an opportunity to discuss experiences and feelings, to share solutions to common problems and learn about different resources such as exercise classes, art therapy classes, etc.
  • Meet others who face similar challenges and give and receive support.
  • Discover ways to relieve caregiver stress and burn-out.

Meets: This support group meets third Wednesday of every month

Time: 1:00 p.m. –  2:00 p.m.

Location: Weinberg Community for Senior Living, Gidwitz Place, 1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield. 

Fee(s): Group is free; donations are welcome.

Open to the public.

Registration information:  Pre-registration required if respite care is needed.  To register or for information, call Michelle Bernstein at 847.236.7852.


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Caregivers of Loved Ones with Dementia for families of CJE Adult Day Services or Culture Bus members

  • Learn about dementia and caregiving
  • Meet others who face similar challenges and give and receive support.
  • Discover ways to relieve caregiver stress and burn-out.

This support group is open to families and participants of CJE SeniorLife's Adult Day Services and Culture Bus programs. 

Meets:  This support group meets the second Tuesday of each month

Time: 3:15-4:30 p.m., at Adult Day Services, 1015 Howard Street, Evanston. 

It is NOT open to the public.

Registration information: Pre-registration required if respite care is needed.  To register or for information, call Dina Danieli at 847.556.8410.  


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