Caregiver's Support Group

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Caregiver’s Support Group at Oasis at Dodge Park

The caregivers support group is open to the public, especially for families of our Dodge Park and Oasis at Dodge Park residents. Our support group meeting is FREE.  Light refreshments are provided.

Activity and supervision for memory impaired individuals will be provided for FREE by our Day Club personnel during the meeting.

The caregivers support group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the Oasis at Dodge Park – 102 Randolph Road, Worcester MA. The group meets at both locations between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Participation in a support group can be an empowering experience. The groups are designed to help members feel better prepared to cope with their unique situation. Support group members report feeling less alone, more able to confront their daily problems, and more hopeful about their future.

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I am sending this e-mail to tell you how much I appreciate the support group held at Dodge Park every month. Elaine is an excellent facilitator who makes everyone feel welcome and comfortable.

Those who attend benefit by sharing concerns and information. In my opinion, we all leave feeling better than we had when we arrived. We feel equipped to face the challenges of the days to come.

I thank you for providing this very valuable service to the public. I am truly grateful.

Mary Prince

Award Winning Memory Care Program

The FREE support group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. The meeting is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is FREE to the public.

Oasis at Dodge Park is #1 in Massachusetts from Caring.com in Rest Home and Memory Care for the past 6 years. Oasis at Dodge Park truly stands out as among the top senior living communities in the country.

Why Attend a  Caregivers Support Group?

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease impacts every aspect of your daily life. As Alzheimer’s patients lose one ability after another, a caregiver faces tests of stamina, problem solving and resiliency. Maintaining your emotional and physical fitness is crucial. Preparing yourself, understanding your loved one’s experience, and seeking support from others can be a big help.

When caregiving is difficult and overwhelming, you may feel totally alone. However, you’ll find there are many others in your area who are also providing care to someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. It can help to reach out to others who understand the challenges you’re facing.

Maintaining social contacts, family connections, professional networks, and peer support is an important safeguard for your wellness and happiness. Sharing tasks, solving problems, and savoring the humor along your caretaking journey will let you return to a life filled with good health and cherished memories.

The Caregivers Support Group at Oasis at Dodge Park is a safe place to learn, offer and receive helpful tips, and meet others coping with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. The Support Group is facilitated by Elaine Kapperman LICSW, a trained professional and community member.

Support group members are typically the spouse, adult child, other family member or friend of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

The atmosphere of the Dodge Park Support Group is one of sharing and caring friendship. The environment is a confidential and non-judgmental place to share ideas, frustrations, anger and joy. Members receive positive reinforcement.

The Caregiver's Support Group

The Caregiver's Support Group

Who should attend?

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease impacts every aspect of your daily life. As Alzheimer’s patients lose one ability after another, a caregiver faces tests of stamina, problem solving and resiliency. Maintaining your emotional and physical fitness is crucial. Preparing yourself, understanding your loved one’s experience, and seeking support from others can be a big help.
Safeguard Your Wellness

Safeguard Your Wellness

Maintain social contacts and peer support

The Caregivers Support Group at Oasis at Dodge Park is a safe place to learn, offer and receive helpful tips, and meet others coping with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. The Support Group is facilitated by Elaine Kapperman LICSW, a trained professional and community member.

A Safe Place to Share and Care

A Safe Place to Share and Care

We understand the challenges you're facing

The atmosphere of the Oasis at Dodge Park  Support Group is one of sharing and caring friendship. The environment is a confidential and non-judgmental place to share ideas, frustrations, anger and joy. Members receive positive reinforcement.

 

When caregiving is difficult and overwhelming, you may feel totally alone. However, you’ll find there are many others in your area who are also providing care to someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. It can help to reach out to others who understand the challenges you’re facing.

To RSVP and find out more information call Debbie Williams Dodge Park business office manager at (508) 853-8180

Find the peace of mind you’ve been looking for with the memory program at Dodge Park.

 

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The Dodge Park Neighborhood Connection is an email newsletter. The newsletter is emailed out to the community each month. It highlights health and lifestyle articles, Worcester information and Dodge Park events. You can see photos of outings and activities at Dodge Park Rest Home and Day Club. It includes our monthly activity calendar and our Support Group meeting dates. You can also get to know one of Dodge Park's fantastic employees each month. You can download it from our website or get it emailed directly to you each month.

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