Lead Staff: Bonnie Lewis, RN, Dependent Care Educator
Monthly family caregiver support groups are offered throughout Sullivan County, hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Caregiver Resource Center (CRC). These groups are intended to provide both support and new resources to the informal family caregiver who assists an aging, ill, or disabled adult relative or friend. Bonnie Lewis, RN, CCESC dependent care educator, uses the AARP curriculum “Caring for Those You Care About” to facilitate meetings, along with various other educational resources.
The following support groups are open to the public:
These meetings provide an opportunity to listen, learn, and share in a comfortable space while finding assistance with caregiving concerns. The support groups offer a safe place for:
Registration for these meetings is not required in advance but is encouraged in case of a schedule change. More information can be obtained by calling CCESC at 845-292-6180 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event of special needs, please contact the office.
The Caregiver Resource is a partnership between Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County, Alzheimer’s Association, and the Sullivan County Office for the Aging. The CRC provides science-based, educational programs and support to caregivers assisting individuals who are aging, ill, disabled, or with dementia-related diseases including Alzheimer’s disease. The public can learn more about the Caregiver Resource Center by visiting www.sullivancce.org/home-family/caregiver-resource-center.