Research shows that participation in a support group can reduce caregiver stress and improve quality of life for both caregiver and care receiver. Caregiving is stressful work that often causes people to go beyond their comfort zone. It can cause a strain on relationships and result in loneliness and isolation. Caregiving is an endless search for balance between doing too much or not enough. Caregiving can provide positive moments of joy and fulfillment, as caregivers identify skills they did not know they had.
The caregiver support group is offered and hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Caregiver Resource Center (CRC). This group is intended to provide both support and new resources to the informal family caregiver who assists an aging, ill, or disabled adult, relative, or friend with Alzheimer's or Dementia. Nancy McGraw, CCESC CRC Program Coordinator, facilitates meetings and provides access to various educational resources.
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:
You can register for these meetings through the link listed below or by emailing email@example.com. Note that you can access this meeting online or by phone!
This co-partnered program between Cornell Cooperative Extension and Office for the Aging of Sullivan County is supported by a grant from the NYS Office for the Aging’s Caregiver Program.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County provides equal program and employment opportunities. The public can contact the office to request accommodations.
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Last updated September 1, 2023