We Are Here to Help!
The Modern Maturity Center has a staffed Caregiver Resource Center (CRC) and a Relative as Parent Resource Center. The center is a community access point for information on a variety of caregiver issues. The CRC is located on the second floor in the Medical Services Building at the back of the MMC parking lot. An elevator is available at the Pivot Physical Therapy entrance. The Caregiver Resource Center Coordinators, Sandy Gardels and Janet Harper-Wooley, understand the challenges that caregivers face and can provide information, assistance and support. Contact the CRC at 302-734-1200 Sandy ext. 186 and Janet ext. 192.
A library of books and videos, as well as an assortment of pamphlets and brochures, about health problems, services, and other caregiver issues are available. Monthly trainings are offered to assist caregivers. Special programs and speakers are scheduled throughout the year. Information on respite is also available. Respite is a service that gives a break to the caregiver.
A small lending library of walkers, wheel chairs, commode chairs and a few other supplies are available for signing out. Call for more information.
Relative as Parent Resource Center (Grandparents etc.) Located in the Caregiver Resource Center. There are booklets and other information available to assist. Information is available about free respite (break time) for the caregiver at the meetup meetings or by calling our office.
Caregiver Meetup Groups meet following the trainings at noon on the first Monday of the month at 1 p.m. in Suite 204 of the MMC Medical Services Building and following the trainings at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. These meetings are for anyone caring for an elder relative, friend or neighbor. An elevator is available at the Pivot Physical therapy entrance.
The Parkinsons Meetup Group meets the first Thursday of the month at 5 p.m. in the MMC East Conference room for anyone with Parkinson’s and their caregiver if they have a caregiver.
Relative as Parent “Second Time Around” Meetup Group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 9 a.m. in the Caregiver Program Room on the second floor of the Medical Services Building at the rear of the parking lot. A group for grandparents or other blood relatives raising blood related children.
Caregiver Trainings with Videos and/or Speakers are provided prior to the Caregiver Meetup Meetings on the first Monday of the month at Noon and the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in Suite 204 of the MMC Medical Services Building.
Christmas and winter are close at hand. It can be a hectic time of year, so it is really important to take time for yourself and to relax a little here and there. Don’t worry about everything being perfect. That will never happen unless you are willing to go with the flow. It can be a sad time of year also as we miss those who will not be with us this year. The important things in life are to make memories and not worry too much. Let go of the little things that aren’t perfect. No one will remember them anyway. After Christmas and before the New Year, take stock of things and make sure to do what you need to before the end of the year. Make that contribution, pay that bill, start gathering things together for the 2019 tax year. Just be sure to enjoy the holidays.
Nov. 28 and 29 Thanksgiving and Black Friday - Modern Maturity Center is closed.
Dec. 2 - Caregiver Training, followed by the Caregiver Support Group, meets noon to 2 p.m. in the CRC.
Dec. 5 - Parkinson’s Support Group is at 5 p.m. in the CRC
Dec. 10 - Relative Caregiver of a Child support group for grandparents and other relatives meets 9 to 11 a.m. Come learn how to apply for respite from Lifespan Respite in the CRC.
Dec. 17 - Caregiver Training, followed by the Caregiver Support Group, meets 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the CRC.
Dec. 25 & Jan. 1 - Modern Maturity Center is closed.
Jan. 2 - Parkinson’s Support Group is at 5 p.m. in the CRC
Jan. 6 - Caregiver Training, followed by the Caregiver Support Group, meets noon to 2 p.m. in the CRC.
Jan. 14 - Relative Caregiver of a Child support group for grandparents and other relatives meets 9 to 11 a.m. Come learn how to apply for respite from Lifespan Respite in the CRC
Jan. 21 - Caregiver Training, followed by the Caregiver Support Group, meets 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the CRC.
Everyone is welcome to come to the trainings at the Caregiver Resource Center.
Note: Registration is necessary for some of the trainings.
Caregiver Resource Center at Modern Maturity is partially funded by DHSS Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities through the National Family Caregiver Support Program, Title III-3 of the Older Americans Act.