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Caregiver Resource Center


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.


Meetup Groups
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.
 
March Bulletin
Take heart, Spring begins on March 20th. Another month and there will be leaves on the trees and flowers in the gardens. The days are getting longer so it’s easier to be out later in the day. This month we would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to come to the Caregiver Resource Center trainings. There’s information about how to interact with someone with dementia as well as other helpful information. The trainings now provide some information on how to have a healthy brain. None of us want to become someone with Alzheimer’s or any another form of Dementia. There is new information on things that can be done to reduce the possibility of experiencing Mild Cognitive Impairment and/or Dementia.  Join us in learning about these things and how to help with being a friend, caregiver or family member of someone who is experiencing memory loss or cognitive function. There are a growing number of people affected, partly due to the aging population. Join the Caregiver Resource Center in learning all we can.

 
2019 Schedule
February 19
Caregivers training
is 6 pm in the Caregiver Resource Center program room.
Caregiver Support Meetup 7 pm following the training. 
 
March 4
Caregivers training
is 12 noon in the Caregiver Resource Center program room.
Caregiver Support Meetup 1 pm following the training. 
 
March 7
Parkinson Support Meetup is at 5 pm in the East Conference Room.  The speaker will be George Del Farno from the new facility, PAM (Pos Acute Medical), on Salisbury Road
 
March 12
Grandparents Support group is 9 am to 11 am in the Caregiver Resource Center
 
March 18
SAVVY Caregiver Training 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Caregiver Resource Program Rm.  Registration is required.  302-734-1200 ext. 186 or 192  First of a series of 4 sessions
 
March 19
Caregiver Training at 6 pm in the Caregiver Resource Program Room.   Beth Richmond from Delaware Hospice will speak on the Hospice Transitions program.  This is a program that may help some of the caregivers in providing care for their loved one. 
Caregiver Support at 7 pm in the Caregiver Resource Program Room.
 
March 25
SAVVY Caregiver Training 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Caregiver Resource Program Rm. Registration is required.  302-734-1200 ext. 186 or 192.  Second of a series of 4 sessions.
 
March 27
Alzheimer’s Association training.  11:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Caregiver Resource Program Rm. will present, “Healthy living for your mind and body.”   Registration is required. 
 
April 1
Caregiver Training
at 12 noon in the Caregiver Resource Center program room.  Beth Richmond from Delaware Hospice will speak on the Hospice Transitions program.  This is a program that may help some of the caregivers in providing care for their loved one. 
Caregiver Support Meeting 1 pm following the training in the Caregiver Resource Center program room
SAVVY Caregiver Training 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Caregiver Resource Program Rm. Registration is required.  Third of a series of 4 sessions.
 
April 4
Parkinson Support Meetup is at 5 pm in the East Conference Room. 
 
April 8
SAVVY Caregiver Training 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Caregiver Resource Program Rm. Registration is required.  Last of a series of 4 sessions.
 
April 9
Grandparents Support group is 9 am to 11 am in the Caregiver Resource Center
 
April 16
Caregiver Training at 6 pm in the Caregiver Resource Program Room.
Caregiver Support at 7 pm in the Caregiver Resource Program Room.
 
April 17
Alzheimer’s Association training. 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Caregiver Resource Program Rm.   Registration is required. 
 
Check the April Bulletin for any updates for April
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.
 
 

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