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Caregiver Resource Center


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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.

 
2018-2019 Winter Schedule
December 3
Caregivers training is 12 noon in the Caregiver Resource Center program room. Eric M. Upperman, Community Liaison, Rockford Center, will do a presentation.
Caregiver Support Meetup 1 p.m. following the training. 
 
December 6
Parkinson Support Meetup is at 5 p.m. in the East Conference Room. Bring a dish to share if you like.
 
December 11
Grandparents Support Group
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Caregivers Resource Center program room. 
 
December 12
Alzheimer’s Association pentation “Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers part three:
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. You must register for this program 302-734-1200 ext. 186 or 192.
 
December 18
Caregivers Training is 6 p.m. in the Caregiver Resource Center program room. An elevator is available at the Physical Therapy entrance.  
Caregiver Support Meetup is 7 p.m. Caregiver Resource program room following the training.
 
January 3
Parkinson Support at 5 p.m. in the East Conference room.
 
January 7
Caregiver Training at 12 noon in the Caregiver Resource Program Room.
Caregiver Support at 1 p.m. in the Caregiver Resource Program Room. 
 
January 8
Grandparents Support at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Caregiver Resource Center.
 
January 15
Caregivers training is 6 p.m. in the Caregiver Resource Center program room. An elevator is available at the Physical Therapy entrance.  
Caregiver Support Meetup is 7 p.m. Caregiver Resource program room following the training.
 
February 4
Caregivers training
is 12 noon in the Caregiver Resource Center program room.
Caregiver Support Meetup 1 p.m. following the training. 
 
February 7
Parkinson Support Meetup is at 5 p.m. in the East Conference Room. 
 
February 12
Grandparents Support 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Caregiver Resource Center
 
February 19
Caregivers training is 6 p.m. in the Caregiver Resource Center program room. An elevator is available at the Physical Therapy entrance.  
Caregiver Support Meetup is 7 p.m. Caregiver Resource program room following the training.
 
 
 
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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