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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.
 
August Bulletin
Dog days of summer are here.  It’s time for the beach or an air-conditioned mall.  It is important to keep in mind that your loved one may not realize how hot it is.  Make sure they are dressed properly and have plenty to drink.  Dehydration can cause medical problems as well as memory issues.  
The trainings listed below can make a huge difference in your life as well as the life of your loved one.  Join in to see what can be done to make life easier and more pleasant for everyone.  In addition, you can get information on services that could give you a break.  All caregivers need a break.  No one can do it alone forever without a break.  It is not a sign of weakness to ask for help but a sign of a wise and strong person taking the next best step. Please come to the Caregiver Resource Center trainings. These trainings are completely free.  
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2019 Schedule
Aug. 1 - Parkinson’s Support Group at 5 p.m. in the CRC room. Note the room change. Fox Rehab is scheduled to do a presentation. They will also be providing refreshments.
Aug. 5 - Caregiver Training at noon in the CRC program room. State Street Assisted living will provide lunch. Video training and a speaker are scheduled.
Aug. 5 - Caregiver Support Meetup 1 p.m. following the training in the CRC program room.
Aug. 13- Grandparents Support Group 9 to 11 a.m. in the CRC program room.
Aug. 20 - Caregiver Training at 6 p.m. in the CRC program room.
Aug. 20 - Caregiver Support Meetup 7 p.m. following the training in the CRC program room.
Aug. 28 - Easterseals Annual Caregiver Conference - Caregiving: Up Close And Personal 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Conference is held at Embassy Suites, 654 South College Ave, Newark DE 19713. Attendees must register in advance. Please register today online at https://tinyurl.com/CaregiverCon2019 or call (302) 221-2087.
The Modern Maturity Center is closed September 2 for Labor Day.
Sept. 5- Parkinson Support Group at 5 p.m. in the CRC Program Room located on the second floor of the Medical Building at the back of the parking lot.
Sept. 9- Caregiver Training at noon in the CRC program room. We will have a speaker from Fox Rehab as well as our video training. State Street Assisted living will provide lunch.
Sept. 9- Caregiver Support Meetup 1 p.m. following the training in the CRC program room.
Sept. 10- Relative Caregiver of a child support group 9 to 11 a.m. in the CRC
Sept. 17- Caregiver Training 6 p.m. in the CRC
Sept. 17- Caregiver Support Meetup 7 p.m. following the training in the CRC program room.
Everyone is welcome to come to the free trainings at the Caregiver Resource Center. Note: registration is necessary for some of the trainings. 
 
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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