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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.
 
September Bulletin
As the weather begins to cool down and we look toward the fall holidays we can slow down a bit, take stock of where we are, and plan the coming months of October, November and December.  When we have a person with dementia it is important to remember that it requires additional planning.  It can also mean changing the way we have celebrate holidays.  Too many people, too long a visit, to much noise all cause a person with dementia to have issues.  Maybe adjusting the place and time of a family event can help create a more meaningful and peaceful celebration for everyone.  Each family is different.  Take time to plan with the person with dementia in mind.  What works for one family may not work for another.  But planning can help everyone.  Contact family members that are involved in the holiday celebrations to discuss how best to work things for your family.  It’s never too early to start planning.  Family members need time to adjust their thinking and their plans.   It is amazing how fast the holidays come up on us.
Now, get out and enjoy the cooler days and evenings before the cold weather sets in.  It’s a great time of year to be out. Support Groups/Meetups/trainings listed below are free and open to everyone unless otherwise stated such as the SAVVY Caregiver classes that do require registration. Check below for SAVVY Caregiver classes and call 302-734-1200 ext. 186 or 192 to register. 
 
 
2019 Schedule
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. Video training for caregivers of persons with dementia/Alzheimer’s.
Sept. 17- Caregiver Support Meetup 7 p.m. following the training in the CRC program room.
Oct. 1- SAVVY Caregiver Class Part I 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Caregiver Resource Center Program Room. Call 302-734-1200 x186 or 192 to register. Registration required for this 4 part series training for Caregivers of persons with dementia. Required to attend all 4 weeks.
Oct. 3- Parkinson Support Group at 5 p.m. in the CRC Program Room. There will be a speaker from the University of Delaware.
Oct. 7 - Caregiver Training is at noon in the CRC. Video training about Alzheimer’s.
Oct. 7- Caregiver Support Meetup is 1 p.m. following the training in the CRC program room.
Oct. 8 - Relative Caregiver of a Child support group 9 to 11 a.m. in the CRC program room.
Oct. 8- SAVVY Caregiver Class Part II 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Caregiver Resource Center Program Room. Call 302-734-1200 x186 or 192 to register. Registration required for this 4 part series training for Caregivers of persons with dementia. Required to attend all 4 weeks.
The Modern Maturity Center is closed Oct. 14 for Columbus Day
Oct. 15- SAVVY Caregiver Class Part III 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Caregiver Resource Center Program Room. Call 302-734-1200 x186 or 192 to register. Registration required for this 4 part series training for Caregivers of persons with dementia. Required to attend all 4 weeks.
Oct. 15- Caregiver Training is 6 p.m. in the CRC. Video training about Alzheimer’s.
Oct. 15- Caregiver Support Meetup is 7 p.m. in the CRC.
Oct. 22- SAVVY Caregiver Class Part IV 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Caregiver Resource Center Program Room. Call 302-734-1200 x186 or 192 to register. Registration required for this 4 part series training for Caregivers of persons with dementia. Required to attend all 4 weeks.
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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