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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.
 
MMC Bulletin
We are in the thick of Winter.  Dreaming of Spring every day!  Hope all are taking care of themselves this winter.  Should have the flu shot by now.  Remember that washing your hands can be one of the best preventive actions you can take.  Avoiding crowded places is good if you can.  If you do get sick, stay home.  It’s best for you and everyone if you take care of yourself and don’t spread anything to others. We can be glad that the days are getting longer.  In January, the days had 44 minutes longer daylight.  It is so nice to have more daylight.    
Check out the Alzheimer’s presentation “The Alzheimer’s Community Forum” on March 25, 10:30 am to noon.  Perhaps plan to enjoy lunch at Modern Maturity after the Forum.  
We want to thank State Street Assisted Living for providing a delicious lunch for the Caregivers at the training and support group on January 6th
All of the following programs are free and open to everyone who is a caregiver for an older person or someone with dementia. 
 We are in the thick of Winter.  Dreaming of Spring every day!  Hope all are taking care of themselves this winter.  Should have the flu shot by now.  Remember that washing your hands can be one of the best preventive actions you can take.  Avoiding crowded places is good if you can.  If you do get sick, stay home. It’s best for you and everyone if you take care of yourself and don’t spread anything to others. 
 We can be glad that the days are getting longer. In January, the days had 44 minutes longer daylight.  It is so nice to have more daylight.    
Check out the Alzheimer’s presentation “The Alzheimer’s Community Forum” on March 25, 10:30 a.m. to noon.  Perhaps plan to enjoy lunch at Modern Maturity after the Forum.  
We want to thank State Street Assisted Living for providing a delicious lunch for the Caregivers at the training and support group on January 6th
All of the following programs are free and open to everyone who is a caregiver for an older person or someone with dementia.
 
2020 Schedule
 
Jan. 14 - Relative Caregiver of a Child Support Group for Grandparents and other relatives 9 to 11 a.m.  Come learn how to apply for respite from Lifespan Respite CRC.
 
Jan. 21 - Caregiver Training followed by the Caregiver Support Group  6 to 8:30 p.m. in the CRC.
 
Feb. 3  Caregiver Training followed by the Caregiver Support Group. Noon to 2 p.m.  In the CRC (Caregiver Resource Center) Program Room.  Lunch will not be provided at this meeting.  Please feel free to bring your own lunch. 
 
Feb 6  - Parkinson’s Support Group at 5 pm in the CRC Caregiver Resource Center.
 
Feb 11 - Relative Caregiver of a child support group for Grandparents and other relatives raising a related child(ren).  9  to 11 a.m. Come learn about respite from Lifespan Respite CRC.
 
Feb 18 - Caregiver Training followed by the Caregiver Support Group 6  to 8:30 pm In the CRC (Caregiver Resource Center) Program Room.
 
March 2  Caregiver Training followed by the Caregiver Support Group Noon to 2 p.m.  In the CRC (Caregiver Resource Center) Program Room.  There will be a speaker from Better Business.  Again, no lunch. You may bring your own if you like. 
 
March 5 - Parkinson’s Support Group at 5 p.m. in the CRC Caregiver Resource Center.  
 
March 10 - Relative Caregiver of a child support group for Grandparents and other relatives.  9 to 11 a.m. learn about respite from Lifespan Respite CRC.
 
March 17 - Caregiver Training followed by the Caregiver Support Group6 to 8:30 p.m. In the CRC (Caregiver Resource Center) Program Room.
 
March 25 - 10:30 am to noon Register for the “Alzheimer’s Community Forum” presented by the Alzheimer’s Association in the Caregiver Resource Center program room located in the Medical Arts Building at the back of the big parking lot.  Enter by Pivot Physical Therapy, take elevator to the second floor and follow hallway all the way around. Registration with the Alzheimer’s Association or the Caregiver Resource Center is required but program is FREE.
 
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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