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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.
 
June Bulletin
The first day of summer is Friday, June 21st. The spring and summer fruits and vegetables are coming to your local farm market. What a wonderful time of year to eat!  Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Add a little fresh air, a little walking and a good night’s sleep and you are all set for your healthy lifestyle.  One of the things a caregiver needs to do it to take care of themselves so they can continue to care for their loved one.  Members can always talk to the nutritionist here at Modern Maturity free of charge. Just call and make an appointment or attend one of her talks. Check the Bulletin for times and places for the nutritionist talks. The gym and pool are available for a nominal fee, but you may be eligible for a discount or your insurance may pay the cost.  Stop by to talk to Mark.  He’d love to have you in the gym. 
If you have not called the ADRC (Aging and Disability Recourse Center) to ask for respite (a break for the caregiver) and an evaluation for services for your loved one, you should do so now. 800-223-9074. You may be put on a waiting list, but your name will never come up if it’s not on the list. 
We want to thank Griswold Home Care for providing a wonderful lunch at the Alzheimer’s Association training on May 15th

 
2019 Schedule
June 6, 13, 20 and 27
FREE SAVVY Caregiver Classes 10 am to 1 pm. In this 4-part series of classes you will get information and learn skills for effective strategies to have the best possible life for you and your loved one with Dementia/Alzheimer’s. Call 302-734-1200 ext. 192 to register.
 
June 18
Caregivers training at 6 p.m. in the Caregiver Resource Center program room. Bill Gadola from the Ombudsman program will speak.
Caregiver Support Meetup 7 p.m. following the training in the Caregiver Resource Center program room.
July 1
Caregivers training at noon in the Caregiver Resource Center program room. Delaware Hospice will discuss Hospice services.
Caregiver Support Meetup 1 p.m. following the training in the Caregiver Resource Center program room.
July 4
Modern Maturity Center is closed.
July 9
Grandparents Support Group 9 to 11 a.m. in the Caregiver Resource Center program room. If you or someone you know is caring for a related child and are 55 or older, have them contact the caregiver resource center for information on funds available for respite (anything that gives the caregiver a break). No income or asset test to qualify. 
July 11
Parkinson's Support Group at 5 p.m. in the East Conference Room. Dawn from Fox Rehab will speak.
July 16
Caregivers training at 6 p.m. in the Caregiver Resource Center program room.
Caregiver Support Meetup 7 p.m. following the training in the Caregiver Resource Center program room.
 
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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