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Programs/Support Groups

Programs:

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers - is a 6-week educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse or friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home or across country. You'll learn tools to reduce stress; communicate effectively with others; reduce guilt anger and depression; set goals and problem solve; and take care of yourself. Suggested donation of $30 to help defray cost of The Caregiver Helpbook; donation is not required to attend.

Contact Barb Asen at basen@cvcoa.org or 802-476-2681 for more information.

 

  • Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers - is a series of education programs that provide answers to the questions that arise in early, middle and late stages of the disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan and what you can do at each point along the way. 

    For a list of programs offered by the Alzheimer's Association click here.

  • Montpelier Memory Cafe - is a social gathering held at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center where people in early to mid-stage memory loss disorders, and their care partners, can come together to connect and support one another in a  relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere.

 

Support Groups:

Alzheimer’s Support Groups:
Lamoille Home Health & Hospice in Morrisville
3rd Thurs. of each month - 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Call Oona Borello at 802-888-4651
 

Aldrich Public Library in Barre
Conference Room
4th Tues. of each month - 5:30-7:00 pm
(may be adjusted on holiday weeks)
Drop in or contact Sherril Bover-Cheney:
(802)249-1378 or sherril.bover@gmail.com
 

Telephone Caregiver Support Group
1st Mon. of each month - 4:00-5:30 pm
Call (800)272-3900 or click here for information
 

For more support groups in Vermont click here


Caregiver Support Groups:
Gifford Medical Center in Randolph
2nd Tues. of each month - 11:00 am - noon
Call Keith Morino at 802-728-2499 or kmarino@giffordmed.org
 

Project Independence in Barre
1st Wed. of each month - 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Call Julie Drauszewski, RN at 802-476-3630 or Julie@pibarre.org

Mad River Valley Family Practice in Waitsfield
1st & 3rd Tues. of each month - 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Contact Kate Anderson at 802-496-3838 or kate.anderson@cvmc.org
 

Aging Resource Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center offers a wide vareity of caregiver support programs

 
Traumatic Brain Injury – for support groups in Vermont click here

Parkinson’s – for support groups in Vermont click here

ALS – for support groups in Vermont click here

Bereavement/Grief Support Group
for CVHHH 2014 Schedule click here