"I care for my husband with dementia. I felt so alone, losing my patience and feeling I was losing my mind. I found this group and I found support, ideas on how to manage some problems, services in the area, and most of all I found I was not alone."
This is one story and one step to finding support for yourself and the one you love. Our Caregivers' Support Group is open to all caregivers, regardless of diagnosis. Caring for a loved one can be very challenging, and sharing experiences with others often helps caregivers cope with difficulties and celebrate successes.
The group size is limited to 15 participants. Eligible group members include Concord residents who are over age 60 or who are the caregiver for someone who is over age 60. Council on Aging (COA) Social Service Supervisor Nicole Saia guides the group, which meets the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 PM. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Nicole at email@example.com or call the COA at 978 318 3020.
Hearing Impaired Support Group
The Hearing Impaired Support Group provides an opportunity for people with diminished hearing to share and discuss the impact that hearing problems have on their lives. this group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM on Zoom. Come for peer support, tips & tricks, and an opportunity to meet others with similar concerns. If you have not participated in this group before, please call to register and receive the Zoom invitation. When you call to register, please let staff know if you'll need assistance with the online platform.
Low Vision Support Group
The Low Vision Support Group, facilitated by Jeff Lowe - a volunteer supported by the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI), meets the last Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM. Please call the COA to register and to receive the Zoom invitation and let staff know if you'll need assistance with the online platform.