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Get the emotional support you need and connect with others.

We offer support groups and social engagement programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. These programs are free of charge. For more information call our 24-hour helpline at 1.800.272.3900.


Early Stage Social Engagement Programs

Memory Café
*In partnership with Half Hollow Hills Library

Memory Cafes offer people with Alzheimer's and other related dementias, as well as their caregivers, a chance to socialize in a safe, relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy great company and a free buffet at one of the locations listed below:

Second Thursday of the month (Upcoming dates: October 13th & November 10th)
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Spuntino Brick Oven Restaurant
687 Old Country Road
Dix Hills, NY 11746

OR

Fourth Thursday of the month (Upcoming dates: September 22nd & October 27th)
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Stella's Pizzeria and Restaurant
2831 Merrick Road
Bellmore, NY 11710

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Call 800.272.3900.

Out on the Town

Early Stage activities and outings offer people with Alzheimer's disease, as well as their families and caregivers a chance to socialize and experience their community in a safe, relaxed atmosphere. Activities/outings will include museums, botanical gardens, historical sites and more! 

Making Memories at the Movies is a unique program designed for people living with dementia and their caregivers.  Individuals of all ages will enjoy clips of classic films followed by guided conversation and reminiscence.  Recognizing that movies have the power to spark memories and create emotional connections, Making Memories at the Movies presents an opportunity to engage in discussion while socializing with others in the natural setting of the Cinema Arts Centre. 

Monday, September 26, 2016
11:00am
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY  11743

Join us for a guided tour of Old Westbury House and Gardens, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  This 1906 Charles II style mansion is nestled amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes.  We hope to see you on this beautiful outing.

Monday, October 24, 2016
11:00am - 12:30pm
Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road
Westbury, NY  11590

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Call 800.272.3900.

Reminiscence Roundup - 6 Week Session

The Alzheimer's Association's Reminiscence Roundup* is a creative arts program for people in the Early Stage of Alzheimer's disease or dementia. Attendees participate in activities such as music, painting, creative writing, movement and other activities, which offer cognitive stimulation and socialization.

Meets weekly, every Wednesday from September 21st through November 9th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Temple Israel of South Merrick
2655 Clubhouse Road
Merrick, NY  11566

*This group has a Caregiver Support Group that runs concurrently with the Reminiscence Roundup

Early Stage Support Groups

Memory Meet Up - Weekly Sessions

The Alzheimer's Association's Memory Meet Up* is designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers and people in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia through regularly scheduled meetings. These groups help participants develop coping methods and encourage caregivers to maintain their personal, physical and emotional health.

Meets weekly, every Thursday from September 15th through October 27th
4:00pm - 5:00pm
7800 Jericho Tpke
Syosset, NY  11791

*This group has a Caregiver Support Group that runs concurrently with the Memory Meetup

Call 800.272.3900 for information.

Caregiver Support Groups

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Groups are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to develop a support system, talk through issues and coping strategies, share feelings and learn about community resources.

Click here for a caregiver's perspective on the Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter support group.

***Please call before attending ANY group listed below to confirm date, time, and location.***

Suffolk County

Caregiver Support Group- Amityville

First Thursday of the month 
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
399 County Line Road
Amityville, NY 11701
Contact: Kirsten Spillane, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group- Central Suffolk

First Monday of the month
11:30am - 1:00pm
Sunrise Senior Living - Smithtown
30 Route 111
Smithtown, NY 11787
Contact: Sharon Reichman, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group- Lake Ronkonkoma

First Tuesday of the month
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
307 Hawkins Avenue
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Contact: Mary Beth Heinicke, LMSW, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group- Melville

1) First Thursday of the month 12:00pm - 1:00pm OR
2) Second Tuesday of the month 12:00pm - 1:00 pm OR
3) Third Thursday of the month 12:00pm - 1:00pm
150 Broadhollow Road, Suite 109
Melville, NY 11747

For more information or to register, please call 800.272.3900.

Caregiver Support Group- West Islip

First Wednesday of the month
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Our Lady of Consolation
111 Beach Drive
West Islip, NY 11795
Contact: Denise Murphy, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group- Riverhead

Fourth Friday of the month
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Family Community Life Center (First Baptist Church)
1018 Northville Turnpike
Riverhead, NY 11901
Contact: Debbie Parker, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group- East End

Third Wednesday of the Month
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peconic Bay Medical Center
1300 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
Contact: Jennifer Benjamin, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group, YOUNG ONSET- Dix Hills

First Monday of the Month
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Half Hollow Hills Library
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills, NY   11746
Contact: Sharon Reichman, 800.272.3900

Nassau County

Caregiver Support Group- Albertson

Fourth Thursday of the month
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Shelter Rock Public Library
165 Searingtown Road
Albertson, NY 11507
Contact: Sharon Reichman, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group- Long Beach

First Tuesday of the month **PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will take place on September 27th instead of October 4th to allow for religious holidays.  Normal schedule will resume in November. 
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Grandell Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
645 West Broadway
Long Beach, NY 11561
Contact: Mary McGill, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group- Merrick 
Second Monday of the month
11:00am - 12:00pm
The Merrick Library Conference Room
2279 Merrick Avenue
Merrick, NY 11566
Contact: Sharon Reichman, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group- Westbury

First Tuesday of the month
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Homewatch Caregivers of Nassau County
400 Post Avenue, Suite 203
Westbury, NY 11590
Contact: Reena Sharma, 800.272.3900

Monthly Telephone Support Group for Caregivers

Last Monday of the month
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Monthly Telephone Support Group for Caregivers (Younger Onset)

Third Thursday of the month
1:30pm - 2:30pm

For more information about participating in either of these groups, call Sharon Reichman at 800.272.3900

Online Programs

The Alzheimer’s Association message boards and chat rooms provide a virtual online community for persons with Alzheimer's, caregivers and care providers. Our message boards have thousands of registered members from around the United States and thousands more who refer to the stories and information that is available 24 hours a day.

Join the Alzheimer’s Association online community.

The Alzheimer's Association's Early Stage Support Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers and people in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia through regularly scheduled meetings. These groups help participants develop coping methods and encourage caregivers to maintain their personal, physical and emotional health.


 

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