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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
Early Stage Support Groups
Caregiver Support Groups
Online Programs

Early Stage Social Engagement Programs

Memory Café

Memory Café offers 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, a free buffet and entertainment at one of our three locations. Click here for locations, dates and times.



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! These outings are open to people in the early stage of dementia and their caregiver.

Check back often for updates!

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 Friday from February 24th through March 31st*
11:00am - 12:00pm
Community Reform Temple
712 The Plain Road
Westbury, NY  11590

Meets weekly, every Friday from February 3rd through March 24th*
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Temple Chaverim
1050 Washington Avenue
Plainview, NY  11803

*A Caregiver Support Group 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 Tuesday from February 7th through March 28th*
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Port Jefferson Village Center
101-A East Broadway
Port Jefferson, NY  11777

Meets weekly, every Wednesday from February 1st through March 22nd*
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mastic-Moriches-Shirley Community Library
407 William Floyd Parkway
Shirley, NY  11967


*A Caregiver Support Group runs concurrently with the Memory Meetup

Call 800.272.3900 for information or to register.

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- Hauppauge

Third Tuesday of the month
11:00am - 12:00pm
Temple Beth Chai
870 Townline Road
Hauppauge, NY  11788

Contact: Robin Spencer, 800.272.3900

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: Jamie Lavin, 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) Third Thursday of the month 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter
150 Broadhollow Road, Suite 109
Melville, NY 11747
Contact: Sharon Reichman, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group- West Islip

First Wednesday of the month (In March this support group takes place on the 8th, not the 1st)
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 and Tara Anglim, 800.272.3900

Breakfast with Friends
Caregiver Support Group, YOUNGER ONSET - Melville 
Third Monday of the Month 
(Meet on February 27th due to Presidents' Day)                   
10:30am - 11:30am
Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter
150 Broadhollow Road, Suite 109
Melville, NY  11747

Contact: Sharon Reichman, 800.272.3900

Nassau County

NEW GROUP - Caregiver Support Group - Valley Stream

Coffee with Friends at "Sip This"

Second Thursday of the month
10:30am - 12:00pm
Sip This
64 Rockaway Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Contact: Sharon Reichman, 800.272.3900

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
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Grandell Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
645 West Broadway
Long Beach, NY 11561
Contact: Mary McGill and Thomas Papathomas, 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

Caregiver Support Group-Oceanside

Second Thursday of the Month
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Oceanside Public Library
30 Davison Avenue
Oceanside, NY  11572
Contact: Beverly Grossman, 800.272.3900

Grupo de Apoyo Para Cuidadores - en Español (Nueva)
Cuarto Miercoles del mes (Comenzando enero de 2017)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Freeport Memorial Library
144 West. Merrick Road
Freeport, NY 11520
Contacto: Ada Avila, 800.272.3900

NEW GROUP FORMING IN MAY:

Caregiver Support Group - Farmingdale

Second Monday of the Month
Starts May 8, 2017
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Farmingdale Public Library
116 Merritts Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Contact: Sharon Reichman, 800.272.3900

Monthly Telephone Support Group for Caregivers

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

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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