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Schedule for Caregiver Support Groups
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Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group
Meeting Schedule


  
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For more information on Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Groups – What are they? Why do I need one? – click here.  

      
Support groups meet monthly unless otherwise noted, and without a fee. All support group facilitators are trained by the Alzheimer's Association. Dates and times are subject to change. To confirm the date and time for each support group meeting, call the number listed for the group or call the Caregiver Helpline at 1.800.272.3900. It is preferred that you call in advance of attending a support group for the first time.


Groups are separated by county and color coded according to times of day:

Morning

Afternoon 

Evening 

Bergen Morris 
Essex  Ocean
Hudson Passaic
Hunterdon Somerset
Mercer Sussex
Middlesex Union
Monmouth Warren


Bergen County


Morning

Afternoon 

Evening 

Town

Location 

Date 

Time

Contact/s 

Cresskill  Sunrise at Cresskill  Last Wed  6 pm  Sarah Wissler
201.871.0300 

Dumont

Northern Valley Adult Day
Health Center

*Please call

Rose Marie Dudas
Nancy Bortinger
201.385.4400 x3086

Oradell

Alzheimer's Association

2nd Mon

1 pm 

Elaine Winter
Alzheimer's Association
201.261.6009

Paramus

Emeritus Assisted Living

1st Wed

7 pm

Vivian Green Korner
Fred Meyer  201.797.3421

Paramus  The Kraft Center (Valley Hospital)  2nd Wed  7 pm  Sophia Heftler
551.580.5638
Marianne Terry
Paramus Bergen Regional Medical Center 3rd Tues 2:30 pm Zaklina Rajkovska 201.967.4247
Park Ridge  Mill Pond Assisted Living 1st Wed  10 am Cathy Ferrero
Gina Ipolysagi
201.782.0440 
Ramsey  Ramsey Free Public Library  4th Thurs                          7 pm Sophia Heftler
551.580.5638
Christine Clark

Rockleigh

Gallen Adult Day Health Care Center 

1st Wed

10 am

Shelley Steiner 201.784.1414 Ext. 5340 

Rutherford 

KIP Center

3rd Thursb

10 am

Valerie Formisano
201.460.1600

Tenafly JCC on the Palisades  2nd Mon  7 pm

Judi Nahary
Marlene Ceragno
201.569.7900 

Tenafly

JCC on the Palisades

2nd Tues

10:30 am

Judi Nahary
Marlene Ceragno
201.569.7900

Tenafly

JCC on the Palisades

4th Thurs

11 am

Judi Nahary
Marlene Ceragno
201.569.7900

bNOTE: This group will not meet in August of 2014.

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Essex County

Morning

Afternoon 

Evening 

Town Location  Date Time  Contact/s
East Orange Park Crescent Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center

4th Wed**

5 pm 

Grace Ann Kelly 973.674.2700
Ext. 2276

Livingston  Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ  Last Tuesday  1 pm  Alyson Kaplan
Lee Dagger
973.765.9050
 
Newark New Community Extended Care Center 2nd Sat 10 am Betty Lawson 973.624.2020
Ext. 202
Verona  The Boathouse at Verona Park
Bloomfield Ave. & Lakeside Ave.
1st and 3rd Mondays  7 pm  Ruth Rothbart Mayer
917.916.8002
West Caldwell Crane's Mill Continuing Care Retirement Community – Town Square Activity Room 3rd Tues 7 pm  Claire Akselrad 973.464.0595
Nancy Hoerner
973.276.3008

**NOTE: The group that meets at Park Crescent in East Orange will meet on the 1st Monday of the month, effective July 2014.


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Hudson County

Morning

Afternoon 

Evening 

Town Location  Date  Time  Contact/s 
Secaucus  Secaucus Public Library  1st Mon 7 pm  Louise Munsch
Eydie Shapiro
201.340.2238 


 

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Hunterdon County

Morning

Afternoon 

Evening 

Town Location  Date  Time  Contact/s 
Flemington Hunterdon Medical Center – 4th Floor Conference Room 2nd Wed 7 pm  Chris Stevens
Nancy Rumore
908.788.6401 
Ext. 3002
Lebanon  Lebanon Reformed Church Fellowship Hall 3rd Tues 1:30 pm Pam Molnar
908.840.4128

 


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Mercer County

Morning

Afternoon 

Evening 

Town Location  Date  Time  Contact/s 
Lawrenceville  Mercer County Library
Lawrence Headquarters Branch 
2nd Sun§ 2 pm  Cathy Black
Karen Mihalow
732.371.4383
609.462.5204
 
Hamilton  RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center 3rd Wed 6 pm  Jo Carolyn Dent-Clark
Maureen Lebel
609.396.6788, ext 275
Hopewell  Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell  2nd Tues  2 pm Victoria
Pena-Cardinale
609.537.7300 
Titusville  Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing  2nd Wed 10 am  Lori Rahn
609.558.6266
 

§NOTE: June, July, and August meetings will be on Saturday (library closed on Sundays in the summer).

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Middlesex County

Morning

Afternoon 

Evening 

Town Location  Date  Time  Contact/s 
Edison JFK Adult Medical Day Program  1st Sat 10:30 am  Mary Buglio
Michelle Charme
908.912.1910
Highland Park  Parker Adult Day Care 2nd Thurs &
3rd Wed
7 pm &
2 pm
Samara Elias
Kathleen Ostertag
732.565.2434 
Monmouth Junction Oak Woods Senior Housing  3rd Thurs 7 pm  Kathleen Ostertag
Carol Cover
732.355.9011
Monroe Township St. Peter's University Hospital Adult Day Program 2nd Tues 10 am  Rachel Kallish
609.655.6853
Monroe Township  Monroe Senior Center  Last Wed  2 pm Saswati Chakraborty
609.860.8116
Cheryl Basse
609.860.8157
Piscataway (Spouses as Caregivers) COPSA, UBHC-UMDNJ  1st & 3rd Mon 9:30 am  Mary Catherine Lundquist
732.235.2858
South Plainfield  AristaCare at Cedar Oaks  2nd Mon  12:30 pm  Laurie Vagrin
732.287.9555
Ext. 171

 


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Monmouth County

Morning

Afternoon 

Evening 

Town Location  Date  Time  Contact/s 
Freehold CentraState Medical Center (Tobias Health Awareness Center) 3rd Tues 7 pm  Ellin North
Suni Simon
732.974.7666
Freehold  The Brookside
Assisted Living 
Last Thurs 6 pm Jesse Farmer
Cecelia Prinke
732.303.8800
Howell  Brandywine Assisted Living at Howell 1st Tues 1 pm  Linda Cassidy
Natasshia Lee
732.719.0100
 
Lincroft Sunrise Assisted
Living 
3rd Sat 2 pm  Linda Gelpke
Sara Birk
732.212.1910 
Manalapan  The Chelsea at
Manalapan 
1st Tues  6 pm  Joanne Prospero
732.972.6200 
Shrewsbury  Brandywine at the Sycamore  Last Tues  5:30 pm  Claudia Mehdaoui
Teri O’Brien
732.212.2600
 
Tinton Falls Kensington Court  2nd Wed 7 pm  Kathleen Geren
732.784.2404
Heidi Haupt
Tinton Falls  The Chelsea at Tinton
Falls 
4th Thurs 6:00 pm  Carol Kezel
(light dinner provided)
732.933.4700
Wall Allaire Care Last Thurs 6 pm Ellin North
732.974.7666


NOTE: This is a new time and day for the Caregiver Support Group in Howell.
 

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Morris County

Morning

Afternoon 

Evening 

Town Location  Date Time  Contact/s 
Boonton  Friendship House
Executive Dining Room at St. Clare’s Boonton Campus 
3rd Wed 3 pm  Courtney Conway
Mayelin Ravello
908.370.2937
973.451.4152
Chatham Victorian Garden Adult Day Center  3rd Wed2 7 pm  Phyllis Fleming
Peg Tedesco
973.635.2266
Denville Alzheimer's Association  4th Mon 10 am  Michelle Foster-Carter
Alzheimer's Association
973.586.4300
Dover  Regency Grande Nursing Center  3rd Thurs 6 pm  Alicia Starrett 
973.361.5200 Ext. 1120
Morris Plains Cornerstone Adult Day Center 1st Wed 10:30 am Suzanne Lyon
973.326.7288
Morristown
(Male Caregivers) 
Morristown Professional Plaza
95 Madison Ave.
1st Thurs 7 pm  Peter Flemming
973.635.0899
Pompton Plains Chilton Health Network Bldg.  2nd Wed¤ 7 pm  Eileen Port
Judy White
973.831.5367
Whippany  Arden Courts of Whippany  2nd Wed 1 pm Vivian Green Korner
Joe Notowicz
973.581.1800
 

¤NOTE: These Caregiver Support Groups will not meet in August.
2NOTE:
The group that meets at Victorian Garden Adult Day Center will not meet in July or August.  Meetings will resume in September.

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Ocean County

Morning

Afternoon 

Evening 

Town Location  Date  Time  Contact/s 
Barnegat  Barnegat Nursing Center  3rd Wed  8:30 am  Tara Bonelli
Tammy Swank
609.698.1400
Bradley Beach  Bradley Beach Public Library 2nd Tues 6 pm  Sharlane Edwards
Kathie Deak
732.776.2995
Brick Shorrock Gardens
Care Center
3rd Tues 3 pm

Sara Pelo
732.451.1000 

Brick The Chelsea of Brick 3rd Thurs 6 pm Donna Doucette
Joanne Prospero
732.206.9800
Brick  Ocean County Library 2nd Thurs 6:30 pm Jane Kirby
908.309.2583
Dolores Rosen
732.657.1656
Jackson  Bella Terra Last Wed  3:30 pm  Michelle Mirabella
732.370.1968 
Toms River Holiday Care Center 1st Mon 10 am Jamie Hoagland
732.240.0900
Toms River Visiting HomeCare
Services of Ocean
County, A Friend's House Conference Room
3rd Mon
(Apr, June, Aug, Oct, Dec)
11 am  Michele Mahieu
732.244.5565  
Toms River The Haven at Silverwoods 2nd Tues 10 am  Grace Mantes
732.341.0880
West Creek  Meridian Fitness & Wellness Center 1st Monday 1 pm Debra Shar
609.349.5951
Whiting  The Pines at Whiting 1st Fri 1:30 pm  Jane Kirby
908.309.2583
Dolores Rosen
732.657.1656
Whiting  Christ Evangelical Church  2nd Fri 1:30 pm  Jane Kirby
Dolores Rosen
732.350.0330 
Whiting AristaCare 1st Wed 10 am Melinda McGullam
732.849.4300 

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Passaic County

Morning

Afternoon 

Evening 

Town Location  Date  Time  Contact/s 
Clifton Daughters of Miriam
Center
4th Tues 11 am Myrna Gomez
Ruth Saperstein
973.253.5328
Wayne  Christian Health Care
Center of Wayne 
2nd Wed 1 pm  Aimee Restifo
Jean Connolly
201.848.5830

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Somerset County

Morning

Afternoon 

Evening 

Town Location  Date  Time  Contact/s 
Bridgewater Green Knoll Care Center 2nd Wed 5 pm Laura Held
908.526.8600
Bridgewater  Richard Hall Community
Mental Health Center
3rd Mon  4:30 pm  Voulda James
908.253.3104 
Hillsborough  Avalon Assisted Living 1st Mon 5 pm  Melissa Eodice
908.281.4400
Laura Cardillo
908.874.7200
Hillsborough Foothill Acres Rehabilitation  & Nursing Center 1st Thurs  6 pm Ellen Schwartz
908.369.8711
Ext. 2062
Call for detailed
driving directions
Hillsborough RWJ Physician Enterprise Urgent Care
3rd Tues 1 pm Denise Goldstein
732.563.9056
 


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Sussex County

Morning

Afternoon 

Evening 

Town Location  Date  Time  Contact/s 
Sparta Sparta Senior Center (Knoll Heights Village) 3rd Tues  5:30 pm  Donna Green
973.579.0555 ext.1225

 

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Union County

Morning

Afternoon 

Evening 

Town Location  Date  Time  Contact/s 
Cranford Cranford Senior
Housing
1st Wed 7 pm  Ellen Cohen
973.586.4300
Elizabeth Jewish Family Services
Café Europa/Library Room 
1st Fri 1 pm  Marilucy Lopes
908.352.8375
 
Mountainside 
(Spouses and Partners)
Brighton Gardens
at Mountainside 
1st Sun 3 pm  Tiffany Rock
908.654.4460 
Summit Overlook Hospital  4th Thurs 7 pm  Julie Wojcik
Alzheimer's Association
973.586.4300
Summit Spend A Day
SAGE Elder Care
4th Tues 10 am Deanna Butters
Michelle Dsurney
Pnina Govrin
908.598.5520
Union WISE Adult Day
Services – United Methodist Church
3rd Wed 6 pm  Kerry Jordan
Susan Butler
908.687.2995 


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Warren County

Morning

Afternoon 

Evening 

Town Location Date  Time  Contact/s 
Hackettstown  Heath House,
Heath Village
2nd Tues 7 pm Danielle Lovenberg-
Pangallo
908.684.5236
Phillipsburg  "The Comfort Zone"
St. Luke's Warren Campus Hillcrest Plaza, Bldg. 302
3rd Sat 11 am Cherilyn Pokorny
908.859.6700
ext. 2276
 
NOTE: This caregiver support group will not meet in July or August 2014.


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