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The Greater New Jersey Chapter is offering FREE half-day VIRTUAL Symposiums hosted through Zoom, that are appropriate for family and professional caregivers, community providers, and seniors. These events will feature four short presentations with local speakers and include a 15-minute break. Registration is required. A regional virtual symposium for caregivers will also be offered in collaboration with the Greater PA and Greater NJ Chapters.

Balancing Health and Wellness
Thursday, March 25, 2021
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This virtual half day symposium will feature local speakers and six important brain health and wellness presentations:

  • Healthy Living for Your Body and Brain 
    • Nicole Schmid, Memorial White Rose Home and Health Hospice 
  • Mediterranean Diet
    • Katie Greenwalt, Penn State Extension
  • Prepare to Care
    • Maria Guerra, AARP
  • Attitude of Gratitude 
    • Monica Townsend, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care
  • The Impact of Physical, Cognitive and Social Interventions on Brain Health 
    • Connie Metzler, LGHP Alzheimer's and Memory Care Program 
  • Alzheimer's Association Resources and Ways to Connect 
    • Sara Murphy, Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter


Get the support you need 

We have many support groups, at various times and locations. Please go to our Community Resource Finder to find a group close to you that fits your needs. Please contact the support group leader before attending the group to ensure the time and dates are accurate.

Call our 24-hour Helpline — 1.800.272.3900.

Connect with others online

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.

Support Programs

Virtual Early Stage Support Groups
Early-Stage groups are for community, irrespective of age, who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders and are in the beginning stages of the disease. This group includes those persons with "younger-onset" that develop dementia under age 65 and are still in the early stages of the disease. Groups are for persons living with dementia and care partners. Social and cognitive engagement programs are offered including care and support services.

Virtual Memory Cafés for Early and Younger-Onset dementia and their care partners
he Cafes provide an opportunity for Persons living with Alzheimer's, care partners, families and friends to learn more about all dementia, share their feelings and concerns, and support each other in coping with the effects of the disease through an enriching and socially active person-centered program.

Virtual Caregiver Support Groups 
Caregiver support groups are ongoing meetings for caregivers of individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. These groups provide a forum for caregivers to share feelings, needs and concerns in a confidential, safe, supportive, non-threatening and non-judgmental atmosphere. These groups are open to anyone caring for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Some are tailored to a specific audience (e.g. adult children, spouses, faith-based, etc.).   

We're in it together! Visit our Community Resource Finder to find a support group or program and your area. 

Alzheimer's Community Forums
Held throughout our service area to bring greater understanding and involvement:

  • Learn about Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss.
  • Bring a friend who has been affected by the disease.
  • Share your thoughts about how we can help people in your community.
Find a list of our virtual Community Forums here

Interested in becoming a Support Group or Memory Café facilitator?  Please visit our national Volunteer page to learn how to get started, create a profile, submit an application and start the training process.

Looking to start a new Support Group? For more information email with any questions, or call 800.272.3900
Online support: AlzConnected®