What we're about

Are you informally taking care of an older adult: a spouse, parent, sibling, friend or neighbor? Whether you help out full-time or just a few hours a week, caregiving is hard work and can be a strain on your emotional, psychological, financial, and physical well-being. Maybe you work at the same time, or have a family of your own to take care of, too. Maybe you’re just too exhausted to keep on top of it all. This monthly meet-up group is for informal (non-professional) caregivers of older adults. It is a space to share your experiences and learn from other caregivers who are in a similar position.

The group will be organized and facilitated by Sarina Issenberg, a Licensed Social Worker and counselor with CARES, a caregiver support program at Lutheran Settlement House. Additional times, locations, and events can be arranged. Please call or email with any questions!

Why Support Groups?

Check out this article by the Mayo Clinic (http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/support-groups/art-20044655/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alzheimers-caregiving) to learn more about the benefits of support groups for caregivers

Upcoming events (5)

Caregivers of Older Adults Support Group - Virtual (Zoom)

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ: MeetUp sends out an automatic reminder a day or two before an event. It includes a Zoom link that sometimes does not work (and I can't seem to fix that). If, when you join the evening group at 630pm the link gives you trouble, please come to this MeetUp page directly and click on the link provided here: https://zoom.us/j/488981239pwd=WDIxRldENk9YQnRzVzFyZHRuV1dIZz09.

OR you can go to the Zoom page (enter https://join.zoom.us. into your browser) then follow the prompts.
MEETING ID:[masked]
PASSWORD:[masked]

My apologies for the inconvenience and we look forward to you joining us!

***
This meetup group offers support for informal/family caregivers of older adults. Whatever your reasons and circumstances are, there's no getting around it: caregiving can be both rewarding and stressful. Still, you don't have to be overwhelmed by your responsibilities. Learning to manage stress and take care of yourself is part of being a good caregiver.

Our meetup is a space for caregivers of older adults to share their experiences, exchange information, and develop strategies for reducing caregiver burnout. The group is facilitated by Sarina Issenberg, a Licensed Social Worker with the CARES (CAregivers REducing Stress) program at Lutheran Settlement House: https://www.lutheransettlement.org/programs/cares/

Please RSVP through MeetUp.

To join the group:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/488981239?pwd=WDIxRldENk9YQnRzVzFyZHRuV1dIZz09
Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode:[masked]

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me by
emailing: [masked]
calling: (215)[masked], x1207

[Online/Virtual/Call-in] Caregivers of Older Adults - Morning Support Group

For the unforeseeable future, the caregivers of older adults support group has moved online! We are using a platform called Zoom that allows us to talk as a group - like a conference call with video capabilities. If you have a smart phone or a computer with a camera, I highly encourage you to join the meeting that way. It will make it feel more like a real group and it makes it easier to follow whoever is talking.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR TROUBLE ACCESSING THE SUPPORT GROUP, PLEASE EMAIL ME: [masked]

1) You can download Zoom for free: https://zoom.us/download --> then click on the link: https://zoom.us/j/392407490?pwd=YU12d0dJTVE1WHZPaEphb0VZYmY2QT09
2) Or you can enter https://join.zoom.us. into your browser and follow the prompts

Meeting ID:[masked]
Meeting Password:[masked]

You can also dial in by telephone
3) Dial: (646)[masked]
Then Enter:[masked]#

About the Caregivers of Older Adults Support Group
This meetup group offers support for unpaid caregivers of older adults. Whatever your reasons and circumstances are, there's no getting around it: caregiving can be overwhelming. Learning to manage stress and take care of yourself is part of being a good caregiver.

Our meetup is a space for caregivers of older adults to share their experiences, exchange information, and develop strategies for reducing caregiver burnout. The group is facilitated by Sarina Issenberg, a Licensed Social Worker with the CARES (CAregivers REducing Stress) program at Lutheran Settlement House.

RSVP through MeetUp. If you have questions, please email: [masked] -- or -- call: (215)[masked], x1207

Caregivers of Older Adults Support Group - Virtual (Zoom)

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ: MeetUp sends out an automatic reminder a day or two before an event. It includes a Zoom link that sometimes does not work (and I can't seem to fix that). If, when you join the evening group at 630pm the link gives you trouble, please come to this MeetUp page directly and click on the link provided here: https://zoom.us/j/488981239pwd=WDIxRldENk9YQnRzVzFyZHRuV1dIZz09.

OR you can go to the Zoom page (enter https://join.zoom.us. into your browser) then follow the prompts.
MEETING ID:[masked]
PASSWORD:[masked]

My apologies for the inconvenience and we look forward to you joining us!

***
This meetup group offers support for informal/family caregivers of older adults. Whatever your reasons and circumstances are, there's no getting around it: caregiving can be both rewarding and stressful. Still, you don't have to be overwhelmed by your responsibilities. Learning to manage stress and take care of yourself is part of being a good caregiver.

Our meetup is a space for caregivers of older adults to share their experiences, exchange information, and develop strategies for reducing caregiver burnout. The group is facilitated by Sarina Issenberg, a Licensed Social Worker with the CARES (CAregivers REducing Stress) program at Lutheran Settlement House: https://www.lutheransettlement.org/programs/cares/

Please RSVP through MeetUp.

To join the group:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/488981239?pwd=WDIxRldENk9YQnRzVzFyZHRuV1dIZz09
Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode:[masked]

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me by
emailing: [masked]
calling: (215)[masked], x1207

[Online/Virtual/Call-in] Caregivers of Older Adults - Morning Support Group

For the unforeseeable future, the caregivers of older adults support group has moved online! We are using a platform called Zoom that allows us to talk as a group - like a conference call with video capabilities. If you have a smart phone or a computer with a camera, I highly encourage you to join the meeting that way. It will make it feel more like a real group and it makes it easier to follow whoever is talking.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR TROUBLE ACCESSING THE SUPPORT GROUP, PLEASE EMAIL ME: [masked]

1) You can download Zoom for free: https://zoom.us/download --> then click on the link: https://zoom.us/j/392407490?pwd=YU12d0dJTVE1WHZPaEphb0VZYmY2QT09
2) Or you can enter https://join.zoom.us. into your browser and follow the prompts

Meeting ID:[masked]
Meeting Password:[masked]

You can also dial in by telephone
3) Dial: (646)[masked]
Then Enter:[masked]#

About the Caregivers of Older Adults Support Group
This meetup group offers support for unpaid caregivers of older adults. Whatever your reasons and circumstances are, there's no getting around it: caregiving can be overwhelming. Learning to manage stress and take care of yourself is part of being a good caregiver.

Our meetup is a space for caregivers of older adults to share their experiences, exchange information, and develop strategies for reducing caregiver burnout. The group is facilitated by Sarina Issenberg, a Licensed Social Worker with the CARES (CAregivers REducing Stress) program at Lutheran Settlement House.

RSVP through MeetUp. If you have questions, please email: [masked] -- or -- call: (215)[masked], x1207

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