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Alzheimer’s Association and The Watermark at East Hill Host Caregiver Support Group

On Wednesday, January 29, The Connecticut Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association and The Watermark at East Hill will host a Caregiver Support Group designed to provide the caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s or other memory-related disorders with updated information, emotional support, and problem solving solutions related to giving care.

 

The group meets the last Wednesday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the retirement community located at 611 East Hill Road in Southbury.

 

The support group will be led by Director of Health Services at The Watermark at East Hill, Denise Julian, along with Rose Thomason, also of The Watermark. In addition to providing support, they will help educate caregivers on the necessary skills and will offer information needed to provide care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease.

 

This month’s meeting will include an open forum discussion with Rebekah Francisco-Gemza, Northwest Regional Director of the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

"The caregivers we have at our own memory care community – The Villa – are excellent examples of how warm, loving and compassionate caregiving can help people living with Alzheimer’s feel more at ease and at home,” said Denise Julian. “Our goal with the Caregiver Support Group is to provide people with a place where they can feel comfortable, learn new caregiving techniques, and ask questions in a supportive environment.”

 

The Caregiver Support Group is free of charge and open to the public, however reservations are required. Please RSVP by calling The Watermark at East Hill at 203-262-6868.

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