High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care and the Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center SUNY Plattsburgh have announced that they will jointly facilitate a free caregivers support group in Elizabethtown.
The group will be open to all caregivers of chronically ill individuals. The caregivers support group will meet every second Tuesday of the month, beginning Sept. 13 in the Board Room at the Elizabethtown Community Hospital from 10 to 11 a.m. The support group will be facilitated by Joan Lilly, LMSW of High Peaks Hospice and Palliate Care and Kenna LaPorte, MA, NCC, LMHC at the Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center in Plattsburgh.
The purpose of the group is to help caregivers feel better about their role as caregivers by increasing their knowledge of their loved one’s illness, improving their ability to solve problems and reducing the isolation many caregivers feel.
For any questions about the support group, please call Lilly at 546-9850 ext. 106 or LaPorte at 546-3370. Registration for the group is appreciated.