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Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus Hosts Community Support Groups

Monmouth Medical Center’s Caregiver Support Programs are sponsored by the James and Sharon Maida Geriatrics Institute and are free to the community.

The groups meet at Monmouth Medical Center, 3rd Floor Conference Room at 600 River Avenue, Lakewood

Caregiver Support Groups Tuesdays, January & February                                                                                              

Noon to 2 p.m. & Wednesdays, January & February

12:15 to 2:15 p.m.

This therapeutic support group is designed for persons caring for a loved one who is above the age of sixty, and residing in Ocean County.  Come join with fellow caregivers and share successful strategies for navigating this difficult journey in life.  Case management assistance is provided including eligibility for entitlement programs, assistance with planning for out-of-home care, including assisted living and nursing home care. The support group is facilitated by Kathleen Holahan, LCSW. Pre-registration is recommended but not required, by calling 732.730.9112.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group Wednesdays

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This therapeutic support group, approaching its tenth year, is designed for grandparents who have custody and/or guardianship of their grandchildren.  Join fellow caregivers as they navigate the difficult emotions and difficult financial obligations involved in raising their grandchildren.  This group is facilitated by Kathleen Holahan, LCSW, and meets on  the 3rd Floor, in the James and Sharon Maida Geriatrics Institute, Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, 600 River Avenue, Lakewood.  Pre-registration is recommended but not required, by calling 732.730.9112.

Autism Caregiver Support Group Starts Wednesday, January 16th

10:00 to 11:00 am.

Join us to share the feeling of joy and tears of our different but wonderful children. Or join us just to listen. Facilitated by Rachel A. Halfant, MS, NY and NJ Certified School Psychologists, former coordinator and evaluator with the NYC Department of Education ASD programs. The group will meet on the third Wednesday of every month. Preregistration is not required, but preferred. Call 732.598-6075.

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