The National Family Caregiver Support Program is a federally funded program requiring each state to provide a support program for caregivers. Passed as an amendment to the Older Americans Act in 2000, each state is required to have a program to meet the needs of caregivers. Note: There are no income requirements to receive assistance from this program. People who may benefit from this program:
Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) is a six week program for caregivers that focuses on the caregiver and providing problem solving strategies and tools to help empower caregivers to manage stress and problem solve more confidently and competently.
The Caregiver Support Group is now meeting virtually or by phone since we are not able to meet in person. Please contact us at 301-600-6001 for information on how to participate.
This group is for caregivers of people 60 years of age or older or with an early onset of dementia. It meets the last Wednesday of each month from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Please contact the Caregiver Program Coordinators if you have questions. Can’t make our support group? We are happy to --provide a listing of other area groups. Please contact us for more information.
Please Note: The following programs have been temporarily suspended since they meet in senior centers or other locations that are currently closed to the public. Please check back for any updates.
Looking for a deeper understanding into the lives of people with dementia? Join us for one of our Dementia Live training offered throughout the county. This simulation is aimed at helping us all develop more awareness, sensitivity and better communication and care practices.
This program is designed to offer a safe and relaxed place where caregivers, the person for whom they care, families, friends, and health and social professionals, come together for a time of support, an activity, and good food. Join us for Circle of Friends at 11:30 a.m. on the 3rd Friday of each month (September-June). Thanks to the generous support of local sponsors this program is offered for free.
We offer personalized music through Music and Memory to people with a wide range of cognitive and physical challenges to help improve quality of life.
This program is designed to enhance the lives of individuals living with memory loss or other health related issues and their caregivers. The program is offered in 6-week cycles throughout the year. This early-stage social engagement program is a partnership between the Caregiver Support Program, Alzheimer’s Association, and the Delaplaine Visual Art Center. Contact the Caregiver Program Coordinators for more information.
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