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Get the emotional support you need and connect with others.

We offer support groups and social engagement programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. These programs are free of charge. For more information call our 24-hour helpline at 1.800.272.3900.

Be the hand that reaches out to provide comfort and hope. Become a trained, volunteer support group facilitator. Contact Kristy Longman at 631.319.3185 or kllongman@alz.org

  

 

 

Early Stage Social Engagement Programs
Early Stage Support Groups
Caregiver Support Groups
Online Programs

Early Stage Social Engagement Programs

Check back often for updates!

Memory Café

This free program is for people in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease and their care partner to socialize and enjoy music, food and fun in a safe, relaxed atmosphere. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 800.272.3900 to reserve your spot today.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Family Community Life Center
1018 Northville Tpke.
Riverhead, NY 11901
Catering by: Farm Country Kitchen


Thursday, September 28, 2017
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Stella's Pizzeria and Restaurant
2831 Merrick Road
Bellmore, NY 11710

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bertucci's Italian Restaurant
881 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747

Thursday, October 19, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lola's Kitchen
180 West Park Avenue
Long Beach, NY 11561
In partnership with EAC & Aetna

Early Stage Support Groups

Early Stage Meetup - 10 Week Session

Support group for people with early stage Alzheimer's/dementia featuring creative activities and discussions that encourage social engagement, disease education, cognitive stimulation and a supportive environment.

Meets weekly, every Tuesday through October 24th*
11:00am - 12:00pm
Levittown Public Library
1 Bluegrass Lane
Levittown, NY 11756

Meets weekly, every Monday through October 23rd  (with the exception of Columbus Day)*
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sachem Public Library
150 Holbrook Road South
Holbrook, NY 11741

Meets Weekly, every Tuesday from October 31st through December 19th
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Garden City Senior Center
6 Gold Club Lane
Garden City, NY 11530


An additional Early Stage Meetup in the Oceanside area is TBD. Please call and let us know if you are interested!!

*A Caregiver Support Group runs concurrently with Early Stage Meetup.

Call 800.272.3900 for information or to register.

Caregiver Support Groups

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Groups are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to develop a support system, talk through issues and coping strategies, share feelings and learn about community resources.

Click here for a caregiver's perspective on the Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter support group.

***Please call before attending ANY group listed below to confirm date, time, and location.***

Suffolk County

Caregiver Support Group - Amityville

First Thursday of the month
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
399 County Line Road
Amityville, NY 11701
Contact: Jamie Lavin, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group - Central Suffolk

First Monday of the month
11:30am - 1:00pm
Sunrise Senior Living - Smithtown
30 Route 111
Smithtown, NY 11787

Contact: Sharon Reichman, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group - Lake Ronkonkoma

First Tuesday of the month
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
307 Hawkins Avenue
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Contact: Mary Beth Heinicke, LMSW, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group - Melville

1) First Thursday of the month 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter
425 Broadhollow Road, Suite 307
Melville, NY 11747

2) Third Thursday of the month 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter
425 Broadhollow Road, Suite 307
Melville, NY 11747
Contact: Sharon Reichman, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group - West Islip

First Wednesday of the month 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Our Lady of Consolation
111 Beach Drive
West Islip, NY 11795
Contact: Denise Murphy, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group - Hauppauge

To be Determined
Temple Beth Chai
870 Townline Road
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Contact: Sharon Reichman, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group - Riverhead

Fourth Friday of the month
11:00am - 12:00pm*
Family Community Life Center (First Baptist Church)
1018 Northville Turnpike
Riverhead, NY 11901
Contact: Debbie Parker, 800.272.3900
*PLEASE NOTE: NEW TIME

Caregiver Support Group - East End

Third Wednesday of the Month
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peconic Bay Medical Center
1300 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
Contact: Jennifer Benjamin and Tara Anglim, 800.272.3900

COMING IN SEPTEMBER:

Caring for the Caregiver: in the Latter Stage

Date to be announced shortly
425 Broadhollow Road, Suite 307
Melville, NY  11747
Contact: Sharon Reichman, 800.272.3900

 

Breakfast with Friends
Caregiver Support Group, YOUNGER ONSET - Melville 


Monday, September 25th and the THIRD Monday of each month thereafter
10:30am - 11:30am
Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter
425 Broadhollow Road, Suite 307
Melville, NY  11747

Contact: Sharon Reichman, 800.272.3900

 

 

 

Nassau County

Caregiver Support Group - Valley Stream

Coffee with Friends at "Sip This"
Second Thursday of the month
10:30am - 12:00pm
Sip This
64 Rockaway Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Contact: Sharon Reichman, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group - East Meadow

Sunday Coffee Break
Fourth Sunday of the month
10:30am - 12:00pm
Sunrise of East Meadow
1555 Glenn Curtis Blvd.
East Meadow, NY 11554
Contact: Sharon Reichman, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group - Albertson

Fourth Thursday of the month
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Shelter Rock Public Library
165 Searingtown Road
Albertson, NY 11507
Contact: Sharon Reichman, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group - Long Beach

First Tuesday of the month
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Grandell Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
645 West Broadway
Long Beach, NY 11561
Contact: Mary McGill and Thomas Papathomas, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group - Merrick

Second Monday of the month
11:00am - 12:00pm
The Merrick Library Conference Room
2279 Merrick Avenue
Merrick, NY 11566
Contact: Sharon Reichman, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group - Oceanside

Second Thursday of the Month
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Oceanside Library
30 Davison Avenue
Oceanside, NY  11572
Contact: Beverly Grossman, 800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group - Farmingdale

Second Monday of the Month
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Farmingdale Public Library
116 Merritts Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Contact: Sharon Reichman, 800.272.3900

For more information about participating in either of these groups, call Sharon Reichman at 800.272.3900

Online Programs

The Alzheimer’s Association message boards and chat rooms provide a virtual online community for persons with Alzheimer's, caregivers and care providers. Our message boards have thousands of registered members from around the United States and thousands more who refer to the stories and information that is available 24 hours a day.

Join the Alzheimer’s Association online community.

The Alzheimer's Association's Early Stage Support Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers and people in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia through regularly scheduled meetings. These groups help participants develop coping methods and encourage caregivers to maintain their personal, physical and emotional health.


 

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