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Westchester is a giving and caring community. If you need help or support, reach out and meet others who are in similar situations. You don’t need to do it alone.

SUPPORT GROUPS

WEDNESDAYS: 1-2:15PM
MUSIC AND DANCE BASED PARKINSON’S SUPPORT
Sing and dance your way to improved health. Led by Dr. Concetta M. Tomaino, Co-Founder of Institute for Music and Neurologic Function. Open to people with PD and their care partners. Monthly guest speakers. Wartburg Rehab Building- Soundview Room, One Wartburg Place, Mt. Vernon. 914-513-5292; imnf@wartburg.org and imnf.org

DOROT’S UNIVERSITY WITHOUT WALLS
Telephone-based support network for older adults. Mondays at 4pm: Daily Tips for Vision Loss. Tuesdays at 4pm: In-Sight Program for the Visually Impaired. Tuesdays at 5pm and Thursdays at 6pm: Bereavement Support Group. Wednesdays at 3pm: LGBT Aging Group. Wednesdays at 7pm: Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss. $15 for each support group for 5 months of sessions. Call to register 877-819-9147 or online at dorotusa.org

SELECT SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
ALZWELL SOCIAL CLUB
Includes creative activities such as creative writing, light yoga, art projects, stress-relief exercises for caregivers and people with early and middle-stage dementia. Prescreening is required to participate. If you’re interested in learning more, call 800.272.3900 to schedule a Care Consultation/prescreening appointment.

FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH: 2-4PM
MEMORY CAFE
Meet others in a relaxed and safe environment to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, friendship and dessert – to find mutual support and info. Those with memory concerns may attend with a family member, friend or caregiver. Sponsored by The Bristal. At Lombardo’s Pizza Bar & Restaurant, 1203 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. RSVP to Riker Danzig (attorneys at law): 914-539-3360

SEPTEMBER 5 & 19, OCTOBER 3 & 17, NOVEMBER 7 & 21: 12PM
SPOUSAL/PARTNER LOSS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
A safe space for members to share and connect in their grief, and address and identify the unique challenges and journey associated with losing a partner. Groups are facilitated by Monica Hobson, licensed clinical social worker, and are free of charge to the community. Pre-registration is required. Phelps campus, N. Broadway, 755 Building, 5th flr, Room 545; 914-924-9593 or email mhobson@northwell.edu

SEPTEMBER 9, OCTOBER 7, NOVEMBER 4 : 1-3PM
WELL SPOUSE SUPPORT GROUP
Provides peer support and education about the challenges and unique issues facing “well” spouses. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Billings Bldg #4/ Room 202; 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914-949-4936; burke.org/community/community-calendar

SEPTEMBER 12: 1-3PM
MEMORY CAFE
A free opportunity for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia and their family caregivers to get out, socialize and enjoy some music and refreshments. Rini’s Restaurant and Wine Bar, 12 W. Main St., Elmsford. Preregistration is required for this early-stage program. Call 800.272.3900 for prescreening and registration.

SEPTEMBER 11 & 25, OCTOBER 9 & 23,
NOVEMBER 13 & 27: 10-11:30AM
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER GROUP
Encourages caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. In addition, they may provide a needed break from care giving responsibilities. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Billings Bldg 4/ Room 204; 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Registration req.: 800-272-3900

SEPTEMBER 12, OCTOBER 10, NOVEMBER 14: 10:30AM
OSTEOPOROSIS SUPPORT
For people with osteoporosis, providing education on nutrition and diet, exercise. Doctors and other medical professionals will answer your questions. Phelps campus, N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, Board Room/ C level; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

SEPTEMBER 13, OCTOBER 11, NOVEMBER 8: 10AM
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP
Supporting family caregivers with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease – you don’t have to go it alone. Phelps campus, N. Broadway, 755 Building, Room 545, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

SEPTEMBER 18, OCTOBER 16, NOVEMBER 20: 4-5:30PM
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP
Information, speakers, supportive environment and a chance to meet others experiencing similar life changes post stroke. Participants will learn ways to help problem solve, cope, and understand more about stroke and recovery issues, including lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of stroke and promote a healthy life. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Outpatient Bldg #8/ 2nd Fl. Conference Room; 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914-907-7482; burke.org/community/community-calendar

SEPTEMBER 24, OCT. 22, NOVEMBER 26: 2:30-3:30PM
PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP
An opportunity for patients with Parkinson’s disease to meet with their peers and clinicians for support, education, and resources. Please call to register. Phelps campus, N. Broadway, 755 Building, 5th flr, Room 545; 914-366-3937 or email Vitality@northwell.edu for more information and to register.

SEPT 25, OCT 23 & NOV 13
LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S
A diagnosis of AD leads to many questions – What will this mean for your family? Planning for the future? Getting the help you need? In this three-part series, you’ll hear from other people living with Alzheimer’s on what to expect, how to build a care team and plan for the future. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Billings Bldg #4/ Rosedale Room, 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Call for info or to RSVP: Alzheimer’s Assoc. 800-272-3900

SEPTEMBER 29
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S
Help find a cure. Sign up now to walk and/or to donate. Registration starts 8am; Ceremony at 10am; Walk at 10:30am. SUNY Purchase – West Lawn, 735 Anderson Hill Rd. Purchase. 914.253.6839; To register, visit WestchesterWalk.org

OCTOBER 7: 7-9PM
OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS GROUP
Provides support to individuals suffering from osteoporosis as well as information to those interested in learning ways to decrease their risk of their disease. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Billings Bldg #4/ Rosedale Room, 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914-725-5229 or susanisworking@hotmail.com; burke.org/community/community-calendar

OCT. 17 & NOV. 7: 1-3PM
MEMORY CAFE
A free opportunity for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia and their family caregivers to get out, socialize and enjoy some music and refreshments. Sam’s of Gedney Way, Oak Room/Lower Level, 50 Gedney Way, White Plains (parking in the rear). Preregistration is required for this early-stage program. Call 800-272-3900 for prescreening and registration.

OCTOBER 21: 11AM-3PM
WELLNESS RETREAT
A free, relaxing day of joint and separate activities for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia and their family caregivers. Activities include massage, chair yoga, aromatherapy, pet therapy with dogs, music therapy, food demo and art therapy. Light snacks and a buffet lunch are provided. at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill Mansion, 81 Highland Ave., Tarrytown. Registration required; contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.

OCT 30 & NOV 6
LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S FOR LATE-STAGE CAREGIVERS
Two-part series where caregivers and professionals discuss resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage AD and their families. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Billings Bldg #4/ Rosedale Room, 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Call for info or to RSVP: Alzheimer’s Assoc. 800-272-3900

ONGOING
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT
Groups held at locations around Westchester county for people in the early stages of the disease, caregivers as well as spouses and adult children of people with Alzheimer’s. 800.272.3900 for details or visit alz.org/hudsonvalley/helping_you/caregiver_support_grou

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