Alzheimer's Advocacy:
http://www.alz.org/nj/
 
Understanding Charcot Marie Tooth Disease:
http://www.cmtausa.org/understanding-cmt/what-is-cmt/
 
Access to Lyme Disease Support Groups
http://www.lymenet.org/SupportGroups/UnitedStates/NewJersey/
 

Applying for Short term Disability benefits in NY State:  

http://www.wcb.ny.gov/content/main/offthejob/IntroToLaw_DB.jsp

 

Applying for Short term Disabiltiy Benefits in NJ:  

http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/tdi/tdiindex.html

 

Using the Arts to Promote Brain Health:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/03/07/using-the-arts-to-promote-healthy-aging/?_

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

(The following information was current as of March 2015.  Please call in advance of meetings to confirm location and meeting times.)

Alzheimer’s or Related Dementias of Loved Ones Support Group for Caregivers

Provided by Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ.  Meets July 29, August 26, September 30, October 28, November 25, December 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 570 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Suite 106, Livingston, NJ.  Call for info at 973-765-9050.

 

Alzheimer’s Spouse/Partner Telephone Support Group: For those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related memory disorder. Mondays at 7 pm.  Facilitated by Ginny Abrams, LCSW.  Specifically for those with a memory disorder diagnosed for more than a year. Register by phone 973-726-3226 or online at www.dorotusa.org

 

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group:  Provides an opportunity to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, share feelings and concerns and to support each other in coping with the effects of the disease.  Meets every 4th Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am.  Located at 290 Broad Street in Summit.  Registration is required: (908) 598-5548 or email education@sageeldercare.org

 

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group: Provides an opportunity to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, share feelings and concerns and to support each other in coping with the effects of the disease.  Meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 5:00 pm at Green Knoll Care and Rehabilitation Center, 875 Route 202/206, North Bridgewater, NJ. Light refreshments served.  To attend of for more information, call 973-586-4300

 

Aphasia Caregiver Support Group: Open to anyone who is caring for someone with aphasia.  Weekly, on Thursdays at the JCC Metrowest, Ross Family Campus, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.  Contact Wendy Greenspan for more information, 973-530-3981. 

 

Bereavement Support Group: Carol G. Simon Cancer Center in Morristown, NJ offers Bereavement Support group, as an 8-week program several times per year. Located at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, 100 Madison Ave in Morristown. If you would like more information, please feel free to call Diane Haley, LCSW, OSW-C at 973-971-6299.

 

Brain Injury Support Group: Every 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:00 - 8:00 pm DAWN Center for Independent Living, 30 Broad Street, Suite 5, Denville If you need any disability-related accommodations, please call at least two weeks before the meeting is scheduled.  This group offers support for those with a brain injury and their family members to meet others in similar situations, gain support and friendships, and obtain information. Affiliated with the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey.  For further information please contact Carl Brand at 973-625-1940 x230 cbrand@dawncil.org or Lindsay Tuman at x220 ltuman@dawncil.org.  Transportation is not provided.

 

Caregiver Support Group:  Hand in Hand Ministry for Caregivers.  Meets the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9am to 11am at St. Mary’s Church 425 West Blackwell St., Dover.  For more information call, Ruthann Suckey at 973-366-6413

 

Caregivers Support Group: Shepherd’s Haven Social Adult Day Center.  3rd Thursday of the month, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.  Call 973-835-4747for more information.

 

Caregiver Support Group:  Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Chester Library (Group Study Room A), 250 West Main Street, Chester, NJ.  Group is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center.  Call 908-879-2202 for more information.

 

Caregiver Support Group:  Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Victorian Garden Adult Day Center, 353 Main Street, Chatham.  For further information, please call 973-635-2266.

 

Caregiver Support Group for Men: Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 95 Madison Ave. Suite B-6 at 7pm.  For more information, please call:  973-635-2266

 

Caregiver Support Group: PREP (Person Responsible for Elderly Persons) Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Located at 290 Broad Street in Summit. Registration is required: (908) 598-5548 or email education@sageeldercare.org

 

Dementia / Memory Changes Caregiver Support Group:  Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month, at 10:30 am at the Family Service of Morris County Adult Day Center, 540 West Hanover Avenue, Morris Plains.  For further information, please call (973) 326-7288

 

IFSS Family Support Group:  Support for families or caregivers of people with mental illness. Meets every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Saint Clare’s Behavioral Health Center, 50 Morris Ave, Denville, Room 320.  For info call: 973-625-7131

 

IFSS Family Workgroup: For families or caregivers of people with mental illness. Meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month, 11:00-12:00pm. Saint Clare’s Behavioral Health Center, 50 Morris Ave, Denville Rm. 301, for info call 973-625-7095.

 

Male Caregiver Support Group: Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 95 Madison Ave. Suite B-6 at 7pm.  For more information, please call:  973-635-2266

 

NAMI Family Support and Advocacy Group: Meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 7:30 pm.  Located at Saint Clare’s Behavioral Health Center, Room 320, 50 Morris Ave, Denville.  For more information call Eileen at 908-879-5687

 

NAMI Family Support and Advocacy Group (In Spanish): Meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month, 6:30 – 8 pm.  Located at First Memorial Presbyterian Church, 51 West Blackwell St., Dover.  Call 973-252-9424 or email doverspanishgroup@gmail.com

 

Schizophrenia Support Group: meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7pm at the MHA of Morris County.  Call Madine Despeine for more information at 973-334-3496 x111.

 

Sibling Support Group: Sibshops are for kids between the ages of 8-12 years old who have a sibling with special needs.

Monthly Meetings on Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Located at The Family Resource Network North Jersey Office 322 US Highway 46 Suite 290, Parsippany, NJ 07054.  Starting December 15th.  Dinner is included.  $25 fee per child.  Please contact Ramona at the Family Support Center of NJ to register: (732) 262-8020

 

Stroke Support Group: Stroke Support Group Meeting - (All Stroke Survivors and their Caregivers are welcome) Location:  Atlantic Health Rehabilitation Institute, 95 Mt. Kemble Avenue, Morristown, NJ - held on Ground Floor in the Msgr. Corr Stroke Center.  These meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 1 pm.  An additional break-away Caregivers' Meeting is also held from 2-3 pm the same day.  For more information, please call Lois Firzlaff at 908-578-0812

 

VA NJ Health Care System now offers Caregiver Telephone Support Groups on a monthly basis for family caregivers of veterans who would like support through a call in group.  These groups are designed to focus on strategies to enhance resilience and restore balance.  They cover a new topic each month.  These groups are open to all family caregivers of veterans.   Please contact the Caregiver Support Program to register 973-676-1000 x3085.

 

WellSpouse Support Group Support for partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled. The second Monday of each month from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Chilton Collins Pavilion, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ Well Spouse is a national, not for profit membership organizations which gives support to wives, husbands and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled. We understand that your role as a spousal caregiver is a tough one, so make a promise to take care of yourself. For more information call 973-831-5311.