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Community VNA Support Groups


Support for Caregivers
 

Our Caregiver Support is designed to help individuals and families understand the challenges of living with illness and aging. We help people become more effective and confident as caregivers. All support group meetings are free and open to the community.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support

A monthly support group for those who are caregivers for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia. Alzheimer’s support group meets on the first Tuesday of each month, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM at 10 Emory Street, Attleboro, MA. For more information, contact our Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group facilitator at 508-222-0118 ext. 1554.

Caregiver Support

For anyone serving as caregiver for a loved one, including caring for frail elders or adults with disabilities, a Caregiver Support Group meets monthly at each of our Adult Day Health Centers.  Support groups are free and open to the community.

Norfolk Adult Day Health Center - Caregiver Support

Meets monthly on the last Tuesday, 10 AM – 11:45 AM at Norfolk Adult Day Health Center,
595 Pleasant Street, Norwood, MA. Respite care for your loved one during the meeting is
available at the Center for caregivers while attending the Support Group. For more
information call the Center at 781-769-4495.
 
Mansfield Adult Day Health Center - Caregiver Support

Meets monthly on the fourth Thursday, 10 AM - 11:15 AM, at Mansfield Adult Day Health
Center, 300 Branch Street, Mansfield, MA. For more information call the Center at 508-339-2119.

Parkinson’s Disease Support

A monthly support group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. ·The
Southeastern MA Parkinson’s Support Group meets at Community VNA, 10 Emory Street,
Attleboro, MA on the second Wednesday of each month, 10 AM – 12 Noon. Meetings include guest expert speakers, informal discussions and support. For more information, contact Community VNA at 508-222-0118 ext 1311.

Debilitating Conditions Support

A support group for people with debilitating conditions or chronic pain. Meets on the first Friday of the month from 2 PM - 3:30 PM. Does not meet during summer. For information on meeting resumption date in fall, contact the facilitator at scarterbrown@comcast.net or call 774-203-3290 (please call weekdays between 12Noon - 7:00PM).

Bereavement Support

Community VNA offers free bereavement help and assistance, including a monthly, drop-in
Bereavement Support Group, a six-week Bereavement Support and Grief Education Series, and a Saturday children’s bereavement workshop called Kids’ Club. All programs are held at Community VNA, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro, MA, and are free and open to the community. To learn more about these bereavement support programs, contact our Bereavement Coordinator at 774-203-1373.

Monthly Support Group

This grief support group meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30PM - 8PM.
Meetings features a different topic on grieving each month. Pre-registration is requested.
Please contact the Bereavement Coordinator at 774-203-1373.
 
Six-Week Bereavement Support and Grief Education Series

Held once a week for six weeks, this evening education program explores the myths and
facts of grief and combines bereavement education with a supportive approach to help adult participants understand the grieving process. Contact the Bereavement Coordinator at 774-203-1373 for informaion and the dates of the upcoming Grief Education series.

Kids’ Club – Children’s Bereavement Program

Kids’ Club helps children ages 5-13 to identify and express their feelings about the loss of
someone significant in their lives. Activities include therapeutic art, creating memory books, storytelling and informal discussions, guided by experienced children’s grief specialists working in an emotionally safe and supportive atmosphere. For the upcoming schedule or more information, contact the Bereavement Coordinator at 774-203-1373.

 
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