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ADRC: Weekly Caregiver Telephone Support Group Begins April 1

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This group is part of ADRC’s ongoing efforts to serve those on Long Island and the New York metropolitan area who care for those who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Bay Shore, NY - March 21, 2014 - Beginning on April 1, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. (ADRC) will be implementing a weekly caregiver telephone support group to provide caregivers with the reassurance and emotional support that they need when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease. The group will be available every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to noon.
 
This group is part of ADRC’s ongoing efforts to serve those on Long Island and the New York metropolitan area who care for those who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease. The weekly group sessions will provide callers with coping strategies, peer and professional support, and an opportunity to express their feelings. There are 4.1 million unpaid caregivers in New York investing their time and providing $32 billion in unpaid care per year. Unfortunately, they are not getting the support that they deserve.
 
“We are pleased to initiate this weekly telephone caregiver support group,” says Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/CEO, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. “This provides unpaid caregivers who cannot make it to our in-person sessions with more support and services that they need while taking care of their loved ones who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease.”
 
Those who wish to participate may call 1-800-920-7487 every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon. Be sure to enter the code number 22462267. To register, please call 1-855-732-4500 extension 306. For more information, please contact Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/CEO, at (631) 580-5100 or visit adrcinc.org.
 
About Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc.
Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. — which is headquartered in Bay Shore and has a satellite office in Southampton — is the only local Alzheimer’s Disease advocacy and educational facility whose mission is to provide hands-on support and services to families on Long Island and the New York metropolitan area. ADRC works with family members, health care professionals and researchers to ensure quality health care and support to those impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease through care and consultation, information and referral, training, support groups, and caregiver safety products.