The Alzheimer’s Association® Western New York Chapter offers a variety of programs to help caregivers of people with dementia, including monthly support groups. As pandemic-related restrictions continue to ease, there is a “hybrid” of meeting opportunities, many of them in-person, some virtual, and a few involving both options.
The chapter produces a quarterly program guide that includes all groups and references additional educational and support services. Download the guide at https://www.alz.org/wny/helping_you/program-catalog, or request a copy by mail by emailing [email protected] or calling 716-626- 0600, extension 313.
This month, the chapter highlights “Caregiver Art and Support,” a virtual program that offers camaraderie and a chance for creative self-care. Beginning April 14, participants will meet for four sessions every two weeks via Zoom. An art therapist will lead the group in drawing, painting and more as participants discuss the challenges and triumphs of caring for a loved one with dementia. Previous experience in artistic creation is not necessary. Free art materials will be mailed to all who register in advance. Sign up at bit.ly/ArtWinter22.