• 7201 Wade Park Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103
  • Phone: (216) 361-6141
  • Email Address: info@elizabryant.org

Caregiver Support Groups

The Eliza Bryant Village Caregiver Support Group provides a safe space for caregivers to connect with new friends and learn tools and resources for coping with stress, anxiety and caring for aging adults.

Our Caregiver Support Group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. These meetings are open to the public and we invite you to join us to connect with our professional guest speaker, staff and view our center.

Respite is available upon request. Dinner is provided.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Denise Rembert, Outreach Social Worker, at (216) 658-2344.

Effective Communication Strategies
Thursday, January 27 | 6 PM

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Communication is more than just talking and listening- it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you to connect and communicate at each
stage of the disease.

 

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Thursday, February 24 | 6 PM

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Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Living with Alzheimer’s: Early Stage

Thursday, March 31 | 6 PM

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This community education program is designed for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia and their care partners and families. Learn about Alzheimer’s disease from a person who is living with it . . . You won’t want to miss this inspiring program featuring a person in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease who will share how one learns to live with the disease.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I have to have a family member enrolled in Eliza Bryant Villages’ Adult Day Care & Senior Outreach Program to attend the Caregiver Support Group?

No, you do not have to have a loved one currently enrolled in Eliza Bryant Villages’ programs to attend a meeting. Our Caregiver Support Group meetings are open to the public.

 

Is there a fee to attend?

No, our Caregiver Support Groups are free.

 

What should I expect at the Caregiver Support Meeting?

You should expect kindness, support, education, compassion and confidentiality at our Caregiver Support Meetings! When you arrive, our staff will welcome you and guide you to the correct meeting location.

Our Social Worker, Denise Rembert, will provide a welcome and overview about Eliza Bryant Village’s Inez Myers Adult Day Care & Senior Outreach Programs, as well as additional Village services. She will then allow attendees to introduce themselves followed by an introduction of the guest speaker.

Our guest speaker will proceed with either a brief discussion or an activity. The remaining time is allowed for questions and group discussion.