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Glenmeadow Announces Caregivers Support Group and Memory Café

LONGMEADOW — Glenmeadow’s Caregivers Support Group for both professionals and family members who are assisting someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia will continue in January, February, and March, as will its Memory Café for people with Alzheimer’s or another dementia and their caregivers.

Glenmeadow’s Caregivers Support Group offers information and support to professionals and those caring for a loved one. It is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to learn more about dementia and to understand their individual feelings about the life changes associated with it.

The group is open to the public; meetings are held monthly at 24 Tabor Crossing on the first Tuesday and the third Thursday. The dates are: Jan. 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Jan. 16 from noon to 1 p.m., Feb. 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Feb. 20 from noon to 1 p.m., March 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and March 19 from noon to 1 p.m.

As part of Glenmeadow’s Memory Café, caregivers are invited to bring a loved one to the program to enjoy relaxed conversation with others. Cafés are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, at the same time. An organized activity — such as yoga, a drumming circle, or creating a gratitude journal — will be offered.

The Memory Café meeting dates are: Jan. 15 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Feb. 19 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and March 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The programs are free and open to those in Greater Springfield. For more information or to RSVP, contact Laura Lavoie at (413) 355-5905 or llavoie@glenmeadow.org.