LONGMEADOW — Glenmeadow’s monthly Caregivers Support Group and Memory Café, two programs for people living with dementia and their caregivers, will relaunch on Zoom in April.
“We are committed to enhancing the services we provide in the area of dementia care because we know the need is great,” Glenmeadow President and CEO Anne Thomas said. “Our goal is to provide support and peace of mind. These virtual gatherings provide an important social outlet, and right now we need social connections more than ever.”
The Caregivers Support Group, for both professionals and family members who are assisting someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, offers information and support. 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; Zoom meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month (April 14 and May 12) from noon to 1 p.m.
Glenmeadow’s Memory Café will also resume virtually on the fourth Wednesday of every month (April 28 and May 26) from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Individuals with early to moderate Alzheimer’s and their care partners, and anyone who may be concerned about their memory, are invited to take part. A variety of activities — such as yoga, word games, trivia, and singalongs — will be offered.
Both programs are free, but reservations are required so that Glenmeadow staff can e-mail an invitation to connect on Zoom. Contact Laura Lavoie at email@example.com, (413) 355-5905, or (800) 633-6313.