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Glenmeadow Announces May, June Dates for Caregivers Support Group, Memory Café

LONGMEADOW — Glenmeadow’s monthly Caregivers Support Group and Memory Café, two programs for people living with dementia and their caregivers, will meet on Zoom in May and June.

“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.”

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 are held on the second Wednesday of each month at noon. The support group will meet on May 12 from noon to 1 p.m., and on June 9 from noon to 1 p.m.

Glenmeadow’s Memory Café meets virtually on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 1:30 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, words games, trivia, and sing-alongs — will be offered. The Memory Cafe will meet on May 26 from 1:30 to 3 p.m., and on June 23 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Both programs are free, but reservations are required so that Glenmeadow staff can e-mail an invitation to connect on Zoom. To sign up, contact Laura Lavoie at llavoie@glenmeadow.org, (413) 355-5905, or (800) 633-6313.