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Glenmeadow Announces Revised Schedule for 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, but meetings will be held only once per month.

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 third Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. Upcoming dates are Jan. 16, Feb. 20, and March 19.

Glenmeadow’s memory café will also continue to meet monthly. 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 each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. An organized activity — such as yoga, a drumming circle, or creating a gratitude journal — will be offered. Upcoming memory café dates are Jan. 15, Feb. 19, and March 18.

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.