CARES Program

Compassionate Alzheimer’s Respite, Education and Support programs provide an opportunity for people with memory impairment and their care partners to participate in two separate support groups – held simultaneously. One group provides information, guidance and respite to caregivers while the other group provides conversation and socialization for those with memory impairment. Programs are offered at no charge, but registration is required. To register or for more information, please call (508) 775-5656.

A client shares his story of hope and support.

“Alzheimer’s caregiver support group has allowed me to share my inner feelings with others who feel the same way and are going through the same thing that I am going through. This group has given me the strength to go on every day.” - Brenda Danovitch

“I think it’s a wonderful program. The group is very well handled. It’s a nice group and we do get to talk about our situations. I enjoy being there and it’s something I look forward to. I think it’s a really great organization and anything I can do to help, I’m happy to do.” anonymous

 

List of locations and times

Autumn Glen at Dartmouth
1st Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Bourne Council on Aging 
2nd and 4th Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Chatham Council on Aging
2nd and 3rd Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Dennis Council on Aging 
1st and 3rd Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Eastham Council on Aging 
2nd Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Harwich Council on Aging 
1st and 3rd Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Martha's Vineyard - Tisbury Council on Aging
2nd Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Mashpee Senior Center 
2nd and 4th Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

New Bedford Council on Aging (Begins on November 7, 2014)
1st and 3rd Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

South Meadow Village, Carver
1st Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
To register contact South Meadow Village at (508) 866-4480

Wellfleet Council on Aging 
4th Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.