Caregivers

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 Support groups for caregivers

green20heart_small Together We Care through Northland Shepherd's Center: meets quarterly.
next meeting is June 21, 2017 from 11 am til 1 pm.
Contact Dianna Englander, Coordinator: 816-452-4536. http://northlandsc.org/ 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers
evidence-based program will be offered:

Date:  Mondays, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24  (no class 7/3)

Where:  Sunday School Room, Time:  10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location:  Northland Shepherd’s Center, 4805 NE Antioch Rd., KCMO 64119

Presented by Miranda Wilson, LMSW and Dianna Englander, MPH, Northland Shepherd’s Center staff.

Call 816-452-4536 to register.

 green20heart_small  Grandparent and Relative Caregiver support group

through a grant from CCSS in cooperation with the Clay Co. University of Missouri Extension Council offers a day and evening support group.
The daytime group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month, 10 am til noon at North Cross United Methodist Church. The evening group meets the 4th Wednesday, 6 til 8:00 pm at Platte Woods United Methodist Church.
Contact Christine Brunkow, Program Associate at 816-407-3490.
Download the flyer: GrandFamilies flyer

2017 GrandFamilies Conference - save the date!
Friday, October 13, 2017, 8 am to 2 pm
Call 816-407-3490 for details.

green20heart_small Liberty Hospital has monthly support groups: 

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support group
Living after Loss support group
Caregiver Resources
Stroke Support Group

call Jennifer Funston at 816-407-2100 or www.libertyhospital.org

green20heart_small Alzheimer's Association
For more information, Call Karen Clond, LMSW, at 913-831-3888.

green20heart_small Alzheimer's & dementia support group
A supportive and educational gathering for families and friends meets 1st Thursday of each month
at 6 pm at Benton House, 9601 N Tullis Dr, KC MO 64157.
RSVP to Benton House: 816-407-9667

Grief support groups

green20heart_small Liberty Silver Center offers a grief support group on the first and third Fridays of each month from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Liberty Community Center, 1600 S. Withers Rd.
Call 816-439-4396 for more information.

green20heart_small NorthCare Hospice offers Life after Loss Grief Support groups as part of their Bereavement services.  Call them at 816-691-5119 for current schedule.

green20heart_small Drop-in Grief Support Group
3rd Tuesday of each month, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Crossroads Hospice North Office
2900 NE 60th Street, suite 150, Gladstone, MO 64119
Contact Ann McClintick at 816-389-5403

green20heart_small  Platte Woods United Methodist Church - Grief Support Group meets Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm.
Call them at 816-741-2972 for current schedule. 
http://plattewoodschurch.org/care/

green20heart_small  Pleasant Valley Baptist Church support group: 816-781-5959.

 More helpful resources for caregivers:

http://www.carepages.com/ Free, personal, private web pages that help family and friends communicate
when someone is facing illness.

http://www.caregiver.com/ Magazine and Website

http://caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/home.jsp Family Caregiver Alliance,
1-800-896-3650 "a public voice for caregivers"

http://www.strengthforcaring.com/ Johnson & Johnson's "The  Caregiver Initiative"

http://www.care.com/senior-care-p1006.html Resources for senior care & family care

http://www.caregiverstress.com/ Resources for taking care of the caregiver from
Home Instead Senior Care

 "I will fearlessly develop a personal support system of friends and family and remember that others also love my loved one and are willing to help if I let them know what they can do to support my caregiving." (from The Caregiver Manifesto by Gary Barg)