SUPPORT GROUPS and EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS
Veterans Support Group
Third Monday each month, 2 – 3:30 pm
Carol Metcalf, MFT, Military Fam. Life Counselor
Early Stage Memory Loss (MCI) & Care Partner
Third Wednesday each month, 1 – 2:30 pm
Call 805.892.4259 x 111 to register.
Facilitator: Jackie Marston
Family Caregivers for Seniors
Currently in enrollment phase.
Second & fourth Thursdays each month, 12:30 – 2 pm
Facilitators: Christian Feist & Kate Greer
- MFT Trainees under the supervision of Licensed Clinician.
Please call 805-965-1001 x408 to RSVP.
Persons with Memory Loss and Their Caregivers
Second & fourth Wednesdays each month, 1:30 – 3 pm
Call Marcy at 805.892.4259 x111
Facilitator: Joe Wheatley
Dementia Family Caregivers Support Group
First Wednesday each month, 10 – 11:30 am
Caregivers Need Respite Care
Emotional, physical, and financial demands make it difficult to be a caregiver 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Without respite care—a temporary break from these demands—caregivers are at increased risk for stress-related conditions, such as depression, exhaustion, and other health problems.
Are Adult Day Services Right for Your Loved One?
When should someone consider adult day services?
Consider adult day services when your loved one:
• Can no longer structure his or her own daily activities
• Is isolated and desires social contact
• Lives with someone who works or is frequently away from home
• Can’t be safely left alone at home
Adult day services provides socialization and cognitive stimulation while costing only a fraction of in-home delivered care.
Caregivers need support too! The staff at Friendship Center provides additional support to family caregivers by becoming a partner in care. We Share The Care! Care planning and monitoring of member’s well-being and health needs is an important part of our services. We closely coordinate care strategies with our member’s families.
Additionally, our Program Manager, Kathryn Cherkas, is available for consultations on an individual basis to assist with care planning and community resources referrals. Please call 805 969-0859 for an appointment.
Friendship Center’s Caregiver Support Groups are offered in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association and the Family Services Agency.