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Sussex County Announces 2020 Schedule for Hopatcong Caregiver Support Group

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On December 19, 2019 the Sussex County Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Senior Services released the 2020 Schedule for the Hopatcong based Caregiver Support Group called “Seniors Caregiver Support Group.”

The support group is held at the very popular Hopatcong Community Resource & Wellness Center located at 47 Hopatchung Rd Hopatcong, NJ 07843.

This Support Group will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Schedule:

January 15, 2020

February 19, 2020

March 18, 2020

April 15, 2020 

May 20, 2020

June 17, 2020

July 15, 2020

August 19, 2020

September 16, 2020

October 21, 2020

November 18, 2020

December 16, 2020

More About the Program:

The Caregiver Support Group, being administered by the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services, will help reduce the negative effects of stress and to increase the physical and psychological wellness of individuals. The support group will also be providing information about what programs and services are available to the caregiver, how to access these services and provide referrals as necessary.

The Administration on Aging reports that families are the major provider of long-term care support for their aging and/or disabled family member. In addition, research has shown that caregiving for these individuals exact a heavy emotional toll. Almost fifty percent of all caregivers are over the age of 50, making them more vulnerable to a decline in their own health, both physically and emotionally. Studies have shown that counseling and support services can reduce caregiver stress to help them cope more effectively with their responsibilities.

Thus, the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services will be facilitating two separate support groups for caregivers. By participating in a support group, individuals will learn how to reduce the negative effects of stress and increase their own physical and psychological wellness. Information about relevant programs and services, how to access them, and the necessary referrals will also be available.

The caregiver support group program is funded and administered by the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services under Title III of the Older Americans Act. If you have any questions or would like more information about these support groups or any other services offered to caregivers in the community, please contact the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services at 973-579-0555 ext. 1288 or lbaker@sussex.nj.us.

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