ElderLink offers free caregiver support groups

As a follow up to the “Caring for Our Aging Loved Ones” conference, ElderLink St. Louis is offering three free caregiver support groups.  All three groups are open to the community, and each one will be facilitated by one of the two ElderLink social work professionals.

Through a JCA grant, the groups are offered free of charge. ElderLink is offering participants their choice of three locations and times:  

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• Mondays, Nov. 19, 26 and Dec. 3, 7-8:30, at Congregation B’nai Amoona, 324 S. Mason Road

• Tuesdays, Feb. 18, 25 and March 4, 11, 7-8:30 p.m., at Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road

• Mondays April 8, 15, 22, 29, 7-8:30 p.m., at Shaare Zedek Synagogue, 829 N. Hanley Road

There will be three different sets of discussion topics at each location, and participants can choose to attend any or all of these groups.  Although the caregiver support groups are free of charge, preregistration is required by calling ElderLink at 314-812-9300, or e-mailing [email protected].

ElderLink is the free, centralized referral program for Jewish older adults, their children and caregivers.  By contacting the ElderLink professionals, users can obtain information and referrals on everything from where to replace a lost Medicare card to locations for Alzheimer’s screenings or how to select a care facility for an aging parent.  ElderLink St. Louis is a project of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and administered by Jewish Family & Children’s Service.  The program is sponsored by the Lubin-Green Foundation, the Carl and Fay Simons Endowment for Senior Services, BJC Health Care and the United Way.  

To contact ElderLink St. Louis, call 314-812-9300, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.elderlinkstlouis.com.