SUPPORT GROUP FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S AND THEIR CAREGIVER

In partnership with the Parkinson’s Foundation, the West Morris Area YMCA offers a monthly support group. This FREE group is open to anyone diagnosed with Parkinson's or a caregiver of someone with Parkinson's. Support groups can help you cope with the day-to-day realities of having Parkinson’s or caring for someone with Parkinson’s. Being part of a support group is a great way to reduce stress and connect with others who can relate to your experience. This FREE group is open to anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s or a caregiver of someone with Parkinson’s. 

Meets at the Y on the 3rd Monday of every month. 

April 15, 2024 10:15-11:15 am Medical Supplies & Falls Prevention, Richard Tyas, Owner of Perfect Fit Medical Supply
May 20, 2024 10:15-11:15 am Ekaterina Dobryakova, PhD, Assistant Director, Neuroscience Research, Kessler Foundation
June 17, 2024 10:15-11:15 am Movement Disorders & Parkinson's, Dr. Katrina Badiola, Neurologist/Movement Disorder, Atlantic Health System (Overlook Hospital)
September 16, 2024 10:15-11:15 am Nutrition & Parkinson's presented by Kimberly Varner, Senior Regional Dietician, Weis Markets
October 21, 2024 10:15-11:15 am What ADPA Can Do For You, Scott Johnson, ADPA Coordinator, Rutgers/RWJ Neurology
November 18, 2024 10:15-11:15 am Topic TBD
December 16, 2024 10:15-11:15 am Topic TBD

Each month, the topics will vary. Some support groups will be open discussions and some will have guest speakers. Questions? Contact Carly at carly@wmaymca.org. 


SUPPORT GROUP FOR CAREGIVERS

The West Morris Area YMCA and Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ are offering a support group for individuals who are taking care of a loved one over the age of 60 or a loved one with Parkinson's. This group will teach you coping skills and how to become a more effective care partner. A caregiver support group can reduce the stress of and aid in adjusting of bring to a caregiver. This group is open to spouses, adult children, and siblings of older adults. This group meets monthly beginning April 8th at the YMCA located at 14 Dover Chester Road in Randolph. There is NO CHARGE to attend this group.

Monday, May 13th 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Monday, June 10th 11:30 am-12:30 pm

To register for the Caregivers Support Group, please email caregivers@jfsmetrowest.org or call 973 637 1740