An estimated 43.5 million adults provide caregiving services to adults and children, according to an AARP report. As a caregiver, you may experience emotional stress, physical and financial strain, and negative impacts on your health while you are providing services. It is important that caregivers are attentive to their own health and self-care needs. Below is information on support and links to resources that you may find helpful.
Capital Area Memory Cafe
First Thursday of Each Month, 2-3:30 p.m.
City Wide Community Center
14 Canterbury Road, Concord
The Capital Area Memory Cafe is a gathering of individuals living with memory impairment and their family/friends. This safe, supportive, and engaging environment provides an opportunity to be with others who understand and embrace the challenges of living with memory impairment. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call (603) 224-4093, ext. 85815.
Online Caregiver Connection
Third Thursday of Each Month, 10-11 a.m.
Caregiver Connection is an opportunity for family caregivers to support one another and connect with our staff professionals. To register, call (603) 224-4093, ext. 85815.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Caregiving can add stress to our physical and emotional health. "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" is an educational program to help family caregivers learn to take care for themselves.
Fourth Wednesday of Each Month, 10 a.m.-Noon
Get answers to your questions about in-home support, caregiver resources, advance directives, and community health programming. This program is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call (603) 224-4093, ext. 85815.
Penacook Village Fund
Established in 2001 through an anonymous gift, the Penacook Village Fund supports Granite VNA's efforts in connecting older adults with local and state resources to help them live independently in their own homes. Our agency offers the Penacook Village Fund to residents of Penacook and Boscawen who are age 65 years or over, living independently, and not currently on Medicaid. A social worker is available to meet in person or by phone with residents to provide connections to housing, transportation, respite help through grant support, and caregiver resources. This service is offered at no fee to residents and is part of our community benefits program. For more information, please call (603) 224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 85815.