About 38 million family caregivers provide an estimated $600 billion in unpaid care across the United States, 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.
Lakes Region Memory Cafe
Second Thursday of Each Month, 1:30-3 p.m.
Laconia Public Library
695 North Main St.
Capital Area Memory Cafe
Fourth Thursday of Each Month, 1:30-3 p.m.
City Wide Community Center
14 Canterbury Rd., Concord
The Memory Cafe is a joyful and creative social experience for people with memory loss and their caregivers to gather with others in a positive and engaging environment. Memory Cafes are generously supported by Northeast Delta Dental. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call (603) 224-4093, ext. 85815.
Online Caregiver Connection
Fourth 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.