What is the Family Resource Program at NYMC?
Since 1983, New York Memory Center (formerly Park Slope Geriatric Day Center) has been supporting family caregivers through our social adult day center. Now, we have the opportunity to expand our reach to the community to connect more individuals to more services. We know that Alzheimer’s can profoundly impact a family, and believe that it is crucial for caregivers to receive adequate support. Through our new program, which is funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Health under the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Initiative, we now offer a wide range of services to these families. These services include: • Care coaching: How do I care for my loved one and for myself? • Alzheimer’s navigation services: Help with benefits, entitlements, and more. • Wellness classes: Nutrition, Yoga, and Tai-chi classes to give caregivers the opportunity to relax and take some time for themselves. • Education: Information on various topics relating to dementia and caregiving. • Joint enrichment: Fun activities that caregivers and their loved ones can participate in together, such as Memory Arts Cafes. • NYMC also provides a Caregiver Support Group that meets 2x per month (this group does not currently receive funding from NYS DOH), but remains free and open to the public.
Our main focus is to help improve the lives of caregivers as much as we can by providing the most useful and beneficial services. Your participation in this survey is greatly appreciated, and will help us in reaching this goal. If you have any additional questions about the Family Resource Program, or NYMC in general, please feel free to reach out to us at (718) 499-7701, or visit our website, www.nymemorycenter.org.