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SYRACUSE — The Parkway Center will host a new Alzheimer’s Association support group for caregivers of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. The group will meet for the first time at the center, 220 Memorial Pkwy., Utica, at 4 p.m. on March 5 and continue meeting monthly on the first Thursday at that time. It is one of five groups sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association that meets monthly in the Mohawk Valley.

Support groups bring together people who are going through or have gone through similar experiences. Alzheimer’s Association support groups provide an opportunity for people to share personal experiences and feelings and coping strategies.

The power of the group lies within the connections made between participants, who develop a bond that bridges the emotional void faced by caregivers. The relationships formed within the group often extend beyond the monthly meetings.

Support groups are free of charge to attend and facilitated by trained individuals. For more information, call 1-800-272-3900 or email cny-programs@alz.org.

Support Groups in the Mohawk Valley

Herkimer County
Little Falls: Little Falls Community and Senior Center, 524 E. Main St.
2nd Thursday, 6 p.m. (March 12, April 9)

Oneida County
Clinton: Brookdale Clinton, 115 Brookside Rd.
Last Wednesday, 1 p.m. (March 25, April 29)

Rome: Rome Memorial Hospital, 1500 James St., Classroom
2nd Tuesday, 5 p.m. (March 10, April 14)

Utica: The Parkway Center, 220 Memorial Pkwy.
1st Thursday, 4 p.m. (March 5, April 2)

Whitesboro: Dunham Public Library, 76 Main St. #78
2nd Monday, 11 a.m. (March 9, April 13)
Support group for individuals with early-stage dementia and their care partners. Advanced screening is recommended prior to attending by calling (315) 472-4201.

About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®. Visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900.