April 6th, 2019 – Tools for Caregivers

Resources You Can Use When a Senior Relies on You.

When: April 6th, 2019

Where: at the Bulmer Communications Center at HVCC .

A free event for you – the caregiver – to learn, share and explore the many different services and options available to the seniors of the Capital Region. Attend educational workshops and meet with local professionals at the vendor fair. Registration is required. Please email or call Angela at 518- 279-5502 to register. Click here for more info: Tools for Caregivers 2019

February 20, 2019 – Caregiver 12-Week Telephone Support Group

Senior Services of Albany will be conducting a Caregiver 12-Week Telephone Support Group! The group will meet weekly by phone on Wednesdays, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. from February 20, 2019 to May 8, 2019. This program is supported by the Albany County Department of Aging, the New York State Department of Aging and the Administration for Community Living. The telephone support group provides busy caregivers with the opportunity to participate by phone from the comfort of their homes. The weekly classes will provide support and strategies to:

  • Reduce stress, strain and depression 
  • Solve problems more efficiently 
  • Learn about community resource.

See flyer for more information. Advance registration is required. Either the caregiver or care receiver must reside in Albany County. 

To register, please contact Beth Owen at Senior Services of Albany at (518) 694-3511.

Capital Region Caregiver Coalition

The Capital Region Caregiver Coalition is an informal group of professionals dedicated to educating caregivers about the resources available to them in New York’s Capital Region. Each member of our Coalition strives to live our mission throughout each of our respective jobs.

Our Mission: To promote community awareness, sensitivity to, and action around delivery of care to seniors.

Are you interested in joining a Parkinson’s caregivers support group?

In response to requests at the Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group, caregivers’ support groups are being formed.  In order to provide convenient meeting times, we are asking for your preferences.

STEP I:  Questionnaire.  If you live in the greater Capital District, please complete the questionnaire by April 13th, either online here OR use the form below and mail to Nancy Eson, 2 Azalea Ct., Albany, NY  12205.

STEP 2: Organizational meeting.  On Monday, April 16, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the Beverwyck Terrace Community Room, 41 Beverwyck Ln, Slingerlands, NY 12159, you are invited to an organizational meeting.  At this time, new groups will be formed based on preferred meeting times.  Information on how support groups might wish to function will be presented.

You do not need to be present at this meeting to participate in a support group.  If you complete the questionnaire, and do not attend the meeting, we will share your contact information with a member of your group, so that they can contact you.

Questions?  Please email:


Revolar personal alert system

We talked about this product at our February 2018 meeting.

With the click of a button, Revolar can let your loved ones know where you are and if you need help through customizable messages that include your live location. The most discreet panic button yet.

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Caregiver resources

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Tools for Caregivers Day:
Resources You Can Use When a Senior Relies on You

Tools for Caregivers
April 14, 2018

Reference Guide

Albany Guardian Society Fall 2017 Catalog

The Albany Guardian Society 2017 Fall Institute semester offers programs in the following broad categories:
• Technology
• Health Education
• Caregiving
• Consumer Interest
• Housing
• Legal

Albany County Department for Aging

Caregiver Support Programs
Caregiver support programs assist informal caregivers—spouses, adult children, other family members, friends and neighbors in their efforts to care for older persons who need help with everyday tasks.

The programs include services to assist the caregiver in their efforts through:

  • Information,
  • Assistance and Referral
  • Counseling and Support Groups
  • Caregiver Training
    Home Based Services*
  • Transportation*
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems*
  • Short term respite to relieve the caregiver through in-home care or social or medical day care or overnight care in a facility*

*These services require and In-home assessment to determine eligibility