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Alzheimer's New Jersey: Respite Care and Welness Program

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's can be emotionally and physically exhausting, and span a period of years.  Our Respite Care and Wellness program is designed to provide family caregivers with information and education about the importance of regular time-off from caregiving, and help link them to available community-based respite care resources.  We also provide financial reimbursement of $1,000 to help support the cost of respite care services.


Caregivers Ministry at Morrow Church
This support group meets on Tuesdays in the Morrow media center from 9:30 am - 11:00 am 
Newcomers and drop-ins welcome at any time to have a cup of coffee, take a break, catch your breath and share experiences.

You do not need to be a member of the church to join.
Contact: Tracy Carroll
(973) 763-7676

United Methodist Communities, a part of the United Methodist Church, has three support groups in NJ.
The Essex County location is
Bishop Taylor Manor
33 North Walnut Street
East Orange, NJ 07017
Contact Tanya Sweet Preston, Housing Administrator
Phone: 973-676-9057 | Fax: 973-676-3141

United Way Caregivers Coalition promotes knowledge of and action around caregiving issues to ensure all caregivers identify themselves in this role and have access to the resources, services, education, and other support needed to sustain them as caregivers.

United Way "Pathway for Caregivers" Guide (PDF)   * Pathway for Caregivers is a one-of-a-kind resource full of information, advice, and ideas about how to get the support caregivers need for their care giving journey. It includes separate sections on caring for loved ones who are aging, have disabilities, or mental health issues. There is also information about veterans’ services. To obtain a printed version of this guide, please call 888.33UWCARES (888.338.9227).

Overlook Medical Center also houses the Thomas Glasser Caregivers Center, the first of its kind in the state of New Jersey, offers a soothing environment where caregivers can relax, receive support and access helpful resources.

Barnabas Health offers a Caregivers Individual Counseling Service.  Contact: 908-910-7009