An estimated 43.5 million adults provide caregiving services to adults and children, 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.
COVID-19 Update: We are offering Walk-In Wednesday and Capital Area Memory Cafe at this time. The Caregiver Cafe is not being held at this time.
1st Thursday of Each Month, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Birches at Concord
300 Pleasant Street, Concord
Caregiving is a crucial role that at times can be challenging. To support and honor those who are giving care to loed ones, we offer a monthly Caregiver Cafe. Join us to connect, share, and learn with other family caregivers. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required. Please RSVP to Ashley Tino at (603) 224-9111.
Capital Area Memory Cafe
3rd Wednesday of Each Month, 2-4 p.m.
Granite Ledges of Concord
151 Langley Parkway, Concord
Join us to socialize and build relationships with others who have memory impairments. You can speak with professionals and learn more about resources while your loved one is engaged in meaningful and supervised activities in a relaxed home-like environment. Caregiver roundtable discussions are offered an an optimal part of the Capital Area Memory Cafe. This program is a collaboration of Concord Regional VNA, Concord Hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord, and Granite Ledges of Concord. Underwriting is generously provided by Merrimack County Savings Bank. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call (603) 230-5673.
4th Wednesday of Each Month, 10 a.m.-Noon
Horseshoe Pond Place
26 Commercial Street, Concord
Come receive 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. 5815.
Penacook Village Fund
Established in 2001 through an anonymous gift, the Penacook Village Fund supports Concord Regional 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. 5815.