For Immediate Release Contact: Collin Nash or Sid Nathan
June 17, 2009 (516) 869 7794
North Hempstead’s Project Independence to offer Bereavement and Caregiver Support Groups
New Hyde Park, NY—Supervisor Jon Kaiman announced today that in its mission to not only support and assist North Hempstead’s senior residents “age in place” but also to live healthier, more productive lives, Project Independence will host two support groups, one for the bereaved and another for caregivers, on the second and fourth Thursday’s of each month. The support groups will be held at the Great Neck Senior Center at 80 Grace Avenue.
“Through Project Independence, North Hempstead will continue to provide coordinated services and assistance to seniors who want to remain in their homes as they grow older,” said Supervisor Kaiman. “By partnering with local medical and mental health professionals, we can identify the needs of our senior community and ways to address them via medical transportation, personal interaction or the new support groups that will be offered every second and fourth Thursday of each month.”
Offering emotional support from others grieving a loss, the bereavement support group will help attendees cope with physical, mental and emotional effects of grief.
Participants in the caregiver support group sessions will learn a variety of coping techniques including ways to minimize stress and relate to others experiencing similar situations.
Call 311 for more details or information about Project Independence.