Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Monthly Support Group Schedule

The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center (ADRC) provides monthly professionally facilitated support groups for caregivers and family members as noted below.

1st Tuesday @ 10:00 A.M. Easter Seals Daybreak at the Miller Center Support Group
(respite care available 407-629-4565) 2010 Mizell Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32792

1st Tuesday @ 6:30 P.M. The Heritage at Lake Forest Support Group
5433 West State Road 46, Sanford, FL 32771

1st Thursday @ 10:00 A.M. Men’s Breakfast Club 
3rd Thursday @ 10:00 A.M. Mt. Vernon Inn
An informal and unstructured gathering of male caregivers

110 S. Orlando Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

2nd Tuesday @ 10:00 A.M. Home Caregiver’s Support Group
Reeves United Methodist Church use the Fellowship Hall entrance in the back
1100 N. Ferncreek Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803

2nd Thursday @ 10:30 A.M. Bereavement Support Group 
For Caregivers who have lost a loved one.  Please Pre-register with Elizabeth Bosserman at 407-843-1910, Ext. 310. Reeves United Methodist Church (use the Fellowship Hall entrance in the back) 1100 N. Ferncreek Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803

2nd Thursday @ 6:00 P.M. Arden Courts Support Group
1057 Willa Springs Drive, Winter Springs, FL 32708

2nd Friday @ 12:00 P.M. Osceola Council on Aging at the Senior Center
(Bring your own brown bag lunch) 700 Generation Pointe, Kissimmee, FL 34744

3rd Thursday @ 12:00 P.M. Coping as Couples™ Support Group
(RSVP for lunch at 407-843-1910 x301 with Cindi)
Caregiver & patient open and willing to share their challenges dealing with dementia.  
New attendees must pre-register with Martha Purdy at 407-843-1910 x308 
Arden Courts; 1057 Willa Springs Drive, Winter Springs, FL 32708

3rd Thursday @ 6:30 P.M. Emeritus at Ocoee Support Group
80 N. Clarke Road, Ocoee, FL 34761

4th Monday @ 6:30 P.M. Horizon Bay at Lake Orienta Support Group
217 Boston Avenue, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

4th Tuesday @ 2:00 P.M. Serenades by Sonata Memory Care
425 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd. Longwood, FL 32750

4th Tuesday @ 6:30 P.M. Golden Pond Communities
400 Lakeview Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Last Sunday @ 4:00 P.M. Empowered Caregiver Network (ECN) provide free monthly virtual support group (phone based) for Caregivers that can not attend their local support group due to being housebound. 

Please note, if you are not in Florida, we can still find a Support Group in your State.  Please feel free to contact us for additional information.  We are here to support you!

1506 Lake Highland Drive • Orlando, FL 32803 
(407) 843-1910 • (800) 330-1910 •

What is Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, a group of symptoms making disorders that impairs one's mental functioning.  People with AD experience difficulty communicating, learning, thinking and reasoning and may ultimately be unable to take part in most or all actives of daily living including dressing, bathing, eating, and walking.

Currently, 5 million Americans suffer from this incurable disease and that number is expected to reach 25 million by year 2050.  It is also estimated that approximately 9 million individuals, or about 20% of the population, care for a loved one with Alzheimer's or a related form of dementia at least on a part-time basis.  Two thirds of these caregivers also work outside the home.

The Alzheimer's & Dementia Resource Center, Inc. focuses on the often forgotten victim of Alzheimer's disease - the caregiver.

From the beginning of the caregiver's journey to the end, our goal is to provide compassionate and caring support services.


ADRC is hosting a Smart Aging Health Fair!  You are invited and bring your friends.

FREE admission
FREE parking

Friday, March 2, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Maitland Civic Center
641 S. Maitland Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751

Let's get smart about our health!

Visit with over 30 professional agencies
Learn about area health programs
Take advantage of health screenings
Lunch is provided by United Legacy Bank

For more information call Leslie Koonce at 407-843-1910 x305
Don't forget to mark your calendar!


We opened our new Satellite Office today at One Senior Place!  Please mark you calendar's for the Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, February 23, 2012 at 10:00 am.

One Senior Place
715 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

One Senior Place is a one-stop shop for senior resources and information and ADRC is excited to be a part of it!  Hours of operation will be Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Come see what all the excitement is about!  You'll be able to see first hand what One Senior Place is all about.  Hope to you see there.

For more information, please call Leslie Koonce at 407-843-1910 x305.

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