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Caregiver support group meeting in Sundance

 

January 17, 2019



The Wyoming Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to announce that a support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is now meeting regularly in Sundance.

Nearly 10,000 people in Wyoming are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and 28,000 family and friends are helping to care for them. Alzheimer’s is often referred to as a ‘caregivers disease’ because of the tremendous toll – physically, emotionally and financially – it takes on caregivers.

“We are very fortunate to have a volunteer who has stepped up and is now facilitating a support group in Sundance,” said Wyoming Executive Director, Janet Lewis.

That volunteer is Bonnie Wacker, a long-time volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association. Wacker is a Certified Senior Advisor, currently working for the Crook County Medical Services District. She has been specially trained by the Alzheimer’s Association to lead Caregiver Support Groups.

The Caregiver Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. The group meets at the Cook County Hospital, located in Sundance at 713 Oak Street. All those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia are invited to participate.

“This group is an open and welcoming place where people can share their thoughts, emotions and experiences in a secure and confidential setting,” noted Wacker.

For more information about the Sundance Support Group, call 283-3501. For more information about the Alzheimer’s Association in Wyoming, the office number is 307-316-2892.

 
 

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