New River Valley Agency on Aging

Serving Seniors throughout the Fourth Planning District

Caregiver Online Resources:
 
AARP:
http://www.aarp.org

Alzheimer’s Association:
http://www.alz.org 
 
Caregiving Support: 
www.caregiving.com 
 
Family Caregiver Alliance:
www.caregiver.org
 
Full Circle of Care:
www.fullcirclecare.org
 
National Family Caregivers Association:
www.nfcacares.org 

 

Caregiver Support Groups:
Virginia Tech Adult Day Services
(540) 231-3160

The Crossings at Blacksburg

540-317-3463

thecrossingsatblacksburg.com

Monthly Support meetings

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

More than 4.5 million children are living in households headed by grandparents. Many of these grandparents have assumed full responsibility for their grandchildren’s basic needs. These grandparents often lack information about support services, benefits and policies they need to assist in their care-giving efforts.

Listed below are resources and support group information that may assist grandparents in their roles as caregivers:

AARP:
www.aarp.org
 
Brookdale Foundation:
www.brookdalefoundation.org
 
Generations United:
www.gu.org
 

Pulaski County Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

  • regular meetings are currently suspended during the planning of a summer kick-off for the 2018-2019 school year, however to sign up for the end-summer event and stay informed about upcoming meetings, please contact Shayna Thacker at the Agency on Aging at (540) 980-7720.  The group invites all grandparents/relatives raising children (of all ages).  Location and time of  meetings after the end summer event are to be determined.

 

Additional Recommended websites for Alzheimer's/Dementia:

 

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE INTERNATIONAL: World Reports

http://www.alz.co.uk/research/world-report-2013

 

ALZHEIMER'S READING ROOM
http://www.alzheimersreadingroom.com

 

ALZHEIMER'S SPEAKS: LORI LEBEY

http://www.alzheimersspeaks.com

Blog http://www.alzheimersspeaks.wordpress.com

 

ALZHEIMER'S STORE: Products designed for people with dementia and their caregivers

http://www.alzstore.com/

 

CARE DIARY: Simplifying life for the caregiver

http://www.ecarediary.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fRadio61%2fLearn-to-Better-Communicate-with-Dementia-Patients.aspx

 

CARING.COM: PAULA SPENCER SCOTT

http://www.caring.com/authors/paula-spencer-scott

http://www.paulaspencerscott.com

 

LEEZA'S PLACE: LEEZA GIBBONS

http://www.leezasplace.org

 

LAUGHTER YOGA: A global movement for health, joy, and world peace

http://www.laughteryoga.org/english

 

MEMORY BRIDGE: The Foundation for Alzheimer's and cultural memory

http://www.memorybridge.org/about.php

 

MICHAEL ELLENBOGEN: A dementia friendly vision

http://www.michaelellenbogenmovement.com

http://www.purpleangel.org.uk/

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING

http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/legal-and-financial-issues-people-alzheimers-disease-resource-list

 

WISER NOW, INC : A fun approach to brain games

http://www.wisernow.com