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The Family Caregiver Support Program

The Family Caregiver Support Program is available to help caregivers in need of assistance and support. The program is available to all caregivers caring for someone 60 years of age or older, caring for someone under the age of 60 who has a physical disability, developmental disability or mental illness, or caring for someone under the age of 60 with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Services can include individual support, support groups, information and resources, and education.

The Gallagher Alzheimer’s Resource Center is available on site at Elder Services and includes books, brochures, and other related resources on Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and caregiving that can be taken out for a nominal refundable deposit. Elder Services is located at 877 South Street, Suite 4E, in Pittsfield. Call (413) 499-0524 or 1-800-544-5242 for further information. More Alzheimer Resources

Respite Services

Respite services offer temporary or intermittent care for dependent adults in order to provide a brief period of rest or relief for family members who are the regular caregivers. Respite services can include companion services, volunteer services, Adult Day Health, Supportive Day Care, homemaking, laundry, personal care, and a variety of other services. The cost of respite services is on a sliding scale. For more information call Elder Services (413) 499-0524.

Information & Referral

Elder Services' Information and Referral department maintains an extensive list of agencies and programs that may assist a caregiver, provide respite to a caregiver, provide educational resources, or assistive technology. For more information call Elder Services (413) 499-0524.


Caregiver Support Groups in Berkshire County 2018

Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc., 877 South St, Suite 4E; Pittsfield
2nd Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Joseph Choon and Lauri Eulian, Facilitators
413 499-0524

Claire Teague Senior Center, 909 Main Street; Great Barrington
3rd Wednesday of the Month. 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Joseph Choon and Lauri Eulian, Facilitators
413-528-1881 or 413-499-0524

Spitzer Senior Center, 116 Ashland Street, North Adams
4th Thursday of the month, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Joseph Choon and Lauri Eulian, Facilitators
413 662-3125 or (413) 499-0524

Fairview Hospital, 29 Lewis Avenue, Great Barrington
3rd Wednesday of the month, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Cara Holcolm
413-787-1113

Adams COA – Adams Visitor’s Center, 3 Hoosac Street, Adams
2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:00p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Beth Hinkley Mougin, LCSW, Facilitator
413-743-8333

Home Instead Senior Care, 66 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield
3rd Thursday of the Month, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Dr. Jay Ellis and Donna Smith, Facilitators
Please contact Bobbie Orsi at 413-442-0907: Registration required

Home Instead Senior Care, 66 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield
3rd Thursday of the month, 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Please contact Bobbie at 442-0907. Registration required.

Home Instead Senior Care, 66 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield
1st Saturday of the month, 10:00am – 11:30am
Please contact Bobbi Orsi at 413-442-0907: Registration Required

Kimball Farms Retirement Community, 235 Walker Street; Lenox
2nd Monday of the Month, 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Conference room)
Jackie Tripicco, LCSW, Community Social Worker, Facilitator 413 637-7037: Registration required

 

Sugar Hill Assisted Living Facility, 45 Main Street, Dalton
Last Wednesday of the Month, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Dr. Jay Ellis and Ann Shartrand, LSW, Facilitators
413 684-0100

Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field Street Ext., Dalton
3rd Thursday of the Month, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Meal provided.
Kelly Pizzi, Facilitator
(413) 684-2000: Registration is required

Mount Washington, MA
159 East Street, Mount Washington
Cory Hines, Facilitator
1st Wednesday of the month, location varies
Call for locations and times: 413-528-3998

Berkshire South Regional Community Center
115 Chrissy Rd., Great Barrington, MA
1st Thursday of the month, 6:30pm-7:30pm
413-243-4747, x1040

St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 414 North Street, Pittsfield
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. once a month.
Call ahead for dates: 413-664-9382, x34 or BFAIR.org

Other Support

First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn Street, Pittsfield
Every other Monday (adjusts with holidays), 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Ella Deane, Facilitator: 413-464-0484 or 413-344-7127
On-site childcare provided

The Family Place, 61 Main St #218, North Adams
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 5:30p.m.-7:30p.m.
For more info, call Donna Senecal 413-663-7588

Other Program (ongoing or periodic: call for information)

Art therapy program for memory impaired individuals
plus support group for caregivers
413-224-8127 for schedule Alzheimer’s association

 
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Elder Services
of Berkshire County, Inc.

877 South Street, Suite 4E
Pittsfield, MA 01201

(413) 499-0524 Main
(800) 544-5242
(413) 442-6443 Fax
(413) 499-9764 TTY

Email

Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm EST