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December 11, 2017
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Caregivers' retreat offers respite

Activities for individuals with early-stage Alzheimers have been arranged for the caregivers' retreat at Frost Valley.


CLARYVILLE, NY — The Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County Caregiver Resource Center (CRC) will offer a free wellness retreat for people with early- to middle stage Alzheimer’s disease and their family caregivers in Sullivan County and Orange counties. The Caregiver Respite Rest and Retreat will be held on Wednesday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Frost Valley YMCA on 2000 Frost Valley Rd. Free, round-trip transportation is available for caregivers through the CRC, with pick-up locations in Wurtsboro, Monticello and Liberty.
Free, professional respite care will be available on site for care receivers, including individuals who are coping with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease. For the first time, CRC and the Alzheimer’s Association will arrange activities for individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s.

Guests can enjoy a free, hot barbeque lunch, catered by Frost Valley YMCA. Family caregivers can opt to participate in any, all, or none of the planned activities. A traditional campfire accompanied by s’mores and soothing guitar music will conclude the retreat.
Pre-registration is required Visit www.sullivancce.org., email sullivan@cornell.edu or call 845/292-6180.