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Community Support

Our mission of supporting a cure for Alzheimer’s and helping families affected takes shapes in many ways. One of these is our online resource center where we list a number of resources that families and caregivers may want to consider. Everyone’s journey is unique, but the one constant is the need for support. Along the years, we have all learned a few things and been given recommendations from others. We hope you find something helpful within these pages.

 

Elder Services of Reading
Reading Elder Services advocates, promotes, and provide programs and services to meet the needs of Reading residents age 60 and overContact: Kerry Valle, Case Manager, (781) 942-6659

 


Memory Café by Reading Elder Services
Our Memory Café is a welcoming space for people with memory loss and those who help care for them to attend together. The café offers an opportunity to socialize, participate in an activity, and make new friends in an accepting environment. Our free café will meet the second Monday of each month at the Reading Public Library and each café will offer refreshments as well as different activities and entertainment. Contact: Kerry Valle, Case Manager 781-942-6659 or Alyse Warren 781-942-6693

 


Reading Food Pantry
The Reading Food Pantry is located at the Old South Methodist Church, Salem Street.
Contact: Kerry Valle, Case Manager 781-942-6659 or Alyse Warren 781-942-6693

 


Reading Response Program
Reading Elder/Human Services coordinates respite for a minimum of one hour to a maximum of three hours per month through Hallmark Health. This program is funded by the town of Reading’s Hospital Trust funds and administered by Hallmark Health Visiting Nurse Association and hospice to assist in meeting health needs of the residents of Reading. Other services available are Lifeline, Transportation for medical appointments, Home Care Aide Escort (will travel to medical procedures with prior approval), and the Caregiver Respite Program. Contact: Kerry Valle, Case Manager 781-942-6659

 


Veterans Services
Their mission is to support the veterans residing in Reading by identifying veterans and their families in need of service and providing information and access to the services for which they are eligible under the law.
Contact: Agent, Kevin Bohmiller kbohmiller@ci.reading.ma.us 781-942-6652

 


Local Alzheimer’s Support Groups
These support groups are confidential meetings of persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, or their caregivers to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and meet others going through similar situations. Some groups meet monthly, others weekly. They are free and open to anyone. The groups are not run by the Alzheimer’s Association, but the Association does provide group facilitators with training and support.

 



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