Effective immediately- Support Groups Meeting Via Phone Only:
Due to precautions surrounding COVID-19, we will not be meeting in person for our Grace Place Support Groups.
Since we can't meet in person right now, all those wishing to join one of the Grace Place Caregiver Support Groups at their regularly scheduled times may do so by phone! As part of our partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, we will be able to continue to offer support to those caring for someone living with dementia. This new "Blue Jeans" style of meeting allows caregivers to continue to connect with one another for support. All meetings will take place by telephone. Advance registration is required in order to be able to call in the day of the support group.
In order to register, a caregiver only need call the Alzheimer's Associations helpline at (800) 272-3900. Please let them know you would like to register for the upcoming Grace Place Support Group in San Antonio.
Starting in July and until futher notice, support groups will meet via the phone once a month on the second Saturday of the month except for August because it is the same day as the Alzheimer's Association Educational Summit. Registration is very easy to do and we look forward to serving our caregivers during this time with these support services. Please keep in mind that space is limited in these groups so the sooner you can register the better!
The Alzheimer’s Association has so many resources available online including caregiver blogs, a 24/7 support helpline (800) 272-3900 and more please visit alz.org for more information.
We appreciate your support as we work through to the COVID-19 public health emergency and the continued closure of our Grace Place Alzheimer’s Activity Centers.
As you know, the health of our Grace Place family is been of at the forefront of our decision making. While our state has continues to reopen, our clientele remains at high-risk for COVID-19. Looking ahead, our next projected date of opening is in early 2021. This is in alignment with local city health officials and regional recommendations of senior congregate settings. We regret the hardship this causes your family or loved one but know our clients’ health is paramount.
During our closure time, we will continue to learn more about the disease and work to reimagine the Grace Place care model. Unfortunately, this closure means we have to furlough staff members related to client care. Grace Place Activity Director, Christina Avena, remains on staff to help monitor the situation, evolve our program and support our caregivers with support, activities, education and referrals related to respite.
Thank you for trusting the care of your loved ones with Grace Place this year. To be aware of the latest news for Grace Place as well as resources for caregiver education and support, please join our email newsletter list by clicking the below sign up button.
Grace Place Alzheimer’s Activity Centers partner with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide additional resources for caregivers. Monthly support groups are held to provide education and peer-support to individuals who are caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or dementia.