Caregiver Resources


Caregiver Support

Did you know that 75% of American adults will spend time caring for an elder relative? 

Caring for your senior loved one is both a privilege and an enormous responsibility. The Council on Aging can help you access the services you need, get the respite care you deserve, and improve the quality of life that you spend with your loved one.

Here for You and Your Loved One

The Council on Aging offers a wide array of resources for caregivers:
  • Respite care for your loved one in our Adult Day Club
  • Free caregiver support groups
  • Free caregiver training and monthly seminars on caregiving topics
  • Care managers who can help you make the right choices for your senior loved one, and manage any in-home assistance that is needed

Caregiver Respite

The Club, our adult day program is an excellent option for respite care.  Our clients benefit from socialization, therapy and enhanced care, while their loved ones get a much-needed break. The Club's support services are designed to give caregivers vital respite time, with the peace of mind of knowing that their loved ones are in the very best of hands.

Caregiver Support Groups
The Council on Aging of Martin County hosts two free monthly caregiver support groups, where you can share tips, resources and experiences with other caregivers, under the direction of a licensed clinical social worker with in-depth experience in elder care issues. Programming note: Caregiver Support Groups have gone virtual! Please contact Donna True at 772-223-7879 or Laura Zel Kremer at 561-386-2879 for more information.

Sessions are held the first and third Wednesdays of each month:

10:30 a.m. - Noon
This morning caregiver support session is open to anyone who is caring for a frail senior.

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 
The afternoon session focuses specifically on the dynamics of adult children who are caring for their aging parents.

For more information about Caregiver Support Groups, contact Donna True at 772.223.7879 or [email protected] | Laura Zel Kremer at 561.386.2879 or [email protected] Funded by the Department of Elder Affairs and the Area Agency on Aging.


Virtual Caregiver Education Events

Advances in Medicine: Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease streamed live from the Kane Center on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

Featuring expertise from Arif Dalvi, MD, MBA and Dr. Paayal Patel, MD. Dr. Dalvi speaks on the topic: "Advances in Medical and Surgical Treatment of Parkinson's Disease." Dr. Dalvi is the Director of the Memory and Movement Disorders Program at the Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Patel joins us from Brain Matters Research, one of the nation's premier Alzheimer's disease research facility's. Dr. Patel will speak on the topic "Advancing the Science in Alzheimer's Disease."

Power Through Parkinson's Disease and Lewy Body Dementia streamed live from the Kane Center on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

Did you miss it? Was there a portion you would like to watch again? The full replay is now available!

The 2020 Family Caregiver Workshop streamed live from the Kane Center on Friday, September 11.

Did you miss it? Was there a portion you would like to watch again? The full replay is now available!

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