Caregiver Retreat
March 9, 2019
    The Lord sees you & all you do, and He smiles in delight
Inviting all Caregivers: 
    special needs child or adult
    elderly parent, sibling or spouse
    mentally or physically challenged person
    care provider at your work place

  Our Pastor, Father Hank Hilton will share from his heart & journey at a Morning of Reflection for Caregivers. The program will wrap up with lunch.   We hope you will accept our invitation and let us take care of you for a couple hours starting with optional Mass at 8:30. Program starts at 9:00am with a free lunch at 11:30am.  
If you have any questions, please contact Carol Jorgensen.


“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” - Matthew 11:28-30

For your love,  and sacrifice is God at his best. You walk by faith in the darkness of the great unknown,
And your courage, even in weakness, gives life to your beloved. You hold shaking hands and provide the ultimate care;

Your presence,  the knowing that you are simply there. You rise to face the giant of disease and despair,
It is your finest hour, though you may be unaware. You are resilient, amazing, and beauty excelled,

You are the caregiver and you are doing well! Amen


Caregivers Also Need To Care For Themselves

Feelings of being overwhelmed by the task without a break can lead some caregivers to lash out in anger and frustration. Rupp says realizing that caregivers need time for themselves is the first step toward preventing that.

Rupp says caregivers often feel guilty about taking time for themselves. And that gets in the way of the self-care needed so the can help their family member of patient. She says they often try to go it alone, or don't know when to ask for help.

Alzheimer's  Information for Caregivers

Care Consultations offer the opportunity for individuals with dementia, families and caregivers to receive personalized, in-depth guidance. Consultations are available in-person or by phone to assist with planning, problem solving, referrals to community resources and emotional support.

For more information about Care Consultations, please call 973-586-4300



An astonishing 44 million Americans care for a parent, spouse, child, sibling, or friend with a physical or developmental disability, chronic illness, mental illness, or issues of aging. Whether providing occasional help with chores, arranging transportation to medical appointments, or administering 24/7 personal care to a loved one, caregivers are the backbone of long-term care in America.

Often assuming their role without preparation or education, caregivers take on risks to their own physical, emotional, and financial health. Many watch their savings dry up, absorb the financial hit of having to pass up promotions, or are even forced to leave the workplace altogether.  These stakes can be especially high for ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families who are already struggling to make ends meet, and may have jobs that cannot provide the flexibility caregivers often need. In response, United Way Caregivers Coalition has developed a range of responses and programs that are free and open to all, promote knowledge and action around critical issues, and provide access to help for unpaid family caregivers in our region.



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Event Listing

Munch & Learn Program for Caregivers

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Abilities of Northwest Jersey
264 Route 31 North
Washington, NJ

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Free Dinner Presentation for Caregivers

Getting the Most From a Visit with Your Doctor

Join the United Way Caregivers Coalition for our free Munch & Learn presentation.  Dr. Frank Gilly, Geriatrician, will share tips on how to organize your information and questions before you see your doctor.  Your visit to the doctor is your time to talk and learn about your health. Patients have a role in their health care, just like doctors, nurses, and other caregivers. 

A light dinner will be provided thanks to this year’s event sponsors: Compassionate Care Hospice, Visiting Homemaker Service of Warren County and Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey.

Space is limited, and registration is required. Please reserve your spot by Wednesday, June 13th. To register, email  




AARP  NJ Coffee with Caregives at Rutgers University on 3/10/18