The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Stage Center Beginnings at CaringKind provides a supportive environment and specialized socialization programs for people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or an early – mid stage form of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Each meeting offers social, intellectual, and physical engagement in an uplifting and safe setting. Care partners, family members and professionals will also find an array of educational resources, counseling and support available to them.
Our Early Stage Services were profiled in “Fraying at the Edges: Her Fight to Live With Alzheimer’s” by N.R. Kleinfield in The New York Times in May 2016. If you are interested in any of the programs discussed in the story, please call our 24-hour Helpline at 646-744-2900.
The Community Room
Here, you and others can gather to socialize, spend time reading, play board games, listen to music, or just pass the time. This setting provides a reprieve from the daily stress of living with MCI or early dementia and also sets the stage for you to cultivate new relationships.
If You’re a Care Partner…
Caring for someone with MCI or early-stage dementia poses unique challenges. Care partners will learn about how best to meet the special needs of early-stage individuals through educational meetings and individualized support and counseling.
If You’re a Professional…
Social workers with extensive knowledge of early-stage issues are available to provide information, counsel and referrals.
Care partners and professionals can contact our CaringKind Helpline at 646-744-2900 for more information.