Press and Public Relations

If you are a member of the media working on stories about Alzheimer’s, dementia, caregiving and related topics, our Public Relations team can be a valuable resource. We can help arrange interviews with experts from CaringKind who can discuss numerous topics including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia; the impact of the disease on caregivers; statistics; and the hundreds of free programs and services we provide for caregivers and people with dementia. We can also help connect media with caregivers and medical or research professionals. Feel free to use information from the CaringKind Web site [...]

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Space Rental Opportunities

Our modern and state-of-the-art third floor with rooms and meeting spaces is available for rent year round. The space on the third floor draws on the latest technology and innovation, designed to support the people we serve daily and the general public. From training centers to smaller community rooms, it can be used for any type of meeting, conference or social event, all located steps from Grand Central Station. Our training centers offer flexible, multi-purpose space that can expand to accommodate large groups (of up to 80 people) for trainings or conferences or be adjusted for smaller mee [...]

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Our Staff

Executive StaffJed A. Levine President & CEO jlevine@cknyc.org 646.744.2902 Carol Berne Senior Vice President of Development cberne@cknyc.org 646.744.2905 Peggy Chu Chief Administrative Officer pchu@cknyc.org 646.744.2925 Alex Wong Chief Financial Officer awong@cknyc.org 646.744.2916 Edward Cisek Chief Program Officer & Vice President of Program Evaluation ecisek@cknyc.org 646.744.2953 Lou-Ellen Barkan Founding Director lbarkan@cknyc.org 646.744.2901 StaffStephanie Aragon Director of Helpline & Caregiving Services saragon@cknyc.org 646.744.2914 Jennifer Camper Graphic Designer jcam [...]

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Board of Directors

ChairDavid Z. Hirsh Vice Chair & TreasurerSharon K. Kilmer SecretaryPauline Yeung-Ha DirectorsSandra S. Baron Rachel Berk Betty Brennan Jonathan S. Henes Benjamin J. Jenkins Jeffrey N. Jones Linda LaGorga Brendan Lynch Aaron H. Marks Wayne S. Miller Louis Salerno Elaine Thomas David L. Weinberg Mark A. Zurack EmeritusWilliam M. Brachfeld Marilyn L. Cohen Lori Oscher Friedman Susan V. Kayser, Esq. Sunnie Kenowsky Irving, DVM Heath B. McLendon Ex OfficioRachael Harding, Junior Committee President President & Chief Executive OfficerJed A. Levine [...]

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About Us

CaringKind* is New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. With over 40 years of experience, we work directly with our community partners to develop the information, tools and training to support individuals and families affected by dementia. We offer a CaringKind Helpline (646) 744-2900 run by professional staff; individual and family counseling sessions with licensed social workers; a vast network of support groups; education seminars and training programs; early stage services and a wanderer’s safety program. We believe in the power of caregiving and seek a world [...]

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Our Impact in 2019

8,000 Helpline Calls Answered

Care & support. Reliable information from Dementia Experts.

3,000 Social Work CONSULTATIONS

Personalized, in-depth support, guidance and planning.

31,400 Wanderer's Safety Enrolled

Protecting New Yorkers with Alzheimer's and Dementia.

85 Support
Groups

Facilitated by a trained leader, and meeting in person; many meet weekly.

Click here to Learn more about our Year in Review.