Caregiver Champions | 2020 Newsletter - Vol. 2

Christian Doucette, Director of Community Engagement Are You a Champion of Caregiving? Welcome to the Club!We’ve dedicated the cover of this newsletter to a new program at CaringKind that we’re calling “Caregiver Champions.” Our cover features the first 100 Champions who are included in the Class of 2021. Caregiver Champions are individuals who support the work of CaringKind by way of caregiving, advocacy, and of course, fundraising. Launched as part of our annual Walk, Caregiver Champions are known in our community for the work they do on behalf of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. We wa [...]

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Feature | 2020 Newsletter - Vol. 2

CaringKind and Coronavirus: Supporting Our Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic As we continue to encounter this unprecedented time of COVID-19 together, we at CaringKind want you to know that you are not alone. CaringKind is on the front line of the COVID-19 crisis and has taken steps to protect our staff and volunteers while we serve our clients, among the city’s most vulnerable adults. Our New York City community is faced with fear and isolation as the restrictions due to the pandemic persist. Caregivers and those with Alzheimer’s or related dementias are struggling even more as they try [...]

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Support Groups | 2020 Newsletter - Vol. 2

Dasha Kiper Consulting Clinical Supervisor, Support Groups Like so many programs at CaringKind, support groups had to shift from meeting in person (as they have for over 30 years) to meeting virtually on Zoom or over the phone. Support group leaders accepted this change graciously, but, of course, there were concerns. Would clients feel supported without the comfort of their leaders and their fellow members nearby? Would leaders be able to direct the flow of conversation without benefiting from their members’ physical presence? Could they handle the glitches and the distraction of technolog [...]

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Dear Helpline | 2020 Newsletter - Vol. 2

Stephanie Aragon Director of Helpline Helpline - Supporting Caregivers Through COVID-19 and BeyondMany caregivers, like you, are facing a constant struggle to both care for their family and work from home during this pandemic. What used to be a quick call to learn about the programs and services CaringKind offers is now an intense call that requires creative thinking to help solve the complex issues that have surfaced due to COVID-19. Caregivers that live out of state are now calling for support; not only have we heard from people in Chicago and California, caregivers are calling in from as [...]

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President's Message | 2020 Newsletter - Vol. 2

Eleonora Tornatore-Mikesh President & CEO Dear Reader, Greetings from NYC, and thanks for the warm welcome back! As I look out of my new office window I see a different NYC today. I see a city that is quiet and sleepy;  ironic for a place that is known as “the city that never sleeps.” COVID-19 has changed our city and our world, but here at CaringKind, even though so much has changed, our mission remains the same.  We still need to support people with this disease, their families, and their caregivers, and help them cope through each day. Indeed, the need is greater than ever. Add the new cor [...]

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Our Impact in 2021 | Learn More

6,100 Helpline Calls Answered

Care & support. Reliable information from Dementia Experts.

1,000 Social Work CONSULTATIONS

Personalized, in-depth support, guidance and planning.

31,500 Wanderer's Safety Enrolled

Protecting New Yorkers with Alzheimer's and Dementia.

83 Support

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