Caregivers Coalition of Bergen County: Join us as everyone is a caregiver or knows someone who is

The Caregivers Coalition of Bergen County Join Us! Everyone is a caregiver or knows someone who is

Mission of the Caregivers Coalition of Bergen County: to be a caregiver-centric group promoting knowledge of, sensitivity to and action around caregivers issues.

Caregivers Coalition of Bergen County: Working to empower caregivers with current information, easy access to resources and available services.

Meeting & Events: the Caregivers Coalition shares information on local events that focus on caregiving issues. Join our mailing list.

Contact: Linda Cross (201) 336-7427 or lcross@co.Bergen.nj.us

Caregiving is a vital role:

Caregivers are found in every city and town around the world, caring for loved ones of all ages with chronic illnesses or disabilities. Family, friends or neighbors may care for an aging parent, a sibling with mental illness or a child or spouse with a disability. Caregivers may care for their loved one full-time, part-time or long distance.

The Caregivers Coalition is born:

There are an estimated 100,000 caregivers in Bergen County caring for children, adults or seniors with chronic disabling health conditions. This number is growing each year.

The Caregivers Coalition of Bergen County was formed in 2008 to help improve the lives of caregivers.

The Coalition is open to anyone concerned about caregiving, including (and especially) caregivers, representatives from non-profit and for-profit organizations, government agencies, faith-based groups, corporations, as well as the community-at-large.

Over 100,000 caregivers in Bergen County care for a parent, a spouse, a child or a sibling, who is aging, living with a disability, a chronic condition or mental illness.

The Coalition in Action:

The Coalition works on many fronts to strengthen services, resources and access to information for caregivers and reaches out to the public about caregiving issues in a variety of ways.

The Caregiver Coalition is a network of caregiving folk, both informal family caregivers and professional agency staff. Everyone is welcome. We will not share contact information but we do ask you to share ours with your own personal affiliations and professional networks. Please like us on Facebook.

Annual Caregivers Conference

The Coalition sponsors a free caregiver’s conference with a variety of caregiver topics. Exhibits and service providers are also present.

CCBC

Caregivers Coalition of Bergen County

For more information about the Coalition and upcoming meetings visit us on Facebook or call one of our professional partners at: Bergen County Division of Senior Services (201) 336-7400.

We are eager to hear from you!

The Coalition is a group of supportive and caring individuals who share a commitment to improving the lives of caregivers in Bergen County. Anyone with an interest in caregiving is welcome to join!

Advocacy:

The Coalition works with state and local legislators and organizations on caregiving issues, advocating for policies that will improve the quality of life for caregivers.

Caregivers: The Heart of the Coalition: While caregivers are often very busy caregiving, communications via email or phone is easy and keeps everyone “in the loop”. All interested caregivers are invited to participate in the Coalition at whatever level of involvement is best for them.

Bergen County Resources: ADRC
Aging & Disability Resource Connection
Division of Senior Services
Phone: (201) 336-7400
TTY: (201) 336-6505
Fax: (201) 336-7424

Division of Disability Services
Phone: (201) 336-6500
TTY: (201) 226-6505
Fax: (201) 336-6510
Respite Care: (201) 336-6511
In-Home Caregiver Education and Support: (201) 336-6504

Do you provide care for a loved one or a neighbor? Join out mailing list. Learn more about services, support and other useful information.

*Disclaimer: By being a former caregiver, I have worked with the Coalition through work and by attending events. As a caregiver, it is good to get involved with the Coalition. Please call the above number or email the for more information.

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About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Caregivers Coalition of Bergen County: Join us as everyone is a caregiver or knows someone who is

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the Coalition for more information. This is something every caregiver should get involved with not just for yourself but for all the other caregivers you will meet along the way. Please call their number or email them for more information.

    Liked by 1 person

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