The Goldstone Caregiver Center at Danbury Hospital is a free support center for caregivers who are caring for a family member or friend. Their clinical team provides professional counseling and other supportive services including: support groups, educational programs, end-of-life support, and more.
Support is available to caregivers regardless of location, caregivers do not have to be caring for a patient of Danbury Hospital to access support and programs. View their upcoming programs and support groups:
February 2023 programs:
Caregiver Support Group
Thursday, February 2nd and 16th and Wednesday, February 8th and 22nd
If you are caring for a family member and have experienced frustration, sadness, guilt or anxiety through your caregiving journey, you are not alone. Take the opportunity to meet other caregivers to share your experiences and learn strategies to reduce your stress. Please contact Miranda Dold, LCSW at (203) 739-4921 or [email protected] to learn more.
Living with Loss Support Group
Tuesday, February 7th and 21st
This bereavement group is specially geared towards caregivers. Losing someone you have been caring for can be life altering, leaving a lasting impact emotionally, mentally, and socially. Some caregivers carry many different emotions as they grieve. Some caregivers find that they are reinventing themselves and their role in life. We invite you to learn more about this grief group for caregivers. Please email [email protected] for more details.
Reducing Moral Distress Through Advanced Care Planning
Wednesday, February 22nd
Learn how palliative care can provide support for moral distress caused by complex medical decision-making for loved ones. This informative discussion will also help you to understand the differences and similarities between hospice vs. palliative care and become familiar with advanced care planning tools. Presented by Elisabeth Henvy, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, Palliative Care Team at Danbury Hospital.
Grief Recovery Method® Grief Support Group
This group meets for eight weeks and offers a step-by-step action program for moving beyond death, divorce and other losses. Group members are expected to attend all sessions. To register or for further information, contact Chaplain Beryl Knudsen, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist at (203) 739-7135 or [email protected].
Visit the Goldstone Caregiver Center to learn more about their support services and programs.