Elder Caregiver Support Group

Charles River Campus

This four week support group will provide a private space for participants to talk about the challenges of caring for an older person, particularly while managing professional and other family responsibilities.   Participants can describe their loved ones, share their coping strategies and feel empowered with peer emotional support.  Conducted at the Marsh Chapel, the group will offer hope and a sense of community to people who may be feeling alone. The program is facilitated by Bonnie Teitleman, LICSW, Faculty Staff Assistance Office.

Lunch will not be provided; please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.

Charles River Campus

When Thursdays, 12-1 p.m.
January 18, February 22, March 15, April 19
Where Robinson Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave
Register Online This link will register you for all sessions of this program
Cost Free

Medical Campus

This three-week program is for Boston University employees who may be involved or thinking about the caretaker responsibilities of an older person. If you worry about what kind of help your older person needs now or in the future, your role, how to find and pay for help, or how you might balance family and work, this program may help you. Participants will find practical information and emotional support. Each lunchtime session includes a brief presentation on a specific topic. You may share your feelings, concerns and experiences. The objective of this program is to provide people with support and resources to help them in their caregiving roles and responsibilities. The program is facilitated by  Bonnie Teitleman, LICSW, of the Faculty Staff Assistance Office.

The following topics will be covered over the course of this program.

  • When your Loved One is in Decline: Grief and Loss
  • Assessment, Resources, Service Providers, Legal and Financial Considerations for Short-Term and Long-Term Care
  • Behavioral Health: Dementias, Depression and other mental health issues

You must attend all three sessions.  Lunch is provided.

Medical Campus

When Tuesday, February 20, 12-1 p.m.
Tuesday, March 13, 12-1 p.m. Rescheduled to April 3
Tuesday, April 10, 12-1 p.m.
Where Medical School Instructional Building
72 East Concord Street, Room L206
Register Online This link will register you for all sessions of this program
Cost Free