Vantage offers the following support groups, free of charge, to our community:
Caregiver Support Groups: for Spouses and Adult Children
Our Northern Valley Adult Day Health Center offers support groups to all in the community who are either caregivers of a spouse or adult children who are caring for elderly parents.
These “Dine and Talk” evenings offer caregivers an opportunity to share their care giving concerns and anxiety. Participants receive advice, support and information.
The groups are held the first and third Monday of each month in Dumont. The Spouse caregiver group meets 3:30pm-5:30pm and includes a light dinner. The Adult caregiver group meets 5:30-7:00 pm All groups are free.
Outside speakers are also brought in to discuss legal, medical or other issues of concern.
The Spouse Caregiver meeting also allows for care recipients to attend and enjoy separate activities with staff.
For further information and meeting dates call Nancy Bortinger at the Northern Valley Adult Day Center 201-385-4400 x 3086
Survivors After Suicide (SAS)
Offered since 1987, this support group is for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one through suicide. The group will reduce one’s feelings of isolation and shame. Within the group, survivors will learn that the outstretched hand, the emotional sharing, the understanding compassion of members, will help to ease the stresses which suicide places on survivors.
The group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at Vantage Health System, 2 Park Avenue, Dumont, NJ 07628 and is facilitated by individuals who are survivors themselves.
For more information please contact:
Amy Knitzer: 973-978-3957
Vicky Simpson: 201-790-6080
Alyssa Fiume: 201-693-8956
Please call for admission to services or more information:
Vantage Access Center at 201-567-0059
Monday through Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm