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Catholic Charities of Buffalo Partners with Hope Center of Le Roy to Offer Free Respite Program in Genesee County

by Kaitlin Jackson
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 12:00 pm

The Hope Center of Le Roy has partnered with Catholic Charities of Buffalo to offer a free, monthly respite program for people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia beginning Wednesday, May 8.

The respite program will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Hope Center of LeRoy, 42 Main St., Le Roy. Trained volunteers will provide fun, purposeful, supervised activities for your loved one.

This free community service is made possible through a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation and fulfills its mission of relieving caregiver burden and stress, and improving the lives of caregivers and the lives of their loved ones.

“There is a growing need for caregiver support in our communities,” said Joyelle Tedeschi, Director of Family and Community Services at Catholic Charities of Buffalo. “And our vision is to create supportive, dementia-friendly communities that reduce burden and prevent burnout, through a strong partnership of professional service providers and community volunteers.”

The Hope Center of Le Roy’s respite program is free of charge and open to the community.  Registration is required. For more information or to register your loved one for the program, contact Melinda Stedman, LMSW, at mstedman.hopecenter@gmail.com.

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