Attention caregivers, do you feel tired? Are you overwhelmed and stressed? Caring for a loved one can bring on those feelings. You are not alone. Become a part of the Caregiver & Alzheimer's Family Support Group at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County in Berkeley Heights. It's the only daytime caregiver & Alzheimer's family support group in the area. Get together with others who share your difficulties and receive the reassurance as well as the knowledge that is found in a support group.

The group's meetings, which are open to the public, are held in Room C318 on the third floor at RUNNELLS on the third Thursday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. The meetings, facilitated by Liz Carabuena, L.S.W., a RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital licensed social worker, are free of charge for all attendees.

"If you are a caregiver, meet with others in similar situations," said Union County Freeholder Mohamed S. Jalloh, Freeholder liaison to RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital. "The Caregiver & Alzheimer's Family Support Group at RUNNELLS shares information and available resources, researches updates, discusses practical care techniques and presents new ways to cope on a day-to-day basis. An especially important part of the meeting is the time set aside for participants to discuss the frustrations they feel as caregivers."

RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County sponsors the meetings in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association - Greater New Jersey Chapter.

The Caregiver & Alzheimer's Family Support Group at RUNNELLS' schedule for 2010 follows:

July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18 and December 16.

RUNNELLS, Central New Jersey's premier provider of care for individuals with dementia, also provides long-term, short-term, post acute rehabilitation, palliative and respite care in the nursing care center.

The facility is located at 40 Watchung Way, Berkeley Heights. Anyone who would like further information on this wheelchair accessible program or if you would like to attend, RSVP to 908-771-5828.