Health & Wellness

Press Releases

Caregiver Group Focuses on Reducing Stress Especially Around Holidays

d3d71930ef46f9d9e0ac_7623665.jpg
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
d3d71930ef46f9d9e0ac_7623665.jpg

Individuals who are caring for a parent, significant other or a distant relative, also referred to as family caregivers, often experience feelings of frustration, doubt, anxiety and/or guilt. These feelings, whether temporary or consistent, can vary from individual to individual and may lead to a sense of being overwhelmed and neglecting one’s own health. In an effort to reduce such occurrences, Christine M. Valentin, a geriatric social worker in private practice, offers a monthly support group in Summit, NJ and NYC.

"Counseling individuals about what next steps to take, educating families about various safety issues, and providing individuals with a forum to express how they feel are crucial to reducing the amount of stress that an individual or family can experience without adequate knowledge and support." says Valentin.

"I generally receive calls after major holidays like Mother's Day, from adult children who suddenly realize Mom is no longer capable of managing the house or Dad needs help with his finances.” Valentin said. She further explained how individuals and families generally wait until they are in a crisis situation before reaching out for help; generally meaning they are already experiencing the physical, emotional and social toll of being a caregiver. "Going to a support group is a great way to get educated about various resources/options and most of all, to have a place to vent - something many family caregivers need to do every so often."  

Sign Up for E-News

Hosted and facilitated by Valentin, the Family and Friend Caregiver Support group meets monthly for one hour. Individuals who are caring for or concerned about a spouse, significant other, friend or older adult are welcome to attend for free. Meetings focus on attendees expressing their worries and frustrations, obtaining support and reducing feelings of isolation. For information about upcoming support group meetings, visit www.familycaregiversocialworker.com or contact Ms. Valentin at Christine.m.valentin@gmail.com

Christine M. Valentin is a licensed clinical social worker licensed in New Jersey and New York. She specializes in anxiety, depression and counseling family members who are concerned about an older adult, spouse or significant other. Her offices are located in Downtown Summit and in the Wall Street area of New York City.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Summit

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_2b479d76ae5680ce87d7_game_playing

Fri, February 23, 10:00 AM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Family Play Group

Arts & Entertainment Community Calendar Education

Carousel_image_fb83e79618441a5ad4d8_47fcc3e8ae0178308f2a_a21acdf99b1c872c58f5_2c78d58c44fe9acd823a_5d58cb3b00e2d7e4426e_c06286477d435e93b988_05aba777a7afefe9c29e_screen_shot_2017-10-31_at_11.36.15_am

Fri, February 23, 8:00 PM

17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit

Open Mic Night

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_881b6d28cc660d21656c_cc_meet_the_mayor

Sat, February 24, 1:30 PM

Best Cellars, Summit

Meet the Mayor

Community Calendar

Summit Fire Department Blotter

12/16/17 7:42 am     FD dispatched to DE FOREST AVENUE and MAPLE STREET for a strong odor of natural gas in area. On arrival found an outside odor of natural gas. PSEG was requested and responded to the scene. Readings of 7% natural gas were found in the manholes in the center of the intersection. CVS was checked and zero readings for natural gas were found. Summit FD was released ...

Summit Police Blotter

February 12, 2018

2/1 - At 0955 hours a report was taken for a theft of a street sign. The unlawful incident occurred between an unknown time frame on Pine Grove Avenue. Value of the street sign was not immediately available at the time of the report.

2/5 - Roberto C. Noel-Berman, 23, of Summit was arrested and charged with possession of CDS. Mr. Noel-Berman was released with a pending court date.

2/5 - ...

Lightbridge Academy in Millburn Hiring Assistant and Lead Teachers

February 23, 2018

If you are passionate about educating and nurturing young minds, you may fit right in with our family! Lightbridge Academy is currently hiring Assistant and Lead Teachers to join our team and grow with us!

If you would like to learn more about the positions offered, you can reach us at 973-218-1800.

Video: Point View's Petrides Says Market Healthy, Strong Despite Sell-Offs

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on FOX Business News discussing the market sell-off post the release of the Fed Minutes:

video.foxbusiness.com

For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and ...

Is FAANG Long in the Tooth?

Investors love to rally around a stock story. Today it’s all about the FAANG stocks. Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX) and Google (GOOG) are a major reason why the S&P 500 rallied so much in 2017. Mr. Market is convinced the FAANGs are impervious to a sell-off. “Its different this time” is ringing loud and clear, but will the outcome really be that ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

Let the Games Begin

I am truly awed by the Olympics.  Watching these superb young athletes on TV inspires me to renew my membership to the gym and pursue my lifelong dream of taking home the gold.  

 

The problem is that in my deluded head, I can see actually see myself standing atop the podium.  I am wrapped in a puffy designer ski coat with a huge piece of bling slung around my neck ...

Movies! Movies! Movies! - Three Ways to Enjoy Movies

Most people who use the Summit Free Public Library are familiar with our video collection: thousands of DVDs and nearly 800 BluRays -- and growing!

In addition to recent box-office hits and Hollywood classics, we have foreign films, anime, and musical performances from Aida to ZZ Top. Binge-watch a must-see TV series, discover a new one, or introduce your kids to your childhood ...