We recognize that family caregivers are confronted with challenges.

Our Center is dedicated to improving the quality of life for them as well, through professional support. The Center’s unique caregiver support groups help to build a strong social network with other caregivers, and include coping strategies and ways to find respite.

For more information about our caregiver program and support groups, contact

Frequently Asked Questions
The caregiver support groups at Adler Aphasia Center are open to any family member or close friend of a person with aphasia.
If the person with aphasia is enrolled in an Adler program, the caregiver can attend for free. If the person with aphasia is not enrolled in an Adler program, the caregiver can attend for $80 per 15 week semester. Fees are prorated depending on when the caregiver begins participating in the group.
Caring for someone with aphasia is very difficult to do alone. Support groups provide a safe place where caregivers can share thoughts, ideas, strategies, and even a few laughs with each other. Often, friendships are formed because of shared experiences. Many people who join support groups don’t know what to expect but later wonder why they did not attend a group sooner. We encourage you to try 2-3 meetings before deciding whether it’s the right fit for you.
Many caregivers have similar concerns about joining a support group. However, caregivers are often pleasantly surprised by how talking about their feelings and hearing from others helps form amazing bonds and a supportive community within the group. Adler caregiver groups provide a space to talk about challenges, but it is also a place where members learn new strategies, share successes, enjoy each other’s company, and so much more. Participants usually leave support group meetings feeling uplifted and refreshed.
Yes. We offer seminars presented by experts on topics related to caring for someone with aphasia such as speech therapists, elder law attorneys, neurologists, and also offer fun activities for self-care and recreation. Our life coach can help caregivers and members find and access community resources.

We currently offer support group meetings at the following times:

In-person support group meetings at Adler Aphasia Center in Maywood, NJ

    • Every Wednesday, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
    • Every Thursday, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Virtual support group meetings

    • 2nd Tuesday of every month, 9:15 – 10:15 am
    • 4th Tuesday of every month, 4 pm – 5 pm

Please contact Meredith Gemeiner at or 201-898-2193 to get started in a group and/or ask questions.

Revised December 14, 2021
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