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 $100 per 15 week semester. Fees are prorated depending on when the caregiver begins participating in the group.

Aphasia is life changing for everyone including family members and close friends. A support group can provide a safe place where individuals impacted by a person’s aphasia can share thoughts, experiences, strategies, and sometimes laughter with one another. Meaningful friendships are often formed because there is a unique understanding of each other’s challenges, successes, and day-to-day life. Many people who join a support group say they didn’t know what to expect, but after participating wish they had joined 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 to 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, etc. We also offer fun activities for self-care and recreation. In addition, our Social Services and Outreach Manager 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

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

    • 4th Monday of every month, 10 am – 11 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 October 5, 2023

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