You Are Not Alone
Caregiver Support Groups offer families emotional support, practical caregiving techniques, and education. Our licensed social workers and guest speakers provide information related to disease progression, symptoms, treatments, and resources.
Creative problem solving among caregivers themselves helps to ease the way for all. Sharing the pain, frustration and, often, guilt associated with being a caregiver is critical for mental health.
A healthy dose of laughter at some of the situations that caregivers experience is also healing to the spirits of those who have taken on an enormous task. Motivated by love, these family caregivers face a daily roller coaster of sadness and joy as they reach out to their loved ones. Winter Growth, in turn, reaches out to caregivers to support them in their mission.
See below for a list of resources.
While Mom has been so ill, I feel like I’ve had thirty pairs of arms around me.
“Mom has thrived at Winter Growth and is now more productive and ambulatory than she was two years ago. Winter Growth has made huge difference in my life as well, and is solely responsible for preventing me from burning out while caring for my mother.”
SUPPORT & HELP
Montgomery County Center
Our Caregiver’s Support Group will resume in 2023. Please call the main office at 301-774-7501 if you would like to be included in our Support Group email list.
Howard County Center
No Caregiver’s Support Group meetings are currently scheduled.
Maryland Access Point (MAP)
Howard County Office on Aging and Independence
Montgomery County Government Senior Site
Maryland Department of Aging
Aging and Disability Resource Centers
The Arc Montgomery County
Maryland Senior Care Services Program
Neighbor Ride-Transportation Howard County
Olney Home for Life-Transportation Olney
The Senior Connection-Transportation Montgomery County
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
State Health Insurance Assistance Programs
SAGECAP-LGBT Caregiver Resource
NAMI Howard County-Mental Health Resource
Maryland Legal Aid
Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition
Resources for the Aging LGBTQ+ Community
Winter Growth as a recipient of federal financial assistance has a non-discrimination policy as required by Section 601 of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. Specifically, that policy states that no person will on the grounds of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in the provision of any care, service, or employment. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
If you believe you have been subjected to unequal treatment because of race, color, or national origin, then you have a right to file a formal complaint.
Complaints may be filed within one hundred-eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory action. Requests for more information or complaints may be submitted to Human Resources by mail (18110 Prince Philip Drive, Olney, MD 20832), telephone (410-964-9616), or email.