Caregiver Support Group (FARE)

Struggling to meet the needs of an aging relative or friend while trying to keep your own life going? FARE can help.

FARE (Friends and Relatives of the Elderly) is a support group that is designed to help caregivers cope with caring for an elderly or disabled loved one through constant, unbiased support from your peers, educational programs, and discussion of stress and stress management techniques.

Family caregivers increased responsibilities, as well as changes in lifestyle, coupled with feelings of frustration, helplessness, love, anger, guilt, and loneliness cannot be eliminated, but we can learn to recognize and live with these stresses.

What are our goals?

FARE has a defined set of goals and is dedicated to achieving them:

  • To provide a forum of peer support among the friends and relatives who care for the elderly and chronically disabled
  • To provide educational information on the process of aging and the resources available for the caregiver
  • To address the needs which surface in the course of our experience within the group

What is our meeting schedule?

FARE meets twice monthly at two convenient locations:

Date: 2nd WEDNESDAY of each month
Time: 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Location: Chelsea at Bridgewater

Date: 4th MONDAY of each month
Time: 1:30PM to 3:00PM
Location: VNA of Somerset Hills

For information and directions, or in case of inclement weather, please call the FARE Information Line (908) 766-0180, EXT 241 at the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills.