In April 2020 the staff at MMC responded to the growing social isolation due to COVID-19 by creating regular virtual programming for any and everyone who wanted to join. Sign up for our Engagement Groups email list below to stay in the loop on Virtual Happy Hours and the Spousal Caregiver Group.
Virtual Happy Hour
Join staff, patients, caregivers and friends of MMC for an hour of community and conversation. The next Happy Hour will be hon September 24th at 5pm, and will be a Q&A with our newest team member, Becky Parker, NP, MSN, RN.
An explanation of Virtual Happy Hour from Dr. Sanjay Iyer:
While COVID-19 has caused inconceivable numbers of deaths, the feelings of isolation stemming from social distancing and “stay at home” recommendations has been equally destructive to the mental health of millions. In April, 2020 our team began discussing the impact the social isolation must be having on our patients and their caregivers. From these concerns, Virtual Happy Hour was conceived. We invited caregivers, patients and friends of MMC to join us on Thursday evenings for a virtual hour of community and conversation. During the one-month hiatus we had from Happy Hour in June so many of my patients and their families told me that they missed Happy Hour and asked when it would restart. Success can be measured in many ways, but that said enough to me.
Spousal Caregiver Group
The task of caring for a spouse or partner with a memory or movement disorder can feel heavy and thankless, but you are not alone. We want to create a safe space for open and honest conversation between caregivers within Memory & Movement Charlotte for those who care for a spouse with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia, or a related disorder. This Fall's Spousal Caregiver Support Group will take place every 2nd Tuesday and 4th Monday of the month at 1:30pm:
- September 28th
- October 13th
- October 26th
- November 10th
- November 23rd
- December 8th
- December 14th (*moved up bc of holiday season)
*This group is intended for those whose spouse or partner is a patient of Memory & Movement Charlotte. It is not intended for patients.
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