The Caregivers Network is committed to improving the quality of life of caregiving individuals and families by supporting, empowering and advocating for those who care for the chronically ill, aged or a disabled loved one.

This website is for caregivers by caregivers. The Network hopes the information shared through this website will be helpful to you. We want to remind you to always contact the doctor or professionals for accurate information.

The Network offers caregivers:
- information, resources and training about caregiving
- one-on-one connections with individuals who have personal caregiving experience
- opportunities to link with other caregivers for support and sharing of ideas
- newsletters mailed to your home
- caregiver support groups
- social events for caregivers and their care-recipients
- access to a library collection including: books, pamphlets, newsletters, videos, internet access
- opportunities to help other caregivers by volunteering to help with Network activities
- the opportunity to participate in advocacy efforts on behalf of all caregivers

Support Group Meetings:

Support and Information Groups: provide an opportunity to vent and  get feedback

Evening support group meetings:

· Meredith: Golden View Health Care, Route 104. Call for time and information 279-8111.

Daytime support group meetings:

· Laconia: 1st & 3rd Monday of the month 10:00am – 12pm
meetings are held at Wesley Woods Community Room
Call Mary Bolduc at 528-7993 for more information.

Meredith: Forestview Manor, Parade Road, Meredith – call for information: 279-3121.

Caring for the Caregiver is the primary goal of all Network activities!
All meetings and event provide caregivers an opportunity to meet one on one, socialize and provide an opportunity for venting and learning. They pass along tips, feedback, and hints on caregiving.

Caregiver Education and Training can be arranged on such topics as:
- “Taking Care of the Caregiver"
- "Caregiver Advocacy"
- “Relaxation"
- "How to speak effectively to your physician"
- “Caregivers New Year’s Resolution”
- “Top Ten Things For Caregivers To Start Doing for the Approaching New Year”
- “Respite: Enjoy a Guilt-free Time-out”

There is no fee to participate in the Caregivers Network.
The Family Caregiver Network is offered in partnership with ServiceLink Resource Center of Belknap County,
Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health and Community Health & Hospice.

For additional information contact:
Caregivers Network
67 Water St., Suite 105, Laconia, NH 03246
Mon-Friday 8:30-4:30 PM
(603) 528-6945 or Toll Free 1- 866-634-9412

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Call Trudy Fletcher of the Caregiver Network at ServiceLink in Belknap County at 528-6945 for a Caregiver Assessment or
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New Hampshire Senior Housing & Care

This book is a gathering of all potential living environments and discusses the differences between continuum of care settings vs. assisted living, vs. independent living and then lists them all by state (ME,NH,VT) and towns. Yes it is available in our offices for those who stop in and we mail out to those with specific questions regarding housing opportunities and life change.

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President Obama Issues Proclamation to Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month

Across our country, parents and children, siblings and spouses, friends and neighbors heroically give of themselves to support those in their lives affected by illness, injury, or disability. During National Family Caregivers Month, we salute the people who play difficult and exhausting roles, and we recommit to lifting up these Americans as they care for their loved ones while protecting their dignity and individuality.
President Barack Obama, November 1, 2014
Today, President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation in honor of National Family Caregivers Month. You can view the text of the proclamation here
and see additional background, including this year’s Theme for National Family Caregivers Month.

Caregiver Action Network (previously known as the National Family Caregivers Association) began promoting a weeklong celebration of family caregivers in 1994. President Clinton signed the first presidential proclamation in 1997 and every president since — Democrat and Republican alike — has issued an annual proclamation honoring family caregivers. As awareness of family caregiving grew, National Family Caregivers Week evolved into National Family Caregivers Month.
Day in and day out, 90 million family caregivers in this country fulfill a vital role on the care team. No one else is in a better position to ensure continuity of care. Family caregivers are the most familiar with their care recipients’ medications and treatments; and they understand best their dietary and exercise needs.
Caregiver Action Network coordinates National Family Caregivers Month (NFC Month) as a time to thank, support, educate and empower family caregivers.  Celebrating Family Caregivers during NFC month enables all of us to:

Raise awareness of family caregiver issues, Celebrate the efforts of family caregivers, Educate family caregivers about self-identification, Increase support for family caregivers