New Dementia Caregiver Support Group in Ridgefield

Alzheimer's and Dementia Support

RVNAhealth, in coordination with the Alzheimer’s Association, is pleased to now offer a monthly Dementia Caregiver Support Group at its Ridgefield offices. Held on the fourth Monday of every month from 11:00am-12:00pm, the caregiver support group aims to create a safe, confidential, supportive environment and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems.

Melissa Wutke, CDP, RVNAhealth Home Health Aide Supervisor

RVNAhealth’s own Melissa Wutke, CDP, will co-facilitate the monthly Alzheimer’s Association sessions.  Melissa is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and currently works at RVNAhealth as a Home Health Aide Supervisor. Before joining RVNAhealth, she acquired extensive experience working with individuals affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias in private homes, assisted living, and memory care facilities. She previously facilitated the Newtown Alzheimer’s Support Group and has received numerous certifications through the Alzheimer’s Association.

Melissa’s experience and passion was instrumental in helping to establish this new Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Support Group at RVNAhealth in Ridgefield. She is passionate about promoting and participating in Alzheimer’s Association resources and is excited to help support the local community. “Caregiver support groups play a vital role in providing assistance and resources for individuals caring for loved ones with dementia. Many caregivers will experience feelings of isolation. This support group offering will provide connection, information, and practical advice for taking care of your oved one and – just as important — yourself.”

For More Information or to Attend a Support Group

To view all upcoming Dementia Support Groups at RVNAhealth in Ridgefield, click here. Melissa will also co-facilitate Alzheimer’s Association monthly Dementia Support Groups in Bethel. Check out RVNAhealth’s calendar of support group events for more information, or check out the Alzheimer’s Association support group webpage to search for support groups near you or learn about virtual community groups.

About RVNAhealth

RVNAhealth offers a wide range of services to assist individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s or other Dementias. From nutrition services and personal medical alert devices, to rehabilitation, skilled nursing, private caregiver services and more, RVNAhealth offers a broad continuum of care designed to meet a patient and family’s evolving needs. Call us at 203.438.5555 or visit us at to learn more.

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