Caregiver Help

As a caregiver, you play an essential role in assuring the well-being of your aging loved one. To help you shoulder your responsibility, SCS offers compassionate, individualized support through three programs:

When SCS created the Caregiver Academy seven years ago, it was the first program of its kind in the country to provide caregivers with resources to improve their skills and bolster their confidence in caregiving. By providing onsite respite care for care receivers, the Caregiver Academy provides caregivers with peace of mind that makes it possible for them to get the greatest possible benefit from the knowledgeable speakers and content experts that program director Diana Twisler engages as guest lecturers.

The 2020 Caregiver Academy will take place at Friendship Circle Senior Center (1515 Lansdowne Ave., Darby, PA 19023) every other Thursday from 4:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M., beginning April 9, 2020 and continuing through June 18, 2020. Dates, topics and presenters are listed below:

Sessions will begin promptly at 4:00 – 5:30 PM on the following dates and address the following topics:

  • April 9, 2020 – Coping with Behavior Problems, Memory Issues, and Personality Changes byBarry Jacobs, Psy.D
  • April 23, 2020 – The Importance of Caregiver Support and Engagement by Manoj Sinha
  • May 7, 2020 – Relocation to a Facility by Ramah Allen, MS; Cynthia Borrelli, MS; and Terri Furman, LPN
  • May 21, 2020 – Maintaining Proper Nutrition – Low Appetite and Special Diets (Diabetic, Renal, Cardiac, etc.) by Danielle Burke, RDN, CSG, LDN
  • June 4, 2209 – Social Isolation while Caregiving by Sharon White, MSS, LCSW
  • June 18, 2020 – Keep It Moving by Mary O’Sullivan and Jess Lowy, MS

. You may also register by contacting Jennifer Tennant, Director of Friendship Circle Senior Center, at 484.534.2033 or

The licensed professionals at Counseling For Caregivers (C4C) provide expert, compassionate guidance for caregivers. For 40 years, we have helped older adults and their families navigate the often overwhelming process of ensuring consumers get the services they need and that caregivers get the support and counseling they need to maintain the health, happiness, and independence of their loved ones. Our compassionate approach respects that caregiving is rewarding but that it can also be stressful and full of unexpected moments. Let our experience guide, prepare, and support you.

Please contact Diana Twisler at (484) 540 0372 or send an email to .
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Caregiver Support Program

This public program provides financial reimbursement (for caregiving supplies, support services, and home adaptations), resources, and caregiving counseling. This program is paid for by state and federal dollars for those who qualify. For more information on the Caregiver Support Program, please contact Diana Twisler at (484) 540 0372 or visit

Senior Community Services (SCS) is an Associate Member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.

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Folsom, PA 19033
Phone: 610.237.8100

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