Caring Together, Living Well: A Monthly Support Program

Life can bring many challenges, especially as we age, but support from others can help us overcome them. Shore Medical Center and its Center for Family Caregivers are pleased to offer a new monthly, one-hour in-person support program to help you learn and connect with others facing similar struggles, from grief and loss to healthy aging, and much more. Sessions will be led by social workers and other local experts. 

Details: Sessions are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 3-4pm at Shore Medical Center’s Center for Family Caregivers at 100 Medical Center Way
Somers Point, NJ, steps away from the hospital lobby. 

Parking & Mask Requirements
Please park in the parking garage and bring your ticket with you to be validated. Upon entering the hospital lobby, guests will undergo a temperature check and be provided a surgical mask if they do not have one. All guests will be asked to wear a mask for the duration of the session. 

RSVP: Please RSVP for an upcoming session by calling 609-653-3628. 

Wednesday, August 10, 3-4PM: Yes, You Can Write a Book! 
Have you ever wanted to write a book but didn’t know how to start?  Do you think you’re really not “a writer”? Whether it’s a journal to record your family history only for your loved ones to read, or a story you always wanted to put on paper to have published, this seminar will go over what you need to know to become an author.  You may be surprised to find out that, indeed, you are a writer.  Presented by Angelic Health Chaplain Chris J. Gregas, an avid writer who has published 24 books regarding hospice, travel, and spiritual guidance.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022: Understanding How We talk to Ourselves about Ourselves: Guilt Verses Shame
Participants will explore how shame impacts our society, as well as how we tell our own story to ourselves and to others. Feelings of guilt are common following the experience of loss and can make the experience even more heavy. Shame is the mud on our tires that slows us down as we stride towards peace and self-love. Understanding the difference between guilt and shame, and how it influences how we see ourselves can be powerful as we navigate grief, anxiety, and depression. Presented by Dana Hayes MSW, LCSW, of Angelic Health.

Location: 
Shore Medical Center
100 Medical Center Way
Somers Point, NJ
Date(s): 
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Wednesday, January 11, 2023