The Alzheimer’s Association’s Long Island Chapter will hold a two-day conference, “Thriving at Home on the East End: Activities and Resources for Caregivers” on Tuesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 12, focusing on the tools and resources available here for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and their loved ones.

To register, call 631.941.3434 or email at

The Alzheimer’s Association is a nationwide nonprofit organization providing free programs and services for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, caregivers, families and professionals, and is the world’s leading non-profit funder of Alzheimer’s research.

Day 1 of the virtual conference, on Tuesday, May 11 from 6 to 8 p.m., will cover topics on activities to engage a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease, Medicaid at home and estate planning updates and senior net services, and the evening’s events will conclude with a guided meditation & sound healing session to help release stress and anxiety to ease the mind, body and soul.

Day 2 of the conference, on Wednesday, May 12 from noon to 2 p.m., will include poems and crafts, understanding the caregivers role in healthcare settings for better outcomes, effective communication strategies for all three stages of disease, and finding hope in research.

A wide range of agencies have been coordinating with the Alzheimer’s Association on this project, including the Burner Law Group, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Stony Brook Medicine, the Family Service League, Day Haven Adult Day Services, Parker Jewish Institute and the Riverhead Free Library.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the New York State Department of Health.

A goodie bag will be delivered prior to the event to all registrants who register before May 11.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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