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Younger Onset Memory Care

The Memory Care Program at Commonpoint Queens is launching a new group for people under the age of 60 who are experiencing memory loss and are seeking a support group specifically designed to meet their needs.

Alissa Pizzutiello, LCSW who has been the Program Director of the Early Stage Memory Care and Caregiver Support Programs for 25 years, has identified a gap in services for this demographic in our community. The Younger Onset program is designed for those who may be currently employed, raising a family and/or grappling with changing relationships and finances. Our goal is to help those in this population process the meaning of this diagnosis and learn to work through the challenges in a supportive environment.

“Historically, memory loss has been normalized for older adults and we want to break that stigma for all ages,” says Michele Molho, a social worker and facilitator of the program. “We take pride in being a support system and a place where we can navigate this new landscape together.”

Alissa adds “knowing that you’re not alone is important. We provide a confidential and safe space where we can talk about the feelings, challenges and concerns experienced by group members.”

In addition to supportive counseling, the group will also provide education, resources and information, and will include activities designed to enhance memory and cognition.

If you or someone you know is coping with this issue and may be interested, please contact:

Michele: 718-225-6750 ext. 243 or mmolho@Commonpointqueens.org

Alissa: 718-225-6750 ext. 387 or apizzutiello@Commonpointqueens.org