Care Consultation and Assessment

Each client will receive a person-centered assessment and consultation of needs by a professionally educated case manager. Once needs are determined, your WNYACP case manager will connect you with services, programs and assistance to support your caregiving role.

Contact NY Connects 800-342-9871


Caregiver support groups

Statistics reveal that caregivers who participate in support groups are better equipped to manage their caregiving duties and suffer less depression and stress-related illness.  WNYACP offers many support group options, including an online “Virtual Support Group” for caregiver convenience.

Support Groups in Your Area


Caregiver education

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week course which provides education, tools and strategies on how to successfully manage your caregiving duties.  During one-hour classes, caregivers are able to practice newly gained skills, and have the chance to share their experiences with other caregivers.

Dementia-specific Caregiver Education is provided by the WNY Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association or your local Office for the Aging, in both live and online courses.  Please see calendar, below, for a list of education classes in your community. These sessions discuss such dementia-specific challenges as negative reaction behavior, disease process, medication and more.  For a full list of courses available, or you have questions about the classes offered, please contact the Alzheimer's Association at (716) 626-0600.





Respite Assistance:

WNYACP is working with area faith-based communities to set up no-cost, monthly Caregiver Respite Programs. Trained volunteers* provide fun, supervised activities to keep loved ones with Alzheimer's or other dementia purposefully occupied while their caregiver takes a much needed break. 

This free community service is open to the public and is provided to improve the lives of caregivers for persons with dementia and their loved ones. You do not need to be affiliated with the faith community to attend. 

We are proud to announce the following locations in Wyoming, Cattaraugus and Genesee  counties with more to come!  


Caring Hearts and Hands 
2nd Thursday of each month |  1 to 4 p.m.
Valley Chapel Free Methodist  Church|
3415 Rte. 19 S. Warsaw, NY 
Contact: Lisa  585-786-5445 or



Caring Hearts
2nd Wednesday of each month | 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Christ United Methodist Church
633 Linwood Ave. | Olean, NY 
Contact: Leona Fisher 716-373-9893 or



Caring Hands and Hearts
3rd Wednesday of each month  |  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Indian Falls United Methodist Church|
7908 Allegany Road |Corfu, NY 
Contact: Celinda McQuistion 585-478-8188 or

*Volunteers are trained by the Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter.

If your faith community is interested in information or we can help you offer a Caregiver Respite Program, please contact us at 716-896-6388 ext. 214

Click on the link below for a list of FREE Monthly Respite Programs whose care providers are trained by the Alzheimer's Association WNY Chapter: