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The New Face of Caregiver Support

Christina DeSantis
Christina DeSantis

Christina recently joined the staff of Presbyterian Senior Services, an FAPC mission partner. Last year FAPC became part of PSS’s Circle of Care program, which was created to help the estimated one million people in New York City who are caring for chronically ill or elderly members of their families. FAPC is a Circle of Care station, part of a network of host locations throughout the city.Circle of Care consultants work primarily with persons caring for family members with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias. Consultants provide information and referrals, assist in the development of long-term care plans, and help caregivers navigate benefits and entitlement programs on behalf of their family members. Caregiver Support Groups also help caregivers manage stress and anxiety, and create a sense of community among this underserved population.

Circle of Care services are available free of charge to members and friends of FAPC, and to caregivers throughout the wider community.

Christina is a native of Staten Island with a master of social work degree from Fordham University and a bachelor’s degree in social work from Adelphi University. She will be working at FAPC every Thursday from 1 until 4 pm. To schedule an appointment, contact the Office of Congregational Care (congregationalcare@fapc.org).

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