After the Journey - Monthly Zoom Support Group


Caregivers Support After the Journey - Grief and Loss

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Third Tuesday Each Month 4-5pm (Eastern Time)

Meeting Details:

🗓️ Frequency: Third Tuesday of Each Month 

 Time: 4-5pm Eastern Time (Canada & USA)

🌍 Zoom Platform 

💻 Registration: REGISTER HERE

Join us for a compassionate and informative Zoom support meeting, "Caregiver Support After the Journey - Grief and Loss." This virtual gathering is designed to provide a safe and understanding space for caregivers who have journeyed through the challenges of caregiving and are now navigating the complex terrain of grief and loss.

Caring for a loved one can be both a rewarding and emotionally taxing experience, and often, the grief and loss that follow can be overwhelming. Whether you have recently lost a loved one or are in the process of grieving, this support meeting aims to connect you with a community of individuals who understand the unique struggles and emotions that caregivers face.

During these sessions, we will:

1. Share experiences: Participants will have the opportunity to share their personal stories, challenges, and triumphs in a supportive environment where they can openly express their feelings and emotions.
2. Learn coping strategies: Learn valuable insights, coping strategies, and resources that help caregivers manage the complex emotions that accompany grief and loss.
3. Build connections: Connect with fellow caregivers who have faced similar experiences. Building a network of support can provide comfort and reassurance during the grieving process.
4. Foster healing: Through discussions, exercises, and shared insights, we aim to promote emotional healing and help participants find a path toward acceptance and resilience.

This virtual support meeting is open to caregivers of all backgrounds and experiences. Whether you cared for a family member, friend, or loved one, your journey is valid, and we are here to support you through the challenges of grief and loss.

Tuesday Support Group Facilitator:
Dr George Ackerman

George is from Brooklyn, N.Y. Now residing in Florida, he works in the fields of law, police, and education. George lost his mother, Sharon Riff Ackerman on 1/1/2020 to Parkinson’s Disease. He wanted to honor his mother and continue to help the awareness cause. With his family, they started TogetherForSharon® to keep his mother, Sharon's, memory alive and to share the message of Awareness and hope for a cure.

About Us: 

The Coleen Cunningham Foundation serves individuals and families dealing with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) and Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD).


The Coleen Cunningham Foundation (CCF) is dedicated to honoring the legacy of Coleen Cunningham by providing comprehensive support to individuals and families affected by Atypical Parkinsonism. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those impacted by these rare neurological disorders through compassionate care, advocacy, and education. We strive to foster a supportive community, offer respite and hospice care, and advance the understanding and management of Atypical Parkinsonism.


1. Provide Compassionate Respite and Hospice Care

  • Respite Vacations: Offer families affected by Atypical Parkinsonism the opportunity to create cherished memories through specially designed respite vacations.
  • Respite Hospice in the Caribbean: Establish a dedicated hospice facility in the Caribbean that provides comprehensive care and relaxation for families, ensuring a serene environment for both patients and caregivers.

2. Support and Empower Families and Caregivers

  • Support Groups: Facilitate regular support group meetings to provide emotional and practical support for caregivers, patients, and families.
  • Educational Resources: Develop and distribute educational materials to help families and caregivers understand and manage the complexities of Atypical Parkinsonism.
  • Advocacy: Advocate for the needs and rights of those affected by Atypical Parkinsonism at both the local and national levels.

3. Advance Medical Understanding and Management

  • Collaborative Research: Partner with medical institutions and researchers to support studies aimed at understanding Atypical Parkinsonism and developing effective treatments.
  • Medical Insights and Training: Provide healthcare professionals with the latest insights and training on Atypical Parkinsonism to improve patient care.

4. Promote Awareness and Education

  • Public Awareness Campaigns: Conduct campaigns to raise public awareness about Atypical Parkinsonism and the challenges faced by those affected.
  • Educational Events: Host seminars, webinars, and workshops to educate the public, healthcare professionals, and policymakers about Atypical Parkinsonism.

5. Foster a Supportive Community

  • Online Community Platform: Create and maintain an online platform where individuals and families can share experiences, find support, and access resources.
  • Engage with Stakeholders: Build partnerships with organizations, companies, and individuals dedicated to supporting neurological disorders to enhance our outreach and impact.

6. Expand Global Reach

  • International Collaboration: Work with international partners to share knowledge, resources, and best practices in the care and management of Atypical Parkinsonism.
  • Resource Distribution: Ensure that educational and support materials are accessible to a global audience, reaching as many affected individuals and families as possible.

Commitment to Excellence

At the Coleen Cunningham Foundation, we are committed to excellence in all our endeavors. We pledge to uphold the highest standards of care, compassion, and professionalism in our services, ensuring that every individual and family we support receives the best possible assistance and guidance.

Together, we can navigate the challenges of Atypical Parkinsonism, creating a brighter future for those affected by this condition.

No One Walks Alone!

Laura Louizos
Executive Director
Coleen Cunningham Foundation for
PSP Awareness


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