Press and Public Relations

If you are a member of the media working on stories about Alzheimer’s, dementia, caregiving and related topics, our Public Relations team can be a valuable resource. We can help arrange interviews with experts from CaringKind who can discuss numerous topics including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia; the impact of the disease on caregivers; statistics; and the hundreds of free programs and services we provide for caregivers and people with dementia. We can also help connect media with caregivers and medical or research professionals. Feel free to use information from the CaringKind Web site i [...]

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Space Rental Opportunities

Our modern and state-of-the-art third floor with rooms and meeting spaces is available for rent year round. The space on the third floor draws on the latest technology and innovation, designed to support the people we serve daily and the general public. From training centers to smaller community rooms, it can be used for any type of meeting, conference or social event, all located steps from Grand Central Station. Our training centers offer flexible, multi-purpose space that can expand to accommodate large groups (of up to 80 people) for trainings or conferences or be adjusted for smaller meet [...]

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Our Staff

Executive Staff Lou-Ellen Barkan, President & Chief Executive Officer lbarkan@caringkindnyc.org 646.744.2901 Jed A. Levine, Executive Vice President Director of Programs & Services jlevine@caringkindnyc.org 646.744.2902 Carol Berne, Senior Vice President of Development cberne@caringkindnyc.org 646.744.2905 Peggy Chu, Chief Administrative Officer pchu@caringkindnyc.org 646.744.2925 Staff Stephanie Aragon, Director of Helpline saragon@caringkindnyc.org 646.744.2914 Ana M. Araujo, Manager of Social Work aaraujo@caringkindnyc.org 646.744.2956 Asif Baksh, Vice President, Director of IT & [...]

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Board of Directors

Co-Chairs Stephen P. Casper John R. Latham Vice Chair & Treasurer Sharon K. Kilmer Secretary Pauline Yeung-Ha Directors Elvira Bisignano William M. Brachfeld Marianne Dziuba-Fiore Lori Oscher Friedman Nathan Halegua Jonathan S. Henes Peter J. Hill David Z. Hirsh Benjamin J. Jenkins Jeffrey N. Jones Linda LaGorga J. Francis Lavelle Aaron H. Marks Anne McBride Schreiber Wayne S. Miller Louis M. Salerno Mike Schnitzer Elaine Thomas David L. Weinberg Mark Zurack Emeritus Marilyn L. Cohen Susan V. Kayser, Esq. Sunnie Kenowsky Irving, DVM Heath B. McLendon Ex Officio Lauren Longobardi, Junior Co [...]

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About Us

CaringKind* is New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. With over 30 years of experience, we work directly with our community partners to develop the information, tools and training to support individuals and families affected by dementia. We offer a 24-hr Helpline (646) 744-2900 run by professional staff; individual and family counseling sessions with licensed social workers; a vast network of support groups; education seminars and training programs; early stage services and a wanderer’s safety program. We believe in the power of caregiving and seek a world where [...]

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