Support Groups

General Support Groups

Our General Support Groups are open forums where care partners (caregivers) can ask questions, share concerns, and receive support from our staff and peers. These meetings are designed for the family and friends of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of neurodegeneration (brain change).

We have 3 General Support Groups each week. These support groups are limited to family and friends of someone living with brain change (they are not designed for professional care partners).

Brain Fitness Center

For people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of brain change, we proudly offer our Brain Fitness Center Program during our General Support Groups. Through brain stimulation, socialization, and chair-yoga, the Brain Fitness Center is designed for engagement and to enhance the person’s sense of physical and mental well-being.

During the Brain Fitness Center time, care partners must be in the building (the Brain Fitness Center is not a drop-off service)

If you’re a professional care partner, kindly contact our staff for specialized opportunities.

Our Specialized Support Groups

Adult Children Support Group

First & Third Wednesdays, from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm.

This group is for men and women dealing with the issues surrounding the care of a parent, older relative or friend. The group, led by Debbie, is a great source of support and a place to obtain needed resources. Online only.

Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD)

Second Monday: 10:00 am - 11:30 am.

FTD represents a group of brain disorders caused by the degeneration of the frontal and/or temporal lobes of the brain, affecting personality, behavior and language, also referred to as Frontotemporal Dementia, Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD) or Pick’s Disease. The group is led by members of the Network Team. Online only during the summer.

Grief After the Journey

Second Fridays: 10:00 am-11:30 am

This group is designed for those who have lost someone to Alzheimer’s or another neurodegenerative disease, no matter when that loss occurred. This group offers tools for coping while providing an opportunity to join with others on a similar journey. Led by members of the Network team and joined by a bereavement counselor of AVOW Hospice. Join us in-person or online.

Grief Through the Journey

Third Fridays: 10:00 am-11:30 am

These meetings are for anyone experiencing the feelings of loss and grief that usually accompany any neurodegenerative disease. The group welcomes those who are feeling losses of the person they knew while their loved one is living and those with cognitive impairment who wish to discuss their feelings of loss and grief. The group is led by members of the Network Team and joined by a Bereavement Counselor from AVOW Hospice.

Lewy Body Disease Group

First Tuesdays: 1:30 pm-3:00 pm

This new discussion group focuses on Lewy Body Disease. We will learn together and hope to hear about your experiences with this difficult disorder. Members of the Network Team facilitate this HYBRID group. Everyone is welcome in person or online.

Professionals Support Group

Second Wednesdays: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Our General Support Groups and some of our other support groups are restricted to non-professionals (friends and family only). This is done to ensure a safe environment for our families. Recognizing that professionals need help and support as well, this group is designed exclusively for the challenges professionals face. If you work in memory care, assisted living, skilled nursing, home care, or provide another professional service for people with brain change, we invite you to come to this meeting where you can share your thoughts, ideas, and concerns. Join in-person or online. Professionals Welcomed.

Vascular Support Group

Second Wednesdays: 10:00 am

This discussion group focuses on vascular disease. While there are some similarities, there are also profound differences between Alzheimer’s and vascular neurocognitive impairment. In addition, it is common for someone with Alzheimer’s to also have vascular disease. No diagnosis of vascular disease is required. Join us in-person or online.