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Our Support Groups

Our Support Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. In the group, attendees develop coping methods, encourage self-care, learn about community resources, and optimize care techniques. Our groups are regularly scheduled and have an open format that run from 1 to 2 hours depending on the size of the group. Our groups are small with 4-12 members each. This allows for each group member the option to share their experiences and gain ideas. Our groups are a lifeline for so many.

All of our groups are Caregiver Support Groups unless otherwise noted. Here are some testimonials from people who have attended our Caregiver Support Groups.

  • "I found out I'm not alone in this journey, there are others walking beside me, struggling with me.  Before attending a support group, I felt I was very much alone."
  • "You can say things in the group you couldn't say to people who are not or have not walked this journey and they will understand and relate."
  • "You will hear great ideas on different things to try when confronted with a difficult situation or behavior."
  • "You will learn from others many community resources that can help you."

Navigating as Couples and Early-Stage Support Groups

We have support groups for people who are newly diagnosed and in the early stages of Alzheimer’s or any of the related dementias.

Connection Café-Early Stage Support, Education, and Social Engagement

You are not alone! The Connect Café is for persons with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their care partners. We meet to share ideas, to learn from each other and to have fun, food and fellowship!

24/7 Helpline

Call 800-272-3900 during the day or night to talk with a dementia specialist who can assist you with problem solving, refer you to community resources, and listen.

Cannot get to a Support Group: Connect with Others Online at AlzConnected®

Our message boards and chat rooms provide a virtual online community for persons with Alzheimer's, caregivers and care providers. Our message boards have thousands of registered members from around the United States and thousands more who refer to the stories and information that is available 24 hours a day. 
www.alzconnected.org

 

Alachua

United Church of Gainesville
1624 NW 5th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32603
3rd Tuesday - 7:00 PM
  Altrusa House
2002 NW 26th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32605
1st Thursday - 12:00 PM

Brevard

Connection Cafè
Center for Family Caregiving
3661 S Babcock St
Melbourne, FL
1st Wednesday - 2:00 PM
  Sunflower House (inside Merritt Square Mall)
777 E. Merritt Island Causeway
Merritt Island, FL 32952
1st and 3rd Wednesday - 10:30 AM
  Early-Stage Support Group
First United Methodist Church
825 Forrest Ave.
Cocoa, FL 32922
2nd Tuesday – 10:30 AM

Clay

Allegro at Fleming Island
3651 US Highway 17
Orange Park, FL 32003
1st Wednesday - 7:00 PM - Meeting
Dinner will be provided at 6:30 PM.

RSVP to Helpline (800-272-3900) is required for dinner.
  Clay County Council on Aging
604 Walnut Street
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
3rd Tuesday, 1:00 PM

Respite care provided, RSVP Required at (904) 531-5024 or email Judy Hyde at judyh@claycoa.org.

Duval

St. Paul Methodist Church
8264 Lone Star Road
Jacksonville, FL 32211
3rd Tuesday - 6:30 PM
  Carriage Club
9601 Southbrook Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32256
2nd Saturday - 11:00 AM
  All Saints Episcopal Church
4171 Hendricks Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
3rd Tuesday, 6:30 PM

Respite care is provided. RSVP to All Saints at (904) 737-8488.
  River Garden Hebrew Home
11401 Old St. Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32258
2nd Wednesday - 3:30 PM
  Woodlawn Presbyterian Church
3026 Woodlawn Road
Jacksonville, FL 32209
1st Thursday - 1:00 PM
  Peaches-Na-Basket Adult Day Care
2040 Soutel Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32208
3rd Saturday - 11:00 AM
  Brookdale Southpoint
6895 Belfort Oaks Place
Jacksonville, FL 32216
3rd Wednesday on even months (Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct and Dec) 6:00 PM
  Riverside Presbyterian Church (Thompson Parlor)
849 Park Street
Jacksonville, Fl 32204
3rd Monday of each month @ 1:30 pm
  Almost Home Adult Day Care
3604 Cardinal Point Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32257
3rd Thursday of each month @ 5:00 pm

Flagler

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
4600 Belle Terre Parkway
Palm Coast, FL 32164
4th Monday - 5:30 PM

Indian River

 

The Brennity (Library)
7955 16th Manor
Vero Beach, FL 32966
4th Wednesday - 3:30 PM

Lake

Bridgewater at Waterman Village
500 Waterman Avenue
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
3rd Wednesday - 1:30 PM
  Cornerstone Hospice
2445 Lane Park Rd
Tavares, FL 32778
3rd Tuesday - 11:00 AM

Leon

Connection Café
Bagel Market & Bistro
6267 Old Water Oak Rd
Tallahassee FL 32312
1st Thursday- 2PM

Marion

The Windsor of Ocala
2650 SE 18th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34471
3rd Tuesday - 4:00 PM
  Emeritus West of Ocala
9070 SW 80th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34481
2nd Thursday - 5:00 PM
  Brentwood at Fore Ranch
4511 SW 48 Avenue
Ocala, FL 34474
4th Wednesday - 6:00 PM
  Chambrel at Pinecastle
1801 SE 24th Road
Ocala, FL 34471
1st Wednesday - 6:00 PM

Nassau

Nassau County Council on Aging
1367 South 18th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
3rd Thursday - 2:30 PM

Orange

Centre for Aging and Wellness
Florida Hospital, Centre for Family Medicine
133 Benmore Drive, Suite 200
Winter Park, FL 32792
3rd Tuesday - 6:00 PM
  Grand Palms
600 N Econolahatchee Trail
Orlando, FL 32825
2nd Thursday - 6PM
  Winter Park Presbyterian Church
400 S. Lakemont Ave
Winter Park, FL 32792
1st Thursday - 10:30 AM
  Forest Lake Church, Classroom #4
515 Harley Lester Lane
Apopka, FL 32703
1st Monday - 7:00 - 8:00 PM
  Guardian Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Board Room
2500 West Church Street
Orlando, FL 32805
3rd Wednesday - 2:00 PM

Osceola

Grupo de Apoyo. Osceola Council on Aging
700 Generation Point
Kissimmee, FL 34744
Segundo Jueves - 10:00 AM
  Osceola Council on Aging
700 Generation Point
Kissimmee, FL 34744
2nd Friday - 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Seminole

Arden Courts Alzheimer's Assisted Living
1057 Willa Springs Drive
Winter Springs, FL 32708
2nd Tuesday - 6:00 PM

Respite care provided by Arden Courts. RSVP to Susan Tibbals at (407) 696-8400.
  Horizon Bay Lake Orienta
217 Boston Ave
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
1St Monday- 6:30PM
 

Navigating as Couples
Arden Courts
1057 Willa Springs Drive
Winter Springs, FL 32708
1st Thursday - 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Lunch is provided by Arden Courts. Please RSVP to (800) 272-3900.

  Oakmonte Village
1020 Royal Gardens Circle
Lake Mary, Fl 32746
2nd Wednesday - 2:00 PM
  Forest Lake Church, Classroom #4
515 Harley Lester Lane
Apopka, FL 32703
1st Monday - 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Volusia

Woodland Towers
113 Chipola Avenue
DeLand, FL 32729
1st Tuesday at 2:00 PM and 3rd Thursday at 6:30 PM

  Grace Manor
1321 Herbert St
Port Orange, FL 32129
4th Tuesday -2PM
 

Christ Community Church
1210 Mission Drive
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
2nd Tuesday - 6:30 PM

  Aging Tree
985 Harley Strickland Blvd #100
Orange City, FL 32763
3rd Wednesday - 11:00 AM

Wakulla

Connection Café
Wakulla County Senior Citizens Center
3 Michael Dr
Crawfordville FL 32327
2nd Thursday- 2PM

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