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Get the emotional support you need

We have many support groups, at various times and locations. Check the list below to see if there is a group close to you that fits your needs.

If you prefer, call our 24-hour Helpline — 1.800.272.3900

Early Stage Support Group meetings

Call 800.272.3900 to sign up today.

Caregivers and their loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease can receive education and emotional support by attending a new Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group session. The goal is to provide education to both the person with dementia and their loved one, and to help establish a support network for them.

Participants will learn how to better cope with the disease and will receive emotional support and social interaction in a safe and supportive environment. Weekly topics include health and wellness information, research and medications, tools for maintaining independence, and changing roles and relationships. Attendees also are given ample opportunity to ask questions and share concerns specific to Alzheimer’s disease.

Area support groups

A support group can give caregivers opportunities to share their experiences, increase their feelings of self-worth, decrease their sense of isolation, learn from others in the same situation, learn about resources available and receive encouragement and moral support from other caregivers.

***If you are interested in attending a support group, then please call ahead to confirm the day and time.***

*** There are currently no support groups in Bureau, Lee, McDonough, or Ogle County***



Quincy Area
(Respite care available)

213 North 48th Street, Quincy, IL 62305

4th Monday, 6:30 p.m.




Heartland Health Care Center  

2081 N. Main St. Canton, IL 61520

3rd Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. 309-647-6185   

Fulton County Health Dept.

700 East Oak St. Canton, IL 61520

1st Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. 309-264-9229

Spoon River Towers 

401 N. Illinois St. Lewistown, IL 61542

1st Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. 309-264-9229



Gordon Behrents Senior Center
(Respite care available)
2015 Windish
Galesburg, IL 61401
3rd Wednesday, 1 p.m. 309- 344-2520

Hawthorne Inn (Seminary Village)
2245 N. Seminary St.,          Galesburg, IL 61401

4th Thursday, 3 p.m.


Marigold Health Care
275 East Carl Sandburg Dr., Galesburg, IL 61401

Last Friday, 1:30 p.m.


Knox County Nursing Home
800 N. Market St.,
Knoxville, IL 61448

2nd Wednesday , 3p.m.




First Presbyterian Church               321 Main St. Carthage, IL 62321

3rd Thursday, 1p.m.




St. Elizabeth Hospital
(Meeting Rooms 2 & 3)
1100 East Norris Drive
Ottawa, IL 61350
3rd Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. 815-433-6090



Heartland Health Care Center
1650 Indian Town Road,
Henry, IL 61537

4th Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.




Apostolic Christian Skyline
7023 N. Skyline Drive                          Peoria, IL 61614

1st Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.  309-691-8091

River Valley Support Group             Pearce Community Center        610 W. Cedar St. Chillicothe, IL 61523

3rd Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.  Room 210  800-272-3900

Bickford of Peoria

2000 W. Willow Knolls Dr. Peoria, IL 61614

4th Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.  309-589-0800

Grandview Alzheimer's Special Care Ctr.

6210 North University St. Peoria, IL 61614 

3rd Thursday, 6:30 p.m.  309-692-2484
Lutheran Hillside Village                    6901 North Galena Rd.                            Peoria, IL 61614 3rd Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.  309-689-2180

PALZ Support Group  (Activities available for loved ones with dementia)                                                      612 W. Glen Ave. Peoria, IL 61614

2nd Thursday, 3:00 p.m. please call to register  309-681-1100
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral             3601 North St. Peoria, IL 61614  3rd Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.  309-692-0805



Toulon Healthcare Center
R.R.1, Box 249, Hwy 17 East, Toulon, IL 61483

3rd Monday, 3 p.m.




Apostolic Christian Restmor, Inc.
1500 Parkside Ave.,
Morton, IL 61550

3rd Thursday, 1:30 p.m.


Pekin Manor
1520 El Camino Drive,
Pekin, IL 61554

3rd Wednesday, 3 p.m.


Pekin Home Health Care
600 S. 13th St.,
Pekin, IL 61554

2nd Tuesday, 5 p.m.  309-347-1151



Whiteside County Senior Center
1207 West Ninth Street,
Sterling, Illinois 61081

2nd Thursday, 5 p.m.



***Please call to confirm dates and times.

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Updated 1/22/15. May be reproduced with proper credit.


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