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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

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Early Stage Support Group meetings

New dates and times for Early Stage Support group coming soon.

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia within the last six months and seem confused about what to do next?  Sessions meet for two hours, on Friday mornings from 10 until  noon. Sessions will offer dementia related education, emotional support and connections with resources so that group members may enhance their lives in the midst of the disease.   These classes are for BOTH the person with dementia and their care partner.

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***

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ADAMS COUNTY

Quincy Area
(Respite care available)

213 North 48th Street, Quincy, IL 62305

4th Monday, 6:30 p.m.

217-919-0278

 

FULTON COUNTY

Heartland Health Care Center  

2081 N. Main St. Canton, IL 61520

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

Spoon River Towers 

401 N. Illinois St. Lewistown, IL 61542

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

 

KNOX COUNTY

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.

309-344-1300

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

Last Friday, 1:30 p.m.

309-344-1151

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

2nd Wednesday , 3p.m.

309-289-2388

 

LA SALLE COUNTY

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

 

MARSHALL COUNTY

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

4th Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.

309-364-3905

 

PEORIA COUNTY

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
 Evergreen Community Center
404 . Stillwater Dr.
Chillicothe, Il 61523
 3rd Monday,
6:30 p.m.
 309-274-5440

 

STARK COUNTY

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

3rd Monday, 3 p.m.

309-286-2631

 

TAZEWELL COUNTY

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

3rd Thursday, 1:30 p.m.

309-284-1416

 

WHITESIDE COUNTY

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

2nd Thursday, 5 p.m.

815-626-7707

 

***Please call to confirm dates and times.

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