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About Support Groups

Support groups are regularly scheduled gatherings of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, family, friends, and other care partners. These groups provide emotional, educational, and social support for all participants. Confidentiality is always observed.

Support groups create a safe, confidential, and supportive environment that enables participants to develop mutual support and social relationships. They also provide participants with education about issues related to dementia and support to develop the skills to solve problems. The groups empower caregivers and people with dementia to attain their own personal, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being in an effort to optimally care for themselves and each other.

All support group facilitators are trained initially and on a yearly basis. Chapter staff keeps facilitators up to date on the latest issues including research, behaviors, medication, and caregiver support. Facilitators are monitored yearly to ensure the quality of the groups.

We currently have many specialty groups including: early-stage, younger-onset, late-onset, and frontotemporal dementia.

**Please note** All new members please call the facilitator listed to confirm the date, time and location.

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Telephone Support Group

A virtual support group for dementia caregivers that provides a safe and confidential environment for conversation, support, guidance, resources and education from the comfort of your own home or office.

3rd Thursday of every month
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Call in number: 1.866.740.1260
When instructed, participate code: 5942755#

 

Locations

Allegany County
Anne Arundel County
Baltimore City
Baltimore County
Carroll County
Cecil County
Dorchester County
Frederick County
Garrett County
Harford County
Howard County
Talbot County
Washington County
Wicomico County
Worcester County

 

Allegany County

Allegany Health Nursing & Rehab
730 Furnace Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
Annette Mulligan, 301.777.5941
2nd Wednesday of every month, 5 p.m.

Country House/The Kensington - Library
1 Baltimore Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
Nicole Stratton or Marianne Brown, 301.777.8717
2nd Thursday of every month, 1 p.m.
Respite available, call ahead
Refreshments provided

Anne Arundel County

AAMC Belcher Pavilion
Medical Park Campus
2000 Medical Parkway, 7th Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401
Katherine Gravelle, (c) 443.463.8293
Edgar Parker, 410.544.8483
4th Tuesday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m.

Early-Stage Group
For care partners and people with memory loss
Severna Park, MD 21146
4th Wednesday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m.
Pre-screening required, call 800.272.3900

First Baptist Church - Crofton
1690 Crofton Parkway, Crofton, MD 21114
Tamra Sherrick, 301.641.7138 or tsherrick@verizon.net
4th Thursday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m.

Somerford Place, Annapolis
2717 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
Elizabeth Balderrama, 410.224.7300
2nd Monday of every month, 2-3 p.m.

Spring Arbor of Severna Park
345 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD 21146
Viola McAvey, 410.544.7774
2nd Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m.

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Baltimore City

Chase Brexton HealthCare - 1st floor Community Rm (Chase Room)
1111 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201
Robin Hillen - 410.340.1465
4th Wednesday of every month, 1-2:30 p.m.

Johns Hopkins Bayview
Hopkins ElderPlus
Mason F. Lord Building, East Tower
4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224
Tiffani Williams, 410.550.8093
Pat Barnes 410.550.7051
2nd Thursday of every month, 12:30-2 p.m.

Myerberg 50+ Center
3103 Fallstaff Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209
Ruth Glick, 410.215.4584
1st and 3rd Mondays of every month, 10-11:30 a.m.

Sharon Baptist Church
1373 N. Stricker Street, Baltimore, MD 21217
Peggy Jackson, 410.415.0705
4th Thursday of every month, 12:30p.m., light lunch is served.

Wayland Baptist Church
3200 Garrison Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21216
Gladys Powell, 410.728.0540
Lucy Armstrong, 410.922.5848
3rd Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Baltimore County

Atrium Village
4730 Atrium Court, Owings Mills, MD 21117
Jamie Kasoff, 443.604.2626
Marsha Seabold, 443.559.4143
3rd Thursday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m.

Arden Courts of Towson
8101 Bellona Avenue, Towson, MD 21204
Angela Gahs, 410.916.1157
3rd Wednesday of every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Respite available, call ahead

Catonsville Presbyterian Church
1400 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228
John Agius, 410.876.0192
3rd Wednesday of every month, 6:15-8 p.m.

Charlestown Retirement Community (Charlestown Sq. Rm 116)
715 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228
Kaitlyn Koterwas, 410.737.8838
3rd Friday of every month, 10-11 a.m.

Community-Based Support Group
1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093
Marilyn Blum, 410.356.4805
1st Tuesday of every month, 12-1:30 p.m.

Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center
Medical Arts Building, Conference Room
9101 Franklin Square Drive, Baltimore, MD 21237
Leanne Simington 570.847.9801
Gaill Thompson, 443.629.9369

2nd Monday of every month, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Frontotemporal Dementia Group (Caregivers & Family Group)
1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093
George Amoss, 410.254.5918
Suzanne Brafman, 410.560.3106
2nd Wednesday of every month, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Glen Meadows Retirement Community
11630 Glen Arm Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057
Sue Ingalsbe, 410.319.5019

Heather Kennedy, 410.319.5037
3rd Friday of every month, 1-2 p.m.

Early-Stage/ Late Onset Group
For care partners and people with memory loss
Timonium, MD 21093
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
Pre-screening required, call 800.272.3900

King David Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
4204 Old Milford Mill Road, Baltimore, MD 21208
Lisa Kovens-Harris, 410.486.1500
3rd Sunday of every month, 2-3:30 p.m.

Stella Maris
2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium, MD 21093
St. Elizabeth Hall - Multi purpose room
Phyllis Baird, 410.252.4500 ext. 7323
Catherine Ettenhofer, 410.322.5392
3rd Wednesday of every month, 2 p.m.

Early-Stage Group/ Young Onset Group 
For care partners and people with memory loss
Timonium, MD 21093
3rd Wednesday of every month, 6:45-8 p.m.
Pre-screening required, call 1.800.272.3900

Woodlands Assisted Living
1320 Windlass Drive, Middle River, MD 21220
Nicole Hoenig, 443.629.0460
Josphine Karanja, 410.918.2139
3rd Tuesday of every month, 5-6 p.m.

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Carroll County

Carroll County Health Department
290 S. Center Street (Clinic Entrance)
Westminster, MD 21157
Anne Messina, 410.876.4949
Lori Brynes, 410.876.4975
4th Thursday of every month, 6-8 p.m.
No November Meeting

Proxmire Memory Clinic -Copper Ridge
710 Obrecht Road, Sykesville, MD 21784
Nancy Linthicum, 410.552.3211
4th Wednesday of every month, 4-5:30 p.m.

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Cecil County

Adult Day Services at Union Hospital
301 Augustine Herman Highway, Ste B, Elkton, MD 21921
Cathie Null, 410.392.0539
Jolene Paruch, 443.553.0871
4th Thursday of every month, 6 p.m.
Respite available, call ahead

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Dorchester County

Chesapeake Woods Center
525 Glenburn Avenue, Cambridge, MD 21613
Erin Grubb, 410.221.1400 x117
Rosalyn Sampson, 410.221.1400 x117
3rd Thursday of every month, 12 p.m.

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Frederick County

Brunswick Branch Library
915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, MD 21716, Community Room
To RSVP, please call Terry Miller at 301.471.3146
3rd Wednesday of every month, 6-7 p.m.

Country Meadows
5955 Quinn Orchard Road, Frederick, MD 21704
Debbie Savageau, 301.228.2249
2nd Thursday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m.
No Meeting in July
Respite available, call ahead

Early-Stage Group
For care partners and people with memory loss
Frederick, MD
1st Tuesday of every month, 12 p.m.
Pre-screening required, call Cathy Hanson at 301.696.0315

Edenton Retirement Community - Manor House
5800 Genesis Lane, Frederick, MD 21703
Jean Brown, 301.694.3100
Leland Comstock, 301.807.3274
NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, please call 301.694.3100 to learn if the session has been canceled.
3rd Wednesday of every month, 12:30- 1:30 p.m.

Somerford Assisted Living
2100A Whittier Drive, Frederick, MD 21702
Jennifer Ahalt, 301.668.3930
1st Tuesday of every month, 4:30 p.m.

Thurmont Senior Center
806 E. Main St, Thurmont, MD 21788
Terry Miller, 301.471.3146
1st Tuesday of each month, 6-7p.m.

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Garrett County


Seasons of Caring - Dennett Road Manor

1113 Mary Drive, Oakland MD 21550
Twila Bender, 301.334.8700
3rd Wednesday of every month, 2 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.

 

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Harford County

Early Stage Group
For care partners and people with memory loss
Fallston, MD 21047
4th Monday of every month, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Pre-screening required, call 1.800.272.3900

Family & Children's Services
309 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, MD 21015
Barbara Pumphrey, 410.838.3222
Lucy Armstrong, 410.612.9770
2nd Tuesday of every month, 3-4:30 p.m.
Respite available, call ahead

St. Patrick Church - Faith Formation Center
615 Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Lucy Romeo, 443.910.2778
Rosemary Dehn, 410.939.6510
3rd Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Fallston
1127 Old Fallston Road, Fallston, MD 21047
Marjorie Cotterman, 410.404.6804
2nd Monday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m.

 

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Howard County

Bethany United Methodist Church
2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042
Nora McCallie, 415.297.1030
Tom Swisher, 410.465.8985
2nd Saturday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m.

Bain Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044
Danilsa Marciniak, 410.736.2217
2nd Thursday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m.

Early-Stage Group
For care partners and people with memory loss
Columbia, MD 21044
2nd Thursday of every month, 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Pre-screening required, call 800.272.3900

Korean Support Group (Day)
Bain Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044
Minjung Engle, 812.589.2624
2nd Tuesday of every month, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
English/Korean informational flyer

Korean Support Group (Evening)
East Columbia 50+ Center

6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045
Minjung Engle, 410.313.6538
2nd Wednesday of every month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

English/Korean informational flyer

Loyola Graduate Center - PPA Support & Resources Group
8890 McGaw Rd, Columbia MD 21045
Cindy Nichols - 410.617.7717
Teri Bond - 410.267.0897
4th Wednesday of every month, 1-2:30 p.m.
No August, November, December Meetings

Somerford Place
8220 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, MD 21045
Judi Beyer, 410.313.9744
1st Thursday of every month, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Vantage House
5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD 21044
Tree Top Lounge - 5th Floor
Allyson Stanton, 410.964.5454
Susan Peden, 410.992.1095
4th Wednesday of every month, 4-5:30 p.m.

 

Talbot County

Early-Stage Group
For care partners and people with memory loss
Easton, MD 21601
4th Saturday of every month, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Pre-screening required, call 800.272.3900

Genesis Health Care - The Pines
610 Dutchman's Lane, Easton, MD 21601
Susan Wolfberg, 410.822.4000 ext. 109
Veronica Knopp, 410.822.4000
4th Monday of every month, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

St. Mark's United Methodist Church
100 Peachblossom Avenue, Easton, MD 21601
Pat Stein, 410.822.6754
Patti Dewitt, 410.820.4400
2nd Monday of every month, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

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Washington County

Early-Stage Group
For care partners and people with memory loss
3rd Tuesday of every month, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Pre-screening required, call 800.272.3900

Homewood at Williamsport
- HCC Classroom
16505 Virginia Avenue, Williamsport, MD 21795
Shelby Vaughn, 301.582.1750
3rd Wednesday of every month, 12-1 p.m.
Brown bag lunch optional

Somerford Place
10116 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Sheri Evans, 301.791.9221
1st Tuesday of every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Respite available, call ahead 

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Wicomico County

Atria Senior Living
1110 Healthway Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804
Amber Boyden or Melissa Preist, 410.546.9997
3rd Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m.

Bethesda United Methodist Church - Todd House
406 N. Division St, Salisbury, MD 21801
Ann Wilmer, 443.493.0268
3rd Sunday of every month, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

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Worcester County

Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
9715 Healthway Drive, Berlin, MD 21811
Heather Cormack, 410.641.4400 ext. 6123
Kenneth Lewis, 410.208.1701 or 410.430.4818
3rd Tuesday of every month, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Hartley Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
1006 Market St., Pocomoke City, MD 21851
Brenda Evans or Tina Dykes, 410.957.2252
2nd Wednesday of every month, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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