Get the Emotional Support You Need
A support group is a group of understanding friends experiencing similar struggles which can make a world of difference to those who face the stress of caring for a loved one with dementia. These groups typically meet monthly and all are coordinated by trained volunteer facilitators.
Click here for a list of caregiver support groups by county.
Alzheimer’s Association - Caregiver Support Group Facilitator Training
Tuesday, August 26th 6:00PM-8:00PM
Jamestown United Methodist Church
East Main Street
Do you have a heart for families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease? Are you a good listener? Do you want to make a difference in your community?
Consider becoming an Alzheimer’s Association Support Group Facilitator - The Alzheimer’s Association, Western North Carolina Chapter, is looking for Support Group Facilitators. The goal of the Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups is to provide emotional, social and/or educational support to group members. Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. They help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. The groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person with dementia.
Time commitment: A commitment of at least one year is expected.
Spanish & Asian Language Telephone Support Groups - COMING IN JUNE!
Coffee & Conversation - A men's caregiver support group at Davidson United Methodist Church. For more information, contact 1.800.272.3900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Adult Support Group - Open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 24. Click here for details.
Telephone Support Group - Open for anyone that would like support, but struggle to access a support group location. Click here for details.
Walking Support Group - Walk with other caregivers and talk, network, and empathize, or simply enjoy the silence of nature. Walks occur on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. Location varies. Distance of walk is between 1 mile and 2.5 miles. They are designed for beginning walkers/hikers. Please consult with physician prior to beginning exercise regimen. Click here for details.
EARLY STAGE SUPPORT GROUPS
Common Ground Social Groups
SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATORS
Support Group Facilitator Training
Click here for PurplePowerNC, the quarterly newsletter for support group facilitators.
Interested in becoming a support group facilitator? Contact Sarah Dunning at 704.532.7390 or email@example.com.
For more information about support groups and a list of groups in your area, call 800.272.3900 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.