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We offer support groups and several educational programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s as well as community members. Most of these programs are free of charge. For more information click here or call our 24-hour helpline at 1.800.272.3900.

Madison: Vantage Place West
7818 Big Sky Drive, Madison, WI
2nd Floor Conference Room  
First Monday of the month
Noon-1 p.m.
Walk ins welcome or RSVP to Kari Paterson: Kpaterson@alz.org or 608.203.8500.
 
Madison: Alicia Ashman Branch of Madison Public Library
733 N. High Point Road, Madison, WI
Third Thursday of the month*
5-6 p.m. 
Walk ins welcome or RSVP to Barbara Saeman: bsaeman@yahoo.com
*For March, this support group will take place March 13, not March 20.
 
Madison: Capitol Lakes Retirement
333 W Main St, Madison, WI
Premier Room
Third Tuesday of the month
Noon-1 p.m.
RSVP preferred to Natasha Peterson: npeterson@retirement.org

Stoughton: Stoughton Hospital
900 Ridge St., Stoughton, WI
Hospital Board Room 
First Wednesday of the month
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Walk ins welcome or RSVP to Jacob Dunn or Sonja: pr3@stohosp.com or 608-873-2356.

Sun Prairie: Lighthouse Senior Living
222 S Bristol Street, Sun Prairie, WI
Second Tuesday of the month
6-7 p.m.
Walk ins welcome; contact Kim Peterson at 608.347.3399 for more information.
March 11th- Conversations About Dementia-  This program offers helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans.  Special Guest Lauren Haley, Alzheimer's Association
April 8th- Special Guest Iris Christenson- Elder Law Attorney


Sun Prairie: Hyland Park     
881 Liberty Blvd., Sun Prairie, WI 53590
First Thursday of the month
2-3 p.m.
Walk ins welcome; contact Lizzie Gernon at 608.213.7810 for more information.

Janesville: New Life Assembly of God, 
2416 N. Wright Rd, Janesville, WI 53546
Third Thursday of the month 
6-7 p.m.   
Walk ins welcome or RSVP to Tammy Pence: 608.295.2764 or tammy.pence@azuramemory.com

For questions about any of the support group locations, please call the local Alzheimer's Association chapter at 608.203.8500.


The Spry Society - An Early-Stage Social Engagement Program in Madison

Life takes turns. It helps to have friends around every corner.

Get out, get active and get connected with the Alzheimer’s Association Early-Stage Social Engagement Program, the Spry Society. The program offers a comfortable way to have fun and socialize with others who are living in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease or Mild Cognitive Impairment. Enjoy the company of others while you participate in a variety of fun group activities. The Spry Society is a free monthly program sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, Lighthouse of Sun Prairie and Coventry Village. tThis program is ideal for people who want to learn new and innovative techniques to enhance cognition. Registration is required and space is limited.

For more information, contact Kari Paterson at 608.203.8500 or kpaterson@alz.org.


Online

The Alzheimer’s Association 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.

Join the Alzheimer’s Association online community


Telephone

The Telephone Caregiver Support Group for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  The purpose is to reach those caregivers who could benefit from a support group, yet find it difficult to travel to a meeting site.

More Info on the Telephone Support Group

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