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We're here for you from the beginning.

Have you or a loved one recently been diagnosed with or exhibiting signs of memory loss? The Alzheimer's Association Southeast Florida Chapter is here for you with the resources and support needed to navigate this difficult journey. We offer educational programs, support groups, and social and recreational programs. Below is a listing of our current offerings. If you are in need of more information, please call 1-800-272-3900.

 

EARLY STAGE EDUCATION PROGRAMS

*Please note that all Community Education Programs are free of charge, unless otherwise noted..

There are no early stage education programs scheduled at this time. Please check back regularly for updates.

 


EARLY STAGE SUPPORT GROUPS

For additional information about Alzheimer’s Association support groups, please call our Helpline at 1-800-272-3900.


Telephone Support Groups

English Telephone Support Group for Younger-Onset Early Stage Individuals (Diagnosed before age 65)
Every Tuesday, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
For more information, please call Nancy Ginden, MHC at 954-895-8329.


In-Person Early Stage Support Groups


BROWARD COUNTY
*Broward Health North, Neuro Resource Center
201 E. Sample Road; Deerfield Beach, FL 33064
2nd and 4th Friday of each month, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Facilitators: Chris Dragomer, MSW and Jean Merget, BSW
Early Stage Group – Congruent Patient and Caregiver Sessions
Participants MUST pre-register and be screened for this group. Call Chris Dragomer at 800-272-3900 or Jean Merget at 954-786-7335
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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
*Wien Center, Miami Beach, FL  33140
4th Wednesday of each month, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Facilitators:  Gloria Orlandi, MA and Graciela Fowler, LCSW
Early stage Group – Congruent Patient and Caregiver Sessions
Participants MUST pre-register and be screened for this group. Call Gloria Orlandi at 800-272-3900.

*West Kendall Regional Library, Miami, FL 33196
4th Thursday of each month, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Facilitators: Gloria Orlandi, MS and Kathleen Frahm, OTR/L
Early Stage Group – Congruent Patient and Caregiver Sessions
Participants MUST pre-register and be screened for this group. Call Gloria Orlandi at 800-272-3900

*Easter Seals South Florida; Miami, FL 33125
El segundo y el cuarto lunes de cada mes, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Facilitadoras: Gloria Orlandi, MS
Grupo para las Etapas Tempranas. Los participantes NECESITAN ser agrupados e inscritos con antelación.  Para más información, por favor llame a Gloria Orlandi al 1-800-272-3900.


PALM BEACH COUNTY
*Alzheimer’s Association, West Palm Beach, FL  33406
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Facilitators:  Pat Gleason and Donna True, LCSW
Early Stage Group – Congruent Patient and Caregiver Sessions
Participants MUST pre-register and be screened for this group.  Call Donna True at 800-272-3900.
1st Wednesdays are support meetings and 3rd Wednesdays are social outings

*Brain Matters, Delray Beach, FL 33445
2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Facilitators: Dr. Evelyn Bohm and Tequesta Alston
Early Stage Group – Congruent Patient and Caregiver Sessions
Participants MUST pre-register and be screened for this group.  Call Donna True at 800-272-3900.
2nd Wednesdays are support meetings and 3rd Wednesdays are social outings


TREASURE COAST
*Alzheimer’s Association, SE Florida Chapter; Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Facilitators: Donna True, LCSW and Laura Zel Kremer
Early Stage Group - Congruent Patient and Caregiver Sessions
Participants MUST pre-register and be screened for this group. Please call Donna True at 800-272-3900.


EARLY STAGE SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS

There are no scheduled social engagement activities at this time. For more information, call our 24-hour helpline at 1-800-272-3900.


 

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