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Updated April 25, 2014. **Please call designated points of contact to confirm dates and times.

 Support Groups for Alzheimer's Caregivers and Friends

We have many support groups, at various times and locations in southeastern Virginia. Check to see if there is a local group that fits your needs and if not, consider volunteering as a support group facilitator or co-facilitator. Contact Debra Davis at ddavis@alz.org or 800.272.3900 with questions or to volunteer as a facilitator or co-facilitator. Training will be provided.

We have Alzheimer's caregiver orientation classes and educational classes available here.



CHESAPEAKE

4th Monday, 10 a.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
Chesapeake Lifestyle Ctr., 748 Battlefield Blvd.
Contact: Patricia McClain, 757.485.3017

4th Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
St. Paul’s UMC, 437 Providence Road
Contact: Mary Howie, 757.543.9091, Ellen Greene, 757.717.9524

EASTERN SHORE

3rd Wednesday, 10 a.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving

Grace United Methodist Church, 18484 Wilson Avenue, Parksley
Contact: John Kellam, 757.787.2592

HAMPTON

2nd Monday, 1 p.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2150 Cunningham Drive
Contact: Judy Hutchinson & Vicki Gwynn, 757.873.0541 or Donna Fitzgerald, 757.692.4505

NEWPORT NEWS

1st Monday, 7 p.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
2nd Presbyterian Chu
rch, 201 Menchville Road
Pamela DeYoung, 757.930.0002, Peggy Mahoney, 757.344.3592

1st Tuesday, 10 a.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
Hidenwood Presbyterian Church, 414 Hiden Boulevard
Contact: Peggy H. Smith, 757.595.0068

2nd Thursday, 7 p.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
Warwick Forest, 1004 Old Denbigh Blvd.
Contact: Randy & Mariana Rooker, 757.867.9618

2nd Friday, 10 a.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
James River Convalescent Ctr.,
540 Aberthaw Avenue
Contact: Darlene Evans, 757.595.2273

NORFOLK

4th Monday, 7 p.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 1051 Kempsville Road
Contact: Bonnie Mantta & Ellen Green, 757.461.3931

4th Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
PrimePlus,
7300 Newport Ave
Contact: Vonda Johnson, 757.625.5857

2nd Wednesday, 4 p.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
Province Place of DePaul
6403 Granby Street
Contact: Theresa Davis & Jill Mitchell, 757.451.2400

1st Thursday, 12:45 p.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
Alzheimer’s Association, 6350 Center Dr., Ste 102
Contact: Bob Fanning & Mary Howie, 757.459.2405

PORTSMOUTH

2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 4811 High Street, West
Contact: Ellen Greene, 757.484.6257
Respite care is available for your loved one during this meeting.

SOUTH CENTRAL

1st Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
Hazelwood House, 1105 W. Danville Street, South Hill
Contact: Melissa Baird, 434.447.7661

4th Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
The Woodview, 103 Rosehill Dr., South Boston
Contact: Sherrill Hollandsworth, 434.517.7530

1st Thursday, 2 p.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
Brookview Lodge at The Woodland, 2005 Cobb Street, Farmville
Contact: Marion Kyner, 434.392.6106, Georgia Hicks, 434.392.4053

3rd Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
YMCA, 212 Weaver Ave, Emporia
Linda Burnette, 434.348.4445
Takisha Carr, 434.532.7888

VIRGINIA BEACH

2nd Monday, Noon
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 4560 Princess Anne Road
Contact: Bob Fanning, 757.495.4211


2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
Church of the Holy Family, 1279 Great Neck Road
Contact: Jim Fedor, 757.481.5702, Carol StCyr, 757.343.4970

3rd Tuesday, 4 p.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
Atlantic Shores Retirement, 1200 Atlantic Shores Drive
Contact: Valerie Holden, 757.716.2060

2nd Thursday, 1 p.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
Bay Lake Retirement & Assisted Living - Cape Henry Room, 4225 Shore Drive
Contact: Lori Fletcher, 757.460.8868, Nancy Carle, 757.689.3334

WESTERN TIDEWATER

3rd Monday, 3 p.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
Lake Prince Woods, 100 Anna Goode Way, Suffolk
Contact: Woodie Rea, 757.923.5531

2nd Wednesday, 12 p.m.

Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 400 N. High Street, Franklin
Contact: Mary Frances Newsome, 757.569.0604,  Joy Cartwright, 434.430.5782
Diane Tobin, 757.562.2501

WILLIAMSBURG

2nd Monday, 2 p.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
Dominion Village, 4132 Longhill Road
Contact: Shirley Steck, 757.258.3444

3rd Wednesday, 11:15 a.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
Williamsburg UMC, 500 Jamestown Road
Contact: Charlie Martino, 757.426.4041
MEN ONLY

3rd Thursday, 2:30 p.m.
Support Group Type: Alzheimer's Caregiving
Colonial Heritage Club House, 6500 Arthur Hills Drive
Contact: Charlie Martino, 757.264.0078

Support Groups for Diagnosed Individuals with Alzheimer's / Dementia

EARLY MEMORY LOSS/EARLY STAGE/YOUNGER ONSET
These support groups are for people with any of the above diagnoses and their care partners. Please contact Debra Davis at 800.272.3900 or
ddavis@alz.org to schedule an interview and to obtain directions. New support groups form in different areas depending on need. Please contact Debra to let her know you are interested. Locations of support groups are based on expressed interest. Also see information on our Early Alzheimer's Support and Education program (EASE).

11:30 a.m., 4th Tuesday, Monthly
Newport News

11:30 a.m., 1st Thursday, Monthly
Norfolk

 

 

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