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Updated May 18, 2017. **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 us at 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.


10 a.m.
4th Mon
Chesapeake Lifestyle Ctr.
800 N. Battlefield Blvd.
Patricia McClain, 757. 537.2817

7 p.m.
2nd Tue
St. Paul’s UMC
437 Providence Road
Mary Howie, 757.543.9091
Carol Hylton, 757.573.8456


4 p.m.
2nd Mon
Riverside Eastern Shore Physicians & Surgeons - Medical Library
9524 Hospital Ave, Nassawadox
Melissa Glennon, 757-302-2128

10 a.m.
3rd Wed
Hermitage on the Eastern Shore
23610 North St., Onancock
Kristie Annis, 757.789.7525
John Kellam, 757.787.2592

11:30 a.m.
4th Fri
Riverside Shore Rehab Center
26181 Parksley Rd.
Lori Wilson, 757.665.5133
Felicia Blake, 757.665.5133


1 p.m.
2nd Mon
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
2150 Cunningham Drive
Judy Hutchinson & Vicki Gwynn, 757.873.0541
Colleen Moran, 757.933.2617


7 p.m.
1st Mon
Menchville Baptist Church
248 Menchville Road
Peggy Mahoney, 757.344.3592
Harry Berquist, 757.872.6434
Linda Testa, 757.874.9557

10 a.m.
1st Tues
Hidenwood Presbyterian
Church, 414 Hiden Boulevard
Peggy H. Smith-Thomas, 757.595.0068

10 a.m.
2nd Fri
James River Convalescent Ctr.
540 Aberthaw Avenue
Angela Moore, 757.595.2273
Ruth Simon, 757.898.7340


12:45 p.m.
1st Thu
Alzheimer’s Association
6350 Center Dr., Ste 102
Mary Howie, 757.459.2405
Carol Hylton, 757.573.8456


7 p.m.
2nd Tue
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
4811 High Street, West Portsmouth
Edith Blake, 757.484.5959,
Hillary & Richard Todd, 757.484.7199

1 p.m.
1st Thu
Third Baptist Church
461 Godwin St., Portsmouth
Billie Cook, 757.397.9242


5 p.m.
1st Tue
Hazelwood House
1107 W. Danville Street,
South Hill, 23970
Melissa Baird, 434.447.7661

2 p.m.
1st Thu
Brookview Lodge at The Woodland
2005 Cobb Street, Farmville
Marion Kyner, 434.392.6106
Rev Roland Grenouillou, 434.547.4794


2nd Mon
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
4560 Princess Anne Road
Olivia Dabney, 757.478.0216
Raul Pernites, 757.495.4211

7 p.m.
2nd Tue
Church of the Holy Family
1279 Great Neck Road
Jim Fedor, 757.481.5702
Carol St. Cyr, 757.343.4970


3 p.m.
3rd Mon
Lake Prince Woods
100 Anna Goode Way, Suffolk
Denise Brown, 757.923.5513

7 p.m.
2nd Wed
James L Camp Jr. Family YMCA
300 Crescent Dr., Franklin
Donna Jurnigan, 757.406.3059


11:15 a.m.
3rd Wed
Williamsburg UMC, Room 206
500 Jamestown Road
Open to men & women
Robert Suval, 757.868.3830
Respite care for loved one
available. Registration required
Carolyn Yowell, 757.229.1771

1 p.m.
1st Wed
Williamsburg Community Chapel
3899 John Tyler Hwy, Room 118
John Broadwater, 757.220.2863



The purpose of Early-Stage Support Groups is to provide a safe and supportive environment of peers who are living in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia and their care partners. These groups offer dementia-related education, emotional support, and connections with resources so that the group members may enhance their lives in the midst of the disease. Interested? Email us at or call 800.272.3900 for more information or to schedule an interview.



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