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About Support Groups

Support groups are regularly scheduled gatherings of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, family, friends, and other care partners. These groups provide emotional, educational, and social support for all participants. Confidentiality is always observed.

Support groups create a safe, confidential, and supportive environment that enables participants to develop mutual support and social relationships. They also provide participants with education about issues related to dementia and support to develop the skills to solve problems. The groups empower caregivers and people with dementia to attain their own personal, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being in an effort to optimally care for themselves and each other.

All support group facilitators are trained initially and on a yearly basis. Chapter staff keeps facilitators up to date on the latest issues including research, behaviors, medication, and caregiver support. Facilitators are monitored yearly to ensure the quality of the groups.

We currently have many specialty groups including: early-stage, younger-onset, late-onset, spouses, adult children, Latino, and frontotemporal dementia.

**Please note** All new members please call the facilitator listed to confirm the date, time and location.
 

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Locations

Allegany County
Anne Arundel County
Baltimore City
Baltimore County
Carroll County
Cecil County
Dorchester County
Frederick County
Garrett County
Harford County
Howard County
Frederick County
Talbot County
Washington County
Worcester County

 

Allegany County

Allegany County Health Department
12501 Willow Brook Rd., S.E., Cumberland, MD 21501
Stacie Miller, 301.759.5210
2nd Tuesday, 5-7 p.m.

Allegany Health Nursing & Rehab
730 Furnace St., Cumberland, MD 21502
Annette Mulligan, 301.777.5941
2nd Wednesday, 5 p.m.

Country House/The Kensington
1 Baltimore Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
Breakfast meeting held in the Library
Deb Savage, 301.777.8800
2nd Thursday, 10 a.m.
Respite available, call ahead

Anne Arundel County

AAMC Belcher Pavilion
Medical Park Campus
2000 Medical Pkwy, 7th Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401
Katherine Gravelle,  (H) 410.360.4280 (C) 443.463.8293
Edgar Parker, 410.544.8483
4th Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m.  
   
Early-Stage Support Group
Severna Park, MD 21146
1.800.272.3900
4th Wednesday, 7:30-9 p.m.  
Pre-screening is required
   
Genesis ElderCare, Severna Park
310 Genesis Way, Severna Park, MD 21146
Lynn Hubner-Brown, 410.533.1678
Beth Gilleland, 410.544.4220
2nd Monday, 7-9 p.m.
   
Somerford Place, Annapolis
2717 Riva Rd. Annapolis, MD 21401
Gayle Papa, 410.224.7300
2nd Monday, 1-2 p.m.  
    
 

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Baltimore City

Enoch Pratt Library - Orleans St. Branch
1303 Orleans St. Baltimore, MD 21231
Edna Manns, 443.708.5283
Eduardo Salazar, 443.791.6212
English and Spanish Support Group available
3rd Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m.

Johns Hopkins Bayview
Hopkins ElderPlus
Mason F. Lord Building, East Tower
4940 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224
Deny Stiassny, 410.550.5584
Tina Bates, 443.957.8240
Tiffani Williams, 410.550.8093
2nd Thursday, 12:30-1:30 p.m. 
   
Johns Hopkins Bayview
John Burton Pavilion
1st Floor Conference Room
5505 Hopkins Bayview Cir. Baltimore, MD 21224
Angela Gahs, 410.668.3729
2nd Wednesday, 6 p.m. 
    
Keswick Multi-Care Center
700 W. 40th St. Baltimore, MD 21211
Gene Stombler, 410.944.4440
Jeanette Spratley, 410.327.6750
4th Tuesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Respite available, call ahead   
 
Levindale Geriatric Center
2434 West Belvedere Ave. Baltimore, MD 21215
Janet Yellowitz, 410.706.7254 or 410.367.3968
4th Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Myerberg Senior Center
3103 Fallstaff Rd., Baltimore, MD 21209
Ruth Glick, 410.215.4584
1st and 3rd Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m.

Wayland Baptist Church
3200 Garrison Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21216
Gladys Powell, 410.728.0540
Lucy Armstrong, 410.922.5848
3rd Saturday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Baltimore County

Atrium Village
4730 Atrium Ct. Owings Mills, MD 21117
Elyn Thomas, 973.266.2928
Jamie Kasoff, 443.604.2626
3rd Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. 
   
Arden Courts of Towson
8101 Bellona Ave. Towson, MD 21204
Kay Sullivan, 410.847.9400
Angela Daggett, 410.668.3729
3rd Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Respite available, call ahead
       
Catonsville Commons
16 Fusting Ave. Catonsville, MD 21228
Christine Lively, 410.747.1800 ext. 107
Joanna D'Ercole 410-747-1800
3rd Tuesday, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (October-March)
3rd Tuesday, 6-7 p.m. (April-September)
 
Catonsville Presbyterian Church 
1400 Frederick Rd. Catonsville, MD 21228
John Agius, 410.876.0192
Scherazade Agurto, 410.500.3641
3rd Wednesday, 6:15-8 p.m.
   
Charlestown Retirement Community-Spouse Group
715 Maiden Choice Lane Catonsville, MD 21228
Suzanne Dillman, 410.737.8838 ext. 8791#
3rd Friday, 10-11 a.m.  
   
Community-Based Support Group
Timonium, MD 21093
1.800.272.3900
Marilyn Blum, 410.356.4805
1st Tuesday, 12-1:30 p.m. 
   
Franklin Square Hospital Center
9000 Franklin Sq. Dr. Ste. 205 Baltimore, MD 21237
Diane Kretzschmar, RN, 443.777.7931
To register, call 443.777.7900 
2nd Monday starting in July, 7-8:30 p.m.
   
Frontotemporal Dementia Group - Caregivers & Family
1850 York Rd., Ste. D Timonium, MD 21093
1.800.272.3900
George Amoss, 410.254.5918
Suzanne Brafman, 410.560.3106
2nd Wednesday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Genesis - Patapsco Valley Center
9109 Liberty Road, Randallstown, MD  21133
Meghan Furia 410-655-7373 x 3329
3rd Tuesday  6-7 pm

Glen Meadows Retirement Community
11630 Glen Arm Road, Glen Arm, MD  21057
Arlene Kleinman 410-319-5019
Joanna Phillips 410-319-5037
4th Wednesday, 11 a.m-12:15 p.m.
   
Late Onset/Early Stage Group
Timonium, MD 21093
1.800.272.3900
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
Pre-screening is required. Call 1.800.272.3900.  
   
Milford Manor Nursing Home
4204 Old Milford Mill Rd. Baltimore, MD 21208
Lisa Kovens-Harris, 410.486.1500
3rd Sunday, 2-3:30 p.m.
No meeting in August
             
North Oaks Retirement Community
725 Mount Wilson Lane, Baltimore, MD 21208
Private Dining Room
Susan Chrissley, 410.602.0302
4th Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Stella Maris
2300 Dulaney Valley Rd. Timonium, MD 21093
Phyllis Baird, 410.252.4500 ext. 7323
3rd Wednesday, 2 p.m.
 
Stella Maris, Adult Day Center
2300 Dulaney Valley Rd. Timonium, MD 21093
Alicia Ernst, 410.252.4500 ext. 7328
Catherine Ettenhofer, ext. 7324
2nd Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Tudor Heights
7218 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21208
Deny Stiassny, 410.550.7044
Last Tuesday of the month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Younger-Onset/Early-Stage Memory Loss Group
For family members and people with memory loss
Timonium, MD 21093
3rd Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m.
Pre-screening is required. Call 1.800.272.3900. 

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Carroll County

Carroll County Health Department
290 S. Center Street (Clinic Entrance)
Westminster, MD 21157
Sharon Baker, 410.848.0769
Anne Messina, 410.876.4949, ext. 2
4th Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.

Carroll Lutheran Village
300 S. Luke Circle, Westminster, MD 21158
Hospitality Dining Room, Mission Square
Cheri Schymansky, 443.605.1057
Pat Hollinger
3rd Thursday, 1-2:30 p.m.

Copper Ridge
710 Obrecht Rd. Sykesville, MD 21784
Bonnie Wilson, 410.795.8808
4th Wednesday, 4-5 p.m.

Cecil County

Adult Day Services at Union Hospital
152 Railroad Ave. Elkton, MD 21921
Jackie Pugh, 410.392.0539
Jolene Paruch, 443.553.0871
4th Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Respite available, call ahead

Dorchester County

Chesapeake Woods Center
525 Glenburn Ave. Cambridge, MD 21613
Jessica Dukes, 410.221.1400, ext. 117
Rosalyn Sampson, 410.221.1400, ext. 117
3rd Thursday, 4 p.m.

Pleasant Day Adult Day Care
2474 Cambridge Beltway, Cambridge, MD 21613
Addie Eckhardt, 410.310.7003
3rd Wednesday, 3-4 p.m.

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Frederick County

Country Meadows
5955 Quinn Orchard Rd. Frederick, MD 21704
Debbie Savageau, 301.228.2249
2nd Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m.
Refreshments provided. Respite available, call ahead
No July Meeting 

Frederick Early-Stage Support Group
For people diagnosed with memory loss and their care partners
Cathy Hanson, 301.696.0315
1st Wednesday, 12 p.m.
Pre-screening is required

Edenton Retirement Community
5800 Genesis Lane, Frederick, MD 21703
Rev. Hannah Wilson, 301.694.3100
1st Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Glade Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation 
56 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, MD 21793
Amy Kinsey, 301.898.4300
3rd Tuesday, 6-7 p.m.

Somerford Assisted Living
2100A Whittier Drive, Frederick, MD 21702
Jennifer Ahalt, 301.668.3930
1st Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.

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Garrett County

Oakland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
706 East Alder St., Oakland, MD 21550
Diane Donham, 301.334.2319
3rd Wednesday, 6 p.m.

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Harford County

Family & Children's Services
309 Thomas Run Rd. Bel Air, MD 21015
Barbara Pumphrey, 410.838.3222
2nd Tuesday, 3-4:30 p.m.
Respite available, call ahead

Unitarian Universalist Church of Fallston
1127 Old Fallston Rd. Fallston, MD 21047
Sandy Millner, 443.299.6039
2nd Monday, 7-8:30 p.m.

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Howard County

Bain Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way Columbia, MD 21044
Jeanne Slater, 410.313.5192
Danilsa Marciniak, 410.736.2217
2nd Thursday, 7-9 p.m. 

Early-Stage Memory Loss Group
For people diagnosed with memory loss and their care partners
Columbia, MD 21044
Pre-screening is required. Call 1.800.272.3900

Early-Stage Memory Loss Group
For people diagnosed with memory loss and their care partners
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Pre-screening is required. Call 1.800.272.3900

Korean Support Group
Bain Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044
1st Monday, 10-11 a.m.
Amy Lee, 410.884.0888
Minjung Engle, 812.589.2624
English/Korean informational flyer

Somerford Place
8220 Snowden River Pkwy. Columbia, MD 21045
Judi Beyer, 410.313.9744
2nd Wednesday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Vantage House
Tree Top Lounge - 5th Floor
5400 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia, MD 21044
Monica Harding, 269.214.0149
Allyson Stanton, 410.964.5454
4th Wednesday, 6-7 p.m.

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Talbot County

The Pines, Genesis Eldercare Network
610 Dutchman's Lane, Easton, MD 21601
Susan Wolfberg, 410.822.4000, ext. 109
Veronica Knopp, 410.822.4000
4th Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Early-Stage Memory Loss Group
For people diagnosed with dementia and their care partners
Easton, MD 21601
Last Saturday, 10 a.m. 
Pre-screening is required. Call 1.800.272.3900

St. Mark's United Methodist Church
100 Peachblossom Ave., Easton, MD 21601
Pat Stein, 410.822.6754
Patti Dewitt, 410.820.4400
Deborah Cox, 410.822.0977
2nd Monday, 5-6:30 p.m.

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Washington County

 
Early-Stage Memory Loss Group
For people with memory loss and caregivers
Cathy Hanson, 301.696.0315
3rd Tuesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Pre-screening is required  

Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village
2nd Floor Boardroom
8507 Mapleville Rd., Boonsboro, MD 21713
Deb Haviland, 301.671.5038
Last Monday, 6 p.m.

Homewood at Williamsport

16505 Virginia Ave. Williamsport, MD 21795
Shelby Vaughn, 301.582.1750
3rd Wednesday, 12-1 p.m.
Brown bag lunch optional
   
Somerford Place
10116 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Sheri Evans, 301.791.9221
1st Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Respite available, call ahead  
      
Washington Square UMC
538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740
Pastor Jerry Lowans, 301.739.9344
Last Tuesday, 7-8 p.m.  

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Wicomico County

 

Atria Senior Living
1110 Healthway Drive, Salisbury, MD  21804
Amber Boyden 410.546.9997
3rd Wednesday 6:30 pm

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Worcester County

Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Ctr.
9715 Healthway Drive, Berlin, MD 21811
Heather Cormack, 410.641.4400, ext. 6123
Kenneth Lewis, 410.208.1701 or 410.430.4818
3rd Tuesday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
    
Hartley Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
1006 Market St., Pocomoke City, MD 21851
Brenda Evans, Tina Dykes, 410.957.2252
2nd Wednesday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  

 

 

 

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