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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, and frontotemporal dementia.

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

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Telephone Support Group

A virtual support group for dementia caregivers that provides a safe and confidential environment for conversation, support, guidance, resources and education from the comfort of your own home or office.

3rd Thursday of every month
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Call in number: 1.866.740.1260
When instructed, participate code: 5942755#

 

Locations

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

 

Allegany County

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

Country House - Family Conference Room
15 Cumberland Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
Nicole Stratton or Marianne Brown, 301.777.8717
2nd Thursday of every month, 1 p.m.
Respite available, call ahead
Refreshments provided

Devlin Manor Nursing & Rehab Center
10301 Christle Rd, Cumberland, MD 21502
Deb Savage, 301.724.1400
3rd Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Frostburg Village
1 Keylor Circle, Frostburg, MD 21532
Mary Beth Johnson, Diane Smearman or Lisa, 301.689.7500
2nd Thursday of every month, 5 p.m.
Respite available, call ahead
Refreshments provided

Anne Arundel County

AAMC Belcher Pavilion
Medical Park Campus
2000 Medical Parkway, 7th Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401
Katherine Gravelle, (c) 443.463.8293
Edgar Parker, 410.544.8483
4th Tuesday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m.

Early-Stage Group
For care partners and people with memory loss
Severna Park, MD 21146
4th Wednesday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m.
Pre-screening required, call Yolanda Wright, 410.561.9099, ext 208.

First Baptist Church - Crofton
1690 Crofton Parkway, Crofton, MD 21114
Tamra Sherrick, 301.641.7138 or tsherrick@verizon.net
4th Thursday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m.

Somerford Place, Annapolis
2717 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
Elizabeth Balderrama, 410.224.7300
2nd Monday of every month, 2-3 p.m.

Spring Arbor of Severna Park
345 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD 21146
Viola McAvey, 410.544.7774
2nd Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m.

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Baltimore City

Chase Brexton HealthCare - 1st floor Community Rm (Chase Room)
1111 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201
Monte Ephraim- 410.837.2050 ext. 1104
4th Wednesday of every month, 1-2:30 p.m.


Johns Hopkins Bayview
Hopkins ElderPlus
Mason F. Lord Building, East Tower
4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224
Tiffani Williams, 410.550.8093
Pat Barnes 410.550.7051
2nd Thursday of every month, 12:30-2 p.m.

Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital
2434 W. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD 21215
Julie Heyman, Anita Pinkey, Janet Silber, 443.675.6349
levindale.alzgroup@gmail.com
2nd Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Myerberg 50+ Center
3101 Fallstaff Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209
Shula Levin, 410.843.7332
3rd Monday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m.

Sharon Baptist Church
1373 N. Stricker Street, Baltimore, MD 21217
Peggy Jackson, 410.415.0705
4th Thursday of every month, 12:30p.m., light lunch is served.

The Lamplight Inn of Baltimore Retirement Community
Activity Room
3855 Greenspring Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211
Joanna Phillips, 410.258.4246
Arlene Kleinman, 410.627.9466
1st Friday of every month, 11a.m.

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

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Baltimore County

Atrium Village
4730 Atrium Court, Owings Mills, MD 21117
Jamie Kasoff, 443.604.2626
Marsha Seabold, 443.559.4143
3rd Thursday of every month, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Arden Courts of Towson
8101 Bellona Avenue, Towson, MD 21204
Angela Gahs, 410.916.1157
3rd Wednesday of every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Respite available, call ahead

Catonsville Presbyterian Church
1400 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228
Yolanda Wright, 410.561.9099, ext 208.
3rd Wednesday of every month, 6:15-8 p.m.

Charlestown Retirement Community (Charlestown Sq. Rm 116)
715 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228
Amy Sarro, 410.737.8838 ext 6013725
3rd Friday of every month, 10-11 a.m.

Community-Based Support Group
1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093
Marilyn Blum, 410.356.4805
1st Tuesday of every month, 12-1:30 p.m.

Early-Stage/ Late-Onset Group
For care partners and people with memory loss
Timonium, MD 21093
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
Pre-screening required, call Yolanda Wright, 410.561.9099, ext 208.

Early-Stage Group/ Younger-Onset Group 
For care partners and people with memory loss
Timonium, MD 21093
3rd Wednesday of every month, 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Pre-screening required, call Yolanda Wright, 410.561.9099, ext 208.

Easter Seals Adult Day Program
7138 Windsor Blvd, Baltimore MD 21244
Barbara Prince- 410.277.0940
3rd Wednesday of every month, 5:30-7 p.m.

Frontotemporal Dementia Group (Caregivers & Family Group)
1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093
George Amoss, 410.254.5918
Suzanne Brafman, 410.560.3106
2nd Wednesday of every month, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Glen Meadows Retirement Community
11630 Glen Arm Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057
Sue Ingalsbe, 410.319.5019
Heather Kennedy, 410.319.5037
3rd Friday of every month, 1-2 p.m.

Latino Support Group
Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center
Medical Arts Building, Conference Room
9101 Franklin Square Drive, Baltimore, MD 21237
Maria Lopez 443.904.0422
2nd Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8:00pm

Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center
Medical Arts Building, Conference Room
9101 Franklin Square Drive, Baltimore, MD 21237
Leanne Simington 570.847.9801
2nd Monday of every month, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Stella Maris - St. Elizabeth Hall, Multi Purpose Room
2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium, MD 21093
Phyllis Baird, 410.252.4500 ext. 7323
Catherine Ettenhofer, 410.322.5392
3rd Wednesday of every month, 2 p.m.

Woodlands Assisted Living
1320 Windlass Drive, Middle River, MD 21220
Josphine Karanja, 410.918.2139
3rd Tuesday of every month, 5-6 p.m.

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Carroll County

Carroll County Health Department
290 S. Center Street (Clinic Entrance)
Westminster, MD 21157
Anne Messina, 410.876.4949
Lori Brynes, 410.876.4975
Samantha Trieschman, 410.876.4422
4th Thursday of every month, 6-8 p.m.
No November Meeting

Carroll Lutheran Village - Weller Circle Activity Room
900 Mission Square
Westminster, MD 21158
Elizabeth "Liz" Horn, Chante Curry, 443.605.1053
3rd Thursday of every month, 1:30 to 3:00pm

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Cecil County

Adult Day Services at Union Hospital
301 Augustine Herman Highway, Ste B, Elkton, MD 21921
Cathie Null, 410.392.0539
Jolene Paruch, 443.553.0871
4th Thursday of every month, 6-7:30 p.m.
Respite available, call ahead

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Dorchester County

Chesapeake Woods Center
525 Glenburn Avenue, Cambridge, MD 21613
Erin Casho, 410.221.1400 x117
Rosalyn Sampson, 410.221.1400 x117
3rd Thursday of every month, 12 p.m.

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Frederick County

Country Meadows
5955 Quinn Orchard Road, Frederick, MD 21704
Debbie Savageau, 301.228.2249
2nd Thursday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m.
No Meeting in July or August
Respite available, call ahead

Early-Stage Group
For care partners and people with memory loss
Frederick, MD 21702
1st Tuesday of every month, 2 p.m.
Pre-screening required, call Cathy Hanson at 301.696.0315

Edenton Retirement Community - Manor House
5800 Genesis Lane, Frederick, MD 21703
Jean Brown, 301.694.3100
Leland Comstock, 301.807.3274
NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, please call 301.694.3100 to learn if the session has been canceled.
3rd Wednesday of every month, 12:30- 1:30 p.m.

 

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Garrett County

Seasons of Caring - Dennett Road Manor
1113 Mary Drive, Oakland MD 21550
Twila Bender, 301.334.8700
3rd Wednesday of every month, 2-3 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.

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Harford County

Early Stage Group

For care partners and people with memory loss
Fallston, MD 21047
4th Monday of every month, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Pre-screening required, call Yolanda Wright, 410.561.9099, ext 208.

Harford Community College
309 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, MD 21015
Barbara Pumphrey, 410.838.3222
Lucy Armstrong, 410.612.9770
2nd Tuesday of every month, 3-4:30 p.m.
Respite available, call ahead

St. Patrick Church - Convent
Congress & Stokes Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Lucy Romeo, 443.910.2778
Rosemary Dehn, 410.939.6510
3rd Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Fallston
1127 Old Fallston Road, Fallston, MD 21047
Marjorie Cotterman, 410.404.6804
2nd Monday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m.

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Howard County

Bethany United Methodist Church
2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042
Nora McCallie, 415.297.1030
Tom Swisher, 410.465.8985
2nd Saturday of every month, 10-11:30a.m.

Bain Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044
Danilsa Marciniak, 410.736.2217
2nd Thursday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m.

Early-Stage Group
For care partners and people with memory loss
Columbia, MD 21044
2nd Thursday of every month, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Pre-screening required, call Yolanda Wright, 410.561.9099, ext 208.

Korean Support Group (Day)
Bain Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044
Minjung Engle, 410.313.6538
2nd Tuesday of every month, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
English/Korean informational flyer

Korean Support Group (Evening)
East Columbia 50+ Center
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045
Minjung Engle, 410.313.6538
2nd Wednesday of every month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
English/Korean informational flyer

Loyola Graduate Center - PPA Support & Resources Group
Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, Rm 304
8890 McGaw Rd, Columbia MD 21045
Cindy Nichols - 410.617.7717
Teri Bond - 410.267.0897
4th Wednesday of every month, 1-2:30 p.m.
No August, November, December Meetings

Somerford Place
8220 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, MD 21045
Judi Beyer, 410.313.9744
1st Thursday of every month, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Lutheran Village at Miller's Grant
900 Father's Legacy
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Nora McCallie - 415.297.1030
Respit is available - call ahead.
1st and 3rd Tuesday each month, 12:30-2 p.m.


Vantage House
5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD 21044
Columbia Room - 1st Floor
Allyson Stanton, 410.964.5454
Susan Peden, 410.992.1095
4th Wednesday of every month, 4-5:30 p.m.

 

Talbot County

Early-Stage Group
For care partners and people with memory loss
Easton, MD 21601
4th Saturday of every month, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Pre-screening required, call Yolanda Wright, 410.561.9099, ext 208.


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

St. Mark's United Methodist Church
100 Peachblossom Avenue, Easton, MD 21601
Pat Stein, 410.822.6754
Patti Dewitt, 410.820.4400
2nd Monday of every month, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

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Washington County


Homewood at Williamsport - HCC Classroom
16505 Virginia Avenue, Williamsport, MD 21795
301.582.1750
3rd Wednesday of every month, 12-1 p.m.
Brown bag lunch optional

Somerford Place
10116 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Lynda Janet, 301.791.9221
Bill Kesecker, Jr., 240.527.5628
1st Tuesday of every month, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Respite available, call ahead 


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Wicomico County

Atria Senior Living
1110 Healthway Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804
Melissa Preist, 410.546.9997
3rd Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m.

Bethesda United Methodist Church - Todd House
406 N. Division St, Salisbury, MD 21801
Ann Wilmer, 443.493.0268
3rd Sunday of every month, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

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Worcester County

Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
9715 Healthway Drive, Berlin, MD 21811
Contact: 410.641.4400
3rd Tuesday of every month, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

 

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updated on 5/24/2018


 

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