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Support Groups, Community Education, and Care Consulations can be offered online, via
telephone or in person at this time. Driven by the new Center for Disease Control (CDC)
guidance, we require that all program attendees and all Alzheimer’s Association volunteers wear masks and social distance when conducting or attending indoor activities and programs on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association.

*Please be sure to check the delivery method for the program of interest.

Education
 

In an effort to ensure the health and safety of those we serve, our programs are being offered online and by phone – including support groups, community education programs and family care consultations.

When you register for your education program you will receive a link to attend.

 

SEPTEMBER


Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
Wednesday, September 8, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 9, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 14, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 22, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
Wednesday, September 22, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 29, 7:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 30, 6:30p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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For additional programs in the area, click here.
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Support Groups

 

We offer general dementia caregiver, specialty caregiver, and persons living with
dementia support groups. Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive
environment and offer a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop coping methods and skills to solve problems. 

Person with dementia support groups are specifically designed for individuals that have recently been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment, or any type of dementia, and are in the early stage of the disease.

General dementia caregiver support groups are designed for individuals who have cared for or are caring for a person with any type of dementia. 

Specialty caregiver support groups may be for Young Adults, Adult Children, caregivers impacted by Younger-Onset Dementia, and COVID-19 groups. See below to find a group that best meets your needs. 

To join the group call the support group facilitator or email and learn more.

*Due to COVID, all Alzheimer’s Association programs and services delivered in person will
require each participant to wear a mask and social distance.
 

Find a General Dementia Caregiver Support Groups
Find a Person with Dementia Support Groups
Find a Specialty Caregiver Support Groups

 

SEPTEMBER

General Dementia Caregiver Support Groups

General dementia caregiver support groups are designed for individuals who have cared for or are caring for a person with any type of dementia.

Call or email the Support Group facilitator to learn more.

1ST TUESDAY (Recurring each month)


9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Carol Ashwood | 952.935.8143 | Hopkins, MN

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Karen Gallagher | 952.993.6506 | St. Louis Park, MN

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Jonathan Howard | 218.825.2518 | Brainerd, MN

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
MaryAnne Higgins / Tracy Green | 507.363.6912 / Tug55060@gmail.com | Owatonna, MN

1ST WEDNESDAY (Recurring each month)

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Mike Eisenbraun | 218.927.1383 | Aitkin, MN

1ST THURSDAY (Recurring each month) 

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Connie Marsolek | 952.993.8739 | Burnsville, MN

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lynne Hemann / Marianne Maruca | 507.254.2979 / 507.271.1676 | Rochester, MN

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Amy House | 651.746.5611 | New Brighton, MN

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Deb Stock | 612.940.4468 | Maple Grove, MN

1ST SATURDAY (Recurring each month)

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Robin Birkemose | 952.484.6469 | Lakeville, MN
 

2nd WEDNESDAY (Recurring each month) 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Deb Stock | 612.940.4468 | Maple Grove, MN

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Jane Dotler | janedolter@msn.com | Duluth, MN


2nd THURSDAY (Recurring each month) 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cindy Engelkes / Ginny Walker | cengelkes@calvary.org / 763.424.5021 | Golden Valley, MN

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lynne Hemann / Marianne Maruca | 507.254.2979 / 507.271.1676 | Rochester, MN

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Barbara Alsleben / Pam Radunz | 320.221.3747 / pradunz@preshomes.org | Hutchinson, MN

2nd SATURDAY (Recurring each month)

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Patti Hankes | 952.977.9357 | Edina, MN


3rd MONDAY (Recurring each month) 

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Amy House | 651.746.5611 | New Brighton, MN


3rd TUESDAY (Recurring each month) 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Lisa Crosby / Bob Bye | lisakucharcrosby@icloud.com/ rlbye@hotmail.com | Devil's Lake, ND

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Deb Snouffer | 612.396.2294 | Minneapolis, MN

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Mimi Stender | mstender@duluthagingsupport.org | Duluth, MN

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Deb Gillard | 507.213.1305 | Owatonna, MN

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Stephanie Aasness | 320.766.1856 | Alexandria, MN

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Anna DeCorsey | 651.216.7555 | Woodbury, MN


3rd WEDNESDAY (Recurring each month) 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meagan Vander Kolk / Hala Randall | 563.794.1015 / 612.214.1335 | Richfield, MN

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Annette Peterson | 651.699.7514 | Woodbury, MN


3rd THURSDAY (Recurring each month) 

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Nancy Donahue | 507.433.8376 | Austin, MN

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Ruth Reimer | 612.548.5841 | Minneapolis (SE), MN

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Justine Boulton / Jayme Womeldorf | 507.563.3223 / 507.888.9700 | Rochester, MN

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Lynne Hemann / Marianne Maruca | 507.254.2979 / 507.271.1676 | Rochester, MN


3rd SATURDAY (Recurring each month) 

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Robin Birkemose | 952.484.6469 | Lakeville, MN


4th MONDAY (Recurring each month) 

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lee Ann Eiden / Sara Roberts | 952.934.3370 / s.roberts@seniorcommunity.org | Chanhassen, MN


4th TUESDAY (Recurring each month) 

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mary Andrews & Lynne Johnson | 218.262.1677 / 218.244.2180 | Hibbing, MN

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Kaleena Wolf | 507.664.8821 | Northfield, MN


4th WEDNESDAY (Recurring each month) 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Luke Gietzen | 701.200.1805 | Virtual (Chapter SG)


4th THURSDAY (Recurring each month)

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Becky Clifford / Ginny Walker | 612.670.0296 / ginnywalker13@yahoo.com | Golden Valley, MN
 

LAST WEDNESDAY (Recurring each month)

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tara Geigle | 615.294.3320 | Bismarck, ND

LAST THURSDAY (Recurring each month)

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Joy Oleson / Kathy Besst | 612.242.3268 / 763.205.2248 | Elk River, MN

 

Person with Dementia Support Groups

These groups are specifically designed for individuals that have recently been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment, or any type of dementia, and are in the early stage of the disease. 

​​Call or email the Support Group facilitator to learn more.

2nd WEDNESDAY (Recurring each month)

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Woo Bandel | 952.767.7570 | Burnsville, MN

2nd THURSDAY (Recurring each month)

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Woo Bandel | 952.767.7570 | Virtual

2nd FRIDAY (Recurring each month)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Woo Bandel | 952.767.7570 | Wayzata, MN
 

Specialty Caregiver Support Groups

Specialty caregiver support groups may be for Young Adults, Adult Children, caregivers impacted by Younger-Onset Dementia, and COVID-19 groups. See below to find a group that best meets your needs. 
​​Call or email the Support Group facilitator to learn more.

Younger-Onset Caregivers


2nd SATURDAY (Recurring each month)

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Alzheimer's Association Helpline | 1.800.272.3900 | Lakeville, MN

Native American Dementia Caregiver


3rd TUESDAY (Recurring each month)

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Kim Jannson | 218.333.8265 or 218.760.6718 | VIRTUAL

Adult Children Caregivers

3rd WEDNESDAY (Recurring each month)

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Patti Hankes | 952-977-9357 | Edina, MN



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