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We're here for you from the beginning.

Have you or a loved one recently been diagnosed with or exhibiting signs of memory loss? The Alzheimer's Association Southeast Florida Chapter is here for you with the resources and support needed to navigate this difficult journey. We offer educational programs, support groups, and social and recreational programs. Below is a listing of our current offerings. If you are in need of more information, please call 1-800-272-3900.

 

EARLY STAGE EDUCATION PROGRAMS

*Please note that all Community Education Programs are free of charge, unless otherwise noted..

There are no programs scheduled at this time. Please check back for regular updates.

 


EARLY STAGE SUPPORT GROUPS

For additional information about Alzheimer’s Association support groups, please call our Helpline at 1-800-272-3900.


Telephone Support Groups

English Telephone Support Group for Younger-Onset Early Stage Individuals (Diagnosed before age 65)
Every Tuesday, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
For more information, please call Nancy Ginden, MHC at 954-895-8329.


In-Person Early Stage Support Groups


PALM BEACH COUNTY

Alzheimer’s Association, West Palm Beach, FL  33406
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Facilitators:  Dr. Evelyn Bohm and Donna True, LCSW
Early Stage Group – Congruent Patient and Caregiver Sessions
Participants MUST pre-register and be screened for this group.  Call Donna True at 800-272-3900.
1st Wednesdays are support meetings and 3rd Wednesdays are social outings


BROWARD COUNTY

Broward Health North, Neuro Resource Center
201 E. Sample Road; Deerfield Beach, FL 33064
2nd and 4th Friday of each month, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Facilitators: Chris Dragomer, MSW and Jean Merget, BSW
Early Stage Group – Congruent Patient and Caregiver Sessions
Participants MUST pre-register and be screened for this group. Call Chris Dragomer at 800-272-3900 or Jean Merget at 954-786-7335
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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Wien Center, Miami Beach, FL  33140
4th Wednesday of each month, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Facilitators:  Gloria Orlandi, MA and Graciela Fowler, LCSW
Early stage Group – Congruent Patient and Caregiver Sessions
Participants MUST pre-register and be screened for this group. Call Gloria Orlandi at 800-272-3900.

Kendall Area Early
Facilitators: Gloria Orlandi, MS and Kathleen Frahm, OTR/L
Early Stage Group – Congruent Patient and Caregiver Sessions
Participants MUST pre-register and be screened for this group. For more information on dates and times, and to register, please call Gloria Orlandi at 800-272-3900.

Center on Aging, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL 33136
4th Monday of each month, 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Will start on Monday, June 22nd
Facilitators: Gloria Orlandi, MA and Dolores Perdomo, Ph.D., LCSW
Early Stage Group – Congruent Patient and Caregiver Sessions
Participants MUST pre-register and be screened for this group. Call Gloria Orlandi at 800-272-3900.


TREASURE COAST

Alzheimer’s Association, SE Florida Chapter; Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Facilitators: Donna True, LCSW and Laura Zel
Early Stage Group - Congruent Patient and Caregiver Sessions
Please call Donna True for prescreening, registration and location at 800-272-3900.


EARLY STAGE SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS

Dottie Carson, Supporter and Advocate
Wednesday, May 20th
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
3333 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33406
Join us for a guest speaker. Dottie Carson has been a longtime supporter and advocate for Alzheimer's disease, and she will talk with you about her very inspiring story.


 

Alzheimer's Association

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