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Support Groups for Caregivers
COVID-19 Update : This service is currently web-based, bringing groups together virtually online. Telephone options are also available. See below for up-to-date group schedules, contact us for links to join.
At support groups, caregivers learn and reinforce good self-care, give and receive encouragement and enjoy support and understanding from others in similar situations. FamilyMeans staff lead each group and provide education and information to meet group members’ needs.
The groups explore issues such as:
- Balancing roles and responsibilities
- Maintaining personal balance
- Planning for legal needs
- Understanding and dealing with the realities of chronic illnesses
- Coping with depression
- Developing support systems
- Accessing community resources
For more information or to register for any of the groups below, connect with our staff at 651-439-4840. Pre-registration is requested. Respite companionship and supervision for the person you care for may be available during the group. Ask for details when registering.
Just for Caregivers
General Caregiver Support Groups - all caregivers are welcome!
Morning Sessions, Wednesdays from 10:00am - 11:00am
Afternoon Sessions, Fridays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm
*No group on November 26, 2020 or December 25, 2020 due to agency observed holidays.
Adult Child Caregiver Support Group - for people caring for their parents.
3rd Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm
A Memory Café is a welcoming place for those with memory loss and their caregivers. Cafés include facilitated conversation, community resources, and enjoyment. Our Virtual Memory Café is here for both of you to share time together with others in our community.
Thursdays at 2:00pm
For Individuals Living with Dementia
Journey Together is a social/support group: A chance to share the ups and downs of memory loss and connect with others on the same journey. Contact us for dates and links.
What Else Might be Helpful?
Caregiver Companion Cards, print at home cards that make it easy for caregivers to discreetly share with others that their companion has memory loss, and ask for their patience. These cards are especially helpful at restaurants and grocery stores, but can be used in many different settings.