This is an opportunity to reach out to others and to receive support from those who have traveled the road of care giving to adult family members. Join us to share ideas and resources. New members are always welcome.
Interested In Joining?
Twice-monthly meetings provide information and encouragement to persons caring for a chronically ill or incapacitated person, most of whom suffer from dementia. This is an opportunity to reach out to others and to receive support from those who have traveled the road of care giving. Free meetings are held twice a month. Each meeting is facilitated by an experienced caregiver. New members are always welcome.
Who Is It For?
This support group, started in 2002, is for caregivers of adult family members. Most of the care receivers have dementia, but that condition is not a requirement. Some are cared for at home, some in local assisted living facilities, and some are out of state.
How Are Meetings Held?
Before COVID, we met at the Unitarian Church on Hunter Mill Road. Since August, 2020, we have met 10:00 to 11:30 via Zoom on the first and third Tuesdays of the month so as not to interfere with AIL classes. The facilitator will send you the link to the meeting.
What Are Meetings Like?
The group is a sounding board and a safe place where everyone understands and is not judgmental. In-person and Zoom meetings are gently facilitated and encourage sharing of feelings, problems, helpful information, and bright spots. There is no “one way” to handle any caregiver situation; but the experience of others is helpful to all. Average attendance is 7 – 12 so everyone has a chance to share.