Support Groups

SUPPORT GROUPS FOR CAREGIVERS
of loved ones with dementia

These monthly meetings are confidential and collaborative. Facilitators are fellow caregivers. We encourage members to be open in sharing their needs and asking for help. Each person in the group has personal needs and experiences that can be shared to the benefit of others. You will learn from other caregivers what works in the many changing challenges that dementia caregiving presents. And others in your group will benefit from your experience. Experience is expertise.

The primary focus is hearing details of each group member’s unique challenges and finding ways to mitigate those challenges. The support group offers a safe place to share all emotions and fears that only others in the same situation can understand. We also provide opportunities to learn more about dementia and share resources that are available for caregivers.

We want to “walk each other home” on the long journey of dementia. We are truly in this together as a Circle of Friends. Together we can do this.

Location: Sonoma United Methodist Church, 109 Patten St.
Jim’s Group – 2nd Thursday each month – 10:30-12
Heidi’s Group – 4th Wednesday “ “ – 11-12:30

No sign-up required. We are here to help. You are not alone.

Community Resources

We have assembled and will maintain a list of community resources in Sonoma County to assist our CarePartner community in connecting to organizations that offer advocacy, adult day care, caregiver support, care management, disease prevention, emergency response, hospice care, in-home care, legal & financial assistance, meals, memory care, protective services, respite care, transportation and more.

In addition, we have curated a list of other resources of organizations focused on aging and brain health or, specifically, Alzheimer’s. Many of these organizations produce regular newsletters and webinars with respected content.