Support Groups for Caregivers & Families

A variety of Dementia Caregiver Support Groups are available. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia can be challenging and often overwhelming. We invite you to attend one of our Support Groups located throughout Northeastern NY including Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren & Washington Counties.


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Dementia support groups provide emotional support, information, resources and a platform for caregivers to share strategies and lessons learned with other caregivers of persons with dementia. Our Dementia Caregiver Support groups are designed to meet the specific needs of the communities served, including cultural and language issues and time of day the groups are offered.

Find a Dementia Support Group Near You Now

According to many caregivers, building a local support system is a key way to get help. Some caregivers need help when their loved one is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Other caregivers look for help when their loved one is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. It is okay to seek help whenever you need it. A variety of tele-support and in-person support groups are available throughout the Northeastern NY region to create opportunities for caregivers, family members and their loved ones with dementia. Browse our list of groups below and join a Dementia Support Group near you!

Other Dementia Caregiver Support Services

In addition to dementia support groups, we offer Memory cafe’s throughout the Northeastern NY region. Memory cafes offer a relaxed gathering place for friends with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and their caregivers. These memory cafes are free and often include light refreshments, creative projects, and other fun activities. View our memory cafe directory here.

Please note: All support groups are currently being offered over the telephone.  If you are interested in attending a tele-support group, but are unable to due to scheduling issues, please contact Kristen Fleming at (518)564-2049 to discuss participating in one of the tele-support groups offered for another county.

Clinton County Support Group

Where: SUNY Plattsburgh #534 Sibley Hall, click here for details.
Sibley Hall, George Angell Drive (Parking Lot #20/21), Plattsburgh NY 12901(Google Map Link)
When: The first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm.
Directions For Parking and Entrance:

  • Please use the back parking lot to enter Sibley Hall.
  • Turn onto George Angell Drive.
  • Take a left into the Parking Lot Labeled #20/21.
  • On the right there will be a red emergency pillar- please feel free to park in this area.
  • Enter the building through door that is covered by a glass awning with metal columns. (There are also multiple wooden benches at this entrance).
  • After you enter the building take your 1st right.
  • The Support Group will be in the 1st Room to the right.


Essex County Support Group

Where: Elizabethtown Caregiver Support Initiative,  click here for details.
8 Williams Street, Elizabethtown, NY 12932
When: The fourth Monday of every month from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Hamilton County Support Group

Where: Lake Pleasant Senior Citizens Center, click here for details.
2881 Route 8, Speculator, NY 12164 (Google Map Link)
When: The second Monday of each month at 10:00 am.

Warren County Support Group

Where: The Glen at Hiland Meadows, click here for details.
39 Longview Drive, Queensbury NY 12804 (Google Map Link)
When: The second Tuesday of each month at 11:00 am.

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe

Combined Support Group/Memory Café

Support Group:  3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Saint Regis Mohawk Office For Aging, click here for details.
29 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY

When:  The third Thursday of every month.

Washington County Support Group

Where: Greenwich Free Library, click here for details.
148 Main Street, Greenwich, NY 12834
When: The first Wednesday of every month at 1:00 pm.

Franklin County Combined

Support Group:  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Where: Malone Wesleyan Church click here for details.
76 Finney Blvd, Malone, NY 12953
When: The second Thursday of the each month.