Support Groups for Caregivers & Families

A variety of 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.

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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. 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. A variety of in-person and tele-support groups are available throughout the region to create opportunities for caregivers, family members and their loved ones with dementia.

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.

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: Ethan Allen Library / Elderwood at Ticonderoga, click here for details.
1019 Wicker Street, Ticonderoga, NY (Google Map Link)
When: The fourth Wednesday of every month from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

 

Franklin County Support Group

Starting September 2018 Franklin County

Combined Support Group/Memory Café

Where: Malone Adult Center,click here for details.
14906 NY-30, Malone, NY 12953 (Google Map Link)
When: The second Thursday of the each month 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

September 13th, 2018  – Musical Entertainer: Thomas Ventiquattro

October 11th, 2018 – Musical Entertainer: Lou Allen

November 8th, 2018 – Activity: Painting Class with Lisa Gervais/Poised4Art

Saint Regis Mohawk

Combined Support Group/Memory Café

Where: Saint Regis Mohawk Office For Aging, click here for details.
29 Business Park Road, Akwesasne, NY 13655
When: The first Thursday of each month from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

September 6th, 2018

Topic: Dementia Caregiving and Family Dynamics

This program will discuss strategies on how to handle common conflicts that arise when caregiving as a family for a person with dementia.

Musical Entertainer: Danny Klebes

October 4th, 2018

Topic: TBD

Activity: Painting Class with Lisa Gervais/Poised4Art

 

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.

Washington County Support Group

Where: Gospel Lighthouse Church, click here for details.
30 Lacross Street, Hudson Falls (Google Map Link)
When: The second Tuesday of every month at 1:30 pm.