CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS

BELLINGHAM    
1:30pm to 3:00pm – Second Thursday of each month
Grace Church - 1815 Cornwall Avenue

BELLINGHAM - (Adult children caring for a parent)      
6:00pm to 7:30pm – Second Wednesday of each month
St. Joseph Adult Day Health - 809 E. Chestnut Drive
Contact: Julie Johnson (360) 676-6749

BLAINE    
1:30pm to 3:00pm – First Tuesday of each month
Blaine Senior Center - 763 G Street
     
LYNDEN    
10:00am to 12:00pm – First Tuesday of each month
Lynden Manor - 905 Aaron Dr., Lynden, WA
    

This support group will provide you as the caregiver or loved one, the opportunity to talk to other individuals who are facing some of the same problems that they are. It is helpful to talk to sympathetic people about the frustrations you are experiencing. Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss problems create many specific problems for families in their daily lives. Simply getting to know other people with similar concerns is a comfort to many.

A support group is a safe place to bring up issues that might be hard to talk about at home. The caregiver can raise their specific concerns in a support group, where objectivity of others can help the caregiver think through the situation.

This support group will also be an excellent place to learn about memory loss, dementia and the Alzheimer Disease, legal issues, community resources available to you and your family and better help you plan for the future. The members of the group welcome all caregivers and willingly share their ideas and experiences.