Whether you are caring for your parents, a spouse, or another loved one, finding the time to meet with other caregivers is often a valuable investment of your time. Meeting with others who understand is often enlightening and offers the opportunity to relieve stress.
When choosing a caregiver support group, you may want to visit more than one to make sure the group is the right fit for you. Most groups may be facilitated by a social worker or other professional who specializes in caregiving.
There are caregiver support groups located throughout the six counties that that AAA 1-B serves (Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw.) Please call before attending to confirm that the group is still active and accepting members.
Independence Village of Brighton
7700 Nemco Way
Brighton, MI 48116
Support group for family and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Group is facilitated by Catholic Social Services of Livingston County and the Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Great Lakes Chapter. Call to confirm date and time.
Livingston County Catholic Charities (Howell)
2020 East Grand River, Suite 104
Howell, MI 48843
Caregiver support group offered on the third Wednesday of the month from 4:30-6 p.m. Respite care provided.
Arden Courts of Sterling Heights
11095 14 Mile Road,
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Open to the public. Group serves those caring for a loved one with dementia or other related memory impairment. Alzheimer’s family support group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. Free on-site adult day care available. Groups are led by Alzheimer’s Association trained support group leaders.
Frenchtown Senior Citizens (Monroe)
2786 Vivian Road
Monroe, MI 48162
Caregiver support group meets once a month to offer support and information. Must be a resident of Monroe County.
Alzheimer’s support group for caregivers and those worried about memory issues, age 50 or older. Meets twice a month to offer support and information. Call for dates and times.
Milan Seniors for Healthy Living
45 Neckel Court
Milan, MI 48160
For caregivers age 50 and over. Caregiver support group is offered the third Monday of the month from 6-7 p.m..
City of Farmington Hills – Senior Division
28600 11 Mile Road,
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month. For caregivers age 50 or older.
Arden Courts of Bingham Farms
24005 West 13 Mile Road
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Offers a monthly caregiver support group on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 1- 2:30 p.m.
Bloomfield Township Senior Services
4315 Andover Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Offers a monthly caregivers forum. Please call for dates/times. Provides information on programs and services available to caregivers and their loved ones.
Southfield – Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)
29699 Southfield Road,
Southfield, MI 48076
Support groups for caregivers of older adults generally meet the third Monday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. Onsite respite during the daytime meeting may be available and must be arranged in advance.
DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital (Commerce)
1 William Carls Drive
Commerce, MI 48382
Alzheimer’s Family Support Group meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Group is facilitated by a nurse and social worker.
Botsford Continuing Health Center (Farmington Hills)
21440 Archwood Circle
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Serves family members and friends caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m.
Clare Bridge of Farmington Hills – I & II
27900 Drake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Alzheimer’s disease support group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. in Building I. Respite care available for loved ones during support group.
St. Joseph Mercy – Oakland (Pontiac)
44405 Woodward Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48341
For family members and friends caring for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. Meets the first and third Tuesday of each month from 10:30-Noon at the hospital in the 4th Floor Pavilion, Room C/D. Refreshments are served.
Rochester – Older Persons Commission
650 Letica Drive
Rochester, MI 48307
For family and friends caring for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. Group meets the first Wednesday of each month 3-4:30 pm.
Jewish Senior Life
6710 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
For caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. Meets the second Thursday of the month from 2-4 p.m.
On-site respite during the meeting may be available and but must be arranged in advance.
A group for persons with early stage dementia meets most Fridays at 11:30 a.m. Call for more information.
These groups are led by a facilitator trained by the Alzheimer’s Association.
McLaren – Port Huron
1221 Pine Grove Avenue
Port Huron, MI 48060
Serves caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease. Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. in the 55 Plus office. Call to confirm date and time.
Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw
2245 South State Street, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Caregiver Conversations is a monthly drop-in educational and support group for adult children who serve in a variety of caregiving roles for their aging parents.
Turner Geriatric Clinic – University of Michigan
4260 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Several caregiver support groups offered at various locations. Caring for your Mate meets the fourth Tuesday of each month 1:30-3 p.m. at Turner Geriatric Clinic. Caring for Aging Relatives meets the second Wednesday of each month 6-8 p.m. at Turner Senior Resource Center.
Alzheimer’s Association – Ann Arbor
564 South Main Street, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Helpline provides information and resource directories about Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Offers various patient and family support groups, and workshops, throughout the region. Call for more information and to register. Also provides information on the safe return program which provides id bracelet and registration in a national database to help identify, locate and return persons who have wandered away from their residence.
Chelsea Retirement Community
805 West Middle Street
Chelsea, MI 48118
Support group for family and caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia meets the third Thursday of each month from 2-2:30 p.m. Call to confirm day and time.