Support Groups

Many caregivers find it helpful to talk with others who are also caregivers in a group setting.  It gives them a chance to vent to people who understand, build relationships with other caregivers and learn about helpful resources.  There are numerous caregiver support groups around the state that meet at different times and in different locations.  The Care2Caregiver staff can help you find one that works for your schedule and is in your area.

COPSA Support Groups

COPSA Caregivers Support Group

The COPSA Caregivers Support Group is open to all who are caring for someone with memory issues. We meet monthly to share our experience, learn about the disease process and discuss issues that arise from caregiving, offer each other support, find out about available resources and strengthen our self-care. Please join us for sharing and caring. Meetings are virtual, free and professionally facilitated by a member of the COPSA Staff. We know how hard your job is. Come and talk with others who know what it is like to walk in your shoes. You can log in on your computer or call on your phone.

COPSA Spouse Support Group

The COPSA Spouse Support Group is open to all who are caring for a spouse with memory impairment due to Alzheimer’s Disease or a related disorder. We meet bimonthly to learn about the disease process, discuss issues that arise from caregiving, offer each other support and find out about available resources. To keep our group members connected during the pandemic, we are using an online group until public health authorities tell us it’s safe to meet in person again. All meetings are facilitated by COPSA Staff. We know how hard your job is. Join us and learn more about what your spouse is going through and talk with others who know what it is like to walk in your shoes.

Transitions Bereavement Group

Transitions is open to all who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Special emphasis regarding those who had a memory impairment due to Alzheimer’s Disease or a related disorder or some other long-term illness that required extended caregiving. This group is free, open to the public and professionally facilitated. We have been meeting monthly for emotional support, to learn about the grieving process and to enhance skills for coping and reinvesting in life. To keep our group members connected during the pandemic, we are using an online group until public health authorities tell us it’s safe to meet in person again.