Challenges such as chronic illness can be unexpectedly difficult, especially for those who take on the role of family caregiver. The pandemic has removed the ability for support groups to meet together in person. But check back as we work to provide information about virtual groups. Support groups help remove some of the lonliness, fear and anxiety many caregivers face because they offer an opportunity to share, give insight and ideas, or become a place to just "get away" and listen.
Regional Support Groups
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group (virtual) 540-333-4263 - Liesa Dodson Call to register for the Zoom link. Meets 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month /10:00 - 11:30am
Alzheimer’s Dementia-Related Illnesses Support Group for Caregivers & Families (virtual) OverwhelmedHowCanIHelp@yahoo.com 703-508-3056 Email or call Barbara Stohlman at the number above to register for the Zoom link. Meets 4th Wednesday of the month /4:00pm
Caregiver Stress Support Group - How do we mourn? firstname.lastname@example.org Email to register for the Zoom link. A support group for any difficulties related to COVID-19. Meets 2nd and 4th Monday of the month / 2:00 - 3:30 pm (Caregiver Central) * 2nd and 4th Monday of the month / 6:45 to 8 pm (How Do You Mourn?)
Hospice of the Piedmont www.hopva.org 800-975-5501 Offers on-going support groups throughout the year for hospice and grief support.
Lymphedema Healing Circle (virtual) email@example.com 540-547-4824 Email or call Bonnie Vermillion at the contact info above to register for a Zoom link. Meets 4th Thursday of the month / 6:00pm
Memory Café (virtual) firstname.lastname@example.org 540-547-4824 Email or call Bonnie Vermillion at the contact info above to register for a Zoom link. Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month / 2:30 pm
Rappahannock County Caregiver Support Group (virtual) email@example.com 540-547-4126 Call or email Danny Wilson at the contact info above for the Zoom link. For support with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, advanced age. Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month / 10:00am
“Sweet Spot” Diabetes Support Group (virtual & in-person) 540-439-3247 Call number above to register for either the virtual or the in-person group. Virtual: Meets 2nd Thursday of the month / 10:30 am In Person: Meets 2nd Thursday of the month / 7:00pm