Challenges such as chronic illness can be unexpectedly difficult, especially for those who take on the role of family caregiver. Support groups help remove some of the loneliness, 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. (All info subject to change. Please contact the groups directly for more info or updates.)
Regional Support Groups
Alzheimer's Association- Evening Millennial Caregiver Support Group Central and Western Virginia Chapter 7:00 PM / Call for dates Register by Phone: 800-272-3900 Evening support group for younger age caregivers.
Alzheimer's Dementia Related Illnesses Support Group for Caregivers and Families (in Person) Email or call Sophia Cameron at: firstname.lastname@example.org / 540-316-3800 Meets 4th Wednesday of the month at 11:30am. Contact Sophia for more information.
Bereavement Support Group Spiritual Care Support Ministries Hosted by Reformation Lutheran Church Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 This program is currently running through December 8, 2022. Check back for updates. RSVP: 540-349-5814
Caregiver Support Group Provides emotional educational and social support for family and friends caring for older adults facing age-related challenges. Sponsored by The Harbor at Renaissance and Hospice of the Piedmont Hosted by Generations Central Adult Day Center Monthly at 9:30am Next sessions: November 14,2022; December 12,2022; January 23, 2023 RSVP: 540-403-0557 or email@example.com
Hospice of the Piedmont www.hopva.org 800-975-5501 Offers on-going support groups throughout the year for hospice and grief support.
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
Parkinson's Support Group Lake of the Woods Church 1 Church Lane, Locust Grove Contact Rev. Lee Moore at email@example.com or 540-972-0395 Meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 4:00pm
Rappahannock County Caregiver Support Group (virtual) firstname.lastname@example.org 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