Support Groups Directory

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  • Learn about dementia and caregiving
  • Meet others who face similar challenges and give and receive support.
  • Discover ways to relieve caregiver stress and burn-out.

This support group is open to families and participants of CJE SeniorLife's Adult Day Services and Culture Bus programs. 

Meets:  This support group meets the second Tuesday of each month

Time: 3:15-4:30 p.m., at Adult Day Services, 1015 Howard Street, Evanston. 

It is NOT open to the public.

Registration information: Pre-registration required if respite care is needed.  To register or for information, call Dina Danieli at 847.556.8410.

Registration information: Pre-registration required if respite care is needed.  To register or for information, call Dina Danieli at 847.556.8410.

 

This support group for older adults with a family member with a disability offers opportunities to connect, share experiences and learn about benefits and community resources.

Meets: This support group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Time: 11a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Location: Bernard Horwich Building, Room 233, 3003 W. Touhy Ave. Chicago, IL

Registration Information: For more information about this group, call Rosann Corcoran 773.508.1694

 

This drop-in bereavement group is for anyone who has recently lost a significant person in his or her life.

Meets: every Wednesday

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W. Touhy Avenue, Chicago.

Fee(s): There is a $5 fee for each session. Prior to attending, interested individuals should call David Donaldson, LCSW, at 773.508.1129. Sponsored by CJE SeniorLife’s Counseling Department and the Jewish Healing Network.

 

  • Meet with others who are experiencing similar concerns
  • Learn how to navigate difficult service delivery systems
  • Discover that each of us must make and learn from mistakes
  • See how others have begun to make plans for the future
  • Get support, encouragement, and understanding from your peers

This support group is open to seniors who have adult children with disabilities

Meets: on the first and third Tuesday of each month

Time: 11 a.m. -  12:15 p.m.

Location:  Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W. Touhy Avenue, Chicago.

Fee(s): There is no fee to attend this group.

Group members do need to be pre-screened for the group prior to attending first session. For information on this group, call Rosann Corcoran, LCSW, at 773.508.1694.

Sponsored by CJE's LINKAGES Program. 

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This ongoing group addresses concerns related to caring for a parent experiencing issues of aging, dementia and decline and with a history of Holocaust-related trauma. Participants share and identify special challenges, emotions, caregiving tools and resources.

Meets: This support group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

Time: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Bernard Horwich Building, 3003 W. Touhy Ave. Chicago, IL

For more Information about this group, call 773.508.1004 , email Yonit.Hoffman@cje.net (link sends e-mail)  or Amy.Loterstein@cje.net (link sends e-mail)

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CJE invites family members, spouses and caregivers of an older adult to attend this support group. Join us to discuss coping strategies and gain emotional support from
other caregivers. ADS clients may remain at the Center while you attend.

Meets: Second Tuesday of the Month

Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Dina Danieli, M.S.W.

Location: 1015 West Howard Street, Evanston

For more Information about this group, call847.556.8410, email Dina.Danieli@cje.net (link sends e-mail)

Please RSVP to 847.492.1400.

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  • Learn about dementia and caregiving.
  • Meet others who face similar challenges.
  • Discover ways to relieve caregiver stress and burn-out.
  • Learn how to deal with difficult behaviors, such as: repetitive questions, resistance to bathing, changing clothes, or aggression.

Meets:  This support group meets the first Wednesday of every month

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: 1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield

Fees: Group is free; donations are welcome. 

Registration Information: For more information about this group, call Nina at 847.236.7853

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