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 groups offers emotional support and education for family members involved in the care of someone with dementia. 

Open to the Public

Meets:  the first and third Wednesday of each month

Time: 11a.m. to 12 noon

Location: 1015 Howard Street, Evanston. 

Fees: Group is free; donations are welcome. 

Registration Information: Pre-registration required if respite care is needed.  To register or for information, call Amy Zann, L.C.S.

 

  • 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:  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.

 

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. 

Learn more about Linkages

 

  • 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 offers emotional support and education for family members involved in the care of someone with Parkinson's. 

Meets:  third Tuesday of every month (starts in July)

Time: 7p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Weinberg Community for Senior Living, Gidwitz Place, 1551 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield. 

Fee(s): Group is free; donations are welcome.

Open to the public.

Registration information:  Pre-registration required if respite care is needed.  To register or for information, call Nina Afremow, L.C.S.W., at 847.236.7853

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