Free Support Groups
Sometimes, when misfortune strikes, it is good to know you are not alone.
You will find it makes a difference to speak about concerns with others who share similar challenges and can work with you to find solutions. Join one of our groups and gain insight, motivation, and encouragement. Groups provide an opportunity to be with others who are in a similar situation. You can make connections, share feedback, and get advice. Groups offer emotional comfort and moral support. We offer professionally facilitated groups to address many different issues. Group times and locations vary. If you are going through a significant transition or stressful life event, you do not have to do it alone. Upcoming events are shown in our calendar below.
Adult Children of Aging Parents
When your responsibility shifts from your children to your parents, JFCS can offer a practical and emotional hand to give you the lift you may need. We provide free education on the aging process, stress management, problem solving, principles of self-care, safety, strategies for setting boundaries and considerations for long-term care.
Third Thursday of every month, 7:00pm at JFCS
Contact Mauri Malka
Individuals caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or other cognitive impairment are invited to this free group meeting. Join us for support, friendship, great ideas, and interesting programs.
Second Friday of every month, 2:00pm at JFCS
Contact Kim Toebbe
Come together for education, problem solving and mutual support. Anyone who is caring for someone age 60 or older is welcome to attend this free group meeting.
First Tuesday of every month, 4:00pm at Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church
Contact Naomi Malka
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
This group is named for grandparents who are raising grandchildren, but we also welcome all others of age 55 and above who are raising young relatives under the age of 18. This free support group is open to adults only. Third Monday of the month, 12:30 at JFCS
Third Wednesday of the month, 10:00 am at Kenwood Elementary Family Resource Center
Contact Jo Ann Kalb
This group addresses the specific challenges of caring for a person who has Parkinson’s. Join our free meeting for support, friendship and great ideas.
Second Thursday of the month, 1:00pm at JFCS
Contact Connie Austin