Caregiver & Alzheimer’s Support Group
Do you care for someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia?
Often times, we hear caregivers say they are looking for support from people who “really understand because they’ve been there, too.” An Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group offers just that – a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to meet and develop a mutual support system.
It’s a place to:
Exchange practical information on caregiving problems and possible solutions
Talk through challenges and ways of coping
Share feelings, needs and concerns
Learn about resources available in your community
All of our support groups are facilitated by trained individuals.
In addition to caregiver support groups, we also offer our Music & Memory program and we are certified instructors for Ageless Grace.
This group has two options to attend: Hope Covenant Church, Orland Park or Anthem Memory Porter Place in Tinley Park.
view our calendar of events for specific dates and also a map to locations.
for more helpful information
Second Monday of Every Month:
Hope Covenant Church
14401 West Ave.
Orland Park, IL 60462
7:30 – 9:00 PM
**Please call to confirm meeting during inclement weather.
This meeting is confidential and does not require enrollment.
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Thank you so much
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Perhaps you sent a funeral spray. If so, we saw it there.
Perhaps you spoke the kindest words as any friend could say.
Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day.
Whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so much whatever the part.
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Finally, the overall guidance provided by Aishling Companion Home Care has proved invaluable to us in this important time.
Thank you for your excellent service.
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Being clean and on time were very important to me, as was the companionship each day and being on time to AA meetings each day.Â Thank you for the professional help.Â The bottom line is – thank you for caring for me and my well being.
Love to all your wonderful people.
Thanks again for all your help,