caregiver support groups

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One of the most important things a family member or other caregiver can do for themselves is attend a support group of people sharing their journey. A list of support groups in our area is printed below:

Jefferson/Shelby County meetings:
The Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, at Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama’s office, 300 Office Park Drive, Suite 225, 11:00am. Call Miller Piggott, 205-871-7970.

In Alabaster a group meets the second Thursday of every month at 10:00 am at the Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging office.  Call Lauran Karcher at 670-5770 extension 107 or email lkarcher@m4a.org

In Trussville a group meets on the fourth Tuesday at 6:30pm at the First Baptist Church of Trussville.  Call Miller Piggott, 205-871-7970.

In Bessemer a group meets the first Monday of each month at UAB Medical West from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Call Donna Norris, 205-979-6471.

In Birmingham (Southside) the UAB Center for Aging Alzheimer Family Program facilitates meetings at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church the first Thursday of the month at 2:00pm.  Call Betty Roberts, 205-934-2178.

In Birmingham a meeting is held on the second Tuesday of the month from 10:30 until noon at the Hospice Services of Alabama office located at 1000 Southlake Park, Suite 100.  For information call 205-682-9996.

In Birmingham a meeting is held on the third Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m at United Way of Central Alabama 3600 8th Ave. South.  Call Christine Williams, 205-458-3334.

In Birmingham a group meets the first and third Sunday of each month from 5:30 until 7 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church on Cahaba Valley Road.  Visit asburyonline.org/congregationalcare.

At Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, a meeting is held on the third Tuesday of each month from 11-12. Call Dorrell Elliott at 422-1091.

At Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, a meeting is held on the second Thursday of the month in the Geri Conference Room (ground floor) at 2010 Brookwood Medical Center Drive, Birmingham, 35209. 1:45 – 2:45 pm. Contact Anna Adams (205) 877-1100. Event is free but there is a fee to park and no meeting will be held in December.

At Princeton Baptist Medical Center, a meeting is held on the third Tuesday of each month in the Senior Care Unit located at 701 Princeton Avenue, SW, Birmingham, Alabama 35211. 12:45 – 1:45 pm. Contact Lemeshia Chambers at 783-3618. Event is free but there is a fee to park and no meeting will be held in December.

Collat Jewish Family Services offers a support group on the third Thursday of the month at 1pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Overton Road. Open to all. Contact Lauren Schwartz at  205.879.3438

In Hoover a support group meets at Lakeview Estates on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm.  The group meets in the main dining room and snacks are provided.  Call  205-981-0001.

In Hoover a group meets at Rittenhouse Village on the third Wednesday at noon.  Call 205-823-2393 for additional information.

In Hoover a group meets the second Wednesday of every month at 1:30 pm at Prince of Peace Catholic Church at 4600  Preserve Parkway.  Call Shellie Waites at (205) 910 5816 or email shemyr@charter.net

In Leeds a group meets the second Thursday of the month (starting August 9), 6:30 – 8 pm, the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany. Call Bit Thomaston 205-884-1111.

In Mountain Brook at Canterbury United Methodist Church a support group meets every Thursday at 10 am in room 226. Call Valerie Boyd 205-874-1523.

In Mountain Brook a group meets every Tuesday morning at 10:30 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.  Contact Jeanna Speegle 205-802-6218 or jspeegle@saint-Luke’s.com

Autauga County meeting
In Autauga County, a support group meets the first Thursday of each month at First United Methodist Church in Prattville.  Call Sherry Stone, 334-462-8711.

Calhoun County meeting
In Anniston, a group meets in room 406 of the Physician Center of Regional Medical Center each Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. Call 256-235-5146.

Cullman County meeting
Find meaningful advice and support from a community of your fellow caregivers. This group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm in the Ave Maria Room located in CRMC’s Community Education Center in POB II. Contact coordinator Perrie Elrod at 256-737-2635 for additional information.

Hale County meeting
In Greensboro a group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm at DHR located at 906 Wheelen Street. Call Nikki Pope at 205-333-2990 or 1-800-432-5030

Fayette County meeting
In Fayette, the Alzheimer’s Family Support Group meets every second Tuesday, 2:00pm at Morningside of Fayette Assisted Living Facility (205-932-4003).  Call Kelli Kimbrell, 205-333-2990 or 1-800-432-5030.

Saint Clair County meeting
In Pell City a support group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:15pm at Lakeside Hospice, 4010 Masters Road, Pell City. Call Bit Thompson at 205-884-1111.

Talladega County meeting
In Talladega, at the Citizens Baptist Medical Center, a group meets the second Saturday of each month at 10:00am.  Call Clifford Mosley, 256-315-5986 or Citizens Home Health at 256-761-4363.

In Sylacauga the Circle of Care meets the second Wednesday of every month from 11am – noon in the Chapel located at Coosa Valley Medical Center in Sylacauga. Light refreshments are served. Contact Nancy Dickson, Community Education Coordinator, at 256-401-4674 or at nancy.dickson@cvhealth.net.

Tuscaloosa County meeting
In Tuscaloosa, a group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the West Alabama Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center, at 2:00pm. Call Vicki Kerr, 205-752-6840.