caregiver support groups


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

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.

Vestavia group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at Vestavia United Methodist Church, at 6:30pm. Tyson Entrance, Room 201. 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.

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 the Friedman Center for Jewish Life at 3100 Overton Road, 35223. Open to all. Contact Lauren Schwartz at  205.879.3438

In Hoover a support group meets at Lakeview Estates on the second 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 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.

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

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.