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Support groups for caregivers of older adults

The Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance is deeply concerned with providing support to those who are caring for persons with dementia. Our mission is to help caregivers take care of themselves as well as provide a quality life for the person with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

Join us in a caring and understanding environment where you can ask questions and get straight answers from people who have been there. Learn creative and caring problem-solving techniques, get informed about helpful resources, and hear about advances in research and advocacy. Discover you are not alone in the way you feel! You may find that you can help others who are experiencing where you've already been. Remember, laughter, taking care of yourself, and planning for the future are essential to well-being.

We have many support groups, at various times and locations. For more information, contact us at 608.232.3400 or 888.308.6251.

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Support groups listed by county/city

Click HERE for a legal-sized printable version of our support group listing (updated July 2017). If you would prefer to have us mail you a copy, please call us at 608.232.3400.

Note: Although these are regularly scheduled groups, please call to confirm date and time (may change periodically due to facilitator conflict, holiday, etc.).

* = Sponsored or co-sponsored by Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin (ADAW)

  COUNTY CITY DATE/TIME

LOCATION

CONTACT
Dementia-specific caregiver support groups-Revised Dec. 2016
* Columbia Columbus

2nd Thurs
10-11:30am

Columbus Community Hospital
1515 Park Ave.
Janet Wiegel
608.742.9055
888.308.6251
* Dane Fitchburg 2nd Thurs
10-11:30am
Fitchburg Senior Center
5510 Lacy Rd.
ADAW
608.232.3400
*   Madison West
Adult Children
1st Wed
6-7:30pm
Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance
517 N. Segoe Rd.
ADAW
608.232.3400
*   Madison West 1st Thurs
10-11:30am
Covenant Presbyterian Church
326 S. Segoe Rd..
ADAW
608.232.3400
*   Madison West
Men's Group
2nd Thurs
9:15-11am
Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance
517 N. Segoe Rd.
ADAW
608.232.3400
*  

Madison West
Young Onset Caregiver
(caring for person under 65)

2nd Sat
10-Noon
Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance
517 N. Segoe Rd.
ADAW
608.232.3400
*   Sun Prairie 3rd Tues
6:30-8pm
Colonial Club
301 Blankenheim Ln
ADAW
608.232.3400
*   Waunakee 3rd Wed
3:30-5pm
Waunakee Senior Center
333 S. Madison St.
Cindy Mosiman
608.849.8385
* Grant Platteville 3rd Wed
1-2:30pm
Park Place Community Room
1075 N. Elm St.

Becky DeBuhr
608.723.4288
888.308.6251

  Rock Beloit 2nd & 4th Tues
1-2:30pm
Sun Valley Presbyterian Church
1650 Sun Valley Dr.
Cori Marsh
608.741.3615
Call regarding respite
    Beloit phone-in support group 2nd Tues
1-2:30 pm
pre-register: 877.416.7083 Lynn Scheinoha
877-416-7083
    Janesville 2nd & 4th Tues
4-5pm
Huntington Place
3808 N Wright Rd.
Kathy Ruck
608.868.5035
    Janesville 3rd Thurs
6-7pm
Hedberg Public Library
316 S. Main St.
Syl Mauerman mauerman@sbcglobal.net
* Sauk Reedsburg 3rd Wed
12-1:30pm
Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center
2350 N. Dewey Ave.
(bag lunch optional)
Janet Wiegel
608.742.9055
888.308.6251
*   Prairie du Sac 4th Tues
3-4:30pm
Maplewood of Sauk Prairie
245 Sycamore St.
Theresa Grimes
608-643-3383
Call regarding respite
General caregiver support groups
* Columbia Portage 1st Mon
1-2:30pm
Portage Public Library
253 W. Edgewater St.
Janet Wiegel
608.742.9055
888.308.6251
  Dane DeForest 3rd Thurs
3-4pm
DeForest Senior Center
505 N. Main St.
Roxane Carley or
Natalie Raemisch
608.846.9469
    Madison Latino Group 4th Wed
5:30-8:30 pm
Madison Senior Center
330 W. Mifflin St. (meetings in Spanish)
Yolanda Salazar
608.243.5252
    Madison West 4th Wed
1-2:30pm
Mt. Olive Lutheran OR Queen of Peace Church
(spiritual focus)
Heather Crade
608.663.2996
call for location
    Monona
Supper and Support
2nd Tues
5:30-7:30pm
E. Madison/Monona Senior Coalition of Aging
4142 Monona Dr.
Jamie Peterson
608.223.3100
    Oregon 3rd Mon
9-10am
Oregon Senior Center
219 Park St.
Dana Lindsay or
Alison Keolsch
608.835.5801
    Verona 3rd Tues
10:30-11:45am
Verona Senior Center
108 Paoli St.
Becky Losby
608.845.7471
  Grant Fennimore 2nd Wed
1-2:30pm

Memorial Building Council Chambers
860 Lincoln Ave.

Ruth Rotramel 608.723.6113
* Green Monroe

2nd Thurs
6-7:30pm

Monroe Public Library
1st Floor Conference Rm
925 16th Ave.
ADAW
888.308.6251
* Iowa Dodgeville 3st Tues 10:30-noon

Dodgeville Library
139 S. Iowa St.

ADRC
608.930.9835
* Lafayette Darlington 4th Tues
10-11:30 am

15701 County K

ADAW
888.308.6251
  Marquette Montello 3rd Wed
12-2pm
Lunch provided
St. John's Catholic Church
277 E. Montello St.
Alex Truell
608.297.3102
  Sauk Sauk City 3rd Tues
5-6pm
Sauk Prairie Community Center
720 Monroe St.
Marina Wittmann
608.355-3289
Light dinner provided
Other disease-specific caregiver support groups
  Columbia Portage
3rd Thurs
2-4pm
Bethlehem
Lutheran Church
Parkinson's Group
Hwy 33 E
Elayne Hanson
608.742.2410
  Dane Madison 1st Wed
6--8pm
Sept-May
Meriter Hospital
Stroke Support
202 S. Park St
Stroke Support Hotline
608.417.6487 (staff)
    Madison 2nd Wed
6:30-8:30pm
UW Hospital and Clinics
ALS Group
600 Highland Av
Information Desk 222.3289
    Verona 3rd Fri
10:15-11am
Verona Senior Center
(Parkinson's Group)
108 Paoli St.
Becky Losby
608.845.7471
  Sauk Baraboo

3rd Mon
2-4pm

First Congregational Church
Parkinson's Group
131 6th Ave
Sylvia Kriegl
608.356.7096

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