Caregiver Support & Education

At Choice in Aging, we understand that we don’t just serve our clients and participants, we serve caregivers as well. In addition to providing respite care, we offer services such as support groups and events designed specifically for caregivers.

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP & EDUCATION

Choice in Aging, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, is proud to present two FREE monthly support groups for caregivers and their families. The meetings address relevant and different topics each session. Navigating the life changing diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can be overwhelming, but we are here to help! The Group strives to answer the tough questions whether you are an old hand at caregiving or just starting on the journey. The focus is learning, sharing, planning and invariably laughing!

Support groups at Mt. Diablo Center are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.

Support groups at the Bedford Center are held on the third Monday or Saturday of the month and require an RSVP to attend. RSVPs can be made by calling Evie Christou at 925-778-4171 or by emailing at echristou@choiceinaging.org.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM:

  • Achieve a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss
  • Coping skills for the inevitable changes
  • Addressing legal and financial issues
  • Changing monthly topics
  • Professional and knowledgeable speakers provide education and information
  • Tools for stress reduction
  • Learn how to partner with doctors and understand the resources available
  • Ask questions and get answers
Mt. Diablo Center Support Group Flyer The Bedford Center Support Group Flyer

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY AND COST:

The support group is open to everyone and is FREE. For more information contact the Group Facilitator, Betsy Flathers for Mt. Diablo Center at (925) 682-6330 x103 or Evie Christour for the Bedford Center at (925) 925-778-4171. Support is a phone call away.