Support Groups for Family and Friends

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can leave those with the disease and their care partners feeling isolated. You are not alone. There are other people to share the journey with you!

Support groups offer the opportunity to meet, interact with and learn from others who are living with dementia. It’s a safe environment where you can share, laugh, and help each other through mutual understanding.

All of our support groups are inclusive environments for people of different ethnicities, cultures or persons who identify as part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

We are currently offering virtual and *limited* in-person caregiver support groups to help connect people with others living in a similar situation during these uncertain times and to ensure that families continue to have access to support and information.

Virtual Care Partner Support Groups
In-Person Care Partner Support Groups

Virtual Care Partner Support Groups

We are offering virtual caregiver support groups to help connect people with others living in a similar situation during these uncertain times and to ensure that families continue to have access to support and information.

When are the support groups? 

We invite you to register for the support group that works best for your schedule regardless of your location. To register, please forward an email including:

  • Full name
  • Contact information (i.e. telephone number and email address)
  • Date/time of group you are interested in attending

Our Alzheimer Society of Manitoba staff and volunteer facilitators are located throughout the province and look forward to meeting with you.

    • First Monday of the month, from 7 to 8:30 pm
      alzmb@alzheimer.mb.ca
      *This support group is geared towards adult children caring for a parent living with dementia.*

 

 

 

 

    • Third Monday of the month, from 7 to 8:30 pm
      alzmb@alzheimer.mb.ca
      *This support group is geared towards spouses of a person living with dementia.*

 

    • Third Wednesday of the month, from 6:30 to 8 pm
      alzne@alzheimer.mb.ca
      *Registration for this session is closed!*

 

 

How do I join?

After you register, the support group facilitator will send a meeting invitation via email. This will include a link that will connect you directly to the meeting, including a Meeting ID code and password. A few minutes prior to the time of the scheduled support group meeting, you may log in by using the link provided and by following the prompts on the screen.

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In-Person Care Partner Support Groups

We are currently offering in-person sessions in our Provincial (Winnipeg), Westman, Interlake/Eastern and South Central areas. To register, please email the group you choose below.

Provincial (Winnipeg)

    • Transcona Memorial United Church
      209 Yale Ave W
      First Wednesday of the month, from 10 – 11:30 am
      alzmb@alzheimer.mb.ca
    • The United Church in Meadowood
      1111 Dakota St
      Second Monday of the month, from 2 – 3:30 pm
      alzmb@alzheimer.mb.ca
    • The Waverly & Rosewood
      857 Wilkes Ave
      Third Wednesday of the month, from 7 – 8:30 pm
      alzmb@alzheimer.mb.ca
      * Note: Per internal restrictions at The Waverly & Rosewood, all participants are encouraged to wear a face mask at all times while in the building.
    • Westwood Community Church
      401 Westwood Drive
      Fourth Thursday of the month, from 1-2:30 pm
      alzmb@alzheimer.mb.ca

Interlake/Eastern

North Central

    • Portage la Prairie
      Herman Prior Centre, 40 Royal Rd N
      First Monday of the month at 1:30 – 3:00 pm
      alznc@alzheimer.mb.ca

Parkland

    • Dauphin
      Dauphin Active Living Senior Centre – 55 1st St. SE
      Second Tuesday of the month at 1:30 pm
      alzprk@alzheimer.mb.ca

South Central

South Eastman

    • Steinbach
      Pat Porter Active Living Centre – 10 Chrysler Gate
      Second Tuesday of the month at 10 – 11 am
      alzse@alzheimer.mb.ca
      *This support group is geared towards spouses of a person living with dementia.*

Westman

    • Boissevain
      Boissevain Library – 409 S Railway St
      Second Tuesday of the month at 2 – 3:30 pm
      wmprog@alzheimer.mb.ca
    • Brandon
      Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Westman Office – 4B, 457-9th St
      Fourth Wednesday of the month at 2 pm
      wmprog@alzheimer.mb.ca
    • Minnedosa
      Minnedosa 50 Plus Activity Centre – 31 Main St South
      Second Friday of the month at 10 – 11:30 am
      alzwm@alzheimer.mb.ca

Questions?

For more information, please call the Alzheimer Society at 204-943-6622.