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.

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.*
      *Due to August Long Weekend, this support group has moved to the second Monday of the month, August 8th*

 

 

 

 

    • 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.

    Note: Participants must show proof of vaccination upon arrival and wear a face mask at all time during session.

    Provincial (Winnipeg)

            • Transcona Memorial United Church
              209 Yale Ave W
              First Wednesday of the month, from 10 – 11:30 am
              alzmb@alzheimer.mb.ca
              *Note: Per internal restrictions at the Transcona Memorial United Church, participants will continue to be required to show proof of vaccination upon arrival and wear a face mask at all times while in the building.
            • The United Church in Meadowood
              1111 Dakota St
              Second Monday of the month, from 2 – 3:30 pm
              alzmb@alzheimer.mb.ca
              *Note: Per internal restrictions at The United Church in Meadowood, participants will continue to be required to show proof of vaccination upon arrival and wear a face mask at all times while in the building.
              *Please note that for August, the support group has moved to the third Monday of the month, August 15th*
            • 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.

      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 Street, Brandon, MB R7A 1K2
              Fourth Wednesday of the month at 2 pm
              wmprog@alzheimer.mb.ca

      Interlake/Eastern

            • Selkirk
              Gordon Howard Centre, 384 Eveline St
              First Wednesday of the month at 7 pm
              alzne@alzheimer.mb.ca
            • Gimli
              Gimli New Horizons 55+ Activity Centre
              Third Monday of the month at 1 pm
              alzne@alzheimer.mb.ca
              *Please note that August’s session is cancelled. July’s session will run as scheduled.*

      South Central

            • Dominion City
              Dominion City location – Abbeyfield House, Box 69
              Third Monday of the month at 10 am
              alzsc@alzheimer.mb.ca
            • Carman
              Carman Active Living Centre, 7 Ed Belfour Dr
              Last Wednesday of the month at 1 pm
              alzsc@alzheimer.mb.ca

     

    Questions?

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