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.

Virtual Caregiver Support Groups

We are currently offering virtual caregiver support groups via Zoom technology throughout much of Manitoba. It might not be quite the same as meeting in person, but it’s another way to connect during these uncertain times to ensure that you continue to have access to support and information.

Pre-registration to attend is required, as there are limited spaces available. To register, please forward an email including your full name and the date/time of the support group you are registering to  alzmb@alzheimer.mb.ca.

When are the support groups?
  • Fort Garry, St. Vital and Concordia – Thursday, July 14  from 6:30 to 8 pm
  • Downtown, Kildonan/Donwood and Transcona – Wednesday, July 15  from 1 to 2:30 pm
  • Tuxedo, Westwood and Linden Woods – Thursday, July 23  from 6:30 to 8 pm
How do I join?

The host, or in this case the group facilitator, will send a meeting invitation via email following receipt of registration. 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 login by using the link provided, and by following the prompts on the screen.

Who facilitates the support groups?

Virtual support group meetings will be facilitated by Client Support staff, Regional Coordinators and/or volunteer facilitators.

What is Zoom?

Zoom is a web-based group conferencing tool, that allows users to meet online, with or without video. Zoom is easy to use, offers quality video and audio, and is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, and Blackberry thus allowing you to connect from anywhere with an internet connection.

Questions?

For more information, please contact Jessica Harper, Client Services Manager, at (204) 943-6622 ext. 230 or via email at jharper@alzheimer.mb.ca.


We will continue to work to best support you and update our website as new developments happen.

If you need to talk, please don’t hesitate to call client support at 204-943-6622 (Winnipeg) or 1-800-378-6699 (Manitoba) or email support@alzheimer.mb.ca.