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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

In-Person Sessions

We are currently offering in-person sessions in our Westman 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.

Westman

    • Boissevain
      Second Tuesday of the month at 2 – 3:30 pm
      Boissevain Library, 409 S Railway St
      wmprog@alzheimer.mb.ca
      Next session: December 14th

South Central

    • Emerson/Dominion City (alternates every month)
      Third Monday of the month at 10 am
      Emerson location – New Horizon Hall, 106 Church St
      Dominion City location – Abbeyfield House, Box 69
      alzsc@alzheimer.mb.ca
      Next session: January 17th
    • Carman
      Last Wednesday of the month at 1 pm
      Carman Active Living Centre, 7 Ed Belfour Dr
      alzsc@alzheimer.mb.ca
      Next session: November 29th

 

Questions?

For more information, please contact the Alzheimer Society at 204-943-6622 or alzmb@alzheimer.mb.ca.

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.