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 both virtual and a *limited* number of socially distanced 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

    • Fourth Thursday of the month, from 2 to 3:30 pm
      alzmb@alzheimer.mb.ca
      *In lieu of the holiday season, this Support Group will take place on the third Thursday of the month (December 17th) from 2 to 3:30 pm in December. 

 

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 Care Partner Support Groups

In response to the current COVID pandemic, a limited number of socially distant in-person support groups are available commencing October 1.

To ensure the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers and participants, individuals MUST pre-register for the group of their choice, as limited spaces are available. Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Non-medical faces masks may be required, depending on individual site hosts and the facility restrictions in place. Alzheimer Society staff will advise upon registration if face masks are mandatory for your preferred location.
  • Social and physical distancing restrictions (2m/6ft) will be in place.
  • All participants will be required to complete a health screening questionnaire either upon entry to the facility location and/or arrival at the Support Group.

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

When are the support groups? 
    • Winnipeg: (Postponed until further notice)
      Riverwood Square Retirement Residence
      1778 Pembina Hwy
      Last Wednesday of the month, from 7 to 8:30 pm
      Phone: 204-943-6622
      Email: alzmb@azheimer.mb.ca

 

    • South Eastman:
      Please contact Regional Coordinator Jen Reimer for additional information.
      Phone: 204-326-5771
      Email: alzse@alzheimer.mb.ca

 

    • North Central:
      Please contact Regional Coordinator Donna Frost for additional information.
      Phone: 204-239-4898
      Email: alznc@alzheimer.mb.ca

 

    • South Central:
      Please contact Regional Coordinator Kathy Fehr for additional information.
      Phone: 204-325-5634
      Email: alzsc@alzheimer.mb.ca

 

How do I join?

To register, please contact the telephone number or email address listed for the location of your choosing.

 

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.