The Sandwich Support Group is geared towards care partners who are supporting a parent or other family member with dementia, while also trying to balance the stresses of raising a family and managing other day-to-day personal or career commitments.
This can leave you feeling “sandwiched” between responsibilities.
These meetings offer a supportive and confidential environment in which care partners:
- Meet and discuss common concerns, as well as experiences.
- Exchange ideas and coping strategies
- Enjoy mutual support from others in an informal environment.
- Gain knowledge and information regarding the nature and progression of the disease and care partner role changes
We welcome everyone to this inclusive environment for people of different ethnicities, cultures or persons who identify as part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
How will a Support Group benefit me?
Attending a Support Group will help you to:
- Feel less isolated and decrease feelings of grief.
- Maintain positive self-esteem and well-being.
- Cope with supporting the person living with dementia and balancing other aspects of your day-to-day life.
Who can join the Support Group?
The Support Group is for care partners who are:
- Caring for a parent or other family member with dementia, while also trying to balance the stresses of raising a family and managing other day-to-day personal or career commitments.
- Feel comfortable sharing their experience with others in a small group.
Who facilitates the Support Group?
The Support Group is facilitated by Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Client Support volunteers.
How often does the Support Group run?
The Support Group is offered monthly on the Third Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 pm over Zoom.
For more information and to register for the Support Group, please contact the Alzheimer Society at 204-943-6622, or via emailing email@example.com confirming your full name and the date/time of the group you are registering for.