KNOXVILLE: 865-544-6288
COOKEVILLE: 931-526-8010

Support Groups

It is important that caregivers take time for themselves to become educated, get emotional support and meet others who are in similar situations. We offer many meetings at various times and locations. Check the list below, arranged by county, to see if there is a group close to you. If you have choices available, visit as many as possible to find the one that best fits your needs. Always be sure to call to confirm location, date and time of the meeting.

If you cannot find a local support group for your area, please contact us.

Also, for those individuals facing early stage Alzheimer’s or dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment, we invite you to join our monthly Early Stage Memory Café for a social and educational experience at the Alzheimer’s Tennessee office (5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, 37919). Please call Linda Johnson, (865)544-6288, to register or get more information.  


Contact the offices for more information:

Knoxville:
Phone: 865.544.6288     
E-mail: linda.johnson@tnalz.org

Cookeville:
Phone: 931.526.8010
E-mail: amanda.barlow@tnalz.org

Toll-Free Monthly Telephone Support Group
First Monday of the month
2 p.m. EST (1 p.m. CST)
(866) 212-0875
pass code: 522552

Anderson County
Oak Ridge Emeritus Of Oak Ridge
Facilitator: Lauschane Robbins
3rd Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.
(865) 481-3900
Keystone Adult Day Program
First United Methodist Church
Facilitators: Phyllis Spangler
2nd Thursday, 12:30–2:30 p.m.
(865) 483-6631
  The Courtyards-Briarcliff
Facilitator: Kathi Osborne & Tonya Alexander
2nd Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.
(865) 481-6009
 
Blount County
Maryville Everett Senior Center
Facilitator: Velma Burke
2nd Tuesday, 12:00 p.m.
(865) 544-6288
 
 
Claiborne County
Harrogate Tri State Comprehensive Care Center
Facilitator: Diane Miles
1st  Monday, 6:30 p.m.
(423) 869-5376
 
New Tazewell  Laural Manor HealthCare Center Facilitators: Tina Mingee & Jessica Eldridge
3rd Thursday, 6 p.m.
(423) 626-8215
 
Cocke County
Newport Newport Health & Rehab Center
Facilitator: Joy Stokely
4th Monday, 7 p.m.
(423) 623-0929 

Wellington Place of Newport
Facilitator: Gidget Dailey

3rd  Thursday, 6-7 p.m.
(423) 613-4585

Cumberland County
Crossville Cumberland Medical Center
Facilitator: Shawna Potter
3rd Monday,12:30 p.m. CST

(931) 459-7387

 

CMC Wellness Complex FFG
Facilitators; Shawna Potter
1st Tuesday, 1 – 2 p.m. CST
(931) 459-7387
  Wyndridge Health
Facilitators: Brian Brewer 
2nd Thursday, 10 a.m.
(931) 484–6129
 

 Life Care Center of Crossville
Facilitator: Walt Pierce
3rd Thursday, 4:30 p.m. CST
(931) 484-4782

  Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church
Facilitators: Lanita Monroe & Nikki Fitchko
231 Westchester Drive
1st Thursday, 4 p.m. CST
(931) 484-3473
Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church
Facilitators: Margaret Brant & Dallas Hamilton
2nd Thursday, 11 a.m. CST
(931) 484-6927
 
Pleasant Hill Upland Retirement Village
Heritage Hall
Facilitators: Shirley Berry

& Mary Schwarz
2nd Thursday,
10 – 11:30 a.m. CST
(931) 277-5753

 

Fentress County
Jamestown Fentress County Senior Center
Facilitators: Melissa Martin & Alice Kirby
1st Monday, 5 p.m.
(931) 879-7249
 
Hamblen County
Morristown ALPS Adult Center
Facilitators: Ronnie Reed
1st Tuesday, 10 a.m – Noon
(423) 587-9149
 
Jefferson County
Jefferson City Jefferson City Care & Rehab. Ctr.
Facilitators: Rusty Schnell
3rd Monday, 7 p.m.
(865) 475-9037
 
Knox County
Knoxville Atria Weston Place
Facilitator: Lisa Conner & Cheryl Blanchard
3rd Wednesday, 12 p.m.
Lunch provided with RSVP
(865) 584-9857
CADES at Concord United Methodist Church
Facilitators: Diane Wright & Deena Greer
1st Tuesday, 10 a.m.
(865) 675-2835

  The Courtyards Sr. Living – Memory Lane Café
Facilitators: Kathy Broggy, Amanda Spencer, Linda Knight, & Dava Snyder
2nd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
(865) 688-2666
Elmcroft of Halls
Facilitator: Rose Davis
3rd Thursday, 6 p.m.
(865) 925-2668
*
*Call for Respite Care
  Elmcroft of West Knoxville
Facilitator: Lauren Hall & Zoe Ammons
Last Thursday, 6 p.m.**

(865) 690-3550
*Call for Respite Care
**NOTE: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the November meeting will be held on Thursday the 21st at 6 p.m.
Homewood Residence
At Deane Hill

Facilitator: Melanie Wallace
3rd Tuesday, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
(865) 690-4070
*
*Call For Respite Care
  Williamsburg Villas
Facilitator: Leslee Wilkinson
4th Tuesday, 5 p.m.
(865) 573-0100

Mount Calvary Baptist Church
Facilitators: Barbara McNaughton & JoAnn Hackler
1807 Dandridge Ave.
3rd Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
(865) 524-9457

  Kay Senior Care Center at Church Street United Methodist Church
Facilitators: Judith Winters
3rd Monday, 3 p.m.
(865) 521-0289

Clarity Pointe
Facilitator: Nancy Britcher & Helen Porter
3rd Wednesday, 2 p.m.
(865) 951-2985

 

Powell

 

Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Facilitators: Patricia Bolton, Hilton Bolton, Margaret Morgan & Carolyn Shular
1st Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
(865) 938-7245
The Courtyards Sr. Living – Caregiver Support
Facilitators: Kathy Broggy, Amanda Spencer, Linda Knight, & Dava Snyder
2nd Tuesday, 6:45 p.m.
(865) 688-2666
Loudon County
Lenoir City The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Lenoir City
Facilitator: Cathy DeCotes
3rd Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m.
(865) 271-9966
Tellico Village Community Church
Facilitators: Judy Stiles & Lori Willyoung
1st Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.
(865) 458-1516
Macon County
Lafayette

Macon County General Hospital
Facilitators: Shirley Holland & Stacy Brawner
3rd Tuesday, 10 a.m.
(615) 666-2147 x 398

 
Monroe County  
Madisonville Cora Veal Senior Center
Facilitator: Debra Ledoux
3rd Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.
(423) 442-2022

 

     
Overton County
Livingston

Overton Co. Nursing Home
Facilitators: Sandra Dillard & Scott Stevens Balch
4th Wednesday, 12 p.m. CST
(931)403-2317 or (931)823-6403

 
Putnam County
Algood

Masters Healthcare
Facilitator: Melinda Bilbrey
3rd Monday, 6 p.m. CST
(931) 537-6524

 
Cookeville

Alzheimer’s Tennessee
Facilitators: Amanda Barlow & Michelle Sullivan
2nd Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. CST
(931) 526-8010

 
Roane County
     

Kingston

Luminary UM Church
Facilitators: Kathy Parks & Melinda Bertram
2nd Tuesday, 2 p.m.
(865) 354-3366

First Baptist Church
Facilitators: Kathy Parks & Melinda Bertram
3rd Monday, 2:00 p.m.
(865)354-3366

Scott County
Oneida

Scott County Senior Center
Facilitators: Maranda West & Sandy Lewallen
1st Monday, 5:30 p.m.
(423) 215-0939

 
Sevier County

Sevierville

 

MountainBrook Village
Facilitators: Diane Hall 
1st Tuesday, 6 p.m.
(865) 428-2445
Wellington Place of Sevierville
Facilitator: Melody Matney & Nancy Gibson
1st Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
(865) 774-2221
*
*Call for Respite Care 
White County

Sparta

Life Care Center of Sparta
Facilitator: Terri Whited
2nd Tuesday, Noon CST
(931) 738-9430
*
*Respite & Lunch provided
 
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