Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. – Support, Education and Research for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Support Groups

Support Group for Persons with a Diagnosis

 

Memory Café – meeting virtually Tuesdays and Thursdays every week at 10am EST. For persons WITH a Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Early Stage Alzheimer's, Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), Vascular Dementia or Lewy Body Dementia. Click Here for More Information

 Virtual Family Support Groups

3 Different Times Weekly

At times like this, caregivers for those living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias can feel especially isolated and alone. 

These groups will "meet" weekly with an Alzheimer's Tennessee staff member as the host.  Support partners who are family and friends are invited to join online or by phone.

For many individuals with Alzheimer's and their care partners, support groups provide significant comfort and practical help in coping with the disease. Oftentimes, these "gatherings" serve as important sources of information as well as outlets for feelings and frustrations. 

Monday 6PM CST / 7PM EST
Join via Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95580757887 

Or join by Phone & follow prompts: 1 (929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 955 8075 7887 

Contact Cheryl.Blanchard@TNalz.org or 615.580.4244 for details.

Tuesday 11:30AM CST / 12:30PM EST
Join via Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82273111640 

Or Join by Phone & follow prompts: 1 (929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 82273111640

Contact Jill.Ladaa@tnalz.org or 865.544.6288 for details.

 

Friday 9AM CST/ 10AM EST
Join via Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96888025657

Or Join by Phone & follow prompts: 1 (929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 968 8802 5657

Contact Tracey.KendallWilson@TNalz.org or 423.232.8993 for details.

 Supported in part by Vanderbilt University Medical Center Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, HRSA Grant 1-U1Q-HP 033085-01-00 

 

More Alzheimer’s Tennessee Caregiver Support Groups Meeting Virtually

 

Lewy Body Dementia Caregivers Support Group, previously meeting at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Knoxville – meeting virtually by zoom, the 2nd Monday of the month at 1pm EST. Contact support group facilitator Monica Krogmann at knoxvilleLBDcaregiver@gmail.com for more information.

 

Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) Caregivers Support Group, previously meeting at the Alzheimer's Tennessee Resource Center, Knoxville - meeting virtually by zoom, the 3rd Monday of the month at 5:30pm EST. No meetings in December or January. Contact Alzheimer's Tennessee at (865) 544-6288 for more information.

 

Alzheimer’s Tennessee Caregiver Support Groups Meeting In-Person

 

ANDERSON COUNTY

Keystone Adult Day Program, First United Methodist Church - meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Contact support group facilitator Phyllis Spangler (865) 483-6631 for more information.

St. Mary’s Church, Oak Ridge, Wardell Youth Building – meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10am. Contact support group facilitator Diane Wright (865) 482-2875 or Gail Hug for more information.

 

CARTER COUNTY

First Presbyterian Church, 119 W F St., Elizabethton - meeting on the 3rd Monday of the month at 12pm. Contact support group facilitator Tracey Kendall Wilson (423) 232-8993 for more information.   

 

COFFEE COUNTY

Bailey Manor, Manchester - meeting on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 5pm. Contact support group facilitator Fran Gray (931) 434-2348 for more information. 

Brookdale Tullahoma  - meeting on the 1st Tuesday at 5pm. Contact support group facilitator Fran Gray (931) 434-2348 for more information. 

Morning Pointe of Tullahoma - meeting on the 1st Wednesday of the month at noon. Contact support group facilitator Fran Gray (931) 434-2348 for more information and to RSVP for lunch.  

 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

First Baptist Church, Fairfield Glade - meeting in the Fellowship Hall on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 11am. Contact support group facilitators Margaret Brant (931) 337-9630 and Tara Mayo for more information.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY

Brookdale Belle Meade, 6767 Brookmont Terrace, Nashville - meeting on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 4pm. Contact support group facilitators Abigail Nelson and Paige Holbert (615) 353-1990 for more information.

Harmony at Bellevue - meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month at 4pm. Contact support group facilitator Gretchen Travis (615) 390-3547 for more information.

The Lodge at Natchez Trace, 8207 TN-100, Nashville - meeting on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6pm, starting November 1, 2022. Contact support group facilitators Kendra Mayfield and Ashley Gillette (615) 646-3334 for more information.

 

GREENE COUNTY

Peggy Ann Bakery, 934 Snapps Ferry Rd., Greeneville - meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2pm. Contact support group facilitator Tracey Kendall Wilson (423) 232-8993 for more information. 

 

HAMBLEN COUNTY

ALPS Adult Center – meeting on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 10am – noon. Contact support group facilitator Emily McIntire (423) 587-9149 for more information. 

 

HARDIN COUNTY

RiverWick Senior Living - meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6pm. Contact support group facilitator Amanda Barlow Leitch (731) 412-0905 for more information.

 

HAWKINS COUNTY

Rogersville Senior Center, 407 E. Main St., Rogersville - meeting on the 3rd Friday of the month at 1:30pm. Contact support group facilitator Tracey Kendall Wilson (423) 232-8993 for more information.

 

KNOX COUNTY

CADES – meeting on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 10am - 12pm at Concord United Methodist Church in Room 224. The meeting can also be attended via Zoom. Contact support group facilitator Sarah Pass (865) 675-2835 for more information.

Central Baptist Church (Focused on challenges facing male caregivers) - meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1pm. Enter the church at the office. Meeting is on the 3rd floor. Contact Alzheimer’s Tennessee at (865) 544-6288 for more information.

Farragut Presbyterian Church (Early Onset dementia caregivers only) – meeting on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm. Contact support group facilitator Sharon Koch (865) 310-6675 or Joanie Scheuer for more information.

Fountain City Presbyterian Church - meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month at 12pm, lunch provided. Contact support group facilitators Kathy Castenir (865) 806-9756 and Susan Espiritu for more information. 

 

LOUDON COUNTY

Our Place Adult Day Center (Meeting at Tellico Village Library 300 Irene Lane, Loudon) -  meeting on the 2nd Friday of the month from 9am -11am. Contact support group facilitator Celia Gruzalski (865) 657-7222 for more information.

 

MADISON COUNTY

Brookdale Jackson Oaks - meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1pm. Contact support group facilitator Amanda Barlow Leitch (731) 668-4180 for more information.

 

MAURY COUNTY

Unity Psychiatrc Care - meeting on the last Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm. Contact support group facilitator Vinessa Ward (931) 388-6573 for more information. 

 

MONROE COUNTY

Access Medical at Cora Veal Senior Center - meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month at 2pm. Contact support group facilitators Linda Beatty (423) 442-8084 and Dr. Barbara Levin for more information.

 

PUTNAM COUNTY

Bailey Manor, Cookeville - meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:30am. Contact support group facilitators Michelle Hedrick and Haylee Caldwell (931) 400-0093 for more information.

 

ROANE COUNTY

First Baptist Church – meeting on the 3rd Monday of the month at 1:30pm. Contact support group facilitator Kathy Parks (865) 376-5874 for more information.

  

RUTHERFORD COUNTY

Traditions of Smyrna - meeting  on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 4:30pm, starting November 22, 2022. The December meeting will be on December 20th. Contact support group facilitator Cindy Clark (615) 293-6613 for more information.

 

SULLIVAN COUNTY

The Blake Senior Living, Kingsport - meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 2pm. Contact support group facilitator Tracey Kendall Wilson (423) 232-8993 for more information.

Central Christian Church, Bristol (Focused on challenges facing male caregivers) - meeting on the 1st Saturday of the month at 12pm. Contact support group facilitator D. Simerly (423) 967-4431 for more information and to RSVP for lunch.

American House Senior Living - meeting on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 3pm. Contact support group facilitator D. Simerly (423) 967-4431 for more information.

 

UNICOI COUNTY

Governor's Bend - meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10am. Contact support group facilitator Tracey Kendall Wilson (423) 330-4532 for more information.

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Dominion Senior Living, 2412 Knob Creek Rd., Johnson City - meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3pm. Contact support group facilitator Tracey Kendall Wilson (423) 232-8993 for more information.

Jonesborough Senior Center - meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2pm. Contact support group facilitator Tracey Kendall Wilson (423) 232-8993 for more information.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY

Morning Pointe of Brentwood, 1522 Wilson Pike, Brentwood - meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:30am in the private dining room, starting November 10, 2022. Contact support group facilitator Hannah Nafziger (615) 285 - 3455 for more information.

 

BRISTOL, VIRGINIA

Oakmont at Gordon Park – meeting on the 4th Monday of the month at 2pm. Contact support group facilitator Tracey Kendall Wilson (423) 232-8993 for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

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