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

Support Groups

 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 1PM CST / 2PM 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 Linda.Johnson@TNalz.org or at 865.544.6288 with questions.

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.

 

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

 

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. More details here. 

 

Lewy Body Dementia Caregivers Support Group, previously meeting at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Knoxville – meeting virtually, the 2nd Monday of the month at 1pm. 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, 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 Caregiver Support Group, previously meeting at Fountain City Presbyterian Church, Knoxville – meeting virtually, the 1st Monday of the month at noon. Contact support group facilitator Kathy Castenir (phone no. 865-806-9756) 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 Hugg for more information.

 

CARTER COUNTY

Valley Forge United Methodist Church, Elizabethton - meeting on the 3rd Monday of the month at 12pm. Contact support group facilitator Tracey Kendall Wilson (423) 232-8993 for more information.    *New location

 

COFFEE COUNTY

Morning Pointe of Tullahoma - meeting on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 12pm. Contact support group facilitator Fran Gray (931) 434-2348 for more information and to RSVP for lunch.  *DATE CHANGE: The November Meeting will be Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 12pm. 

 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

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

 

GREENE COUNTY

Eastside Baptist Church, Greeneville - meeting on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 2pm. Contact support group facilitator Tracey Kendall Wilson (423) 232-8993 for more information.

 

HAMBLEN COUNTY

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

 

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.

 

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 Celia Gruzalski (865) 675-2835 for more information.

Central Baptist Church, Bearden Minsistry Center (Focused on challenges facing male caregivers) - meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1pm. 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

  

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.

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

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY

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.

 

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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