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Support Groups

Join us in a caring and understanding environment where you can ask questions and get straight answers from people who have been there.

A caregiver support group can act as a positive outlet providing caregivers regular time for social interaction outside of the home. The groups offer a safe place where any negative emotions about caregiving can be expressed and validated (like anger, frustration, and grief), helping participants feel they are not alone. 

Caregivers can gather ideas on how others deal with the everyday challenges of caring for a loved one during each of the stages of dementia. You may find that you can help others experiencing where you’ve already been. In addition, many groups provide an educational component with expert advice on caregiving topics.  Remember, laughter, taking care of yourself, and planning for the future are essential to well-being.

Our Support Groups:

Men’s Caregiver
1st Tuesday of the month  1:00 - 2:30 PM online
3rd Tuesday of the month  1:00 - 2:30 PM in-person

ADAW Offices: 6314 Odana Road, Suite 4, Madison, WI 53719

Contact Jeff Hamm

 

Adult Child Caregiver
1st Wednesday of the month  6:30 - 8:00 PM online
3rd Wednesday of the month  6:30 - 8:00 PM in-person

ADAW Offices: 6314 Odana Road, Suite 4, Madison, WI 53719

Contact Rose Kearney

Younger Caregiver
For those under 65 taking care of a loved one
4th Tuesday of the month  3:00 - 4:30 PM in-person

ADAW Offices: 6314 Odana Road, Suite 4, Madison, WI 53719

Contact Rose Kearney

Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver 
2nd Wednesday of the month  1:30 - 3:00 PM online
4th Wednesday of month 1:30 - 3:00 PM online
Contact Janet Wiegel

Dane County Caregiver
2nd Thursday of the month 1:00 - 2:30 PM online
4th Thursday of the month 1:00 - 2:30 PM in-person

ADAW Offices: 6314 Odana Road, Suite 4, Madison, WI 53719

Contact Rose Kearney

Lodi Caregiver
3rd Thursday of the month • 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Reach Out Lodi: 601 Clark St. Lodi, WI
Contact Janet Wiegel

Prairie du Chien Caregiver
4th Tuesday of the month • 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Hoffman Hall:
1600 S. Wacouta Ave., Prairie du Chien, WI
Contact Heather Moore

Platteville Caregiver
2nd  Thursday of the month • 1:00 - 2:30 PM
PEAK Senior Center: 155 W. Lewis St., Platteville, WI
Contact Heather Moore

Portage Caregiver
1st Monday of the month • 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Portage Public Library:  253 E. Edgewater St., Portage, WI
Contact Janet Wiegel

Columbus Caregiver
2nd Thursday of the month • 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Columbus Senior Center:  125 N Dickason Blvd., Columbus, WI
Contact Janet Wiegel

Reedsburg Caregiver
3rd Wednesday of the month • 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Reedsburg Public Library:  370 Vine St., Reedsburg, WI
Contact Janet Wiegel

Spring Green Caregiver
4th Monday of the month • 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Spring Green Community Library:  230 E Monroe St., Spring Green, WI
Contact Janet Wiegel