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Alzheimer's Support Group

Support Group Meetings Available for Caregivers of Individuals Living with Dementia

Beginning in January 16, 2020, the Alzheimer’s Association will offer a new caregiver support group in Ord.  The group will meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at the Valley County Health Systems, Foundation Building, located at 207 S. 26th St. Ord, NE 68862. This free support opportunity will be facilitated by committed area professionals dedicated to providing education and support for families impacted by dementia. To sign up contact 308-728-4340.

Other support group options are available in other communities as well.  For details, visit alz.org/nebraska.

In order to more effectively empower and assist caregivers, providing education and support after a diagnosis is crucial.  Alzheimer’s Association services allow families impacted to further understand a diagnosis, to employ strategic and thoughtful planning for the next phase of their lives, and to connect with others who are experiencing similar circumstances for support and social engagement.

“In communities that offer support groups, community members and health professionals turn to these groups to ensure caregivers do not feel isolated and feel empowered by education and support from peers,” said Diane Hendricks, LCSW of the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter. “Caregivers soon discover through support groups that education and information provide the tools to help on their path.”

For more information about support groups, please contact our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or visit alz.org.  Registration for these sessions is not required, but interested participants are encouraged to call in advance to ensure meeting details have remained the same.

Interested in attending but unable to leave your loved one? Grandview Assisted Living will be offering respite care to those in need. While the class is offered at no cost there will be a fee for respite care. Please call ahead to make arrangements 308-728-4340.

Dates of 2020

Jan 16, 2020

Feb 20, 2020

Mar 19, 2020

Apr 16, 2020

May 21, 2020

June 18, 2020

July 16, 2020

Aug 20, 2020

Sept 17, 2020

Oct 15, 2020

Nov 19, 2020

Dec 17, 2020