Support Groups

Family & Friends of Aging Adults Support Group

Our support group for Families & Friends of Aging Adults is designed specifically for those who are caregivers to older adults, and provides an opportunity to gather information, gain answers and grow.

What to expect:

  • Information – Past topics have included financial planning, coping with hearing loss, Alzheimer’s, dementia, depression, managing stress and guilt, and much more.
  • Ideas – Fresh thoughts about how to manage, where to call, how to get help, how to solve problems.
  • Encouragement – Other caregivers understand your situation better than anyone else.
  • Support – A positive atmosphere can help you overcome the challenging tasks involved in caring for loved ones.
  • Confidentiality – Your personal and family concerns are not shared outside the group.

New members are welcome to join at any time. View our full year’s schedule below for exact dates and guest speakers.

For more information, please call Cindy or Amy from Pine Rest at 616.281.6363 x2450.

Printable Family and Friends of Aging Adults flier

Location Details

Thornapple Evangelical Covenant Church
6595 Cascade Rd SE Grand Rapids, Michigan

Event Schedule

Key
In Person
Virtual
In Person & Virtual
DateTimeLocationFacilitator/Presenter 
In Person
Tuesday, 02/21/20237:00 pm – 8:30 pm Valarie Cook, The Care Team Home Health and Hospice, “Debunking the Myths of Hospice”.
In Person
Tuesday, 03/21/20237:00 pm – 8:30 pm Jean Barnas, Alzheimer’s Association, “Latest Advances in Dementia Care”.
In Person
Tuesday, 04/18/20237:00 pm – 8:30 pm Joy Spahn, AARP, “Prepare to Care: Creating a Plan”.
In Person
Tuesday, 05/16/20237:00 pm – 8:30 pm Susan Chalgian, Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices, “What Caregivers Need to Know About Financial Planning: Perspective from an Elder Care Attorney”.
In Person
Tuesday, 06/20/20237:00 pm – 8:30 pm Kendra Schumaker, SarahCare, “My Journey Through Home and Community Based Care”.
In Person
Tuesday, 07/18/20237:00 pm – 8:30 pm Hugh Randall, The Foundry Church, “Building the Pillars of Your Best Life”.
In Person
Tuesday, 08/15/20237:00 pm – 8:30 pm Miranda Eden, Emmanuel Hospice, “A Holistic Approach to Symptom Management”.
In Person
Tuesday, 09/19/20237:00 pm – 8:30 pm Dr. Louis Nykamp, Pine Rest, “Recognizing Dementia: Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies”.
In Person
Tuesday, 10/17/20237:00 pm – 8:30 pm Jean Holthaus, Pine Rest, “Managing Worry and Anxiety”.
In Person
Tuesday, 11/21/20237:00 pm – 8:30 pm Lindsay Jousma, Gilda’s Club, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?”.

Please call Cindy or Amy at Pine Rest to find out how you can join:

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