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

In Person
In Person & Virtual
In Person
Tuesday, 01/16/20247:00 pm – 8:30 pm Kristine Schwab, Life Therapeutic Solutions, Inc, “Caring for the Caregiver – How Recreation Therapy Can Help”
In Person
Tuesday, 02/20/20247:00 pm – 8:30 pm Liz Barnett, Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan, “The Area Agency on Aging of West Michigan: Services Offered”
In Person
Tuesday, 03/19/20247:00 pm – 8:30 pm Sarah Wendling, Pine Rest Older Adult Services, “Activities and Engagement for Persons Living with Cognitive Limitations”
In Person
Tuesday, 04/16/20247:00 pm – 8:30 pm Dr. Richelle Payea, Pine Rest Older Adult Services, “Depression and Anxiety Treatment in Dementia”
In Person
Tuesday, 05/21/20247:00 pm – 8:30 pm Dr. Carol Robinson, So We May Know, “Setting Sail in Uncharted Waters: How to Navigate Serious Illness, Resources and Conversations”
In Person
Tuesday, 06/18/20247:00 pm – 8:30 pm Rosemary Apol-Hoezee, Atrio HHC, “Positive Approaches to Care”
In Person
Tuesday, 07/16/20247:00 pm – 8:30 pm Dr. Nicole Buozis, Pine Rest, “Caregiving: Managing Stress, Depression and Anxiety”
In Person
Tuesday, 08/20/20247:00 pm – 8:30 pm Noelle Partee, Pine Rest Older Adult Services, “Safety for Aging Adults: What You Need to Know”
In Person
Tuesday, 09/17/20247:00 pm – 8:30 pm Dr. Scott Halstead, Pine Rest, “Neuropsychological Testing; Getting a Proper Diagnosis and Deciphering Results”
In Person
Tuesday, 10/15/20247:00 pm – 8:30 pm Catherine Jacobs, Warner, Norcoss and Judd, “Planning for Long Term Care, The Do’s & Don’ts”
In Person
Tuesday, 11/19/20247:00 pm – 8:30 pm Claire Fisher, Alzheimer’s Association, “Advancing the Science: The Latest in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research”

Additional Dates Will Be Added Later.

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

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