Families & Friends of Aging Adults

Families & Friends of Aging Adults

Support Group

What is normal aging behavior? Where can I turn for help? How can I cope with my guilt? Does anyone understand how I feel?

If you struggle with any of these questions, this group may be for you. 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, dementia, Alzheimer’s, 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.


Sessions are usually led by Nicholas Deboer, LMSW.



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Upcoming Speakers

January 21, 2020:
Topic: Not Your Grandma’s Retirement Home
Presenter: Elliot Talen, Leisure Living Management

February 18, 2020:
Topic: Making Alzheimer’s Disease a Memory
Presenter: Steph Krauchunas, PA-C, Alzheimer’s Alliance, Michigan State

March 17, 2020:
Topic: Come Visit Me: A hands-on look at visiting loved ones with memory loss
Presenter: Susan Lamos, Vista Springs

April 21, 2020:
Topic: Rethinking Dementia – Bringing West Michigan Together
Presenter: Lisa Misenhimer, Director, RDAC

May 19, 2020:
Topic: Area Agency on Aging Services and Programs
Presenter: Carly Whetstone, Area Agency on Aging

June 16, 2020:
Topic: Hoarding: What you need to know
Presenter: Susie Marsh, Moxie Life Organizing

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

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