Support groups for caregivers
Heart to Heart through Northland Shepherd's Center: meets quarterly.
Contact Dianna Englander, Coordinator: 816-452-4536. http://northlandsc.org/
Grandparent and Relative Caregiver support group
through a grant from CCSS in cooperation with the Clay Co. University of Missouri Extension Council offers a day and evening support group.
The daytime group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month, 10 am til noon at North Cross United Methodist Church. The evening group meets the 4th Wednesday, 6 til 8:00 pm at Platte Woods United Methodist Church.
Contact Christine Brunkow, Program Associate at 816-407-3490.
Download the flyer: GrandFamilies flyer
2016 GrandFamilies Conference
Friday, October 14, 8 am to 2 pm
See the flyer for details: 2016 Grandfamilies Conference
Parkinson's Support Group: meets at Primrose Retirement on the last Wednesday of the month. Exercise at 1:00 pm; meeting at 1:30 pm. Call Alicia Scott at 816-405-5255.
Liberty Hospital has monthly support groups:
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support group
Living after Loss support group
Stroke Support Group
call Jennifer Funston at 816-407-2100 or www.libertyhospital.org
For more information, Call Karen Clond, LMSW, at 913-831-3888.
Alzheimer's & dementia support group
A supportive and educational gathering for families and friends meets 1st Thursday of each month
at 6 pm at Benton House, 9601 N Tullis Dr, KC MO 64157.
RSVP to Benton House: 816-407-9667
Grief support groups
Liberty Silver Center offers a grief support group on the first and third Fridays of each month from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Liberty Community Center, 1600 S. Withers Rd.
Call 816-439-4396 for more information.
NorthCare Hospice offers Life after Loss Grief Support groups as part of their Bereavement services. Call them at 816-691-5119 for current schedule.
Drop-in Grief Support Group
3rd Tuesday of each month, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Crossroads Hospice North Office
2900 NE 60th Street, suite 150, Gladstone, MO 64119
Contact Ann McClintick at 816-389-5403
Platte Woods United Methodist Church - Grief Support Group meets Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm.
Call them at 816-741-2972 for current schedule.
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church support group: 816-781-5959.
More helpful resources for caregivers:
http://www.carepages.com/ Free, personal, private web pages that help family and friends communicate
when someone is facing illness.
http://www.caregiver.com/ Magazine and Website
http://caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/home.jsp Family Caregiver Alliance,
1-800-896-3650 "a public voice for caregivers"
http://www.strengthforcaring.com/ Johnson & Johnson's "The Caregiver Initiative"
http://www.care.com/senior-care-p1006.html Resources for senior care & family care
http://www.caregiverstress.com/ Resources for taking care of the caregiver from
Home Instead Senior Care
"I will fearlessly develop a personal support system of friends and family and remember that others also love my loved one and are willing to help if I let them know what they can do to support my caregiving." (from The Caregiver Manifesto by Gary Barg)