Support and Social Groups
These groups offer support, encouragement, connection, and comfort to those facing common issues related to aging and caregiving.
CVCOA offers several different confidential and safe support and social groups for older adults and their caregivers.
Memorable Times Café and Memorable Times Online
Memorable Times Café and Memorable Times Online are relaxed social times for people living with mild to moderate memory loss and their care partners. Sponsored by Central Vermont Council on Aging in partnership with the ABLE Library.
- Memorable Times Café meets at the Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St., Barre City on the third Wednesday of the month, 1:30 pm-3 pm. This in-person offering is currently meeting quarterly. Please see our events page for upcoming opportunities.
- Memorable Times Online meets over Zoom on the first Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and features a different theme each month. We join with a group from Scotland a few times a year!
Caregiver Tea is an in-person social gathering for family caregivers. Participants can enjoy a break from caregiving and share in conversation with other caregivers. A brief wellness or arts activity is offered each time. Schedule subject to public health considerations. Contact Barb Asen at 802-476-2681 or [email protected]
Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers is a series of education programs offered by the Alzheimer's Association that provide answers to the questions that arise in early, middle and late stages of the disease.
Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan and what you can do at each point along the way. For more information and resources offered by the Alzheimer's Association, please visit their website.
Additional Support Groups
ALS Support GroupsWebsite
Support groups providing peer networking and education around a variety of topics for those who love, care for, and live with ALS.
An online social networking community for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers: questions and input among peers; public and private groups; topical message boards.
Alzheimer's Association Telephone Caregiver Support GroupWebsite
Toll-free 1 (800) 272-3900
1st Tues. of each month - 4:00-5:30 pm
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support GroupWebsite
Weekly over Zoom Every Monday at 2 p.m. Register at https://tinyurl.com/AlzAssnSupportGroups. Check with contacts for information on groups meeting remotely. Contact Alzheimer’s Association for information.
Alzheimer’s Telephone Caregiver Support Group
Second Tuesday of the month, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Contact 802-316-3839 x8011 for information
Bereavement/Grief Support Group at CVHHHWebsite
Berlin Bereavement/Grief Support Group
1 (802) 223-1878
Contact Central VT Home Health & Hospice for information: 802-223-1878
Berlin Caregiver Support GroupWebsite
Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing
142 Woodridge Road
Berlin, VT 05602
1 (802) 371-4783
Presented by Alzheimer's Association, VT Chapter+
Contact: Ann Hawksby 802-371-4783 or visit: website
Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice Grief Support GroupView Calendar
Groups are being conducted over Zoom. Grief support groups are free and open to the public. Please contact Diana Moore, CVHHH's Bereavement Coordinator, at 224-2241 or [email protected], to register and to receive login information.
Central Vermont Parkinson’s Support Group
Third Thurs. of month, 10:30 am to noon at Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Contact Nancy McGinley at 802-479-9296. Other VT locations – call Toll Free: 888-763-3366
Copley Hospital Alzheimer’s Support GroupWebsite
Alzheimer’s Support Group – Spouses, families, and caregivers enjoy a safe, comfortable space to share experiences, information, and support. Meets at Lamoille Home Health & Hospice the third Thursday of every month.
Call (802) 888-8888 for Information or visit our website
Dartmouth Hitchcock Aging Resource CenterWebsite
Offers a wide variety of caregiver support programs inclussing caregiver support programs.
Lamoille Home Health & Hospice Caregiver Support Group
1st. Tues. of the month, 10:30-11:30 am. Call 802-888-4651 for information.
Morrisville Bereavement/Grief Support Group
1 (802) 888-4651
Contact Lamoille Home Health & Hospice for information: 802-888-4651
Randolph Area Caregiver Support Group
1 (802) 728-7781
Meeting online and in-person at Gifford Medical Center as conditions allow. Second Wednesday of every month from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. For information, please contact Kayla Thibault at 802-728-7781 or Noreen Fordham at [email protected]
Support Group for Caregivers of People with Dementia – DHMCWebsite
UCM Caregiver Support Group
1 (802) 223-7861
Unitarian Church, Montpelier. For info, please contact Hugo Liepmann 802-565-0059, Gale Pekar 856-986-3477 or UCM 802-223-7861.
University of Vermont Medical Center Memory ProgramWebsite
1 (802) 847-1111
University of Vermont Medical Center
Vermont Kin as Parents (VKAP)Website
Support for families raising the children of relatives
Woodridge Rehab. & Nursing Caregiver Support Group
1 (802) 371-4705
Last Wed. of the month, 11:00 am to noon. Contact Sheryl Walsh at 802-371-4705.