Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Alzheimer’s • Lewy Bodies • Parkinson’s • Vascular • Frontal Lobe
Free Dementia Caregiver Support Group Meetings Open to All!
Bring your loved one with dementia and a Mind Matters staff member will watch over them for FREE while you attend the session. Please call Robin Ely, RN, DNP at 860-449-2903, or email her to let us know you will attend so that we can arrange care for your loved one. This is a FREE service for those who attend the session.
The Caregiver Support Group will resume in-person when it is deemed safe to do so. Please check back for more details. Anyone struggling with providing care at this difficult time can call Mind Matters Groton for guidance at 860-449-2903.
Free - Online Training & Education Center
The Alzheimer’s Association “Online Training and Education Center” offers free online courses available 24/7. Some of the classes are available in both English and Spanish.
Classes available at this link >
Other Caregiver Support Groups in SECT
L+ M Hospital / Wave Café
Caregiver Support Group
First Tuesday of the month - Please check for COVID updates
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
365 Montauk Ave, New London, CT
860-442-0711, x2483 or x2078
Academy Point at Mystic
Caregiver Support Group
First Wednesday of the month - Please check for COVID updates
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
20 Academy Lane, Mystic, CT
Community Yoga Class in Groton
Free for Groton/Mystic Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group members. No registration required. Yoga is a great way to help manage the stress and overwhelm that comes with being a caregiver.
Mondays, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm - Please check for COVID updates
City of Groton Parks & Recreation
295 Meridian St / Groton, CT
Alzheimer's Association 24-Hour Helpline: 800-272-3900
CT Department of Social Services, Aging Services (CT Department of Aging; CT Title 19): 866-218-6631
CT State Ombudsman Program, Department of Rehabilitation Services: Lindsay Jesshop, Regional Ombudsman 860-823-3366 (Norwich location); Brenda Foreman email@example.com 860-424-5758 (Hartford location)
Support & Education:
Alzheimer's Association — the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Center — a resource for caregivers, family and friends that provides reliable information and access to helpful online tools.
ALZConnected® — an online community for people with dementia, caregivers, family and friends.
Alzheimer’s Navigator® — an innovative tool for creating a customized plan of action for life with Alzheimer’s.
Community Resource Finder — a tool for finding local resources, programs and support.
Caregiver.com — Products and services are developed for caregivers, about caregivers and by caregivers.
Eldercare Locator — Public Service of the US Administration on Aging. Toll-free support: 800-677-1116, including support services, housing, and elder rights.
Family Caregiver Alliance (National) — Center on Caregiving
Family Caregiver Alliance (State-by-State) — help for family caregivers
Family Caregiving — online community and phone support at 877-333-5885.
Groton Senior Center — a valuable resource for seminars about Dementia and Caregiver Support.
Green-Field Library — the nation’s largest library dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease with material accessible virtually.
Mystic Geriatrics Institute — Helpful information for seniors to enjoy the golden years of their lives.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys — Attorneys who specialize in the legal issues of Elder Americans.
National Council on Aging (NCOA) Benefits Check-up: Discover available benefits programs in your area.
New England Cognitive Center — NECC programs are designed to provide older adults with comprehensive mental workouts that maintain or improve cognitive functioning.
Seniors Helping Seniors — Caregivers that understand the impacts of memory impairment, and are trained in how to care for a senior with dementia and how to be of assistance to you.
Senior Resources Agency on Aging — Located in Norwich, CT. Get your questions answered and find resources for your aging loved one.
Town of Groton Police Department Cognitive Safety & Awareness Program — We’re here to help individuals and families affected by dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease, and TBIs. Stay safe. Stay informed. Get Help. Contact OFC. McClelland at 860-441-6712 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Title 19 Specialist
12 Roosevelt Ave
Mystic, CT 06355
Cloutier & Cassella, LLC
James McClure, Attorney
29 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Mystic Spine and Sport
Dr. Tyler Page
12 Coogan Blvd / Suite 202
Mystic, CT 06355
If you know of any other helpful resources, please contact Robin.