Support Groups

Orleans Senior Center Caregiver & Support Groups



Bereavement Support Group:  Spousal/Partner Loss
Tuesdays - call for dates and times
Are you grieving the loss of your spouse/partner?  The holidays can often be a challenging time.   This will provide a confidential, supportive environment to talk about your loss and learn strategies for coping.
For more information and to register, please call Nancy Higgins, LICSW, VNA Hospice at 508-957-7715.

Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm

This group is for those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthmatic bronchitis and other lung diseases).  Informed speakers on subjects alternate with discussion format.  Contact:  Georgette Keeler at 508-420-5302

Dementia Caregiving Support Group: 
1st Thursday of each month from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
This group will help families develop better coping strategies, learn more about dementia, and help
connect to support services in the community.  This group is for adult children caring for aging parents, spouses, or anyone caring for a loved one with dementia. 
Group Facilitator:  Dr. Molly Perdue, MA, MS, PhD, Director of Alzheimer's Family Support Center. 
Please pre-register by calling the COA at 508-255-6333.  Care for your loved one is available during the group with prior arrangements. Please let us know when you register.

Male Caregivers Support Group:
1st and 3rd Fridays from 10:00 am - 11:30 am
This informal group will deal with the unique needs and issues of male caregivers, provide information on resources, and address topics of interest to participants. Guidance, education and
support is provided in a friendly and confidential environment. 
Facilitated by:  Frank Riley from Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands. 

Parkinson's Support Group:
Information about Parkinson's support is available by contacting the American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center at 800-651-8466

Sight Loss Support Group:
Meets 1st Wednesday, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This new group at the Orleans Senior Center is for visually impaired individuals and is coordinated by Sight Loss Services.  Meetings will include discussion and speakers.  Transportation is provided for
Orleans seniors.  For more information, please call Sight Loss Services at 508-394-3904.