For Care Partners

Out of an abundance of caution we are cancelling all in-person activities in March. Update posted here and on Facebook page.

See new virtual support group options below.

Support Groups

If you are a caregiver feeling isolated and needing to talk to someone, call each other, call some of our collaborating organizations, attend a support group or contact us for individual support – [email protected] or 970-305-5271 – leave a message and one of us will call you back.

April 2020, introducing new WEEKLY virtual Care Partner Support Group – April 1, 8, 15, 22, 2020

Every Wednesday from 10-11 am.   offers a social gathering/memory café setting  for loved ones in room 214 while care partners meet in room 213 for faith-based support group.

How to access our remote activities:

We are using Zoom video conferencing tool.  Click here at meeting time –https://zoom.us/j/148504348Phone in via 253-215-8782 US.  If you want help with Zoom setup and testing, contact us ([email protected] or 970-305-5271) by the day before to give us time to help.

 

Due to COVID-19, many of the following maybe suspended. Check provider’s website/facebook.

Download a Calendar of Support Groups for Care Partners

Other Support Groups in Northern Colorado: 

Alzheimer’s Association offers several support groups each month including a men’s only support group.  Call 970-472-9798 at the Alzheimer’s Association for more information and a schedule of meetings   

Larimer County Office on Aging offers two care partner training series.

Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) Peer Group–Elderhaus, call 970-221-0406.

FTD Care Partner support group–3rd Tuesday of the month.  2:30 pm at Daz Bog coffee shop in Old Town Fort Collins-Mason and Cherry Streets.  Andrea Maga ([email protected], 970-443-9812)  and Missey Toomey ([email protected], 970-689-6193) facilitate.

Parkinson’s Support Group in Larimer County is held the first Wednesday of each month at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Lewy Body Dementia Support group call 970-219-0898

 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes and Stressbusters class.

For Care Partners: Join us in support groups, memory cafes, and community education, and care partner consultation.

Personal consultation and caregiver support and resources offered at Larimer County Office on Aging with Lynette McGowan at  970-498-7758 and at Alzheimer’s Association with

Angel Hoffman 970-472-9798.

Contented Dementia, Really!(Previously – Part 1: Helping Your Loved One Live Well With Dementia)

TO REGISTER – click on the desired date below

April ?? – Classes cancelled for March.   April schedule is pending.
Classes are typically at Timberline Church (Fort Collins)
from noon-1:30 pm.

Love Languages, Resources and Meaningful Engagement

(Previously called: Part 2: Love Languages, Caregiver Resources, and Meaningful Engagement)

TO REGISTER – click on the desired date below

April ?? – Classes cancelled for March.   April schedule is pending.
Classes are typically at Timberline Church (Fort Collins)
from noon-1:30 pm

Contact at [email protected] or 970-305-5271 for more information.

Annual Events

Elder Care Resource Day

April.   Find details at eldercarenet.org  NOTE: 2020 event was cancelled.

Senior Law Day

August 1, 2020. Find details at eldercarenet.org.

Caregiver Pampering Day

Date: Typically in April

Memory cafes

Memory Cafés are for people with mild to moderate cognitive impairment AND their care partners who want to remain socially engaged with others traveling the dementia journey. Join us for Reminiscing, Games, Inspiration, Laughter, Music, and Snacks