Support Groups

Caregiver Support Groups

You may also be interested to know: links older adults and their caregivers to community programs across the Commonwealth. Visit this site to a complete list of support groups in our area and across Virginia.

A variety of services and resources are available to assist caregivers. Visit our Caregiver Assistancepage to learn more.

Support Group Information

Information about support groups is likely to change over time. If you find that any of our information is outdated, or you would like to share knowledge of other caregiver or eldercare -related groups please let us know! Email [email protected] or call 703-792-6374.

The care of an older family member or friend is often provided by relatives and friends. Caregiving can create physical, economic, and emotional stress. Groups of people experiencing similar issues provide a supportive atmosphere, information about community resources, as well as tips on how to prevent burnout.

Please contact a group’s hotline before attending a session for the first time to verify meeting information, obtain directions, and receive other information about the group.



Alzheimer's Support for Caregivers


Location: First Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Contact:  Stephanie Craddock

                 (703) 670-0184

Contact email: [email protected]


Location:  Heritage Hunt's Marsh Mansion in the Garden Room

                  13451 Fieldstone Way, Gainesville, VA 20155

Contact:    Jan Pennington

                  (571) 248-0143

                  1st Thursday every month 6:30pm - 8:00pm


Location:  Novant Health Caton Merchant House

Contact:  Mary Kren

                 (703) 361-8841


Location:  St. Thomas United Methodist Church

Contact:  Mary Kren

                 (703) 361-8841

Location:  Westminster at Lake Ridge

Contact:  Elizabeth Glyer

                 (703) 496-3400


Prince William Senior Center

Location:  Woodbridge

Contact:  Kate Tanner at (703) 501-0749

                 Floyd Rose at (703) 908-9280


Caregivers for Early Stage Dementia

Location: Manassas

Main phone: (703) 361-8841 

Parkinson's Support Group

For people with Parkinson’s disease, their families and caregivers

Location: Westminster

Contact:  Beth High

                 (703) 491-1557

[email protected]