Caregiver Support Groups


One of the most important things a family member or other caregiver can do for themselves is attend a support group of people sharing their journey. A list of support groups in our area is printed below:

Jefferson/Shelby County meetings:
The ACA group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, at Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama’s office, 300 Office Park Drive, Suite 225, 11:00am.  Call Miller Piggott, 871-7970

In Bessemer a group meets the first Monday of each month at UAB Medical West from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Call Donna Norris, 979-6471.

In Birmingham (Southside) the UAB Center for Aging Alzheimer Family Program facilitates meetings at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church the first Thursday of the month at 2:00pm.  Call Betty Roberts, 205-934-2178.

Collat Jewish Family Services caregivers support group is held on the third Wednesday of the month at the Levite Jewish Community Center at 6:00pm.  Call Claire Harris at 879-3438 or Betty Roberts at 934-2178 for date and topic.

In Ensley a group meets the last Thursday of the month from 4:30 – 6:30pm, at the East Ensley Library.  Call Elizabeth Hope, 934-2178.

In Gardendale a group meets on the second Thursday at 6:00pm at Covenant Place.  Call Betty Roberts, 934-2178.

In Homewood a group meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 in the North Building at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church.  Family Private Care, a home care agency, offers sitter service at the church for this meeting.   Advance reservations are required. Call Debbie Moss at 205-871-7324.

In Hoover a support group meets at Lakeview Estates on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm.  The group meets in the main dining room and snacks are provided.  Call Angela Shields at 205-981-0001 or email

In Hoover a group meets at Rittenhouse Senior Living (formerly Galleria Oaks) on the third Wednesday at noon.  Call Viki Mullins, 823-2393 for additional information.

In North Birmingham a group meets on the last Wednesday of each month 4:30 – 6:00pm at the North Birmingham Library.  Call Elizabeth Hope, 934-2178.

The Office of Senior Citizens Services caregiver support group meeting is every Tuesday from 1:00pm – 2:00 pm.  For more information, contact Barbara Shores or Janice Williams, 325-1416.

In Pleasant Grove a group meets at the United Methodist Church on the second Thursday at 4:30pm.  Call Elizabeth Hope, 934-2178.

The Sixth Avenue Baptist Church – Aging Gracefully Ministry support group meets the first Monday of each month at 6:00pm.  Call Delois Guy, 251-5173.

In Trussville a group meets on the fourth Tuesday at 6:30pm at the First Baptist Church of Trussville.  Call Elizabeth Hope, 934-2178.

A Vestavia group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at Vestavia United Methodist Church, at 6:30pm. Call Donna Lott, 253-4105.

Autauga County meeting
In Autauga County, a support group meets the first Thursday of each month at First United Methodist Church in Prattville.  Call Sherry Stone, 334-462-8711.

Calhoun County meeting
In Anniston, a group meets at Regional Medical Center’s Partial Hospital (5th floor) each Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:00pm. Call Kathleen Miller, at 256-235-5578.

Cullman County meeting
Find meaningful advice and support from a community of your fellow caregivers. This group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm in the Ave Maria Room located in CRMC’s Community Education Center in POB II. Contact coordinator Toni Geddings at (256) 737-2643 or for additional information. 

Fayette County meeting
In Fayette, the Alzheimer’s Family Support Group meets every second Tuesday, 2:00pm at Morningside of Fayette Assisted Living Facility (205-932-4003).  Call Ashley Adcox, 205-333-2990 ext. 206 or

Talladega County meeting
In Talladega, the Citizens Baptist Medical Center a group meets the second Saturday each month at 10:00am.  Call Clifford Mosley, 256-315-5986 or Citizens Home Health at 256-761-4363.

In Sylacauga, The Circle of Care group meets on the first Monday of each month from 6-7 p.m. in the 2nd floor family room in Coosa Valley Medical Center in Sylacauga.  Light refreshments are served.  For more information please contact Nancy Dickson, Community Education Coordinator at 256-401-4674 or at

Tuscaloosa County meeting
In Tuscaloosa, a group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the West Alabama Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center, at 2:00pm. Call Vicki Kerr, 205-752-6840.

updated 8/9/2013

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