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For a support group in your area, please call our 24-hour Helpline — 1.800.272.3900 any time, 24/7.

Connect with others

We offer support groups and social engagement programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s disease. These programs are free of charge. For more information call our 24-hour helpline at 1.800.272.3900

Memory Café *In partnership with Half Hollow Hills Library

Memory Cafes offer people with Alzheimer's and other related dementias, as well as their caregivers, a chance to socialize in a safe, relaxing atmosphere.  Enjoy a free buffet!

Second Thursday of the month
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Spuntino Brick Oven Restaurant
687 Old Country Road
Dix Hills, NY 11746
REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Contact: Kate Anastasia 631.629-6950 or canastasia@alz.org

Early Stage Support Groups

The Alzheimer's Association's Early Stage Support Groups are designed to provide emotional, education and social support for caregivers and people in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia through regularly scheduled meetings. These groups help participants develop coping methods and encourage caregivers to maintain their personal, physical and emotional health.

Tuesdays from March 15, 2016 through May
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
150 Broadhollow Road, Suite 109
Melville, NY 11747
Call 800.272.3900 for information or email megallagher@alz.org  

Caregiver Support Groups

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Groups are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of person with dementia to develop a support system, talk through issues and coping strategies, share feelings and learn about community resources.

Click here for a caregiver's perspective on the Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter support group.

Please call before attending ANY group listed below to confirm date, time, and location

Suffolk County

Caregiver Support Group- Amityville

First Thursday of the month
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Broadlawn Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
399 County Line Road
Amityville, NY 11701
Contact: Kirstin Spillane, 646.326.3707

Caregiver Support Group- Central Suffolk

First Monday of the month
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Sunrise Senior Living - Smithtown
30 Route 111
Smithtown, NY 11787
Contact: Dale Weber, 631.338.4451

Caregiver Support Group- Lake Ronkonkoma

First Tuesday of the month
7:00pm-8:00 p.m.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
307 Hawkins Avenue
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Contact: Mary Beth Heinicke, LMSW, 516.622.7770

Caregiver Support Group-Melville

1) First Thursday of the month, 2) second Tuesday of the month, or 3) third Thursday of the month.
12:00 -1:00 p.m.
425 Broadhollow Road, Suite 307
Melville, NY 11747
Contact: Melissa Gallagher, 631.629.6950 ext.8115

Caregiver Support Group- Shoreham

Third Wednesday of the month
12:00pm-1:30 p.m.
Shoreham-Wading River Library
250 NY-25A
Shoreham, NY 11786
Contact: Jennifer Benjamin, 631-319-3961

Caregiver Support Group- West Islip

First Tuesday of the month
6:30pm-8:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Consolation
111 Beach Drive
West Islip, NY 11795
Contact: Denise Murphy, 800.272.3900

Nassau County

Caregiver Support Group- East Meadow

Third Sunday of the month
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Sunrise Senior Living- East Meadow
1555 Glenn Curtiss Blvd.
East Meadow, NY 11554
Contact: Carol Bendo, 516.542.0990

Caregiver Support Group- Long Beach

First Tuesday of the month
4:00-5:00 pm
Grandell Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
645 West Broadway
Long Beach, NY 11561
Contact: Mary McGill, 516.889.1100 ext. 221

Caregiver Support Group- Merrick

Second Monday of the month
11:00 am- 12:00pm
The Merrick Library Conference Room
2279 Merrick Avenue
Merrick, NY 11566
Contact: Sharon Reichman, 800-272-3900

Caregiver Support Group- Westbury

First Tuesday of the month
12:00pm-1:00 p.m.
Homewatch Caregivers of Nassau County
400 Post Avenue, Suite 203
Westbury, NY 11590
Contact: Reena Sharma, 516.501.9500

Monthly Telephone Support Group for Caregivers

Last Monday of the month
For more information about participating in this group, call 800-272-3900

Monthly Telephone Support Group for Caregivers (Younger Onset)

Third Thursday of the month
1:30pm -2:30pm
For more information about participating in this group, call 800-272-3900



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