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About Support Groups

Support groups are regularly scheduled gatherings of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, family, friends, and other care partners. These groups provide emotional, educational, and social support for all participants. Confidentiality is always observed.

Support groups create a safe, confidential, and supportive environment that enables participants to develop mutual support and social relationships. They also provide participants with education about issues related to dementia and support to develop the skills to solve problems. The groups empower caregivers and people with dementia to attain their own personal, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being in an effort to optimally care for themselves and each other.

All support group facilitators are trained initially and on a yearly basis. Chapter staff keeps facilitators up to date on the latest issues including research, behaviors, medication, and caregiver support. Facilitators are monitored yearly to ensure the quality of the groups.

We currently have many specialty groups including: early-stage, younger-onset, late-onset, spouses, adult children, Latino, and frontotemporal dementia.

**Please note** All new members please call the facilitator listed to confirm the date, time and location.
 

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Locations

Allegany County
Anne Arundel County
Baltimore City
Baltimore County
Carroll County
Cecil County
Dorchester County
Frederick County
Garrett County
Harford County
Howard County
Talbot County
Washington County
Wicomico County
Worcester County

 

Allegany County

Allegany County Health Department
12501 Willow Brook Rd., S.E., Cumberland, MD 21501
Stacie Miller, 301.759.5210
2nd Tuesday of every month, 5-7 p.m.

Allegany Health Nursing & Rehab
730 Furnace St., Cumberland, MD 21502
Annette Mulligan, 301.777.5941
2nd Wednesday of every month, 5 p.m.

Country House/The Kensington
1 Baltimore Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
Breakfast meeting held in the Library
Deb Savage, 301.777.8800
2nd Thursday of every month, 10 a.m.
Respite available, call ahead

Anne Arundel County

AAMC Belcher Pavilion
Medical Park Campus
2000 Medical Pkwy, 7th Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401
Katherine Gravelle, (H) 410.360.4280, (C) 443.463.8293
Edgar Parker, 410.544.8483
4th Tuesday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m.  
   
Early-Stage Group
For care partners and people with memory loss
Severna Park, MD 21146
4th Wednesday of every month, 7:30-9 p.m.  
Pre-screening required, call 1.800.272.3900
   
Genesis Elder Care, Severna Park
310 Genesis Way, Severna Park, MD 21146
Lynn Hubner-Brown, 410.533.1678
2nd Monday of every month, 7-9 p.m.
   
Somerford Place, Annapolis
2717 Riva Rd. Annapolis, MD 21401
Gayle Papa, 410.224.7300
2nd Monday of every month, 2-3 p.m.  

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Baltimore City

Enoch Pratt Library - Orleans St. Branch
1303 Orleans St. Baltimore, MD 21231
Edna Manns, 443.708.5283
Eduardo Salazar, 443.791.6212
English and Spanish support groups available
3rd Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m.

Johns Hopkins Bayview
Hopkins ElderPlus
Mason F. Lord Building, East Tower
4940 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224
Deny Stiassny, 410.550.5584
Tiffani Williams, 410.550.8093
2nd Thursday of every month, 12:30-1:30 p.m. 
   
Johns Hopkins Bayview
John Burton Pavilion
1st Floor Conference Room
5505 Hopkins Bayview Cir. Baltimore, MD 21224
Angela Gahs, 410.668.3729
2nd Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m. 

Early-Stage Group
For care partners and people with memory loss
Baltimore, MD 21209
1st and 3rd Mondays of every month, 10-11:30 a.m.
Pre-screening required, call 1.800.272.3900


Sharon Baptist Church
1373 N. Stricker St., Baltimore, MD 21217
Peggy Jackson, 410.415.0705
Robert Roselle, 702.807.5244
4th Tuesday of every month, 5:30-7 p.m.

Wayland Baptist Church
3200 Garrison Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21216
Gladys Powell, 410.728.0540
Lucy Armstrong, 410.922.5848
3rd Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Baltimore County

Atrium Village
4730 Atrium Ct. Owings Mills, MD 21117
Elyn Thomas, 973.266.2928
Jamie Kasoff, 443.604.2626
3rd Thursday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m. 
   
Arden Courts of Towson
8101 Bellona Ave. Towson, MD 21204
Angela Gahs, 410.668.3729
3rd Wednesday of every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Respite available, call ahead
       
Catonsville Commons
16 Fusting Ave. Catonsville, MD 21228
Christine Lively, 410.747.1800 ext. 107
Joanna D'Ercole 410-747-1800
3rd Tuesday (October-March), 12:30-1:30 p.m.
3rd Tuesday (April-September), 6-7 p.m.  

Catonsville Presbyterian Church 
1400 Frederick Rd. Catonsville, MD 21228
John Agius, 410.876.0192
3rd Wednesday of every month, 6:15-8 p.m.
   
Charlestown Retirement Community (Spouse Group)
715 Maiden Choice Lane Catonsville, MD 21228
Suzanne Dillman, 410.737.8838 ext. 8791#
3rd Friday of every month, 10-11 a.m.  
   
Community-Based Support Group
T1850 York Rd., Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093
Marilyn Blum, 410.356.4805
1st Tuesday of every month, 12-1:30 p.m. 
   
Franklin Square Hospital Center
9000 Franklin Sq. Dr. Ste. 205 Baltimore, MD 21237
Pat Cromer, 410.661.3398
2nd Monday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m.
   
Frontotemporal Dementia Group - Caregivers & Family
1850 York Rd., Ste. D Timonium, MD 21093
1.800.272.3900
George Amoss, 410.254.5918
Suzanne Brafman, 410.560.3106
2nd Wednesday of every month, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Genesis - Patapsco Valley Center
9109 Liberty Road, Randallstown, MD  21133
Meghan Furia, 410.655.7373 x 3329
3rd Tuesday of every month, 4-5 pm

Glen Meadows Retirement Community
11630 Glen Arm Road, Glen Arm, MD  21057
Arlene Kleinman, 410.319.5019
Joanna Phillips, 410.319.5037
4th Wednesday of every month, 11 a.m-12:15 p.m.
   
Late-Onset/Early-Stage Group
For care partners and people with memory loss 
Timonium, MD 21093
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
Pre-screening required, call 1.800.272.3900
   
Milford Manor Nursing Home
4204 Old Milford Mill Rd. Baltimore, MD 21208
Lisa Kovens-Harris, 410.486.1500
3rd Sunday of every month, 2-3:30 p.m.
No meeting in August
             
North Oaks Retirement Community
725 Mount Wilson Lane, Baltimore, MD 21208
Private Dining Room
Susan Chrissley, 410.602.0302
4th Thursday of every month, 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Stella Maris
2300 Dulaney Valley Rd. Timonium, MD 21093
Phyllis Baird, 410.252.4500 x7323
3rd Wednesday of every month, 2 p.m.
 
Stella Maris, Family Center
2300 Dulaney Valley Rd. Timonium, MD 21093
Alicia Ernst, 410.252.4500 x7328
Catherine Ettenhofer, x7324
2nd Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m.

Tudor Heights
7218 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21208
Deny Stiassny, 410.550.7044
Last Tuesday of every month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Younger-Onset/Early-Stage Group
For care partners and people with memory loss
Timonium, MD 21093
3rd Wednesday of every month, 6:45-8 p.m.
Pre-screening required, call 1.800.272.3900

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Carroll County

Carroll County Health Department
290 S. Center Street (Clinic Entrance)
Westminster, MD 21157
Sharon Baker, 410.848.0769
Anne Messina, 410.876.4949 x2
4th Tuesday of every month, 6-8 p.m.

Carroll Lutheran Village
300 S. Luke Circle, Westminster, MD 21158
Hospitality Dining Room, Mission Square
Cheri Schymansky or Pat Hollinger, 443.605.1057
3rd Thursday of every month, 1-2:30 p.m.

Copper Ridge
710 Obrecht Rd. Sykesville, MD 21784
Bonnie Wilson or Diana Hoffman, 410.795.8808
Deb Hanna, 410.790.8679
4th Wednesday of every month, 4-5 p.m.

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Cecil County

 

 

 

 

Adult Day Services at Union Hospital
152 Railroad Ave. Elkton, MD 21921
Jackie Pugh, 410.392.0539
Jolene Paruch, 443.553.0871
4th Thursday of every month, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Respite available, call ahead

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Dorchester County

Chesapeake Woods Center
525 Glenburn Ave. Cambridge, MD 21613
Jessica Dukes, 410.221.1400 x117
Rosalyn Sampson, 410.221.1400 x117
3rd Thursday of every month, 4 p.m.

Pleasant Day Adult Day Care
2474 Cambridge Beltway, Cambridge, MD 21613
Addie Eckhardt, 410.310.7003
3rd Wednesday of every month, 3-4 p.m.

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Frederick County

Country Meadows
5955 Quinn Orchard Rd. Frederick, MD 21704
Debbie Savageau, 301.228.2249
2nd Thursday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m. 
Refreshments provided
No July Meeting 
Respite available, call ahead

Frederick Early-Stage Group
For care partners and people with memory loss
Frederick, MD
1st Wednesday of every month, 12 p.m.
Pre-screening required, call Cathy Hanson, 301.696.0315

Edenton Retirement Community - Manor House
5800 Genesis Lane, Frederick, MD 21703
Rev. Hannah Wilson, 301.694.3100
1st Monday of every month, 3-4 p.m. 

Glade Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation 
56 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, MD 21793
Amy Kinsey, 301.898.4300
3rd Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m.

Somerford Assisted Living
2100A Whittier Drive, Frederick, MD 21702
Jennifer Ahalt, 301.668.3930
1st Tuesday of every month, 4:30 p.m.

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Garrett County

Oakland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
706 East Alder St., Oakland, MD 21550
Diane Donham, 301.334.2319
3rd Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m.

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Harford County

Family & Children's Services
309 Thomas Run Rd. Bel Air, MD 21015
Barbara Pumphrey, 410.838.3222
2nd Tuesday of every month, 3-4:30 p.m.
Respite available, call ahead

Unitarian Universalist Church of Fallston
1127 Old Fallston Rd. Fallston, MD 21047
Sandy Millner, 443.299.6039
2nd Monday of every month, 7-8:30 p.m.

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Howard County

Bain Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way Columbia, MD 21044
Jeanne Slater, 410.313.5192
Danilsa Marciniak, 410.736.2217
2nd Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m. 

Early-Stage Group
For care partners and people with memory loss
Columbia, MD 21044
2nd Thursday of every month, 7:15-8:45 p.m.
Pre-screening required, call 1.800.272.3900

Early-Stage Group
For care partners and people with memory loss
Ellicott City, MD 21042
2nd Saturday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m.
Pre-screening required, call 1.800.272.3900

Korean Support Group
Bain Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044
Amy Lee, 410.884.0888
Minjung Engle, 812.589.2624
1st Monday of every month, 10-11 a.m.
English/Korean informational flyer

Somerford Place
8220 Snowden River Pkwy. Columbia, MD 21045
Judi Beyer, 410.313.9744
2nd Wednesday of every month, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Vantage House
5400 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia, MD 21044
Tree Top Lounge - 5th Floor
Monica Harding, 269.214.0149
Allyson Stanton, 410.964.5454
4th Wednesday of every month, 6-7 p.m.

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Kent County

Shore Nursing and Rehab Center at Chestertown
200 Morgnec Rd., Chestertown, MD 21620
Adrienne Leedy, Stephanie Golebieski or Faye Hadaway, 410.778.4550
Amie Denayer, 410.259.0177
3rd Thursday of every month, 6-7:30 p.m.

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Talbot County

The Pines, Genesis Eldercare Network
610 Dutchman's Lane, Easton, MD 21601
Susan Wolfberg, 410.822.4000 x109
Veronica Knopp, 410.822.4000
4th Monday of every month, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Early-Stage Group
For care partners and people with memory loss
Easton, MD 21601
Last Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. 
Pre-screening required, call 1.800.272.3900

St. Mark's United Methodist Church
100 Peachblossom Ave., Easton, MD 21601
Pat Stein, 410.822.6754
Patti Dewitt, 410.820.4400
Deborah Cox, 410.822.0977
2nd Monday of every month, 5-6:30 p.m.

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Washington County

 
Early-Stage Group
For care partners and people with memory loss
3rd Tuesday of every month, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Pre-screening required, call Cathy Hanson, 301.696.0315


Homewood at Williamsport

16505 Virginia Ave. Williamsport, MD 21795
Shelby Vaughn, 301.582.1750
3rd Wednesday of every month, 12-1 p.m.
Brown bag lunch optional
   
Somerford Place
10116 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Sheri Evans, 301.791.9221
1st Tuesday of every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Respite available, call ahead  
      
Washington Square UMC
538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740
Pastor Jerry Lowans, 301.739.9344
Last Tuesday of every month, 7-8 p.m.  

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Wicomico County

Atria Senior Living
1110 Healthway Drive, Salisbury, MD  21804
Amber Boyden, 410.546.9997
3rd Wednesday of every month, 6:30 pm

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Worcester County

Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Ctr.
9715 Healthway Drive, Berlin, MD 21811
Heather Cormack, 410.641.4400 x6123
Kenneth Lewis, 410.208.1701 or 410.430.4818
3rd Tuesday of every month, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
    
Hartley Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
1006 Market St., Pocomoke City, MD 21851
Brenda Evans or Tina Dykes, 410.957.2252
2nd Wednesday of every month, 2:30-3:30 p.m.   

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