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Get the emotional support you need and connect with others.

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

Be the hand that reaches out to provide comfort and hope. Become a trained, volunteer support group facilitator. Contact Kristy Longman at 631.319.3185 or kllongman@alz.org




Early Stage Social Engagement Programs
Early Stage Support Groups
Caregiver Support Groups
Online Programs

Early Stage Social Engagement Programs

Check back often for updates!

Memory Café

This free program is for people in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease and their care partner to socialize and enjoy music, food and fun in a safe, relaxed atmosphere. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 800.272.3900 for information on times and specific locations.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Bethpage, NY

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Smithtown, NY

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Islandia, NY

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Riverhead, NY

Early Stage Support Groups

Early Stage Meetup

Support group for people with early stage Alzheimer's/dementia featuring creative activities and discussions that encourage social engagement, disease education, cognitive stimulation and a supportive environment.

Meets weekly, every Wednesday from January 10th through February 28th*
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hauppauge Public Library
601 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Meets weekly, every Monday from January 22nd through March 19th*
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Temple Chaverim
1050 Washington Avenue
Plainview, NY 11803

*A Caregiver Support Group runs concurrently with Early Stage Meetup.

Call 800.272.3900 for information or to register.


Caregiver Support Groups

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Groups are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons 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

NEW: Caught in the Middle - a support group for sandwich generation caregivers...those caring for a parent with dementia while caring for school-age children.

Second Thursday of the month          
10:00am - 11:30am
Tully Law, PC
532 Broadhollow Road, Suite 123
Melville, NY 11747

Caregiver Support Group - Amityville

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

Caregiver Support Group - Central Suffolk

First Monday of the month
11:30am - 1:00pm
Sunrise Senior Living - Smithtown
30 Route 111
Smithtown, NY 11787

NEW!!! Caregiver Support Group - East Hampton

Second Tuesday of the month
11:00am - 12:30pm
East Hampton Library
159 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937

Caregiver Support Group - Lake Ronkonkoma

First Tuesday of the month
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
307 Hawkins Avenue
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Caregiver Support Group - Melville

1) First Thursday of the month
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter
425 Broadhollow Road, Suite 307
Melville, NY 11747

2) Third Thursday of the month
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter
425 Broadhollow Road, Suite 307
Melville, NY 11747

Caregiver Support Group - West Islip

First Wednesday of the month
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Our Lady of Consolation
111 Beach Drive
West Islip, NY 11795

Caregiver Support Group - Riverhead

Fourth Friday of the month
11:00am - 12:00pm
Family Community Life Center (First Baptist Church)
1018 Northville Turnpike
Riverhead, NY 11901

Caregiver Support Group - East End

Third Wednesday of the Month
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Peconic Bay Medical Center
1300 Roanoke Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901

Caring for the Caregiver: in the Latter Stage
Date to be announced shortly


Breakfast with Friends
Caregiver Support Group, YOUNGER ONSET - Melville 

Third Monday of the month
10:30am - 11:30am
Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter
425 Broadhollow Road, Suite 307
Melville, NY  11747






Nassau County

Caregiver Support Group - Valley Stream

Coffee with Friends at "Sip This"
Second Thursday of the month
10:30am - 12:00pm
Sip This
64 Rockaway Avenue
Valley Stream, NY 11580

Caregiver Support Group - East Meadow

Sunday Coffee Break
Fourth Sunday of the month
10:30am - 12:00pm
Sunrise of East Meadow
1555 Glenn Curtis Blvd.
East Meadow, NY 11554

Caregiver Support Group - Albertson

Fourth Thursday of the month
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Shelter Rock Public Library
165 Searingtown Road
Albertson, NY 11507

Caregiver Support Group - Long Beach

First Tuesday of the month
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Grandell Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
645 West Broadway
Long Beach, NY 11561

Caregiver Support Group - Merrick

Second Monday of the month
11:00am - 12:00pm
The Merrick Library Conference Room
2279 Merrick Avenue
Merrick, NY 11566

Caregiver Support Group - Oceanside

Second Thursday of the Month
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Oceanside Library
30 Davison Avenue
Oceanside, NY  11572

Caregiver Support Group - Farmingdale

Second Monday of the Month
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Farmingdale Public Library
116 Merritts Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735

For more information about participating in any of these groups, call Sharon Reichman at 800.272.3900

Online Programs

The Alzheimer’s Association message boards and chat rooms provide a virtual online community for persons with Alzheimer's, caregivers and care providers. Our message boards have thousands of registered members from around the United States and thousands more who refer to the stories and information that is available 24 hours a day.

Join the Alzheimer’s Association online community.

The Alzheimer's Association's Early Stage Support Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational 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.


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.