Support Groups

Please call the contact for each support group to get up to date information on the group times and locations.

  • Alzheimers (and other dementias) Caregiver Support Group
    Fremont Public Library 1170 N. Midlothian Rd Second Floor Meeting Room Mundelein, IL 60060
    4th Tuesday of the month 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
    Diane Cinnick, M.A., LCPC, CADC 847-609-1826
  • Alzheimers Support Group
    Barrington Area Council on Aging – For people with early-stage dementia and their care partners
    Lutheran Church of the Atonement 909 E. Main St., Barrington
    Meets the second Wednesday of each month 10:30am-noon
    Call Pam Pellizzari at (847) 381-5030 for location information and to register
  • Alzheimers Support Group
    Free
    Waukegan Township’s Park Place Senior Center (located at 414 S. Lewis Avenue)
    4th Tuesday of every month from 10am-11am
    847-244-9242
  • Ask a Nurse
    Provided by Extracare and Family Service, NFP funded by Northeastern Illinois Agency on Aging
    Wildwood Presbyterian Church 18630 West Old Gages Lake Road, Grayslake, IL 60030
    Last Thursday of the Month 10am
    Crystal 847-543-0922
  • Atypical Dementia
    Provided by CJE Senior Life
    Weinberg Community for Senior Living, Friend Center, 1601 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield
    Third Wednesday of the Month from 6:00pm-7:30pm (starting August 18th, 2011)
    Sara Sanderman, LCSW 847-236-7863
  • Breast Cancer Support Group
    Not sure if there is a cost
    The Village of Victory Lakes (in the private dining room), 1075 E. Victory Drive, Lindenhurst
    3rd Friday of each month, 3-4pm
    Cathy Reilly at (847) 356-4676
  • Cancer Support Group
    Not sure if there is a cost
    Waukegan Township Park Place, 414 S. Lewis Avenue, Waukegan, IL.
    2nd Thursday of each month, 2pm-3pm
    Jacquie Nievez at (847) 244-9242 or jnieves@waukegantownship.com
  • Caregiver Support Group
    Barrington Area Council on Aging – For care partners only
    BACOA office 6000 Garlands Lane, Suite 100; Barrington
    Meets the first Tuesday of each month 6:30-8:30pm
    Call Bonnie Scherkenbach at (847) 381-5030 for location information and to register
  • Caring for the Caregiver Group
    Brightstar and Sunrise Senior Living
    1125 Tri-State Parkway, #700, Gurnee, IL 60031
    2nd Monday of Each Month
    Diane Cinnick, M.A., LCPC, CADC 847-609-1826 or Brightstar
  • Class: Early-Stage Memory Loss
    Barrington Area Council on Aging
    Call for location
    A ten-week class
    Please call (847) 381-5030 for more information and to be placed on a registration/waiting list.
  • Class: Making Sense of Memory Loss
    Barrington Area Council on Aging
    Call for location
    five-week class
    Please call (847) 381-5030 for more information and to be placed on a registration/waiting list.
  • Class: Powerful Tools for Caregivers
    Barrington Area Council on Aging
    Call for location
    A six-week class
    Please call (847) 381-5030 for more information and to be placed on a registration/waiting list.
  • Class: Take Charge of Your Health
    Barrington Area Council on Aging
    Call for location
    A six-week class
    Please call (847) 381-5030 for more information and to be placed on a registration/waiting list.
  • Class: When I am 64
    Barrington Area Council on Aging
    Call for location
    A four-part seminar, meeting weekly
    Please call (847) 381
  • Community Cargiver Support Group
    Sponsored by Zion-Benton Coalition for Healthy Communities
    Zion Public Library, 2400 Gabriel Ave.
    4th Monday, 6-7:30pm
  • Family Caregiver Education & Support Groups
    Provided in Lake County by Family Service of Lake County, funded by Northeastern Illinois Agency on Aging
    Centre Club, 1405 Hunt Club Rd. in Gurnee
    Second and Fourth Thursdays, 1:00-2:15pm
    847-766-2897
  • Family Caregiver Education & Support Groups
    Provided in Lake County by Family Service of Lake County, funded by Northeastern Illinois Agency on Aging
    Patty Turner Center 375 Elm Street in Deerfield
    2nd & 4th Wednesdays 1-2:15pm
    847-940-4010
  • Lake Forest Senior Center   100  East Old Mill Road Janet Fryer 847-810-4678 2nd Tuesday 2-3:30pm Home Alone 2nd Thursday 10-11:15am Low Vision
  • Life After Stroke Support Group
    Waukegan Township and Vista Health System Stroke Coordinator
    Park Place 414 S. Lewis Ave. Waukegan IL
    4th Wednesday of Each Month, 10am-11am
    Call Waukegan Park Place for Information at 847-244-9242
  • Low Vision Support Group
    Barrington Area Council on Aging – For people with restricted vision
    Lake Barrington Woods Community Room 22320 Classic Court; Lake Barrington
    Meets the second Thursday of each month 1-2:30 p.m.
    Call (847) 381-5030 to register.
  • Parkinsons Support Group
    Barrington Area Council on Aging – For people with Parkinsons and their care partners
    Performing Arts Center at The Garlands of Barrington 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington
    Meets the second Tuesday of each month 1-2:30pm
    Call  Bonnie Scherkenbach at (847) 381-5030 to register.
  • Waukegan Township Low Vision Support Group
    Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10am to 11am
    414 S. Lewis Ave. Waukegan