Together We Care

Through Northland Shepherd's Center: Meets quarterly. 2018 meeting dates are 3/21/18, 6/20/18, 9/19/18, 12/19/18 from 11:30 am til 1 pm. Contact Dianna Englander, Coordinator: (816) 452-4536.

Grandparent and Relative Caregiver support group

Through a grant from CCSS in cooperation with Clay County University of Missouri Extension Council, two daytime support groups and one evening support group are offered. Contact the GrandFamilies Program at (816) 407-3490.

Download the flyers: GrandFamilies Kansas City North and GrandFamilies Excelsior Springs.

Daytime groups:

  • 2nd Wednesday of every month, 10 am til noon at North Cross United Methodist Church, 1321 NE Vivion Road, KC, MO 64118.
  • 3rd Thursday of every month, 10 til 11:30 am at Good Samaritan Center, 108 S. Thompson in Excelsior Springs, MO.

Evening group

  • 4th Wednesday, 6 til 8:00 pm at Platte Woods United Methodist Church.

Liberty Hospital has monthly support groups:

  • Alzheimer's Caregiver Support group
  • Living after Loss support group
  • Caregiver Resources
  • Stroke Support Group

Call Jennifer Funston at (816) 407-2100 or www.libertyhospital.org

Alzheimer's Association

For more information, Call Karen Clond, LMSW, at (913) 831-3888.

RDAD-KC Program: Working to make the KC metro area more dementia capable! This unique program works with caregivers of individuals who have moderate to severe dementia and/or intellectual/developmental disabled individuals who are at risk for dementia. The program provides caregivers coaching sessions and exercise education. The SC-Central’s professionals will train the caregiver and the participant to increase pleasant activities, and improve their communication as well as problem-solving skills. The program has 12 modules worth of activities but the program is flexible to fit each group’s individual schedule needs. Call Katrina Fox for more information: 816 444-1121 or kfox@sccentral.org 
See the complete flyer: RDAD-KC

Alzheimer's & dementia support group

A supportive and educational gathering for families and friends meets 1st Thursday of each month at 6 pm at Addington Place, 9601 N Tullis Dr, KC MO 64157. RSVP: (816) 407-9667

More helpful resources for caregivers:

"I will fearlessly develop a personal support system of friends and family and remember that others also love my loved one and are willing to help if I let them know what they can do to support my caregiving." (from The Caregiver Manifesto by Gary Barg)