Some individuals find support groups helpful. They allow people to share their experiences and exchange information. Support groups also encourage caregivers to care for themselves and help remind you that it is not selfish for caregivers to attend to their own needs. Bethesda’s free support groups are run by professionals and are designed to help individuals deal with different care giving situations.
Alzheimer’s Support Group:
Bethesda’s Alzheimer’s Support Group is for all family and friends of those experiencing difficulties with Alzheimer’s and memory loss to share and discuss topics of interest. It is held the first Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the large conference room on Bethesda’s Pleasant View Campus. For more information, please contact Kelly Chester, Director of Social Services at [email protected] or 320-214-5612.
Caregiver’s Support Group:
Bethesda’s Caregiver’s Support Group is for all caregivers seeking information and wanting to share in both the joys and sorrows related to the caregiving experience. It is held the third Thursday of each month at 2:00pm in the large conference room on Bethesda’s Pleasant View Campus. For more information, please contact Bunne Frost-Johnston at 320-220-2512.
Parkinson’s Support Group:
Bethesda’s Parkinson’s Support Group is for all individuals experiencing difficulties with Parkinson’s disease and their family members or special friends looking for support and the opportunity to share on topics of interest. It is held the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00am in the Pleasant View in-service room. For more information, please contact Becki Kallevig or Kris Johnson at 320-214-5643 or [email protected] or [email protected].
Bethesda’s Support Groups are held on our main campus at 901 Willmar Avenue SE in Willmar, MN.