Dementia and Grief Support Group
Having someone you love affected by dementia or Alzheimer's can impact you and many others who care for your loved one. It can take a toll on your physical and emotional health. If you've had someone special in your life that has been affected by dementia or Alzheimer's, Evergreen Senior Living Orland Park welcomes you to our dementia and grief support group. Our support group is designed to offer you the comfort and support you may need as you go through a difficult time. This specific support group allows you to:
Share Your Experiences: Talk through your personal experiences and feelings with a group who can relate to you or has experienced the same things you have.
Talk About the Effects: Express to others how this change has affected you and your family.
Acquire Resources – Gain community connections to be an advocate for yourself and your loved one.
Get Advice: Hear from experts about the best way to cope when times get tough.
Ask Questions: Explore various approaches to best communicate with your loved one effectively.
Have Time to Yourself: This support group is also designed to help you relax and find comfort in your neighbors.
Joining a new support group can sometimes make one nervous about sharing personal experiences with people you don't know! Sometimes you can benefit by simply listening to others, and over time, you'll find yourself contributing your thoughts and ideas.
Whether you want to feel less lonely, reduce stress, improve skills to cope with challenges, or talk openly about your feelings, our dementia and grief support group is here for you at no cost. Please join us on the third Thursday of each month at 6 pm in our chapel on the Evergreen Senior Living campus. This support group is led by Anna Walters, RN from Compassionate Care Hospice. For more information about our support group, please contact us at (709) 479-1092.