Support groups are the best place for caregivers to connect with others in similar situations who actually know what you’re going through. Our support groups are held monthly and open to anyone looking for the camaraderie of the caregiving community. Each support group is moderated by a professional who also provides information about community resources.
Find a support group near you on the calendar below. You are welcome to attend whichever support groups works best for your schedule, regardless of location.Support Group FAQs
In-person and virtual support groups are available. Please see online options below.
|MAG Virtual Support Group
Thursdays at 1 p.m.
Join through video chat or phone with *Zoom
Call 801-229-3808 for invitation and instructions.
|Alzheimer's Dementia Support Group
4th Thursday at 4 p.m.
Covington Senior Living: 301 North 1200 East, Lehi
|Springville Lunch Bunch|
2nd Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m.
iCare: 672 W 400 S, Suite 202, Springville
*Lunch provided by iCare.
|Orem Support Group|
3rd Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Covington Senior Living: 1925 N State St, Orem
*RSVP for lunch.
|Alzheimer's Association Virtual Support Groups|
alzconnected.org or 1-800-272-3900
Download schedule - PDF
Join our MAG Caregiver Support Group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/magcaregiver.
Who should attend a support group?
Anyone caring for a senior loved one is welcome to attend. Your loved one can live with you, nearby or across the country. If you provide any type of care, whether it is hands-on or not, you are a caregiver.
Are support groups only for Alzheimer's/Dementia caregivers?
Some groups are specific to dementia/Alzheimer’s or a particular disease. However, most MAG groups welcome all caregivers.
What goes on in a support group?
- Most groups provide a refreshment or meal.
- There will be a facilitator to start the group and stay on track.
- Caregivers generally introduce themselves. Some groups have short educational presentations about services provided in the community. information about services they provide and can answer questions.
- There may be a short 10 minute presentation on a topic of the group or facilitator’s choosing.
- The rest of the time, about an hour, is spent on sharing and talking about issues, resolutions, ideas, and overall supporting of each other. Most caregivers learn just from hearing another’s story. It helps to learn that you are not alone.
Does everyone share their information?
All Information is kept confidential. Only you as a caregiver can give out your own personal information to another caregiver. The group is asked to keep confidential all personal information and stories shared in the group.
How do I join the virtual support group?
To join one of our virtual support groups, call 801-229-3808 to be added to the invite list. We use the virtual communication platform Zoom for our support groups. We will provide you with detailed instructions on how to join and technical support during the call.