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For Care Partners

Since March, 2020, we have cancelled all in-person activities.  We will post updates here and on social media when we are able to safely resume our in-person gatherings. Until then, please join us for our virtual support groups, memory cafes, and educational offerings which are or soon will be listed on our calendar. 

See new virtual support group options below.

Support Groups

 

If you are serving in a caregiving role and  feeling isolated and needing to talk to someone, call each other, call some of our collaborating organizations, attend a support group or contact us for individual support – help@dementiatogether.org or 970-305-5271 – leave a message and one of us will call you back.

We offer WEEKLY virtual Care Partner Support Group 

Every Wednesday from 10-11 am.   

How to access our remote activities:

We are using Zoom video conferencing tool.  Click here at meeting time –https://zoom.us/j/148504348Phone in via 253-215-8782 US.  If you want help with Zoom setup and testing, contact us (help@dfcnoco.org or 970-305-5271) by the day before to give us time to help.

 


 

Family Care Partner Class – Contented Dementia

 

A 7-week course for family care partners of people living with dementia.

One-third of our workforce serves in caregiving roles outside of work. If you are one of those people and have ever wondered whether it is possible to create joyful moments, much less lifelong contentment for a parent or other family member living with dementia, this is the course for you.

Participation, at no charge, is for family care partners seeking immediate and long-term benefit for themselves and those in their care striving to live well with dementia.

Our latest schedule of classes is at Class & Events.

 


Here’s a list of the other activities we have coming up:

Mobile Memory Cafe will take place at #_LOCATIONLINK on 08/07/2020 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session 1 at 8:30: Contented Dementia Class will take place at #_LOCATIONLINK on 08/11/2020 at 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Mobile Memory Cafes will take place at #_LOCATIONLINK on 08/11/2020 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Session 2 at 4:00: Contented Dementia Class will take place at #_LOCATIONLINK on 08/11/2020 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Care Partner Support Group - Virtual will take place at #_LOCATIONLINK on 08/12/2020 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Due to COVID-19, many of the following maybe suspended or offered online. Check provider’s website or social media pages.

Download a Calendar of Support Groups for Care Partners

Other Support Groups in Northern Colorado: 

Alzheimer’s Association offers several support groups each month including a men’s only support group.  Call 970-472-9798, or 970-392-9202  at the Alzheimer’s Association for more information and a schedule of meetings   

Larimer County Office on Aging offers two care partner training series.

Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) Peer Group–Elderhaus, call 970-221-0406.–currently not meeting in person

FTD Care Partner support group–3rd Tuesday of the month.  2:30 pm at Daz Bog coffee shop in Old Town Fort Collins-Mason and Cherry Streets.  Andrea Maga (magaja@comcast.net, 970-443-9812)  and Missey Toomey (misseytoomey@hotmail.com, 970-689-6193) facilitate.

Parkinson’s Support Group in Larimer County is held the first Wednesday of each month at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Lewy Body Dementia Support group call 970-219-0898

Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes and Stressbusters class.

For Care Partners: Join us in support groups, memory cafes, and community education, and care partner consultation.

Personal consultation and caregiver support and resources offered at Larimer County Office on Aging at  970-498-7750, Weld County Office on Aging at 970-400-6950, and Alzheimer’s Association 970-472-9798 and  970-392-9202

Memory cafes

Memory Cafés are for people with mild to moderate cognitive impairment AND their care partners who want to remain socially engaged with others traveling the dementia journey. Join us for Reminiscing, Games, Inspiration, Laughter, Music, and Snacks