Resource Category: Health & Wellness

Green Apple Project: Autism Caregivers Support Group – Lewiston

A support group for caregivers of those with autism to gather for a moderated discussion and resource sharing that meets twice a month on the second and fourth Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Attendees receive complimentary dinner and childcare services. Parent/Guardian(s) are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start time to provide our Childcare Specialists with essential information about your child, including their day, to prepare for any possible issues. After the meeting, parents receive a report on their child’s care during the group session.
RSVP is necessary at least two days before each meeting to ensure we have adequate staff and make the necessary arrangements for dinner and childcare. However, we understand the challenges that may arise in planning and will try our best to accommodate late RSVPs. Our primary aim is to maintain a low staff-to-child ratio to provide adequate care.


Categories: Respite, Support Groups
Locations:
  • 615 Thain Road Suite A, Lewiston, ID

Dementia Friends

Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia. Developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom and adopted by the U.S., the Dementia Friends initiative is now in Idaho. By helping everyone in a community understand what dementia is and how it affects people, each of us can make a difference for people touched by dementia and reduce the stigma surrounding dementia.

Caregiving for People with Dementia – Idaho Commission on Aging

This project focuses on enhancing the quality of life for persons with dementia and their caregivers. The project strengthens dementia capability for service providers, public, family caregivers, and education programs.

Alzheimer’s Virtual Support Group: Lewiston

Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups, are conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to:

Develop a support system
Exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions
Talk through issues and ways of coping
Share feelings, needs and concerns
Learn about community resources

Join from home via telephone or video conferencing. Contact Support Group Facilitator Mona Jack at 208-798-4197 for the access link.

Meeting held 2nd Wednesday of every month. Contact Mona Jack for more information at 208-798-4197.

Alzheimer’s Support Group: Post Falls

Contact Michelle for more information: 208-666-2996 or mllarson@alz.org

Locations:
  • Post Falls, Idaho

Caregiver Coffee Support Group – Pullman/Moscow

The group meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 2:00m to 4:00 pm at Regency Senior Living Community in Pullman. Please contact Cherie Villeneuve at (509) 332-0365 or cvilleneuve@ruralresources.org for more information.

Locations:
  • 2nd floor Library, 1285 SW Center Pullman, WA 99163

Alzheimer’s Support Group: Moscow

Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to:

Develop a support system
Exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions
Talk through issues and ways of coping
Share feelings, needs and concerns
Learn about community resources

Held the second Monday of every month. 11:00am – 12:00pm

Locations:
  • Fireside Room, Trinity Baptist Church 711 Fairview Dr Moscow ID, 83843

On Site for Seniors

OSFS Is a non-profit 501(C) 3, faith-based community service organization. OSFS offers the following services:

  • Respite care: They have different options for respite. Call or visit them in Coeur d’ Alene to inquire about these services.
  • Caregiver education: Powerful Tools for Caregiver classes are available. Check their website or call for more information
  • Support groups: Their Caregiver Support Group is currently meeting on the 2nd and the 4th Saturday of each month from 1:30 to 3:30. Call to reserve your spot!
Locations:
  • 296 West Sunset Avenue Suite 14, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815-8367, USA

AFTD – The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

The goal of AFTD is to advance treatment research and better the lives of FTD sufferers. Frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), frontotemporal dementia, and Pick’s disease are additional terms widely used to describe FTD. It stands for a range of neurological conditions brought on by the frontal and/or temporal lobes of the brain deteriorating.

Locations:
  • 2700 Horizon Drive Suite 120, King of Prussia, PA 19406-2726, USA

Senior Connection

Services that Senior Connection provides:

  • Respite Services
  • Homemaker Services
  • Alzheimer’s Support Group
    • Dr. Carol Stephens, licensed psychologist who specializes in geriatrics leads and facilitates this group to provide education, therapy, and support to family caregivers. Dr. Stephens is certified to train by the Alzheimer’s Association. They have free respite care on-site so you can attend worry free. They also invite you to enjoy lunch on us! Please call for more information.
  • Connection Club.
    • The Connection Club is our program for clients with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. It is held on site at the Senior Connection and includes structured activities and crafts, lunch, music therapy, and fitness. It occurs on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11 am—3 pm. It is $80 per day and lunch is included. Call Mary @ 208-595-1898 for more information.
Locations:
  • 721 3rd Avenue South, Hailey, ID 83333-8652, USA