Support Groups

 

Coast Caregiver Resource Center Support Groups provide educational, emotional and social support for caregivers. Group members help each other by providing information and mutual support.  Caregivers learn strategies and skills to solve problems; to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health; and to provide the best care they can for those who are dependent upon them.

 

Support group meetings are held in a variety of venues in the Tri-Counties and offered at no charge. Donations are gratefully accepted.

 

 

1528 Chapala Street, Suite 302
Santa Barbara, CA 93101  •   (805) 962-3600

 


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Stroke / Brain Injury Family Support (Project Re-entry)

  Santa Barbara
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Caregiver Support Group

  Santa Ynez
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Caregivers for those with Neurological Impairments

  San Luis Obispo
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Caregiver Support

  Ventura
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Conejo Valley Stroke Support

  Westlake Village
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Early Alzheimer’s / Dementia Caregivers Support

  San Luis Obispo
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Alzheimers / Dementia Family Support

  Los Osos
 

Dementia Caregiver Support

  Thousand Oaks
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Huntington’s Disease Support

  Santa Maria
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Caregivers or Parkinson's Support

  San Luis Obispo County /
North Santa Barbara County

 

Stroke / Brain Injury Family Support Group (Project Re-entry)

 

For family or friend caregivers of those recovering from stroke and other brain injury.

 

Project Re-entry, a weekly community reintegration and socialization program for stroke survivors, is held in an adjoining room from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Please contact Therapeutic Recreation at Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, 569-8999 ext. 82102 for more information about Project Re-Entry.

When 3rd Friday of the month
10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Where

Cottage  Rehabilitation Hospital
Meisel Conference Room 1-2
2415 De La Vina Street

Santa Barbara

Facilitator
Ericka Dixon, LCSW

CCRC Family Consultant

962-3600 ext. 13

 

Caregiver Support Group

 

Coast Caregiver Resource Center and Jodi House are teaming up to provide a Caregiver Support Group for caregivers, family and friends of brain injury survivors.

When 2nd Tuesday of the month
1:00  – 2:30 p.m.
Where

In Santa Ynez

Register Please call 962-3600 x 13 to register. Location will be provided to registered participants

 

Support Group for Caregivers of those with Neurological Impairment

 

For family or friend caregivers of those recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other serious brain damage.

 

The group helps caregivers develop methods and skills to solve problems and encourages caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for an adult with neurological impairment.

 

Sponsored by Coast Caregiver Resource Center. Funds provided by Area Agency on Aging and California Department of Health Care Services

When 1st Thursday of the month
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Where

The Villages at the Palms

Arts & Crafts Room
55 North Broad Street

San Luis Obispo

Facilitator
Alyce Crawford

CCRC Family Consultant

534-9234

 

Ventura Caregiver Support Group

 

This support group is open to all family members caring for loved ones.

The meeting room varies according to availability.  Look for a goldenrod flyer taped to the door.  The group occasionally has speakers requested by group members.

 

Co-sponsored with Community Memorial Hospital, and Alzheimer’s Association of the Central Coast.

When 2nd Friday of the month
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Where

Community Memorial Hospital, 8th floor, 147 North Brent Street

Ventura

Facilitator
Carolyn Kopp

CCRC Family Consultant

(805) 492-0601

 

Conejo Valley Stroke Support Group

 

Meetings are for stroke survivors, caregivers, family members, and friends.  Attendees meet all together for about 30 minutes, and then separate in two rooms for the last hour, when there are two facilitators, one for survivors and one for caregivers.

 

Co-sponsored with Los Robles Hospital and Southern California Stroke Association.

When

2nd and 4th Wednesdays

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Where

Los Robles Hospital

East Campus, Cafeteria

150 Via Merida

Westlake Village

Facilitator

Carolyn Kopp

CCRC Family Consultant

(805) 492-0601;

Richard Randall

Coordinator

(805) 498-2632

 

Early Stage Alzheimer’s / Dementia Caregivers Support Group

 

The Caregivers support group is limited to only those caregivers whose care receiver is participating in the diagnosed persons group. Pre-screening of the diagnosed person is required. Contact 547-3830. Diagnosed persons level of function will determine which Tuesday meeting they will attend.

 

There are corresponding support groups which meet at the same time in another room for persons who have been recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, or are in the early stages of memory loss.

 

Co-sponsored with Alzheimer’s Association of the Central Coast.

When 3rd Tuesday of the month
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Where

The Palms
Arts & Crafts Room

55 N. Broad Street

San Luis Obispo

Facilitator  Alyce Crawford

CCRC Family Consultant

534-9234;

Alzheimer’s Association

547-3830

 

Alzheimer's / Dementia Caregivers Support Group

 

Support group for all caregivers of those with dementia.

 

Supervised socialization of the person with dementia provided in adjoining room.

Co-sponsored with Alzheimer’s Association of the Central Coast

When 3rd Thursday of the month
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Where

First Baptist Church

Activity Building

1900 Los Osos Valley Road

Los Osos

Facilitator Alyce Crawford

CCRC Family Consultant

534-9234

 

Dementia Caregivers Support Group

 

Facilitated meetings for family caregivers caring for a loved one with any kind of dementia.

Co-sponsored with Alzheimer’s Association of the Central Coast

 

Hosted by Belmont Village Assisted Living

 

For information call facilitator Carolyn Kopp, MS, Family Consultant: 805-492-0601

When 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Where Belmont Village Assisted Living
(fourth floor Day Care Room)
3680 North Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Facilitator Carolyn Kopp, MS

CCRC Family Consultant

805-492-0601

Directions:  Belmont Village is located just north of Olson Road on the east side of Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. The meetings are held on the fourth floor.  Ask the concierge at the door for directions to the room.

 

Santa Maria Huntington’s Disease Support Group

 

For those living with Huntington’s Disease, their family members, and friends.

 

The group provides information, emotional support, and a social network for those living with Huntington’s, and their family members and friends. Separate “Break-out” sessions for family caregivers and  person's with HD, allow for a safe environment to discuss  separate issues facing caregivers and those diagnosed with HD.

 

Sponsored by Coast Caregiver Resource Center. Funds provided by Area Agency on Aging and California Department of Health Care Services

When 2nd Monday of the month
(changed June 2013)
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Where Bethel Lutheran Church

624 East Camino Colegio

Santa Maria

Facilitator  Ericka Dixon, LCSW

CCRC Family Consultant

962-3600 ext. 13

(Toll free 888-488-6555);

Melissa Biliardi

HD Advocate

(805) 934-9614

 

Caregivers of Parkinson's Support Group

 

This support group provides emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. The group helps caregivers develop methods and skills to solve problems and encourages caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for a loved one with Parkinson's Disease.

 

Sponsored by Coast Caregiver Resource Center. Funds provided by Area Agency on Aging and California Department of Health Care Services

When Last Wednesday of the month
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Where

RaboBank (Conference room)
899 W. Grand Avenue

Grover Beach

Facilitator Alyce Crawford

CCRC Family Consultant

534-9234

 

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