Older adult and their family caregiver at a market in Saint Paul, MN

Wilder Connect: Caregiver Respite

Providing rest for caregivers and support for loved ones

Wilder Connect is caregiver respite, a chance for caregivers to rest, recharge, run errands and more while their care partner enjoys engaging activities in a safe, fun environment. Our respite services focus on caregivers tending to the needs of those living with memory loss and Parkinson's Disease.

Participants can expect:

  • To be in small groups of 10 or fewer people.
  • Personal support from Wilder staff and volunteers, including assistance needed with hygiene.
  • Engaging physical, cognitive and social activities such as exercise, arts & crafts, lively discussions, games and more.
  • A healthy, delicious lunch.
  • Clean, safe and sanitized space with daily health screenings, temperature checks and physical distancing measures to protect caregivers and clients during COVID-19.

Learn more and register!

Contact us at 651-280-2294 or wilderconnect@wilder.org for more information and to sign up for Wilder Connect!


Memory Loss Respite Group:

  • Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
  • Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Parkinson's Respite Group:

  • Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


$104 per 4-hour day. Cost includes all care, activities and meals.


Wilder Community Center for Aging
650 Marshall Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104

*Caregivers and participants must arrange their own transportation to and from the program.

Join a Caregiver Support Group

Meet caregivers for mutual support on your caregiving journey.

Wilder’s Caregiver Support Groups provides space for caregivers to feel less alone and receive mutual support from other caregivers. Meetups are available monthly for people caregiving for someone with dementia, someone with Parkinson's Disease, or for an older adult family member with any health condition. Or attend a coffee hour for a casual gathering of caregivers.

Caregivers: Join the CaregivingNow Group on Facebook

Caregivers are savvy members of online communities–but where can you go to connect with other caregivers online? This is a true community space–an online gathering place – where caregivers can come for humor, connection, information and friendship.