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Support Groups for Caregivers

Connect with caregivers for mutual support on your caregiving journey

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Wilder’s Caregiver Support Groups provides space for caregivers to feel less alone and receive mutual support from other caregivers. We meet online and/or at Wilder's Health Aging & Caregiving Services location in Saint Paul unless otherwise noted. Our Caregiver Support Groups are free to join and respite is available if you are looking for a long term care option for your care partner while you get a break.

Caregiver Support Groups

Memory Loss Discussion Group

Second Thursday, 10:00–11:30 a.m. | Caregiver support group for people caring for someone with dementia. On-site respite available for a fee. In-person and virtual option available for hybrid group.

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group

Fourth Wednesday, 10:00–11:30 a.m. | Caregiver support for people caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease. On-site respite available for a fee. In-person and virtual option available for hybrid group.

Adult Children Caregiver Support Group

Third Wednesday, 6:00–7:30 p.m. | Caregiver support group for anyone caring for a parent, grandparent or other parental figure with any condition. In-person and virtual option available for hybrid group.

Caregiver Coffee Hour

First Friday, 9:00–10:30 a.m. | Have a cup of coffee and a treat while chatting with other caregivers. Caregivers are welcome to drop in anytime during the coffee hour. In-person group.

Call (651) 280-CARE (2273) or email caregiving@wilder.org for more information or to RSVP for a caregiver support group.

Support groups and gatherings are being held online or in-person at Wilder's Health Aging & Caregiving Services new location with COVID-19 safety measures:
941 Lafond Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55104

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Now Offering Caregiver Respite

Sign up for Wilder Connect. Caregivers get time for rest and self-care while their care partner enjoy 4 hours of engaging activities, personal care and healthy meals in a safe, fun environment at the Wilder Community Center for Aging in Saint Paul, MN.

Wilder Connect is specifically for caregivers tending to the needs of those living with memory loss and Parkinson's Disease. 

Join a Community of Caregivers on Facebook

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

Set Up a Weekly Caregiving Check-In

Wilder offers weekly check-ins so caregivers like you have someone to talk to about your caregiving responsibilities. Along with a phone call to see how you are doing, our trained staff and volunteers provide personalized guidance and resources to help you navigate your caregiving journey with peace of mind.

Call 651-280-CARE (2273) or email healthyaging@wilder.org and let us know you’d like to sign up for Wilder’s Telephone Reassurance Service for Caregivers*

*Caregiver or the care receiver must be at least 60 years old to qualify. Funded under contract with the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, Inc. as part of the Older Americans Act.

Whether you’re new to caregiving or have been helping someone for a while, we are here to help you. Our resources listed below will help you gain skills and knowledge while helping you feel less isolated. Our services are free, or available at a low or negotiable cost.