We Can Help!
It can be very therapeutic to discuss life’s challenges and changes with others on a similar journey. Support Groups at Senior Services give you the opportunity to share personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies and firsthand information. Senior Services currently offers Caregiver Support Group, Parkinson’s Disease Support Group and TOPS, a weight loss support group at Trailside Center.
Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have not resumed the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group or “The Group” for older adults facing challenging life situations.
Caregiver Support Group
Caring for your spouse or loved one can be both rewarding and challenging. This confidential support group is for men or women taking care of another person, be it their spouse, friend or family member. The group discusses current stressful situations that involve caregiving, and participants problem solve to find solutions and appropriate ways of coping. Educational material, tips and techniques are always included to help you as a caregiver.
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
2nd Monday of each month from 3-4:30 pm
In collaboration with MidMichigan Health, the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will return to the Senior Services Main Building starting in September. We are thrilled to host this group at our site and welcome people experiencing Parkinson’s disease and their care partners to join us for monthly learning and conversation.
This support group is designed for people with Parkinson’s, their spouses and other support individuals. It is intended to provide education, advice and awareness of community services available in dealing with this chronic disease.
Guest speakers will provide monthly educational presentations at the beginning of the meeting. Separate patient and caregiver breakout group discussions will follow.
TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Weigh-in 8:15-9:05 am
Program 9:15-9:45 am
TOPS is a weight loss support group that’s affordable and works! No fad diets or food to buy. Eat what you love with portion control and healthy weight loss tips.
Weekly meetings can help you become your healthiest self. Joining in-person meetings with your local chapter provides accountability, support and encouragement.
“I am so happy I found out about Senior Services when I needed you.”
Senior Services Client
For more information about support groups, start by calling Senior Services at 989-633-3700.