Caregiver Support Groups in San Francisco

Caregiver support groups

Caregiver support groups offer family caregivers the opportunity to share their experiences and learn from others dealing with similar issues.

There are many caregiver support groups located throughout the greater San Francisco – San Jose area. If you don’t see a support group to your liking listed below, we suggest that you contact your local senior center, hospital, church, senior organization or an association which focuses on specific diseases such as Alzheimer’s. You don’t have to go it alone!

Caregiver Support Groups

 

Family Caregiver Alliance / Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center

Statewide Resources Consultant
785 Market Street, Suite 750, San Francisco, CA, 94103
(415) 434-3388, (800) 445-8106 (toll-free)
Email: info@caregiver.org
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties

 

Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center

1537 Pacific Avenue, Suite 300, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 459-6639, (800) 624-8304
Email: info@hpcn.org
Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties

 

Redwood Caregiver Resource Center

1140 Sonoma Avenue, Suite 1B, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
(707) 542-0282, (800) 834-1636 (regional)
Email: nps@redwoodcrc.org
Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties

 

Dementia Related Support Groups

ALAMEDA COUNTY

Alameda
10 – 11:30 am
Mastick Senior Center
Classroom D
1155 Santa Clara Ave
Alameda, CA 94501
Contact: Heather Gray, 800.272.3900
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

Albany
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
1501 Washington Ave (at the corner of Curtis)
Albany, CA 94706
Contact: Heather Gray, 1.800.272.3900
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

Berkeley
Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay
2320 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Contact: Carla McManus, 510.644.8292
Email: carla@aseb.org or olavault@yahoo.com

Fremont
Washington Hospital West,
Conf. Rm. Anderson A
2500 Mowry Ave.
Fremont, CA 94538
Contact: Heather Gray, 800.272.3900
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

Hayward
Kaiser Permanente,
Medical Office Bldg., Rm. M3
27303 Sleepy Hollow
Hayward, CA 94545
Contact: Heather Gray, 800.272.3900
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

Hayward
Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay
1105 Walpert Street
Hayward, CA 94541
Contact: Maria Cunningham, 510.888.1411
Email: maria@aseb.org

Livermore
Robert Livermore Community Center
Community Meeting Room
4444 East Ave
Livermore, CA 94550
Contact: Heather Gray, 800.272.3900
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

Oakland
Kaiser Hospital, Fabiola Building,
Ground Fl., Rm. G26
3801 Howe Street
Oakland, CA 94611
Contact: Lowanda Moore, 510.752.7682
Email: LoWanda.Moore@kp.org

Oakland
Lunch and Learn (Potluck) for AfricanAmerican Caregivers
North Oakland Senior Center
5714 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Oakland, CA 94609
Contact: Heather Gray, 800.272.3900
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

Oakland
Spousal Dementia Caregiver Group
4th Tuesday of the month, 10:30 am – Noon
Kaiser Hospital, Fabiola Building,
Ground Fl., Rm. G26
3801 Howe Street
Oakland, CA 94611
Contact: Lowanda Moore, 510.752.7682
Email: LoWanda.Moore@kp.org

Oakland
Non-Spousal Group for Families and Friends
4th Thursday of the month, 10:30 am – Noon
Kaiser Hospital, Fabiola Building,
Ground Fl., Rm. G26
3801 Howe Street
Oakland, CA 94611
Contact: Lowanda Moore, 510.752.7682
Email: LoWanda.Moore@kp.org

San Leandro
Creekside Community Church
951 MacArthur Blvd
San Leandro, CA 94577
Contact: Dori Sproul, 800.272.3900
Email: dsproul@alz.org

 

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY

 

Antioch

Antioch Senior Center
415 West 2nd Street
Antioch, CA 94509
Contact: Ernesto Lopez Hidalgo, 800.272.3900
Email: ehidalgo@alz.org

Brentwood
Neighborhood Church
50 Birch Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
Facilitator: Linda Hughes
Contact: Heather Gray, 800.272.3900
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

Concord
En Español/Spanish-language Group
Café y Charla
La Clinica de la Raza
200 Sierra Road
Concord, CA 94518
Contact: Ernesto Lopez Hidalgo, 800.272.3900
Email: ehidalgo@alz.org

Lafayette
3rd Monday of the month, 1:30 – 3 pm
Alzheimer’s Association, Conf. Rm.
3675 Mt Diablo Blvd., Suite 250
Lafayette, CA 94549
Contact: Heather Gray, 800.272.3900
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

Lafayette
Alzheimer’s Association, Conf. Rm.
3675 Mt Diablo Blvd., Suite 250
Lafayette CA 94549
Facilitator: Pat Lavelle
Contact: Heather Gray, 800.272.3900
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

Lafayette
Alzheimer’s Association, Conf. Rm.
3675 Mt Diablo Blvd., Suite 250 (94549)
Contact: Heather Gray, 1.800.272.3900
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

Pleasant Hill
Mt. Diablo Center for Adult Day Health
490 Golf Club Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Contact: Betsy Flathers, 925.682.6330
Email: bflathers@rsnc-centers.org

Richmond
West County Adult Day Care Center
1015 Nevin Street, Ste. 108
Richmond, CA 94801
Contact: Deborah Janke, 510.235.6276
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

San Ramon
San Ramon Senior Center
9300 Alcosta Blvd.
San Ramon, CA 94583
Contact: Heather Gray, 800.272.3900
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

Walnut Creek
Shell Ridge Community Church
200 La Casa Via
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Contact: Grace Liu, 800.272.3900
Email: grace.liu@alz.org

 

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY

 

San Francisco
Cantonese Language
Self Help for the Elderly, Adult Day Care Services
408 22nd Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
Contact: Kelvin Yu, 415.677.7563
Email: kelviny@selfhelpelderly.org

San Francisco
Institute on Aging
3575 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94118
Contact: Jessica McCracken 415.750.4182
Email: jmccracken@ioaging.org

San Francisco
Support Group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caregivers
Openhouse
1800 Market Street, Rm 306
San Francisco, CA 94102
Contact: Fairley Parson, 415.728.0193
Email: fairley@openhouse-sf.org

San Francisco
For Care Partners of Individuals with Frontal Temporal Dementia (aka Pick’s Disease)
UCSF Mission Bay Campus – Neurosciences
Building 19A – Room 130
675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco, CA 94158
Contact: Robin Ketelle, RN, MS, 415.514.2058
Email: rketelle@memory.ucsf.edu

San Francisco
Jones United Methodist Church,
2nd Flr. Conf. Rm.
1975 Post Street (at Steiner)
San Francisco, CA 94115
Contact: Robert Williams, 415.927653
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

San Francisco
MCI Care Partner Group
2nd Tuesdays of the Month, 6 – 7 pm
UCSF Medical Center – Mission Bay Campus
Sandler Neurosciences Building (Bldg 19A), Room
NS238
675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco, CA 94158
Contact: Robin Ketelle, RN, MS, 415.514.2058
Email: rketelle@memory.ucsf.edu

San Francisco
Cantonese Language
Chinese Community Health
Resource Center, Library
835 Pacific Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
Contact: Xiaorong Ou, 800.272.3900
Email: xou@alz.org

San Francisco
Aquatic Park Senior Center
800 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Facilitator: Angie Pratt
Contact: Sue Horst, 415.775.2562
Email: shorst@ncphs.org

San Francisco
California Pacific Medical Center – Davies Campus
45 Castro Street (@ Duboce)
San Francisco, CA 94114
North Tower
Conference Room B1 (Basement Level, Next to
the Cafeteria)
Contact: Stefanie Bonigut, 800.272.3900
Email: stefanie.bonigut@alz.org

MARIN COUNTY

Mill Valley
Caregiver Group
The Redwoods, 2-4 Lounge
40 Camino Alto.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Contact: Shannon Speaker
415.472.4340

Novato
Caregiver Group
Margaret Todd Senior Center
1560 Hill Road
Novato, CA 94947
Contact: Shannon Speaker
415.472.4340

San Rafael
Caregiver Wives
Alzheimer’s Association – San Rafael Office
4340 Redwood Hwy., Suite D-314
San Rafael, CA 94903
Contact: Shannon Speaker
415.472.4340

San Rafael
Adult Children Caregiver
Alzheimer’s Association
4340 Redwood Hwy., Suite F-138
San Rafael, CA 94903
Contact: Shannon Speaker
415.472.4340

San Rafael
Caregiver Husbands
Alzheimer’s Association
4340 Redwood Hwy., Suite F-138
San Rafael, CA 94903
Contact: Shannon Speaker
415.472.4340

San Rafael
Adult Children Caregiver
Alzheimer’s Association
4340 Redwood Hwy., Suite D-314
San Rafael, CA 94903
Contact: Shannon Speaker
415.472.4340

San Rafael
Caregiver Spouse/Partner,
Mid-to-Late Stages
Alzheimer’s Association
4340 Redwood Hwy., Suite D-314
San Rafael, CA 94903
Contact: Shannon Speaker
415.472.4340

SONOMA COUNTY

Napa
Care Partner Support
Collabria Care
(formerly Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services)
414 S. Jefferson Street
Napa, CA
Contact: Shelley Dombroski
707.573.1210

Petaluma
Spouses / Partners Caregiver Support
Petaluma Senior Center
211 Novak Drive
Petaluma, CA
Contact: Lauren Hibdon
707.573.1210

St. Helena
Caregiver – Up Valley
Rianda House Senior Activity Center
1475 Main Street
St. Helena, CA 94574
Contact: Lauren Hibdon
707.573.1210

Petaluma
Spouses / Partners Caregiver Support
Petaluma Senior Center
211 Novak Drive
Petaluma, CA
Contact: Lauren Hibdon
707.573.1210

Santa Rosa
Caregiver
Alzheimer’s Association Santa Rosa Office
1211 North Dutton Ave, Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Contact: Lauren Hibdon
707.573.1210

Santa Rosa
Adult Children Caregiver
Alzheimer’s Association Santa Rosa Office
1211 North Dutton Ave, Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Contact: Lauren Hibdon
707.573.1210

Santa Rosa
Caregiver
Oakmont Gardens
301 White Oak Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Contact: Lauren Hibdon
707.573.1210
Sonoma
Caregiver Support
Vintage House Senior Center
264 First St. East
Sonoma, CA 95476
Contact: Lauren Hibdon
707.573.1210

Caregiver Support Groups

 

SAN MATEO COUNTY

Burlingame
Senior Focus Adult Day Health Care Center
ADCRC Room
1720 El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94010
Contact: Rachel Kast, 800.272.3900
Email: rkast@alz.org

Half Moon Bay
For All Family Caregivers
Coastside Adult Day Health Center
645 Correas Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Contact: Dawn Fitzpatrick, 650.726.5067
Email: dawnfitzpatricklcsw@gmail.com

Menlo Park
Peninsula Volunteers Rosener House
500 Arbor Rd
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Free Respite Provided – Please Call For More Information
Contact: Sarah Schacter and Kathi Minden,
650.322.0126
Email: sschachter@peninsulavolunteers.org

Redwood City
Kaiser Permanente – Bank of the West Building
900 Veterans Blvd., 4th Fl, Suite 400
Home Health Conference Room
Redwood City, CA 94063
Contact: Ruth West-Gorrin, LCSW,
650.358.2904
Email: Ruth.L.West-Gorrin@kp.org

Redwood City
Kaiser Permanente – Bank of the West Building
900 Veterans Blvd., 4th Fl, Suite 400
Home Health Conference Room
Redwood City, CA 94063
Contact: Summer Verhines, 1.650.299.4456
Email: Summer.J.Verhines@kp.org

San Carlos
For All Family Caregivers, Free Respite Available
1st Tuesday of the month, 1 – 2:30 pm
Catholic Charities CYO – San Carlos Adult Day Services
787 Walnut Street
(cross – Olive St., in First Baptist Church)
San Carlos, CA 94070
Contact: Carmen Santoni, 650.592.9325
Email: csantoni@catholiccharitiessf.org

South San Francisco
Magnolia Senior Center
601 Grand Ave, 3rd Fl.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Facilitator: Diane Serber
Contact: Heather Gray, 800.272.3900
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

SANTA CLARA COUNTY
Cupertino
St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, Fireside Rm.
20920 McClellan Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
Facilitator: Charlie Niemeyer
Contact: Heather Gray 800.272.3900
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

Los Gatos
United Methodist Church, Fireside Room
111 Church Street
Los Gatos, CA 95104
Contact: Alexandra Morris, 800.272.3900
Email: amorris@alz.org

Los Gatos
Congregation Shir Hadash, Classroom 3
20 Cherry Blossom Lane
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Facilitator: Tami Anastasia
Contact: Nadine Toby, 408.358.1751, ext.5
Email: office@shirhadash.org

Morgan Hill
Centennial Recreation Center / Senior Center
171 W. Edmundson Ave
Facilitator: Tiffany Mikles
Contact: Heather Gray, 1.800.272.3900
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

Morgan Hill
Aging Resource Center
17015 Walnut Grove Dr., Suite 103
(behind Walgreens on Dunn Ave)
Facilitator: Tiffany Mikles
Contact: Heather Gray, 1.800.272.3900
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

Mountain View
1st Thursday of the month, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
El Camino YMCA, Park Pavilion
Downstairs, Room K (enter through rear door)
2400 Grant Road
Contact: Kathy Taylor, 1.650.940.7137
Email: Kathy_taylor@elcaminohospital.org

Mountain View
3rd Wednesday of the month, 5:30 – 7 pm
This Support Group is for family members providing care for someone in the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s disease or have a diagnosis of Mild-Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
El Camino Hospital, Main Hospital, Ground Floor,
Room A
2500 Grant Road
Mountain View, CA 94040
Contact: Kathy Taylor, 1.650.940.7137
Email: Kathy_taylor@elcaminohospital.org

San Jose
O’Connor Hospital,
Medical Staff Conference Room
2105 Forest Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
(Enter through Outpatient Entrance; Make Right Down Corridor then First Left)
Contact: Heather Gray, 800.272.3900
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

San Jose
Chinese-language (Mandarin)
John XXIII Multi-Service Center
195 E. San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Contact: Peining Chang, 800.272.3900
Email: pchang@alz.org

San Jose
Kaiser Permanente –San Jose Medical Center
275 Hospital Parkway Ste 860A
San Jose, CA 95119
Medical Office Bld., 4th Fl. Rm 460-3
Contact: Leeandra Dowell, LCSW, 408.362.3690
Email: leeandra.f.dowell@kp.org

San Jose
Japanese- or English- language groups
Yu-Ai-Kai, Japanese American Community Senior Center
588 N. 4th Street, CA 95112
Info: Mary Carlino and Emi Nagai, 408.294.2505
Email: mcarlino@yuaikai.org and
enagai@yuaikai.org

San Jose
Support Group for Caregivers and Family Members of those with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s disease
(diagnosis at age 65 or younger)
Alzheimer’s Association
2290 North 1st Street Ste 101
San Jose, CA 95131
Contact: Carol Smyth, 800.272.3900
Email: csmyth@alz.org

San Jose
En Español/Spanish-language Group
Eastside Neighborhood Center
2150 Alum Rock Ave
San Jose, CA 95116
Contact: Sandra Green, 408.372.9919
Email: sagreen@alz.org

Sunnyvale
Chinese-language (Mandarin)
2nd Thursday of the month, 6:30 – 8 pm
Day Break Cares of Catholic Charities
First United Methodist Church
535 Old San Francisco Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Contact: Xiaorong Ou, 800.272.3900
Email: xou@alz.org

Sunnyvale
Kaiser Permanente-Arques Medical Offices
1263 East Arques Avenue
2nd floor, Group Room 23
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Contact: Grace T Lee, LCSW, 408.530.6904
Email: grace.t.lee@kp.org

Sunnyvale
Kaiser Permanente Senior Health and Memory Center
1263 East Arques Avenue
Second floor, Department 29
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Facilitator: Erica Erney, LCSW
Contact: Erica J. Erney, LCSW, 408.530.6906
Email: erica.erney@kp.org

Sunnyvale
728 W. Fremont Ave, Room 750 (second floor)
Contact: Heather Gray, 1.800.272.3900
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

 

SOLANO COUNTY

 

Fairfield
Fairfield Senior Center
1200 Civic Center Drive
Fairfield, CA 94533
Contact: Kristin Einberger, 707.428.7654
Email: keinberger81@gmail.com

Rio Vista
Rio Vista Senior Center
25 Main Street
Rio Vista, CA 94571
Facilitator: Nat Marcoccio
Contact: Heather Gray, 800.272.3900
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

Vacaville
North Bay Adult Day Center
3777 Vaca Valley Pkwy
Vacaville, CA 95688
Contact: Sandi Perez, 707.624.7971
Email: sperez@northbay.org

Vacaville
4th Wednesday of the month,
9:30 – 10:30 am
McBride Senior Center
91 Town Square Place
Vacaville, CA 95688
Contact: Annette Vance, 925.286.0133
Email: annette@primetimeliving.org

Vacaville
McBride Senior Center
91 Town Square Place
Vacaville, CA 95688
Contact: Annette Vance, 925.286.0133
Email: annette@primetimeliving.org

 

Monterey County

Salinas
First Baptist Church
1130 San Vincente Road
Salinas 93901
Facilitator: Karen Boothroyd
Contact: Kristen Stanfield
800.272.3900

Salinas
Spanish-language
2nd Monday of the month, 6 – 8 pm
Life Foundation Building
1000 South Main St.
Salinas 93901
Facilitator: Yuliana Mendoza
831.424.4359

Monterey
Alzheimer’s Association
21 Lower Ragsdale Dr.
Monterey, CA 93940
Contact: Kristen Stanfield
800.272.3900

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP)
576 Hartnell St.
Monterey, CA 93940
Registration required
Information: 831.625.4606

Pacific Grove
Sally Griffin Center
700 Jewell Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Contact: Kristen Stanfield
800.272.3900

Carmel
The Carmel Foundation
Lincoln and 8th St.
Carmel 93921
Contact: 831.624.1588

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

Santa Cruz
Caregiver Support Group
Elena Baskin Live Oak Senior Center Annex
1777-A Capitola Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Contact: Meg Kaminski
800.272.3900

Caregiver Support Group
5:30 – 7 pm
Elena Baskin Live Oak Senior Center Annex
1777-A Capitola Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
McBurney
Contact: Meg Kaminski
800.272.3900

Spouse/Life Partner Caregiver Support Group
Health Projects Center
1537 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
831.459.6639

SAN BENITO COUNTY

Health Projects Center
Bilingual Spanish & English
Hollister Community Center
300 West St.
Hollister, CA
831.637.9275

Caring for Someone with Memory Loss
300 West St.,
Hollister. CA
831.637.9275

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group
Please call for location in Hollister
Facilitator: Kim Harman
831.637.9275

 

 

TELEPHONE SUPPORT GROUPS

Dementia Caregiver Group
To register: Heather Gray, 800.272.3900
Email: heather.gray@alz.org
Frontal Temporal Dementia Adult Children Caregiver Group
3rd Thursday of the month, 5 – 6:30 pm
To register: Jamie C. Fong, MS, CGC,
415.476.8613
Email: jfong@memory.ucsf.edu

Spanish Speaking Dementia Caregiver Group
To register: Alexandra Castillo-Weisgerber,
800.272.3900
Email: aweisgerber@alz.org

Alzheimer’s disease Support Group for Down Syndrome Family Caregivers
For Family Members Providing Care for Person’s with Down Syndrome Exhibiting Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease
To register: Heather Gray, 1.800.272.3900
Email: heather.gray@alz.org

Note: Any listings, locations and times subject to change. Call support group for current meeting information. 

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