LOS ANGELES COUNTY
WISE & Healthy Aging
WISE & Healthy Aging is a multi-service, non-profit organization serving older adults and their families and caregivers throughout Los Angeles County. Headquartered in Santa Monica, the team at WISE & Healthy Aging works to promote and improve the well-being, independence and self-esteem of seniors, and to prevent premature institutionalization whenever possible.
They offer programs/services such as care management, elder abuse prevention services, a transportation and mobility program, and Medicare insurance counseling.
Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Caregiver Support Group
For more information or to join the group, please contact Monica Moore at (310) 794-3914.
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
1250 16th Street, Board Room G210
Santa Monica CA 90404
This support group is a collaborative effort between the Easton Center and the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program. It is FREE for family caregivers seeking a supportive environment in which to give and receive emotional and practical support from others who are on the same journey of caring for someone with Lewy body dementia.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Lewy Body Dementia and Frontotemporal Dementia Caregiver Support Group
When: First Wednesday of every month, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Who: For Lewy body dementia and fronto-temporal dementia caregivers.
Location: UCSD Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Conference Room
8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite C-129
La Jolla, CA 92037
Contact info: Tracey Truscott
This is a monthly support group to address the unique needs of caregivers of loved ones with Lewy Body Dementia or Frontotemporal Dementia. The group is free of charge, and is co-sponsored by Alzheimer’s San Diego. Pre-registration is required.
Early Stage Support Group
Alzheimer’s San Diego
6632 Convoy Court
San Diego, CA 92111
A weekly ongoing support group at the Shiley-Marcos ADRC for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s or a related disorder. Caregivers of those enrolled in this group can participate in a concurrent caregiver support group. This support group is free of charge. Pre-registration is required.
Riverside County Office on Aging
To access these services, call (951) 867-3800
6296 River Crest Drive, Suite K
As part of the National Family Caregiver Support Program, under the Older American’s Act, the Office on Aging provides support to caregivers who are caring for grandchildren and/ or older adults, and coordinates services to develop a system that is comprehensive and useful.
Services provided include advocacy, care management, caregiver education, counseling, child care assistance, respite, and in home assistance and supplemental services.
Palm Desert Area Alzheimer’s Family Support Group
When: Every Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Address: 42201 Beacon Hill Palm Desert, CA 92211
Alzheimer’s Family Support Group, Riverside (Pacifica Senior Living)
Meets: 3rd Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome. Facilitator: Jill Johnson-Young, MSW, Central Counseling Agency
6280 Clay Street
Riverside, CA 92509
Pacifica Senior Living is a care community for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.