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					                        Caregiver Support Groups
                            Franklin County
Caregiver Support Groups
Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging: “Caregivers Toolbox” Education Programs
available. Call Lynn Dobb at 614-645-3885 to arrange to have a program presented to
your group.

ALS Support Group
www.alsohio.org
Columbus Area Support Group: 1st non-holiday Monday of the month, 7:00pm-
9:00pm; free, ALS Chapter Office, 1810 Mackenzie Dr., Ste. 120, Columbus
Contact: ALS Society – 614-273-ALSA                           * Caregivers welcome*
www.alsohio.org

Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups
www.alzheimerscentralohio.org
Young Onset Group: For caregivers and individuals with young onset dementia (under
age 65). 2nd Monday of the month, 6:00pm-8:00pm; St. John’s Episcopal Church, 700
High Street, Worthington
Group Leaders: Pat Henderson – 614-457-6003                  *Caregivers welcome*
               Christine Idione – 614-794-2499

Frontal Lobe Dementia: 1st Saturday of the month, 10:00am-11:30am; Alzheimer’s
Association, 3380 Tremont Rd., Columbus
Group Leaders: Anne Bare – 614-457-6003
                Judy Laber – 614-293-9158
           *Caregivers contact Anne Bare before attending first meeting*

Northwest: Last Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm–8:30pm; Covenant Presbyterian Church,
2070 Ridgecliff Rd., Upper Arlington
Group Leaders: Betty Hay – 614-891-6977                    *Caregivers welcome*
                Stephanie Bowers – 614-246-6922

Worthington: 1st Friday of the month, 9:30am-11:15am (before First Friday lecture);
Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St.
Group Leader: Anne Bare – 614-457-6003                        *Caregivers welcome*
               *RESPITE AVAILABLE – call 457-6003 to arrange*

Wesley Glen: 2nd Saturday, 10:30am – 12:00noon; Wesley Glen, 5155 N. High St.,
Columbus
Group Leader: Tonia Hoak – 614-888-7492                      *Caregivers welcome*
Columbus Alzheimer Care Center: Every Wednesday, 6:30pm-8:00pm; Alzheimer
Care Center, 700 Jasonway Ave., Columbus
Group Leaders: Lisa Charles – 614-459-7050              *Caregivers welcome*
               Dr. Leopold Liss – 614-459-7050

Westerville: 1st Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm, Concord Counseling Center, 774
Parkmeadow, Westerville
Group Leaders: Beverly Phipps – 614-882-9338                  *Caregivers welcome*
                 Anne Longo – 740-965-9075

New Albany: 1st Tuesday, 2:00pm; New Albany United Methodist Church, Room 202,
20 S. Third St., New Albany
Group Leader: Ruth Mickey – 614-866-3531                  *Caregivers welcome*

West: 2nd Thursday, 1:30pm-3:00pm; Kroger (2nd floor), I-270 & Georgesville Rd.
Group Leader: Jeff Watson – 614-457-6003                      *Caregivers welcome*

First Community Village: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 11:00am (bring lunch); First
Community Village, Blue Room, 1801 Riverside Dr., Health Care Center, Columbus
Group Leader: Beverly Jones – 614-487-3999 x104             *Caregivers welcome*

Hilliard: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 9:30am; Hilliard United Methodist Christian Life
Center, 5445 Scioto Darby Rd., Hilliard
Group Leaders: Lura Griest – 614-876-4201                      *Caregivers welcome*
                Shirley Goodall – 614-876-2403

Canal Winchester: 4th Monday of the month, 5:30pm; Winchester Place, 36 Lehman
Dr., Canal Winchester
Group Leaders: Linda Kay – 614-837-9666                    *Caregivers welcome*
               Karen Lucka – 614-837-9666

Grove City: 4th Tuesday, 7:00pm; E.L. Evans Senior Center, 4330 Dudley Ave., Grove
City
Group Leaders: Tricia Bingham – 614-459-3790                  *Caregivers welcome*
                Paula Taliaferro – 614-871-4238

Near East: 2nd Monday, 6:30pm-8:00pm; St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 166 Woodland
Ave., Columbus
Group Leaders: Helen Lauderdale – 614-861-6769                *Caregivers welcome*
               Jennie Crockett – 614-237-5517

Reynoldsburg: 1st Tuesday, 7:00pm-9:00pm; Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church,
1636 Graham Rd., Reynoldsburg
Group Leaders: Sandra Reece – 614-836-7788                 *Caregivers welcome*
               Joyce Thomas – 614-882-3966
                  *RESPITE AVAILABLE – call Sandra Reece*
Wesley Ridge: 3rd Saturday, 10:00am-11:30am; Wesley Ridge Special Care Bldg., 2225
SR 256, Reynoldsburg
Group Leader: Erica Loeffler – 614-501-1401                 *Caregivers welcome*

Arthritis Foundation Support Groups
www.arthritis.org
Northeast Arthritis Support Group: 1st Thursday, 1:30pm; Westerville Senior Center,
310 Main St., Westerville
Contact: Ann Bailey – 614-882-5709                         *Caregivers welcome*

Scleroderma Support Group: 4th Tuesday, April-October, 7:00pm; Arthritis Foundation
Central Ohio Chapter Office, 3740 Ridge Mill Dr., Hilliard; call 614-876-8200
                                                                *Caregivers welcome*

Fibromyalgia Support Group: 3rd Tuesday, 7:00pm; Arthritis Foundation Central Ohio
Chapter Office, 3740 Ridge Mill Dr., Hilliard; call 614-876-8200
                                                                 *Caregivers welcome*

Fibromyalgia Support Group: 1st Wednesday, 10:00am, Hiltonia United Methodist
Church, 514 Columbian Ave., Columbus
Contact: Arthritis Foundation – 614-876-8200               *Caregivers welcome*

Fibromyalgia Support Group: every Wednesday, 2:30pm, YMCA Gahanna, 551
YMCA Place, Gahanna
Contact: Judy Pressler – 614-291-8299
                                    *Call to see if topic is appropriate for caregivers*

Arthritis, Fibromyalgia & Scleroderma: 2nd Wednesday, 7:00pm; Westerville
Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.
Contact: Arthritis Foundation – 614-876-8200               *Caregivers welcome*

Arthritis & Fibromyalgia: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, 6:00pm, St. John’s
Episcopal Church, 700 High St., Worthington
Contact: Rebecca Octavio – 614-291-8299                       *Caregivers welcome*

Cancer Society Support Groups
www.columbuscancerclinic.org
www.jamesline.com
www.mountcarmelhealth.com/30.cfm
www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp
General Cancer:
Grant/Riverside Hospitals, 3535 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus
Call 614-566-4321 for information on various support groups. *Caregivers welcome*
James Cancer Hospital
Call 614-293-6428 for more information and to register.        *Caregivers welcome*

Wellness Community of Greater Columbus
Call 614-791-9510 for information on various support groups    *Caregivers welcome*

Multiple Sclerosis Support Groups
www.nationalmssociety.com/OHA

Columbus Family Member’s Group: 1st Thursday of the month, 7:00pm; Riverside
Hospital Clinic, 500 Thomas Lance, Room E
Contact: Jeanne – 614-734-0504                           *Caregivers welcome*

Columbus Eastside Group: 2nd Tuesday of the month; 7:00pm; Christ United Methodist
Church, 1480 Zettler Rd., Columbus
Contact: Merlyn – 614-236-5275
        Rachel – 614-860-1968
              *Call to find out if topic being discussed is appropriate for caregivers*

Columbus Northside Group: 3rd Tuesday, 7:00pm; North Broadway Methodist Church,
Room 111, 48 E. North Broadway, Columbus
Contact: Jennifer – 614-267-3466
               *Call to find out if topic being discussed is appropriate for caregivers*

Worthington Group: 2nd Tuesday, 7:00pm; St. John’s Episcopal Church, 700 High St.,
Worthington
Contact: Linda – 614-846-7268
        Kathy – 614-846-2861
              *Call to find out if topic being discussed is appropriate for caregivers*

Parkinson’s Society Support Groups
www.copscolumbus.org

Columbus Eastside Parkinson Support Group: 3rd Thursday of the month, 1:30pm;
Christ Lutheran Church, 2314 E. Main St., Bexley
Facilitator: Alice Heil – 614-236-4711                    *Caregivers welcome*


El Dopas Parkinson Support Group: 2nd Monday of the month, 7:00pm; United
Methodist Church, 600 High St., Worthington
Facilitator: Kathy Hakes – 614-444-6517
Contact: George Hakes – 614-444-6517
          Della Purdy – 614-875-8444
                                                 *For persons with Parkinson’s*
El Dopas “Parkinson Partners” Support Group: Last Monday of every other month,
6:30pm; member’s home or restaurant
Facilitator: Kathy Hakes – 614-444-6517                 *Caregivers welcome*
Contact: Della Purdy – 614-875-8444

The Forum at Knightsbridge Parkinson Support Group: 2nd Thursday of the month,
1:30pm; The Forum at Knightsbridge, 4625 Knightsbridge Blvd., Columbus
Co-facilitators: Glenna Hobbs – 614-459-1561                 *Caregivers welcome*
                 Al Brehl

Westerville Area Parkinson Support Group: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1:30pm;
Westerville Senior Center, 310 W. Main St.
Facilitator: Bev Phipps, CRNS – 614-882-9338
                                                 *For persons with Parkinson’s*

Grove City Parkinson Support Group: 4th Wednesday of the month, 1:30pm; E.L.
Evans Senior Center, 4300 Dudley Ave., Grove City
Facilitators: Dave & Della Purdy – 614-875-8444
                                                  *For persons with Parkinson’s*

Grove City “Parkinson Partners” Support Group: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 1:00pm;
local restaurant
Facilitator: Della Purdy – 614-875-8444                  *Caregivers welcome*

Parkinson Support Group for Early-Onset, Young and/or Still Working: 3rd
Monday, 7:00pm; United Methodist Church, 600 High St., Worthington
Facilitator: Monica Kile – 614-486-1901
                                                   *For persons with Parkinson’s*

Reynoldsburg Area Parkinson Support Group: 4th Thursday of the month, 10:30am;
Reynoldsburg Senior Center, 1520 Davidson Dr.
Facilitators: Evelyn – 740-927-4928, Dr. Carmel Jenkins – 614-861-2571
                                                      *For persons with Parkinson’s*

PD Plus Support Group: This group meets in the handicapped-accessible home of a
PD+ patient. Call 614-486-1901 for details.

Whitehall Area Parkinson Support Group: last Wednesday of the month, 1:45pm; The
Manor, 4805 Langley Rd., Whitehall
Facilitator: Dee Pickens – 614-863-4570

Stroke Support Groups
www.mountcarmelhealth.com
www.medicalcenter.osu.edu/patientcare/healthinformation
Mount Carmel Stroke Support Group: Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm,
location varies. Call 614-234-5208 for details.

OSU Stroke Support Group: Every Friday, 12:00pm-1:00pm; Worthington Senior
Center (Griswold Center), 777 High St., Worthington; group is co-led by a rehabilitation
psychologist and a social worker. Stroke survivors, friends, and family members
welcome. Free.
Contact: Nancy Mason, LISW – 614-293-4058

Brain Injury Support Groups
www.biaoh.org

Columbus Brain Injury Support Group: Provides support, education, and information
to survivors of brain injury, family, and friends. 4th Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm-
8:00pm (schedule changes on November and December holidays). Grandview Heights
Public Library, 1685 W. First Ave., Grandview Heights
Contact: Brain Injury Association of Ohio – 614-481-7100
         866-644-6242 for outside Columbus area

Support Group for Spouses of Persons with TBI: support for people navigating the
recovery process with injured/disabled spouse. Every 3rd Monday, 4:00pm-5:30pm.
Facilitator: Dr. Wanda McEntyre – 614-293-3830

Amputee Support Group
www.sealohio.com

Central Ohio Amputee Support Group: Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:00pm-
7:30pm; Dodd Hall/Davis Center, Rothermich Center Room #1044, 480 W. 9th Ave.,
Columbus
Contact: Beth Fetzner, MSW LSW – 614-293-3827              *Caregivers welcome*
         Jen Crissman, MSW LSW – 614-293-7006
                         Caregiver Support Groups
                             Delaware County

Caregiver Support Group
2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:00pm-7:30pm; Council for Older Adults of Delaware
County, 818 Bowtown Rd., Delaware; call Mary Kay – 740-363-6677 to register and to
learn about respite options.

Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups
www.alzheimerscentralohio.org

3rd Monday, 1:00pm-3:00pm; The Andrews House, 39 W. Winter St. (at N. Franklin St.),
Delaware
Group Leaders: Ann Bartlett – 740-363-1365                *Caregivers welcome*
               Mary Price – 740-363-1365

Last Sunday of the month, 6:00pm; Willow Brook – The Delaware Room, 100 Willow
Brook Way South, Delaware
Group Leader: Heidi Reed – 740-369-0048 x1151               *Caregivers welcome*

Diabetes Association Support Groups
2nd Monday of the month, 7:00pm; Sunbury United Methodist Church (room 7), at the
corner of Highways 3 and 36/37
Facilitator: Joy Kirkpatrick – 614-898-0947                 *Caregivers welcome*

3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:30pm; Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware; call 740-368-
5202                                                          *Caregivers welcome*

Parkinson’s Support Group
www.copscolumbus.org

3rd Wednesday of the month, 1:30pm; Delaware Township Hall, 2590 Liberty Rd.
Facilitator: Marcia Augspurger – 740-363-6454
                                    *Call to see if topic is appropriate for caregivers*
                         Caregiver Support Groups
                             Fairfield County
Alzheimer’s Association Support Group
www.alzheimerscentralohio.org

3rd Monday of the month, 7:30pm; St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, E. Wheeling & N.
Eastwood, Lancaster
Group Leaders: Carol Schenck – 614-538-0141                    *Caregivers welcome*
                Kelley Bauman – 740-687-1921 ext110

Brain Injury
www.biaoh.org

Brain Injury Support Group at Sunbridge – Lancaster: provides support and information
to individuals with brain injury, their family, and friends. 2nd Wednesday of the month,
6:30pm-8:00pm; Sunbridge Care Center, 1900 E. Main St., Lancaster
Contact: Brain Injury Association of Ohio – 866-644-6242

Cancer Society Support Group
4th Thursday of the month, 7:00pm; Fairfield Medical Center, 401 N. Ewing St.,
Lancaster
Group Leader: June Queen – 740-687-8060                         *Caregivers welcome*

Multiple Sclerosis Society Support Group
www.nationalmssociety.com/OHA

3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm; Fairfield Center for Disabilities and Cerebral Palsy,
681 E. 6th Ave., Lancaster
Contact: Ed – 740-687-0668                                        *Caregivers welcome*

Parkinson’s Society Support Groups
www.copscolumbus.org

1st Monday of the month, 12:00noon; “Parkinson Caregivers” Support Group, Best
Western in Lancaster                                          *Caregivers welcome*

3rd Wednesday of the month, 1:00pm; Parkinson Support Group, Olivedale Senior
Center, 253 Boving Rd., Lancaster
Facilitator: Edna Lee – 740-654-1347                *For persons with Parkinsons*
                        Caregiver Support Groups
                             Licking County
Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups
www.alzheimerscentralohio.org

Last Tuesday of the month, 6:00pm; Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1450 W.
Main St., Newark
Group Leader: Kathy Wilkins – 740-344-9465                    *Caregivers welcome*

Last Thursday of the month, 12:00noon-1:00pm; Newark Healthcare Center, 75
McMillen Dr., Newark
Group Leader: Tami Ashcraft – 740-344-0357                  *Caregivers welcome*

Group for Persons with Dementia
Last Friday of the month, 12:00noon-1:00pm; Newark Healthcare Center, 75 McMillen
Dr., Newark
Group Leader: Tami Ashcraft – 740-344-0357

Multiple Sclerosis Society Support Group
www.nationalmssociety.com/OHA

1st Monday of the month, 7:00pm; American Red Cross Building, 196 S. Fifth St.,
Newark
Facilitators: David – 740-522-0623                           *Caregivers welcome*
              Verna – 740-344-2470

Parkinson’s Society Support Group
www.copscolumbus.org

3rd Sunday of the month, 2:30pm; Licking Memorial Hospital, 1320 W. Main St., Newark
Facilitator: Ann Goff – 740-323-2495
                        Caregiver Support Groups
                             Union County
Alzheimer’s Association Support Group
www.alzheimerscentralohio.org

3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm-7:30pm; Heartland of Marysville, 755 S. Plum St.,
Marysville
Group Leaders: Greg Norman – 937-644-8836                    *Caregivers welcome*
                Joyce Jones – 937-644-8836

Caregiver Support Group
Call Carriage Court 937-642-2202 or Senior Link 937-644-3211 for details.

Cancer Support Group
I Can Cope – Teleconference 6 week educational services you participate in from home.
Free.
Contact: 888-ACS-OHIO

Depression Support Group
Every Tuesday of the month from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Consolidated Care Inc., 715 S.
Plum St., Marysville. Free.
Contact: Brenda Milas – 937-644-9192

Diabetes Support Group
2nd Wednesday of every month, 11:00am-12:00noon, Memorial Hospital of Union
County, Diabetes Education Department. Free.
Contact: MHUC Health Center – 937-578-2580

Grief Support Groups
Weekly series or groups offered occasionally throughout the year. Underwood Funeral
Home, 703 E. 5th St., Marysville. Free.
Contact: Scott Underwood – 937-642-7039

Weekly Grief Support Group: Every Monday in 13-week cycles, 6:30pm-8:00pm; Shiloh
Chapel, 16435 Square Dr., Marysville. Free.
Contact: 937-644-8442
Multiple Sclerosis Society Support Group
www.nationalmssociety.com/OHA

Memorial Hospital, Morey Center, 500 London Ave., Marysville.
Group Leaders: Bill – 937-644-9780
               Susie – 937-644-9722
                                   *Call to see if topic is appropriate for caregivers*


Parkinson’s Society Support Group
www.copscolumbus.org

2nd Tuesday of the month, 1:30pm; Holiday Inn Express, 411 Allenby Dr., Marysville
Facilitator: Virginia Phillips – 937-642-9418
                                *Call to see if topic is appropriate for caregivers*

Stress Management Classes
Offered every 12 weeks throughout the year at Memorial Hospital of Union County
Health Center. Free.
Contact: Health Center – 937-578-2580

Stroke Support Group
2nd Thursday of every month, 3:00pm-4:00pm; the Rehab Center of Marion, 1050
Delaware Ave., Marion. Free.
Facilitators: Teasha Hardy – 740-383-7914
              Diana Stansberry – 740-383-7833
                       Caregiver Support Groups
                           Madison County

Alzheimer’s Association Support Group
www.alzheimerscentralohio.org

1st Tuesday of the month, 6:00pm; Madison House in the Clubhouse, 351 Kenny Blvd.,
London
Group Leaders: James Holland – 740-852-3001                  *Caregivers welcome*
                 Ruth Kennedy – 740-852-3001
                   *RESPITE AVAILABLE – call James Holland*

Cancer Society Support Group
3rd Monday, 6:00pm; Madison County Hospital, 1210 N. Main St., London; dinner is
provided so reservations are required. Call 1-888-227-6446. *Caregivers welcome*

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
www.nationalmssociety.com/OHA

Madison/Union MS Group
Contact: Bill – 937-644-9780
         Susie – 937-644-9702
                        Caregiver Support Group
                            Fayette County
Alzheimer’s Association Support Group
www.alzheimerscentral.org

2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm-7:30pm; Carriage Court Community, 500 Glenn Ave.,
Washington Court House
Group Leader: Teresa Combs – 740-335-9827
                        Caregiver Support Group
                           Pickaway County
Alzheimer’s Association Support Group
www.alzheimerscentralohio.org

1st Tuesday of the month, 2:00pm; Pickaway County Senior Center, 2105 Chickasaw Dr.,
Circleville
Group Leader: Jane Stevens – 740-983-2367                    *Caregivers welcome*




                                                                        April 21, 2009