Caregiver & Support Groups

* Times and locations change frequently; please call before attending any group.

Download the Caregiver & Support Groups List

The above list may not contain all the Caregiver and Support Group information in the Western New York area. If you are looking for a specific type of group please contact the Erie County Department of Senior Services at (716) 858-8526.

 

 

Erie County Department of Senior Services

95 Franklin St.; Room 1304; Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 858-8526

http://www2.erie.gov/seniorservices

e-mail: seniorinfo@erie.gov

 

Caregiver & Support Groups 

*Times and locations change frequently; please call before attending any group.

 

TYPE

CONTACT PERSON

PHONE

LOCATION

*TIMES

 

Adult Sibling Support Group

 

 

Shauna Nealon
www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/ 

 

(716)
984-5867

 
Wilson Support Center
150 Bennett Rd.
Cheektowaga 14227

 

6:30pm - 8:00pm
4rd Monday


After a Parent Dies

 

Wilson Support Center

www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/ 

 

(716)
836-6460

 

Wilson Support Center
150 Bennett Rd.
Cheektowaga 14227


Call for information.
8 week session;
repeats during the year.
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Thursday

 


ALS Support Group (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Lou Gehrig's Disease)


Julia Garland, MSW
http://webuny.alsa.org/
 


(716)250-2000


Dent Neurological Institute
3980 Sheridan Dr
1st Floor Conference Room
Amherst, NY 14226 


6:30pm-8:00pm
3rd Monday

 

Alzheimer’s Support

Group

 

 

Alzheimer’s Association

 

1 (800)
272-3900

 

Dent Neurologic Institute
3980 Sheridan Dr
Amherst, NY 14226  

 

 

6:00pm-7:00pm
2nd Tuesday


Alzheimer’s Support Group

 

Alzheimer’s Association

 

1 (800)
272-3900

 


Amherst Church of Christ
8285 Transit Rd
East Amherst 14051

 


11:30am-12:30pm
1st Saturday


Alzheimer’s Support Group


Alzheimer’s Association


1(800)
272-3900


HighPointe on Michigan
1031 Michigan Ave
Gates Conference Room
Buffalo 14203

 


4:00pm-5:30pm
2nd Tuesday


Alzheimer’s Support Group


Alzheimer’s Association


1-800
272-3900


Clarence Senior Center
4600 Thompson Rd.
Clarence 14031

 


10:15am-11:15am
2nd Friday


Alzheimer’s Support Group

 

Alzheimer’s Association


1 (800)
272-3900


Lord of Life ADHC
1025 Borden Rd.
Depew 14043

 


7:00pm-8:00pm
3rd Thursday
Respite Available -call 1-800-272-3900 to arrange


Alzheimer’s Support Group


Alzheimer’s Association


1 (800)
272-3900

 

Baker Memorial United Methodist Church
345 Main St.
East Aurora 14052 


10:30am-11:30am
2nd Tuesday
Respite Available -call 1-800-272-3900 to arrange

 

Alzheimer’s Support Group

 

 

Alzheimer’s Association

 

1 (800)
272-3900

 

Golden Age Center
3278 Whitehaven Rd.
Grand Island 14072

 

 

1:30pm-2:30pm
2nd Wednesday


Alzheimer’s Support Group


Alzheimer’s Association


1 (800)
272-3900


Hamburg Wesleyan Church
4999 McKinley Pkwy.
Room L15
Hamburg 14075

 


11:00am-12:00pm
2rd Wednesday
Respite Available -call 1-800-272-3900 to arrange 


Alzheimer’s Support Group


Alzheimer’s Association


1 (800)
272-3900


Kenmore United Methodist Church
32 Landers Rd.
Kenmore 14217

 


11:00am-12:00pm
1st Tuesday


Alzheimer’s Support Group


Alzheimer’s Association

 

1 (800)
272-3900


Dent Neurological Institute
200 Sterling Dr
Orchard Park 14217 

 


6:00pm-7:00pm
2nd Thursday


Alzheimer’s Support Group


Alzheimer’s Association

 

1 (800)
272-3900


Heathwood Assisted Living
8015 Hopkins Rd.
Williamsville 14221

 


6:00pm-7:00pm
1st Tuesday


Alzheimer’s Support Group


Alzheimer’s Association


1 (800)
272-3900


Town Hall Municipal Building
4295 South Buffalo St.
Downstairs Meeting Room
Orchard Park 14127

 


2:00pm-3:00pm
Last Monday


Alzheimer’s Support Group


Alzheimer’s Association


1 (800)
272-3900


DeGraff Adult Day Care
3780 Commerce Ct. Suite 100
North Tonawanda 14120

 

 

7:00pm – 8:00pm
4th Wednesday


Alzheimer's Support Group



Sherry Black


(716)
675-1022


Peregrine’s Landing at Orchard Park
101 Sterling Dr.
Orchard Park 14127

 

2:00pm
Last Tuesday


Alzheimer’s Support Group
FTD (Frontotemporal Caregiver Support)


Alzheimer’s Association


1 (800)
272-3900


Alzheimer’s Association
2805 Wehrle Dr. Suite 6
Williamsville 14221

 


6:00pm–7:00pm
2nd Wednesday


Alzheimer’s Support Group
Daughters Only

 


Alzheimer’s Association

 

1 (800)
272-3900


Harris Hill Nursing Facility
2699 Wehrle Dr.
Williamsville 14221


5:00pm – 6:30pm
2nd Wednesday


Alzheimer’s Support
Group

Men’s


Alzheimer’s Association


1 (800)
272-3900


Elderwood Village at Williamsville
5271 Main St.
Williamsville 14221

 


7:00 pm-8:30pm
1st Monday

 

Alzheimer’s Support Group
Wives

 

Alzheimer’s Association

 

1 (800)
272-3900



Harris Hill Nursing Facility
2699 Wehrle Dr.
Williamsville 14221

 

 

3:00pm – 4:00pm
2nd Wednesday


American Cancer Society Support Group

 

 

American Cancer Society 


1(800)
227-2345


Various locations; call for information.


Call for information.


Stroke Survivor’s

Support Group

 

 

Catherine Malocka


(716)
447-7213

 

Kenmore Mercy Hospital

Emergency Dept.

2950 Elmwood Ave.

Kenmore 14217

 


2:00pm
4th Tuesday.

 


Amputee Support Group

 


Kevin Degnan

Joseph Baumgarden


(716)
563-5321
or
(716)
447-6037


Kenmore Mercy Hospital
Community Room, 1st floor
2950 Elmwood Ave.
Kenmore 14217

 


6:00pm-8:00pm
Last Wednesday 


Aphasia Support Group / Family Care Group

 

Nicole Weber

 

(716)
829-5532


University of Buffalo
Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic
3435 Main St.
Buffalo 14214

 


Call for information.


Aphasia Survivors’ Support Group


Deborah Insalaco


(716)
878-5319
or
(716)
878-3530


Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buckham Hall, A106
Buffalo 14222

 


2:00pm - 3:00pm
Every Friday
(While school in session)

 

Bereaved Parents of the USA

 

 

Tony & Bernie Misita
 www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/

 

(716)
675-3844

 

 

Wilson Support Center
150 Bennett Rd.
Cheektowaga 14227

 

7:30pm
2nd Friday

 

Better Breathers Club


Health Connection
http://www.lung.org/support-and-community/better-breathers-club/ 


(716)
447-6205

 

St. Joseph's Campus
2605 Harlem Rd
Cheektowaga 14225 

 

 

10:00am-11:00am
3rd Tuesday 

 

Brain Injury Support Groups
(Peer and Caregiver Groups Available) 

 

Maggie

www.headwayofwny.org/

 

(716)
408-3100

 

Headway for Brain Injury
2635 Delaware Ave.; Suite E
Buffalo 14216

 

 

6:30pm - 8:00pm
1st & 3rd Tuesdays

 

Breast Cancer Network of WNY

 

 

Call for information.

http://www.bcnwny.org/

 

(716)
706-0060

 

Various groups; call for information.

http://www.bcnwny.org/

 

Call for information.


Cancer Coach Program
(One-on-one support from someone who has recovered from a cancer diagnosis.)

 


Cancer Wellness Center

http://www.cancerwellnesscenter.org/


(716)
694-1395

 

Cancer Wellness Center
84 Sweeney St.; Suite C9
North Tonawanda 14120


Call for information.


Cancer Spirituality & Healing
(For patients, family, and friends.)

 


Cancer Wellness Center

http://www.cancerwellnesscenter.org/


(716)
694-1395


Cancer Wellness Center
84 Sweeney St.; Suite C9
North Tonawanda 14120


Call for information.

 

Caregiver Support Group
Springville Concord Elderly Network
(SCENe)

 

 

 Jennifer Mantione
 
SCENe Office

 

(716)
592-2768
 

 

Concord Senior Center
 40 Commerce Dr.
Springville 14141

 

3:00pm
1st & 3rd Mondays

 

Cancer Survivor’s Group

 

Wilson Support Center

www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/

 

 

(716)
836-6460

 

Wilson Support Center
150 Bennett Rd.
Cheektowaga 14227

 

6:00pm-7:30pm
1st and 3rd Wednesdays


Caregivers


Angela Jones

 

(716)
636-3055
Ext. 3129


Amherst Senior Center
370 John James Audubon Pkwy.
Amherst 14228

 


1:00pm
3rd Wednesday


Celiac Disease Support/ Gluten Sensitivity Group

 


Cliff Hauck or Marilyn Hauck


(716)
636-6028


Call for information.
www.buffaloglutenfree.org 


Call for information.


Community Bereavement Group


Wilson Support Center
www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/ 


(716)
836-6460


Wilson Support Center
150 Bennett Rd.
Cheektowaga 14227

 


Call for information.

 

DBSA Support Group
(Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)

 

Independent Living Center
”Doc”

 

 

(716)
316-6795

 

Independent Living Center
3108 Main St.; Rear Building
Buffalo 14214

 

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Mondays


Depression Support Group


WNY Independent Living Center

Ella

 


(716)
836-0822
Ext. 159


Mid-Erie Counseling and Treatment Services
1526 Walden Ave.
Cheektowaga 14225


12:00pm-12:30pm
Every Tuesday

 

De-Stressor Group

 

 

Independent Living Center

Jillian

 

(716)
836-0822
Ext. 159


 

Independent Living Center
3108 Main St.; Rear Building
Planker Conference Room
Buffalo 14214

 

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Fridays

 

Diabetes Support Groups

 

American Diabetes Association

 


(716)
835-0274


Various locations; call for information.


Call for information.

 

Diabetes Support Group

 

 

American Diabetes Association

Jamie Keller

 

 

(716)
835-0274
or
(716)
515-2060

 

Carry Out Café at Tops
1460 South Park Ave.
Buffalo 14220

 

6:30pm
1st Thursday

Registration requested.

 

Diabetes Support Group
(Type I & Type II)
(Family and friends welcome.)


 

American Diabetes Association

Jamie Lanier

 

(716)
835-0274
or
(716)
228-5834

 

ECMC Ambulatory Ctr, Building B
462 Grider St.
3rd Floor Lobby
Buffalo 14215

 

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Last Wednesday


Family Caregivers Support Group


Jenny Osburn, RN


(716)
686-2820

 

Elderwood at Hamburg

5775 Mae Lou Dr.
Hamburg 14075

 


7:00pm – 8:30pm
2nd Monday

 

Father’s Rallying Against Tragedy

(FRAT)

 

 

Joe Quinlivan
jdjquin5@verizon.net
www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/

 

(716)

213-3277

 

Wilson Support Center

150 Bennett
Cheektowaga 14227

 

7:00pm-8:30pm

3rd Tuesday


Fibromyalgia Support Group


Susan Stroman

 

(716)

838-3440


Amherst Main Library
350 John James Audubon Parkway
Study Room #3
Amherst 14228

 


12:00pm
1st Thursday


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren


Kathy Daigler


(716)
343-2908


Life’s Orchard Inc.
425 Maryvale Dr.
Cheektowaga 14225

 


Call for information.


Grief and the Holidays

 


Wilson Support Center
mgiesler@palliativecare.org

 


(716)
836-6460


Call for information
www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/ 


Call for information.

 

 

Healing Touch for Caregivers

 

Wilson Support Center
www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/ 

 

(716)

836-6460

 


The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care
220 Como Park Blvd.
Administrative Bldg. - Education Center
Cheektowaga 14227

 

Call for information.

 

Hoarders and Clutterers Support Group

 

Jennifer Alessio

(716)

602-5795

886-1242

WNY Independent Living, Inc.
3108 Main St.
Buffalo 14214

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Wednesdays

 

Independent Living

Support Groups (Various)

 

 

WNY Independent Living Center

 

 

(716)

836-0822

 

 

Independent Living Center
3108 Main St.; Rear Building
Buffalo 14214

 

Call for information.


Living Healthy with Kidney Disease Support Group


Northeast Kidney Foundation
Barbara Breckenridge

 


(716)
885-7215

510-6702


ECMC
462 Grider St.; 3rd Floor
Conference Room C
Buffalo 14215


6:00pm
3rd Thursday


Loss of Animal /
Sick Animal

 


Empty Leash
Kym

www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/

 

 

(716)
714-5785


Wilson Support Center
150 Bennett Rd.
Cheektowaga 14227

 

6:30pm-8:00pm

1st and 3rd Tuesdays

Must register before attending


Loss of a Child Support Group


Jewish Family Service of Buffalo and Erie County
Donna Possenti

 


(716)
883-1914
Ext. 311


Jewish Community Center

2640 N. Forest Rd.

Getzville 14068


Call for information.


Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

 


Multiple Sclerosis Society

Megan Vaughan 


1-800
344-4867
Ext 70502

 


Cheektowaga Co-Ed MS Support Group
4245 Union Rd.; Suite 108
Buffalo 14225


6:00pm - 7:30pm
2nd Wednesday
(Those with MS only. Must register before attending)


Multiple Sclerosis Support Group


Multiple Sclerosis Society

Mary Karpinski

 

(716)
632-7742
or
(716)
338-7208

 

Cheektowaga Caregiver's Support Group
4245 Union Rd.; Suite 108
Cheektowaga 14225

 

7:00pm - 8:30pm
4th Monday
(Caregivers, family and friends. Must register before attending)


Multiple Sclerosis Support Group


 

Multiple Sclerosis Society

Connie

 

(716)
646-0012

 

Southtowns MS Club Self Help Group
200 Prospect Ave.
Hamburg Community Center
Hamburg 14075

 

7:00pm - 8:30pm
1st Tuesday
(Those with MS only.)


Northtowns Osteoporosis Support Group

 

 

Catholic Health


(716)
862-2663

 

Beechwood Residence

2235 Millersport Highway

Getzville 14068

 

 

10:00am

3rd Wednesday


Parkinson's Southtowns Caregiver Support Group

 

http://www.npfwny.org


(716)
449-3795

 


St. John’s Lutheran Church
3512 Clinton St.
West Seneca 14224


1:00pm
1st Thursday

 

Parkinson's Support Group

 

 

http://www.npfwny.org

 

(716)
449-3795

 

Shir Shalom of Buffalo
4660 Sheridan Dr.
Williamsville 14221

 

 

6:30pm - 8:00pm
2nd Thursday

 

Parkinson's Wellness Group

 

 

http://www.npfwny.org

 

(716)
449-3795

 

St. John’s Lutheran Church
3512 Clinton St.
West Seneca 14224

 

 

Young On-set 5:30pm
Support 6:30 - 8:30pm
3rd Wednesday


Peer Support and
Self-Help Groups
Various Topics

(Mental Health)


Mental Health Association of WNY

 


(716)
886-1242


Call for information.

 

http://www.eriemha.org


Call for information.


Reflex Sympathetic
Dystrophy /Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Support Group of Buffalo & WNY

 


Lynda Ostrowski


(716)
337-3571


St. Paul 's Lutheran Church
4007 Main St.
Eggertsville 14226


7:00pm
4th Monday


Self Help for Nervous Symptoms and Fear

 


Recovery International


(716)
694-0104


Call for information.


Call for information.

 

Stroke Survivors Support Group

 

 

Amy Baker

 

(716)
447-6215

 

Kenmore Mercy Hospital
2950 Elmwood Ave.
MRU Dining Room
Kenmore 14217

 

3:00pm - 5:00pm
3rd Tuesday
Every other month.

 

Stroke Survivors Support Group


 

Health Connection

 

(716)
447-6205

 

OLV Senior Neighborhood
Community Room (1st Floor)
55 Melroy Ave.
Lackawanna 14218

 

10:00am
2nd Saturday


Suicide Bereavement Support Group


Wilson Support Center
www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/


(716)
836-6460

 

Wilson Support Center
150 Bennett Rd.
Cheektowaga 14227

 


6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
2nd  Tuesday

 

Us Too: Prostate Cancer

 

 

Health Connection
Bob Rand
rrand6@gmail.com

 

 

(716)
447-6205
or
(716)
675-3294

 

St. Joseph Campus
2605 Harlem Rd.
Community Room, 1st Floor
Cheektowaga 14225

 

7:00pm – 9:00pm
1st Thursday

 

Us Too: Prostate Cancer

 

 

Health Connection
Bill Krellner
racer3232@verizon.net

 

(716)
447-6205
or
(716)
836-4761

 

VA Medical Center
3495 Bailey Ave.; Room 301
Buffalo 14215

 

7:00pm – 9:00pm
1st Tuesday


Vets and Families Support Group
VA WNY Healthcare System


Sue Engel


(716)
862-3158


VA WNY Health System
Northtown Business Center
3131 Sheridan Dr.
Suite 103
Amherst 14226

 


1:00pm – 2:00pm
Every Tuesday


Well Spouse Association (Dedicated to the supportive spouse/partner of chronically ill; disabled.)

 


Ron Pokorski


(716)
912-2075 or
684-1895

 

Call for information.

http://www.wellspouse.org

 


Call for information.


Widows and Widowers
Support Group


Angela Jones


(716)
636-3055
Ext. 3129


Amherst Senior Center
370 John James Audubon
Amherst 14228

 


11:00am
2nd Tuesday

 

Widows and Widowers
Support Group


 

Wilson Support Center
www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/

 

(716) 836-6460

 

Wilson Support Center
150 Bennett Rd.
Cheektowaga 14227

 

Call for information.


The above list may not contain all the Caregiver and Support Group help information in the Western New York area. If you are looking for a specific type of group, contact the Erie County Department of Senior Services, (716) 858-8526. 
* Please call the contact telephone number before attending a meeting as locations and times change frequently.