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
Call for information.
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
ALS Support Group (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Lou Gehrig's Disease) Julia Garland, MSW
http://webuny.alsa.org/
(716) 860-1947 Dent Neurological Institute
3980 Sheridan Dr
1st Floor Conference Room
Amherst 14226
6:30pm-8:00pm
1st Tuesday
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

Elma Senior Center
3007 Bowen Rd
Elma 14059

6:00pm-7:00pm
3rd Tuesday
Alzheimer’s Support Group Alzheimer’s Association 1(800)
272-3900

Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library
1324 Jefferson Ave
Buffalo 14208

1:30-2:30pm
4th Monday
Alzheimer’s Support Group Alzheimer’s Association 1-800
272-3900
Clarence Senior Center
4600 Thompson Rd.
Clarence 14031

4:30pm-5:30pm
3rd Monday

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
4th Wednesday
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
Respite Available -call 1-800-272-3900 to arrange
Alzheimer’s Support Group Alzheimer’s Association 1 (800)
272-3900
Hamburg Wesleyan Church
4999 McKinley Pkwy.
Room 102
Hamburg 14075
11:00am-12:00pm
2nd 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
815 Hopkins Rd.
Williamsville 14221
6:00pm-7:00pm
1st Tuesday
Alzheimer’s Support Group Alzheimer’s Association 1 (800)
272-3900

St. John Vianney Church
2950 Southwestern Blvd.; Gathering Room
Orchard Park 14127

10:30pm-11:30pm
Last Monday
Alzheimer’s Support Group Alzheimer’s Association 1 (800)
272-3900

Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Adult Day Services
3780 Commerce Court #100
North Tonawanda  

1:00pm – 2:00pm
3rd Wednesday
Respite Available -call 1-800-272-3900 to arrange

Alzheimer's Support Group Sherry Black (716)
675-1022
Peregrine’s Landing at Orchard Park
101 Sterling Dr.
Orchard Park 14127
11:30am-12:30pm
3rd Wednesday
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.
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 Caroline Lewandowski (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
(No meetings in Jan, Feb, July, Aug)

Brain Injury Support Groups
(Peer and Caregiver Groups Available)
Ginny Haynes www.headwayofwny.org/ (716) 408-3100 Headway for Brain Injury
2635 Delaware Ave.; Suite B
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.
Caregiver Support Group
Springville Concord Elderly Network
(SCENe)
Barb Cherry
SCENe Office
(716) 770-7277 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
Call for information.
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 (716) 316-6795 WNY Independent Living Center
3108 Main St.; Rear Building
Buffalo 14214
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Mondays
Dementia Caregiver Support Group Pride Center of WNY (716) 852-7743 Pride Center of WNY 
200 South Elmwood Ave
Buffalo 14201
5:30pm - 6:30pm
3rd Tuesday
Depression Support Group WNY Independent Living Center (716) 836-0822
Ext. 118
Endeavor Health Services
1526 Walden Ave.
Cheektowaga 14225
12:00pm-2:30pm
Every Tuesday
De-Stressor Group WNY Independent Living Center (716) 836-0822 WNY Independent Living Center
3108 Main St.; Rear Building
Planker Conference Room
Buffalo 14214
12:30pm - 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
3:00pm
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, D.K. Miller Building
462 Grider St.
C202
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
(New attendees arrive at 6:30)

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 Diane Weston (716) 544-0954 Amherst Main Library
350 John James Audubon Parkway
Study Room #1 
Amherst 14228
7:00pm - 8:45pm
1st Thursday
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
225 Como Park Blvd.
Administrative Bldg. - Education Center
Cheektowaga 14227
Call for information.
Hoarders and Clutterers Support Group WNY Independent Living Center (716) 602-5795
886-1242
WNY Independent Living, Inc.
3108 Main St.
Buffalo 14214
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Wednesdays
WNY Independent Living
Support Groups (Various)
WNY Independent Living Center (716) 836-0822 WNY 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)
510-6702
ECMC
462 Grider St.; 3rd Floor
Conference Room C
Buffalo 14215
6:00pm
3rd Thursday
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.)

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

WNY Independent Living Center

(716) 338-7208
or
(716) 836-0822 ext. 100

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

4:30pm-6:30pm
3rd Wednesday
Northtowns Osteoporosis Support Group Catholic Health (716)
862-2182
Beechwood Residence
2235 Millersport Highway
Getzville 14068
10:00am
3rd Wednesday

Parkinson's Northtowns Caregiver Support Group 

http://www.npfwny.org (716) 449-3795 Weinberg Campus
2650 North Forest Rd.
Getzville 14068 

 3:00pm - 4:00pm
4th Tuesday (No meetings in July & August) 

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 (No meetings in July & August)
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 Support Group Catholic Health (716)
447-6205
Kenmore Mercy Hospital
2950 Elmwood Ave.
MRU Dining Room
Kenmore 14217
10:00am - 12:00pm
1st Tuesday
(March, June, Sept. and Dec.)
Stroke Support Group Catholic Health (716) 447-6205 Mercy Comprehensive Care Center
Community Room
397 Louisiana St.
Buffalo 14204
10:00am - 12:00pm
1st Wednesday
Stroke Support Group Catholic Health (716) 447-6205 OLV Senior Neighborhood
Community Room (1st Floor)
55 Melroy Ave.
Lackawanna 14218
10:00am - 12:00pm
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 – 8:30 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
3rd 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.

Contact

Phone: (716) 858-8526

Erie County Department of Senior Services
95 Franklin Street, 13th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm