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

 

 

Life Transition Center

 

(716)

984-5867

 

150 Bennett Rd.

Cheektowaga 14227

 

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


After a Parent Dies


Life Transition Center


(716)
836-6460


150 Bennett Rd.

Cheektowaga 14227


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

 

 

Alzheimer’s Support

Group

 

 

Alzheimer’s Association

 

1 (800)
272-3900

 

Dent Neurologic Institute

200 Sterling Dr.

Orchard Park 14127

 

 

6:00pm

2nd Thursday


Alzheimer’s Support Group

 

Alzheimer’s

Association

 

1 (800)
272-3900

 


Hamburg Wesleyan

Church

4999 McKinley Pkwy.

Hamburg 14075

 


6:00pm
3rd Tuesday


Alzheimer’s Support Group


Alzheimer’s

Association


1(800)
272-3900


Grove Street Christian Church
85 Grove St.
Tonawanda 14150

 


7:00pm
2nd Thursday


Alzheimer’s Support Group


Alzheimer’s Association


1-800
272-3900


Clarence Senior Center
4600 Thompson Rd.
Clarence 14031

 


10:15am
4th Friday


Alzheimer’s Support Group

 

Alzheimer’s

Association


1 (800)
272-3900


Lord of Life ADHC
1025 Borden Rd.

Depew 14043

 


7:00pm
3rd Thursday
Respite Available


Alzheimer’s Support Group


Alzheimer’s Association


1(800)
272-3900


Peregrine’s Landing
575 Cayuga Creek Rd.
Cheektowaga 14227

 


10:30am
2nd Tuesday

 

Alzheimer’s Support Group

 

 

Alzheimer’s Association

 

1 (800)
272-3900

 

Dent Neurological Institute

3980 Sheridan Dr.

Amherst 14226

 

 

6:00pm

2nd Tuesday


Alzheimer’s Support Group


Alzheimer’s

Association


1(800)
272-3900


Weinberg Campus
2710 N. Forest Rd.

Garden House

Getzville 14068

 


7:00pm
3rd Thursday


Alzheimer’s Support Group


Alzheimer’s

Association


1(800)
272-3900


Harris Hill Nursing Facility
2699 Wehrle Dr.
Williamsville 14221

 


3:00pm
2nd Wednesday


Alzheimer’s Support Group


Alzheimer’s

Association

 

1 (800)
272-3900


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

 


2:00pm
Last Tuesday


Alzheimer’s Support Group


Alzheimer’s

Association

 

1 (800)
272-3900


Heathwood Assisted Living
8015 Hopkins Rd.
Williamsville 14221

 


6:00pm
1st Tuesday


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
4th Wednesday


Alzheimer’s Support Group
A Rose is Still a Rose


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
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
1st Monday


Alzheimer’s Support Group
Wives

 

Alzheimer’s

Association


1 (800)
272-3900


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

 


5:00pm – 6:30pm
3rd Monday


American Cancer Society Support Group

 

 


(716)
689-6981


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

 

447-6037


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

 


Call for information.


Aphasia Support Group / Family Care Group


Carol Ann Sellers


(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
878-3530


Buffalo State College
Speech / Language / Hearing Clinic
Caudell Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave.

Buffalo 14222

 


Call for information.

 

Bereaved Parents of the USA

 

 

Life Transition Center

 

(716)

675-3844

 

 

150 Bennett Rd.

Cheektowaga 14227

 

7:30pm

2nd Friday


Better Breathers Club


Health Connection


(716)
447-6205

 

Call for information and to register.

 

 

Call for information.

 

Brain Injury

Support Groups

 

Maggie

 

(716)
408-3100

 

Headway for Brain Injury

2635 Delaware Ave.; Suite E

Buffalo 14216

 

Call for groups and information.


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

 


Cancer Wellness Center


(716)
694-1395


Call for information.


Call for information.


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

 


Cancer Wellness Center


(716)
694-1395


Call for information.


Call for information.

 

Caregiver Support Group
Springville Concord Elderly Network
(SCENe)

 


 Jennifer Mantione
 
SCENe Office


(716)
592-2768
 


SCENe Office / Love INC
 40 Commerce Dr.
Springville 14141


3:00pm
1st & 3rd Mondays

 

Cancer Survivor’s

Group

 

Life Transition

Center

 

 

(716)

836-6460

 

150 Bennett Rd.

Cheektowaga 14227

 

6:00pm

Every Wednesday


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


(716)
636-6021


Call for information.


Call for information.


Chatter That Matters


Maureen Wells


(716)
836-0822
Ext. 156


Independent Living Center

3108 Main St.; Rear Building

Buffalo 14214

 


3:00pm

Last Thursday


Depression Support Group


WNY Independent Living Project
Jillian

 


(716)
836-0822
Ext. 170


Mid-Erie Building
1526 Walden Ave.
Cheektowaga 14225


12:00noon
Every Tuesday

 

Diabetes Support Groups

 

American Diabetes Association

 


(716)
835-0274


Various locations; call for information.


Call for information.


Divorce LINK


Nancy Scherr
Office of Family Life Ministries
Diocese of Buffalo

 


(716)
847-2210


Call for information.


Call for information.


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)

 

 

Life Transition Center

 

(716)

213-3277

 

150 Bennett

Cheektowaga 14227

 

7:00pm

3rd Tuesday


Fibromyalgia Support Group


Susan

Stroman

 

(716)

838-3440


Amherst Main Library
350 John James Audubon Parkway
Amherst 14228

 


12:00noon
1st Thursday


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren


Kathy Daigler


(716)
343-2908


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

 


Call for information.


Grief Support Groups

(Teens)


Life Transition Center

 


(716)
836-6460


Call for information


Call for information.

 

 

Head and Neck

Cancer Group

 

Life Transition Center

 

(716)

836-6460

 

 

150 Bennett Rd.

Cheektowaga 14227

 

 

 

 

Healing Touch for Caregivers

 

Education Center

 

(716)

836-6460

 

220 Como Park Blvd.

Cheektowaga 14227

 

 

6:00pm

3rd Wednesday

 

Hoarders and Clutterers Support Group

 

Jennifer Alessio

(716)

602-5795

886-1242

Mental Health Association

999 Delaware Ave

Buffalo 14209

1:00pm – 3:00pm

1st and 3rd  Tuesday

 

Independent Living

Support Groups (Various)

 

 

WNY Independent Living

 

 

(716)

836-0822

 

 

3108 Main St.

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
Buffalo 14215


6:00pm
3rd Thursday


Loss of Animal /
Sick Animal

 


Empty Leash
Kym


(716)
714-5785


150 Bennett Rd.

Cheektowaga 14227

 

6:00pm – 8:30 pm

2nd & 4th Tuesdays


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.


Metastatic Breast Cancer Networking Group

 


Joanne Janicki


(716)
845-4432


150 Bennett Road

Cheektowaga 14227.


5:30pm – 7:30 pm

1st Wednesday


Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

 


Multiple Sclerosis Society


1-800
344-4867


Call for information.


Call for information.


Northtowns Osteoporosis Support Group

 

 

Catholic Health


(716)
862-2663

 

Beechwood Residence

2235 Millersport Highway

Getzville 14068

 

 

10:00am

3rd Wednesday


Parkinson Support Group


http://www.npfwny.org


(716)
449-3795

 


Call for information.


Call for information.


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.


Southtowns Osteoporosis Support Group

 


Catholic Health


(716)
862-2663


Elderwood Assisted Living
at West Seneca

580 Orchard Park Rd.

West Seneca 14224

 


7:00pm

2nd Tuesday


Suicide Bereavement Support Group


Life Transitions Center


(716)
836-6460


150 Bennett Rd.

Cheektowaga 14227

 


6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

2nd  Tuesday


Unity Bipolar/Depression/Anxiety Support Group


WNY Independent Living Project
”Doc”

 

316-6795


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

 


6:00pm – 8:00pm
Mondays


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


http://www.wellspouse.org


Call for information.


Widowed Persons


Life Transitions Center


(716)
836-6460


1140 Delaware Ave.

Buffalo 14209

 


Call for information.


Widows’ and Widowers’ Support Group


Angela Jones


(716)
636-3055


Amherst Senior Center
370 John James Audubon
Amherst 14228

 


11:00am
2nd Tuesday


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