Alzheimer’s Association Offers Early Stage Virtual Support Programs

Early Stage Support Groups

Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems.

Early Stage Support Group for persons living with dementia 2nd and 4th Wednesday Monthly, 2:00 PM -3:00 PM

Contact: Dan Belonick at 860-628-3025 or [email protected]

Early Stage Social Engagement Groups

The Alzheimer’s Association virtual early-stage social engagement programs offer a comfortable way to get connected to others who are living in the beginning stage of Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Connecting with people who understand what you are going through may provide you with the support, encouragement and inspiration necessary to move beyond your diagnosis.

Cooking with Kristen: Dec. 15, Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip & Holiday Deviled Eggs

Contact: Carolyn DeRocco to receive the link to join at 203-623-5407 or [email protected]

Participants will receive the recipe and a gift card to purchase the ingredients.

Shared Voices Intergenerational Choir: Fridays, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Shared Voices is an intergenerational chorus (non-skill based) that gives persons living with dementia and their families a chance to do something fun, socialize, and make music together!

Contact Heather Dobbert at 860-819-1528 or [email protected]

Virtual Music Bingo First Friday Monthly, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Join us for a fun, musical game of BINGO from the comfort of your own home! This is a fun way to connect through music and go back in time to enjoy popular tunes.

Contact Pam at [email protected] or call 860-798-0369 to register and receive your BINGO card.

GAP Simsbury Meets Every other Thursday, 1:30 PM

Contact: Ann Pavano at 860-658-3941 or [email protected]

This program is for persons living with the early stages of dementia and their care partners. Preregistration is required.

GAP Hamden 3rd Friday Monthly, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Contact Maria Tomasetti at 203-230-1777, ext. 9706 or [email protected]

GAP – Ellington Memory Café 4th Wednesday Monthly, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Please contact Rebecca Stack at 860-870-3128 or [email protected]

This program is for persons living with the early stages of dementia and their care partner. Preregistration is required.