Free training, support for family caregivers
April 1, 2023 | View PDF
Family Caregiver Support Programs offer free support meetings to allow you to share your experiences as a caregiver, or support someone who is a caregiver. If you are helping a family member or friend by being a caregiver, learn what kind of help is available. There is no charge for these services and everyone is invited to attend.
The Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program office is located at 35477 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 205 (located in the 4D Professional Building). You can call them at 907-262-1280. Call with suggestions and ideas for upcoming trainings or follow on Facebook, @KPFCSP.
The program will hold support group meetings in April at the following locations. This month’s discussion topic will be about preparations for legal and medical decisions everyone should know as we age.
April 4, Seward Senior Center, 11 a.m. to noon.
April 6, Sterling Senior Center, 1 to 2 p.m.
April 11, Tyotkas Elder Center (Kenai), 1 to 2 p.m.
April 19, Kenai Senior Center, 1 to 2 p.m.
April 20, Soldotna Senior Center, 1 to 2 p.m.
April 26, Nikiski Senior Center, 1 to 2 p.m.
The Homer caregiver support group meets at the Homer Senior Center on the second and fourth Thursday of each month (April 13 and 27), from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Contact Pam Hooker for information, 907-299-7198.
In Southeast Alaska, The Southeast Senior Services Caregiver Support Group meets every Thursday, 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom. The group is available to all caregivers in the region. For more information and a Zoom invitation, call Denny Darby at 907-463-6181 or email Denny.Darby@ccsjuneau.org.
Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska (ARA) organizes caregiver support meetings around the state, including: Anchorage, Eagle River, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau/Southeast, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Mat-Su Valley, Seward, Sitka, Soldotna, Talkeetna, Willow. Call 1-800-478-1080 for details.
ARA also hosts a statewide call-in meeting on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of every month, 1 to 2 p.m. For information, call Gay Wellman, 907-822-5620 or 1-800-478-1080.