Support Groups

Eskaton Support Groups

Overview

Phone: 916-334-1072 / 866-375-2866 

Eskaton Chaplin sitting on a couch smiling with two residents; holding one hand.

Connecting with others is an important part of caring for ourselves. Eskaton support groups bring people together who are going through (or have gone through) similar experiences. If you are dealing with a major illness or a stressful life transition, you do not have to go through it alone—a support group can help.

Our support groups can:

  • Provide you with a safe, confidential and supportive environment to share your lived experience (even the frustrations and challenges).
  • Help you build capacity and resiliency to navigate your situation. Learn from others who have developed meaningful approaches and strategies for living with a diagnosis of dementia or how to support a loved one with a diagnosis.
  • Create connections between you and others in similar situations. Learn about the wide array of resources and support available to you and your loved one.

All support groups are currently being held virtually. No reservation is required and there is no cost to join.

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Eskaton Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday’s
4:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

An Eskaton volunteer giving a resident paint for her project.Discover how you will uniquely contribute to Eskaton’s mission as your time and talents are invested to impact lives. Serving as an Eskaton volunteer begins with attending a virtual orientation.

Please contact Lyndsey.Dammann@eskaton.org to register.

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Virtual Care Partner Support Group

Every Wednesday
3:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.

This support group, Care Partner Perspectives, will provide an opportunity for others with similar experiences to share, discover, and develop new strategies for caring for their loved ones and themselves.

Cynthia Driver, Associate Director at Live Well at Home by EskatonThis program is free and will be led by Cynthia Driver Associate Director of Live Well at Home by Eskaton. Certified in Geriatric Care Management, Cynthia has over 15 years of experience in senior care and navigating families through transitions.  View event flyer

Please RSVP to receive the event link.

Christine Luetke, 916-878-4725, or Christine.luetke@eskaton.org

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Virtual Family & Friends Caregiver Support Groups

Resident couple with husband's arms around his wife.

Every Thursday
2:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.

Are you feeling overwhelmed or lost regarding how to care for your loved one?

Would you like to talk with people who understand your frustration, your sadness, and your anxiety?

  • Support Groups are where individuals with similar challenges and experiences share and learn from one another.
  • Support Groups give caregivers ideas for sustaining yourself in order to continue coping.
  • Support Groups offer caregivers crucial ways to make meaning of your caregiver experience through shared wisdom.

The support group is facilitated by Cynthia Driver Associate Director of Live Well at Home assisting families and clients through healthcare and disease challenges.

No reservation is required. Please call 916-459-3220 to receive the Zoom link or if you have any questions.

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