Sandhills Area Support Groups

There are a number of support groups available across the region, please contact Aging Outreach Services at info@AOSNC.com for more information on the available support groups in your area.

You are advised to call to confirm the meeting date and time.

AOS Care Management

 We Can Help! 


If you are looking for a support group or need to talk to someone about where to find resources that will help you in your role as a caregiver, we invite you to give us a call.  We have a team of Aging Life Care professionals ready to listen and offer support.

910.692.0683  |  info@AOSNC.com


MS Support Group

If you are interested in participating in a multiple sclerosis support group, let us know! 

AOS Care Manager Ashley Seace has seen a need for support within the community for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Her goal is to offer social, educational and resource support.  
910.692.0683. |  info@AOSNC.com


Caregiver Support Groups - Pinehurst

Sponsored by AOS Care Management and Fox Hollow Senior Living Community

First Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.

    Fox Hollow Senior Living Community                       190 Fox Hollow Road | Pinehurst 

Share your experiences to create a network of support. Open to anyone in a caregiver role, including family and professional caregivers.

Family Estrangement Support Group

Sponsored by AOS Care Management and Southern Pines Public Library.


This support group will focus on navigating the challenging journey of estrangement for parents and estranged adult children.

Every Other Thursday | 12 - 1:00p.m.
Southern Pines Public Library 
170 W Connecticut Avenue
For More Information: 
 910.692.0683 | info@AOSNC.com


Dementia Caregiver Group of Support - Pinehurst


First Wednesday |  4 p.m.

Parlor, Community Presbyterian Church, 125 Everett Road, Pinehurst

Welcome to attend any time. Open to the community. Caring for one another as God cares for us.  The group is facilitated by Rebecca Ainslie.

For more information call: 910.295.6848 

Dementia Caregiver Support Group - Pinehurst


Every Wednesday |  10:30 a.m.   

Shadowlawn Room, Clara McLean House, 20 FirstVillage Drive, Pinehurst

This group focuses on education and support for caregivers of loved ones with dementia. The group is co-facilitated by Pat Soler and Dale Krech, certified facilitators through the Dementia Alliance of NC. 

For more information contact: Kelly Pritchard (910) 715-4224 or kpritchard@firsthealth.org

Dementia Caregiver Support Group - Pinehurst


Every Wednesday |  7:00 p.m.  

Library, Clara McLean House, 20 FirstVillage Drive, Pinehurst

This group focuses on education and support for caregivers of loved ones with dementia. The group is co-facilitated by Pat Soler and Dale Krech, certified facilitators through the Dementia Alliance of NC. 

For more information contact: Kelly Pritchard (910) 715-4224 or kpritchard@firsthealth.org

Alzheimer's Support Group - Southern Pines


2nd Wednesday  |  11:30 a.m.  

Terra Bella Southern Pines, Assisted Living Building, 101 Brucewood Drive, Southern Pines

This program is for caregivers of those diagnosed with dementia. We'll explore the diagnosis, share local resources and coping skills while you build a support team of people who understand your challenges. 

For more information contact: Stephanie Blue (910) 692.0683 or StephanieB@AOSNC.com

SEC Enrichment Center  - West End

Family Caregiver Support Group | In-Person & Dial-In


3rd Tuesday of the month  at 11:00 a.m.

The Senior Enrichment Center offers a Caregiver Support Group to share your feelings, develop friendships, receive emotional support, and discuss solutions to common caregiver issues with other caregivers.  

Contact Alvida Person; aperson1@moorecountync.gov | 910.947.4186 for more information

Senior Enrichment Center | 8040 NC 15-501 | West End 

Cumberland County Council on Older Adults

VIRTUAL Caregiver Support Group 


 2nd Tuesday of every month           

 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm 

via Zoom.     

  VIRTUAL CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

Are you the caregiver of an older adult looking for education on various topics and the mutual support of other caregivers in a virtual setting? 

Please join us for one of our monthly caregiver support groups… new options available to ensure access to all who would like to join!

To receive the Zoom invitation, please contact Lisa Hughes

Call: 910-484-0111 ext 242   |   Email: lhughes@ccccooa.org   

Funding for the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Community Support program, including all caregiver support groups, is graciously provided by The Thomas and Edith Wood Endowment for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support and Cornelia “Neill” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund for Seniors of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

Cumberland County Council on Older Adults 

Caregiver Support Group 


 1st  Wednesday of every month           

 11:30a - 1:00 p.m.   

 

In-Person CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP  

Are you the caregiver of an older adult looking for education on various topics and the mutual support of other caregivers in a virtual setting? 

Please join us for one of our monthly caregiver support groups… new options available to ensure access to all who would like to join!

Call: 910-484-0111 ext 242   |   Email: lhughes@ccccooa.org   

Funding for the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Community Support program, including all caregiver support groups, is graciously provided by The Thomas and Edith Wood Endowment for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support and Cornelia “Neill” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund for Seniors of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

Cumberland County Council on Older Adults - Fayetteville

VIRTUAL Caregiver Support Group 


3rd Wednesday of every month 

 11:30 am – 1:00 pm          

via Zoom.                                                 

VIRTUAL CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

Are you the caregiver of an older adult looking for education on various topics and the mutual support of other caregivers in a virtual setting?

Please join us for one of our monthly caregiver support groups… new options available to ensure access to all who would like to join!

To receive the Zoom invitation, please contact Lisa Hughes

Call: 910-484-0111 ext 242   |   Email: lhughes@ccccooa.org  

Funding for the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Community Support program, including all caregiver support groups, is graciously provided by The Thomas and Edith Wood Endowment for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support and Cornelia “Neill” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund for Seniors of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

LCG Enrichment Center Support Groups  - Sanford


LCG (Lee County Government) Enrichment Center | 1615 S Third St | Sanford 919.776.0501 ext. 2230

Holidays may affect some dates - please call before coming. 

All in-person support groups at the Enrichment Center require masks.

  • Alzheimer's/Dementia Support - 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:00p.m.  In person and virtual meetings. Call 919.776.0501 ext. 2230 for virtual login information  
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support - Last Tuesday of each month at 10:30a.m.
  • Grief Support - 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:00p.m.
  • Low Vision Support - 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:00p.m.
  • Parkinson Support  - 3rd Wednesday at 10:30a.m.
  • Sanford/Lee County Stroke Support  - 2nd Thursday of each month at 1:00p.m. 
  • Diabetic Support - 1st Wednesday of each month at 10:00a.m.
  • Breast Cancer Support - 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00p.m. 

Alzheimer's Association  North Carolina Western Chapter


Alzheimer’s Association offers virtual programs hosted live by their North Carolina staff and volunteers. All of their programs are free and available from the safety of your home.

For a complete list of educational programs visit Western Carolina Chapter (alz.org)
You may register for a virtual program online or call 800-272-3900..

AfterCare Program -  Southern Pines 

sponsored by Boles Funeral Home 

Our services to the families do not end the day of the funeral. Our staff is committed to continue to meet the needs of our families. Boles offers a very active and comprehensive AfterCare Program.

Our program includes:

  • Home visit
  • Grief support material
  • Yearly service of remembrance
  • Monthly luncheons
  • Monthly craft therapy meet ups
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Day/Overnight Trips

Contact Emily Nickle at 910-692-6262 for more information.

Anxiety Workshop

sponsored by FirstHealth Hospice

October 20  | 10 - 11:30a  | 251 Campground Road, West End 


An educational session on anxiety for both grievers and caregivers. Limited to 10 attendees.
Registration required by Oct. 18, 2023.    910.715.6000.  

Caregiver Support Group - Pinehurst

sponsored by FirstHealth 
First Thursday @ 3 p.m.  | FirstHealth Hospice Campus | 251 Campground Road | 910.715.6000

This support group focuses on caregiver support, grief and bereavement. It is open to anyone who is providing care to a loved one, with or without a terminal illness. Topics will focus on self-care and caregiving information, with time for each member to share their experiences with others.  

GriefShare

  • January 6 - March 30, 2024, Saturday weekly meetings | 9:30a - 11:30a.                                                                        Hosted by Southern Pines United Methodist Church, 175 Midland Road, Southern Pines.
  • January 28 - May 5, 2024, Sunday weekly meetings | 2 - 4p                                                                                                               Hosted by Christ Community Church, 220 Campground Road, West End. 

Find help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend.  These 13-week seminars and support sessions will help you find comfort and understanding you navigate this difficult journey of mourning. S

For more information visit on dates, locations, registration, and participation fees visit:  Find a Group - GriefShare

GriefShare

sponsored by The Counseling Center Pinehurst

Find help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend.  This 13 week video based support group program will help you find comfort and understanding you navigate this difficult journey of mourning. 

For more information or to learn when the next course will be offered contact

Ed Blackwell   etblackwell@charter.net | 910.690.3884

Support Groups - Pinehurst Counseling Center (counselingcenterpinehurst.org)

Men Grieve Too

sponsored by FirstHealth Hospice

1st Wednesday of each month | 5-6p | 251 Campground Road, West End


A support group for men who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Group meets in the chapel on the FirstHealth Hospice campus.  Advance registration required. 910.715.6000.

General Grief Group 

sponsored by FirstHealth Hospice

1st Tuesday of each month | 3-4p | 251 Campground Road, West End


A grief support group for siblings, parents, children and others impacted by loss. Please call to register at least one day prior to group. Minimum four attendees.  Beginning Oct. 3, 2023. Advance registration required. 910.715.6000.

Grief Support Spouse Loss  (Under one year)

sponsored by FirstHealth Hospice

2nd Tuesday of each month | 3-4p | 251 Campground Road, West End


An educational grief support group for spouses within one year of their loss. Beginning Oct. 1O, 2023.  Advance registration required. 910.715.6000.

Grief Support Spouse Loss  (Over one year)

sponsored by FirstHealth Hospice

3rd Tuesday of each month | 3-4p | 251 Campground Road, West End


An educational grief support group for spouses past one year of their loss. Beginning Oct. 17, 2023. Advance registration required. 910.715.6000.

Parkinson Association of the Carolinas -  Support Groups 


VIRTUAL MEETINGS - First Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

  • We know in person meetings may not be available in your area and often times finding meetings that fit our schedules is difficult, but now we are offering a consistent support group ONLINE!
  • Visit  Support Groups | Parkinson Association of the Carolinas to register and receive the meeting Zoom link

IN-PERSON MEETINGS.

Rock Steady Boxing  - Aberdeen & Pinehurst


Rock Steady Boxing offers non-contact, boxing inspired group fitness classes for people living with Parkinson's disease. Each class includes strengthening, stretching, core exercise, functional training and boxing specific exercises. Classes also include Parkinson's specific activities including voice activation, deep breathing, and dual task training. These classes are appropriate for people with all stages of Parkinson's.

  • SPARTC           318 Fields Drive   |   Aberdeen, NC 28315
    Phone: (910) 420-0772   |   Email: pinehurst@rsbaffiliate.com
  • FirstHealth Fitness          170 Memorial Drive   |   Pinehurst, NC 28374
    Phone: 910-715-1839   |   Email: firsthealth@rsbaffiliate.com

Parkinson's Support Group of the Sandhills 

Second Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

This group focuses on education, encouragement and support for those living with PD, their care partners, family and friends.

To register or for more information, contact Kelly Pritchard (910) 715-4224 or kpritchard@firsthealth.org

Clara McLean House | 20 FirstVillage Drive | Pinehurst | 910.715.4230



Music Therapy for Parkinson's Patients 

First Thursday at 10 a.m.

Shadowlawn at Clara McLean House | 20 FirstVillage Drive | Pinehurst | 910.715.4230



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