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


Caregiver Support Group - Pinehurst

Sponsored by AOS Care Management & Fox Hollow

In-Person and Virtual Meetings 


First Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Meeting Location:                    

Fox Hollow Senior Living Community                       190 Fox Hollow Road | Pinehurst | 910-695-0011

Virtual Link:

Contact Robing Hutching at Fox Hollow to receive the virtual meeting link.  910-695-0011  RHUTCHINGS@5SSL.COM

This group meets on the first Tuesday. Share your experiences with other caregivers and create a network of support. Open to anyone in a caregiver role, including family and professional caregivers.

Angela Boles, Aging Life Care™ professional with AOS Care Management, facilitates this monthly caregiver support group. She is devoted to providing the necessary tools and resources needed to accommodate the individual needs of each caregiver.

Dementia Caregiver Support Group - Pinehurst


2nd and 4th Wednesdays |  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

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 | 910.949.4483 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.   

 

  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 - 4th Friday 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. *starting May 10*
  • NAMI Support Group (National Alliance on Mental Illness) - 4th Thursday at 5:30 P.M. *starting April 28*

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.

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

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)

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 

Fourth Monday at 4 p.m.    Meetings scheduled to resume in OCTOBER 2022.  Watch for updates!

Clara McLean House | 20 FirstVillage Drive | Pinehurst | 910.715.4230



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