Programs for Caregivers
Alzheimer’s Support Groups
A support group can give you an opportunity to share your experiences, increase your feelings of self-worth, decrease your sense of isolation, learn from others in your situation, learn about resources available to you and receive encouragement and moral support from other caregivers.
If you are interested in attending a support group, then please call ahead to confirm the day and time.
Bradley University Counseling and Support Groups
The Bradley Caregiver Program provides emotional support to help family caregivers and grandparents raising grandchildren cope with their caregiving roles, and/or develop and strengthen their capacities for better social and personal adjustments. Meet other caregivers and grandparents raising grandchildren, learn how to self-care, and learn how to be there without always “being there”.
There is NO CHARGE for services; however, contributions are accepted.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program (GRG)
The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program provides assistance, referrals and advocacy to relatives regardless of their age or economic status, training to caregivers and professionals and funding for the establishment and maintenance of support groups as well as conferences, workshops and emergency assistance.
Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP)
To address needs of this unique population, Central Illinois Agency on Aging offers respite activities, support groups, counseling, information and assistance for the Relatives as Parents Program to help support teenage youth raised by a relative or grandparent.