Support Groups

As a caregiver, family member or friend of someone who has Alzheimer’s disease, you may feel overwhelmed and frustrated.  Often it helps to talk with someone who really understands what you are experiencing, someone who knows  how you feel.  You can meet that someone at an Alzheimer’s Support Group.

Alzheimer’s Arkansas, through its support groups and presentations, strives to:

  • Provide the opportunity for self expression
  • Assist in identifying and locating resources
  • Collaborate with other organizations to improve services
  • Remove the stigma associated with dementia
  • Promote Hope and Optimism

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AFA’s free, telephone-based support group on Wednesday’s 3:00 pm till 4:00 pm (EST). To register please contact Lauren at lsnedeker@alzfdn.org or call 866-232-8484.

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Support Group Facilitator Training

The next Support Group Facilitator Training will be in May 5, 2017.  For additional information contact Priscilla Pittman at 501-224-0021 or priscilla.pittman@alzark.org.


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Faith and Grief Monthly Luncheons

When a loved one dies, sharing experiences often provides solace and helps ease the heartbreak.  On the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Second Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, hosts a “Faith and Grief Luncheon” from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm in the Second Hall.  Participants will experience a supportive community, comfort, encouragement and hope.  If you are interested in receiving more information about the Faith and Grief ministry, go online to www.faithandgrief.org or contact Second Presbyterian Church, Little Rock at (501) 227 – 0000.


Support Groups and Contact Persons Throughout Arkansas

Below is a list of support groups by CITY, however not all of the groups listed are affiliated with Alzheimer’s Arkansas Programs and Services. Please call the contact person to confirm the meeting. Facilitators can download the Support Group Form and Sign in sheets.

  • Beebe Support Group

    Location:
    3rd Thursday at 3:00 PM
    The Shepherd’s Center
    311 North Cherry Street
    Facilitators:
    Sandra Garrett – (501) 882-3969
  • Benton Support Group – Evening

    Location:
    3rd Tuesday at 7:00 PM
    First Baptist Church
    211 South Market
    Facilitators:
    Richard Mills – (501) 315-0087
  • Benton Support Group – Daytime

    Location:
    3rd Thursday at 2:00 PM
    Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library
    1800 Smithers Drive
    Facilitators:
    Diana Ferrell – (501) 840-2093
    Azy Crab – (501) 778-6260
  • Benton Support Group – Daytime

    Location:
    3rd Thursday at 2:00 PM
    Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library
    1800 Smithers Drive
    Facilitators:
    Diana Ferrell – (501) 840-2093
    Alissa Turner – (501) 778-4766 Ext. 1021
  • Berryville Support Group

    Location:
    3rd Thursday at 10:00 AM
    Area Agency on Aging Office
    1204 Primrose
    Facilitators:
    Rebecca Davis – (870) 423-6114
    Renee Gonzales – (870) 423-6114
  • Camden Support Group

    Location:
    3rd Wednesday at 1:00 PM
    First United Methodist Church
    121 Harrison Ave
    Facilitators:
    Nancy Bailey – (870) 234-7410
  • Cherokee Village Support Group

    Location:
    3rd Wednesday at 1:30 PM
    Cherokee Village United Methodist Church Library
    21 Otter Drive
    Facilitators:
    Misty French (870) 994-2341
  • Clarksville Support Group

    Location:
    4th Thursday @ 5:30PM
    Johnson Regional Med Center
    1221 East Poplar Street
    Facilitators:
    Nicolle Dorn – (479) 264-5833
  • Clinton Support Group

    Location:
    1st Wednesday at 2:00 PM
    Petit Jean Electric Conference Room
    270 Quality Drive
    Facilitators:
    DK Olmstead – (501) 745-9495
  • Conway @ First United Methodist Church

    Location:
    1st Tuesday at 7:00PM
    First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall Room 128
    1610 Prince Street
    Facilitators:
    Kathy Jette – (501) 450-7528
  • Conway @ Antioch Baptist Church

    Location:
    2nd Thursday at 7:00 PM
    Antioch Baptist Church
    150 Amity Road
    Facilitators:
    Kenneth Priest – (501) 730-3582
    Jennifer Evans – (501) 329-6851
  • Dardenelle Support Group

    Location:
    3rd Thursday at 2:00 PM
    Dardenelle Senior Center
    701 N 5th Street
    Facilitators:
    Billie Holsomback – (501) 321-2811
    Lori Kammerling – (479) 967 9300
  • El Dorado Support Group

    Location:
    3rd Thursday at 12:00 PM
    Simmons First Bank
    100 West Grove, 2nd Floor Conference Room
    Light lunch provided
    Facilitators:
    Nancy Bailey – (870) 234-7410 or (800) 272-2127
  • Fairfield Bay Support Group

    Location:
    3rd Wednesday at 2:00 PM
    Indian Rock Village Library
    265 Dave Creek Parkway
    Facilitators:
    Ron Henson – (501) 745-7004 ext. 2
    Lise Neave – (501) 884-3734
  • Forrest City Support Group

    Location:
    2nd Thursday at 12:00 PM
    Forrest City Medical Center
    1601 New Castle Road
    Facilitators:
    Janice Waddy – (494) 870-3300
    Felisa Stewart – (870) 270-6219
  • Harrison Support Group

    Location:
    1st Wednesday at 11:30 AM
    Area Agency on Aging
    1508 Rock Springs Road
    Facilitators:
    Michelle Byler – (870) 743-1623
  • Heber Springs Support Group

    Location:
    4th Tuesday at 3:30 PM
    Baptist Health Heber Springs – Cafeteria
    1800 Bypass Road
    Facilitators:
    Nikki Stacy – (501) 362-3185
  • Hensley Support Group

    Location:
    1st Thursday at 7 PM
    Please Call Alz Ark Offices for details

    Facilitators:
    (501) 224-0021
  • Hot Springs @ The Caring Place

    Location:
    2nd Monday at 2:00 PM
    The Caring Place
    101 Quapaw
    Facilitators:
    Dian Masingill – (501) 623-2881
  • Hot Springs Evening Support Group

    Location:
    3rd Tuesday at 4:00 PM
    Brookfield Assisted Living
    205 Sawtooth Oak Street
    Facilitators:
    Amy Thomason – (501) 209-1950
  • Hot Springs @ Lewy Body Support Group

    Location:
    2nd Tuesday at 2:00 PM
    The Caring Place
    101 Quapaw
    Facilitators:
    Nancy Rogers – (501) 760-8495
    Elise Siegler (501) 224-0021
  • Hot Springs Village @ Mt. Carmel Community

    Location:
    4th Thursday at 3:00 PM
    Mt. Carmel Community
    540 Ponce de Leon
    Facilitators:
    Amy Thomason – (501) 209-1950
  • Jacksonville Support Group

    Location:
    2nd Monday at 7:00 PM
    North Metro Medical Center
    1400 Braden Street
    Facilitators:
    Priscilla Pittman – (501) 224-0021
  • Jonesboro Support Group

    Location:
    2nd Tuesday at 10:00 AM
    East Arkansas AAA
    Conference Room
    2005 East Highland
    Facilitators:
    Cheryl Hamm – (870) 930-2226
    Shirley Crawford – (870) 935-4672
  • Jonesboro Support Group

    Location:
    4th Tuesday at 10:00 AM

    Facilitators:
    Amber Bass – (870) 932 – 2462
  • Little Rock First Monday Support Group

    Location:
    1st Monday @ 12:00 PM
    Alzheimer’s Arkansas Office
    201 Markham Center Drive
    Facilitators:
    Priscilla Pittman – (501) 224-0021
  • Little Rock @ UAMS

    Location:
    1st Tuesday @ 10:30 AM
    UAMS, Reynolds Institute on Aging, Room G160
    Facilitators:
    Beth Allen – (501) 686-6219
  • Little Rock @ Ginny and Bob Shell Alzheimer’s Center at Parkway Village

    Location:
    2nd Tuesday at 5:30 PM
    14322 Chenal Parkway
    Facilitators:
    Debbie Rawn – (501) 952-4182
  • Little Rock @ 2nd Presbyterian

    Location:
    1st Thursday at 1:00 PM
    Second Presbyterian Church
    600 Pleasant Valley
    Facilitators:
    Janet Nelson – (501) 412-5683
    Dr. Rev. Karen K. Akin – (501) 227-0000
  • Little Rock @ PHUMC-Evening

    Location:
    2nd Tuesday at 5:30 PM
    Pulaski Heights UMC Room C135
    4823 Woodlawn Drive
    Facilitators:
    Beverly Villines – (501) 350-5053
  • Little Rock @ Clarity Pointe ~ Lunch with Friends

    Location:
    2nd Wednesday at 12:00 PM
    Clarity Pointe
    8401 Ranch Blvd.
    Bring your lunch or enjoy lunch prepared by Chef Josh for $5.00 per person
    Facilitators:

  • Little Rock @ PHUMC-Afternoon

    Location:
    3rd Tuesday at 1:00 PM
    Pulaski Heights UMC Room C135
    4823 Woodlawn Drive
    Facilitators:
    Beverly Villines – (501) 350 – 5053
  • Little Rock Memory Café – FREE COFFEE

    Location:
    3rd Wednesday 10:00-12:00 PM
    Alzheimer’s Arkansas Office
    201 Markham Center Drive
    Facilitators:
    Priscilla Pittman – (501) 224-0021
  • Little Rock @ 2nd Presbyterian

    Location:
    3rd Thursday at 1:00 PM
    Second Presbyterian Church
    600 Pleasant Valley
    Facilitators:
    Janet Nelson – (501) 412-5683
    Rev. Karen K. Akin – (501) 227-0000
  • Little Rock @ 4th Tuesday Night Support Group

    Location:
    4th Tuesday at 7 PM
    Alzheimer’s Arkansas Office
    201 Markham Center Drive
    Facilitators:
    Priscilla Pittman – (501) 224-0021
  • Little Rock – Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

    Location:
    2nd Tuesday at 11:00 AM
    Alzheimer’s Arkansas Office
    201 Markham Center Drive
    Facilitators:
    Priscilla Pittman – (501) 224-0021
  • Little Rock Support Group at Andover

    Location:<br /> 1st & 3rd Tuesdday 6:00 PM
    Andover Place
    2601 Andover Court

    Facilitators:
    Doug Ballinger – (501) 253-1238
  • Little Rock – Cure PSP Support Group

    Location:
    4th Thursday at 1:00 PM
    Alzheimer’s Arkansas
    201 Markham Center Drive
    Facilitators:
    Randi Haley – (870) 703-6417
  • Little Rock – Baptist Hospital

    Location:
    4th Monday at 6:00 PM
    Baptist Hospital, SW Campus, Main Entrance
    11401 I-30, Conference Room
    Facilitators:
    Janet Nelson – (501) 412-5683
  • Perryville Caregiver Support Group

    Location:
    1st Wednesday at 1:30 pm
    Perryville United Methodist Church
    123 Cross Street
    Facilitators:

    Ida Rose: (501) 208-3105
    Luster Rose: (501) 208-3105
    Missy Boliek: (501)208-3108

  • Marshall Support Group

    Location:
    2nd Thursday at 2:00 PM
    Searcy County Senior Center
    509 Zack Road
    Facilitators:
    Martina Timmons – (501) 745-7004 Opt. 2
    Michelle Burgess – (501) 745-7004 Opt. 2
  • Monticello Support Group

    Location:
    3rd Tuesday at 1:00 PM
    The Woods at Monticello
    1194 North Chester
    Facilitators:
    Pam Leeper – (870) 367-6852
  • Mountain Home Support Group

    Location:
    4th Friday at 3:00 PM
    Mruk Family Education Center on Aging
    624 Hospital Drive
    Facilitators:
    Diahanne VanGulick – (870) 508-3880
  • Mountain View Support Group

    Location:
    1st Monday at 6:00 PM
    Stone County Medical Center
    Education Room
    2106 East Main Street
    Facilitators:
    Teresa Cheatham – (870) 368-4522
  • Newport Support Group

    Location:
    1st Wednesday at 5:30 PM
    Harris Hospital
    1205 McClain Street
    Facilitators:
    Courtney Snow – (870) 219- 3745
  • NLR Dementia Caregiver Support Group

    Location:
    1st Wednesday at 9:30 AM
    CAVHS – NLR 2C Room 124
    2200 Fort Roots Drive
    Facilitators:
    Ashley Meggers – (501) 257-3340
  • Malvern Support Group

    Location:
    3rd Wednesday 11 AM
    Baptist Health Medical Center Room: Rehab Dining Room
    1001 Schneider Dr, Malvern, AR 72104
    Facilitators:
    Ruth Ann Crites – (501) 332-5248
  • NLR @ Park Hill Baptist

    Location:
    3rd Thursday at 11:30 AM
    Park Hill Baptist Church
    203 East C Avenue
    Facilitators:
    C.J. Shane – (501) 681-3531
  • Paragould – Memory Café

    Location:
    2nd Thursday at 1:00 PM
    Swirlz of Paragould
    2709 West Kings Highway
    Facilitators:
    Jana Wineland – (870) 565-5033
  • Paragould – Caregiver Support Group

    Location:
    3rd Thursday at 2:00 PM
    Chateau on the Ridge
    2308 Chateau Blvd
    Facilitators:
    Jana Wineland – (870) 565-5033
  • Pine Bluff Support Group

    Location:
    3rd Monday at 11:00 AM
    Area Agency on Aging of SE Arkansas
    709 East 8th Street
    Facilitators:
    Carolyn Ferguson – (870) 543-6300
  • Pine Bluff Day Group

    Location:
    1st Tuesday at 5:00 PM
    The Caring Place
    200 West 6th Ave
    Pine Bluff, AR

    Facilitators:
    Linda Nickerson (870) 502-9675
  • Rison Support Group

    Location:
    1st Friday at 5:00 PM
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    108 Yaney Drive
    Facilitators:
    Nadia Owen – 870-220-1152
  • Russellville – Forget Me Not Support Group

    Location:
    4th Tuesday at 2:00 PM
    Brookdale Senior Living Solutions
    240 Inglewood Ave
    Facilitators:
    Jerry England – (479) 498-2050
    Shelly Jones – (479) 498-2050
    Rhonda Horton – (479) 264-3109
  • Searcy Support Group

    Location:
    2nd Tuesday at 3:00 PM
    Unity Health Hospital
    1200 S Main Street
    Facilitators:
    Marjorie H. Ryan – (501) 268- 6490
  • Searcy – Cloverdale’s Heart, Mind, And Soul

    Location:
    1st and 3rd Monday at 6:00 PM
    Cloverdale’s Church of Christ
    3000 East Park Avenue
    Facilitators:
    Martha Vendetti – (501) 266- 8613
  • Stuttgart Support Group

    Location:
    2nd Thursday at 12:00 PM
    Baptist Health Medical Center – Stuttgart
    1703 North Burkle
    Facilitators:
    Charles Proctor – (870) 830-1170
    Sara Proctor – (870) 673-4144
  • Walnut Ridge

    Location:
    2nd Thursday at 2:00 PM
    Ralph Joseph Building
    1219 West Main, Suite 750
    Facilitators:
    Mendy Sorg – (870) 886-5800
    Janet Lady – (870) 759-2347

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