Caregiver Support



Caregiver Support Group 

A support group offered by the Alzheimer's Association in partnership with VPAS. Here is a safe place for people living with dementia and their care partners to:

  • develop and support system
  • exchange practical information on challenges and possible solutions
  • talk through issues and ways of coping
  • share feelings, needs, and concerns
  • talk about community resources

Group meets the first Friday of the month at 9 a.m. at Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg.  Register here or call 540-615-5341.


Memory Partners

A safe space for caregivers and people living with dementia to attend together. There will be social time with other care partners, optional games, activities and refreshments, and Tai Chi for Memory exercise.

First Tuesday of the month, 10-11:30 a.m.

Plains District Community Center, Timberville

Learn more and register: 540-615-5341


Confident Caregiver Circles

Meet fellow caregivers on the same journey as you.  Designed to provide education and support for caregivers of adults 60 and older. Share ideas, concerns, and questions.  Learn about new opportunities that will help you take better care of yourself and your loved one.  Topics include: stress management, dealing with difficult emotions (including partner emotions), communications skills building, physical activity and preventing injury, healthy eating and medication management, planning for the future, and more.

Workshop meets Tuesdays Jan. 17-Feb. 21, 2023 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Sunnyside Retirement Community, Harrisonburg

Register here or call 540.615.5341


Dealing with Dementia

This workshop is designed for family caregivers of individuals living with dementia. We will cover:

  • Understanding dementia
  • Managing problem behaviors
  • Handling stress
  • Finding time for you

You'll also meet other caregivers on a similar journey, and have the opportunity to share ideas and resources.

Workshop meets Jan. 26 and Jan. 27, 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. This is a virtual program.  Join from the comfort of home!

Register here or call 540-615-5341.


Confident Caregiver Dementia Conference

This is a "Must Go" for anyone caring with a person living with dementia.  Featuring Melanie Bunn, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and speaker for Teepa Snow's Positive Approach to Care, conference topics will include:

  • Using a Positive Approach to Dementia Care
  • Coping with Challenging Situations in Dementia Care
  • How Lifelong Personality Traits Impact Dementia Care

May 17, 2023, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Blue Ridge Community College Plecker Center, Weyers Cave

Register here or call 540-615-5341