Caregiver Support Groups

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The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia offers a network of Caregiver Support Groups.

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Please call our InfoLine at 1-800-611-6345 for further information and to register.

Caregiver Support Groups

Caregiver Support Groups are safe places for people in caregiving roles to come together regularly for mutual care and support. These confidential groups provide space to talk, listen and share information, tips and strategies. Groups are facilitated in a non-judgemental, respectful atmosphere – a place where others understand what you are going through and help you realize you are not alone.

The session yesterday was healing for me. This had a lot to do with your skilled feedback. I felt listened to. I felt vulnerable but in a safe place to share. Very thankful I was part of it." - Support group participant

  • These groups are for care partners. For programs for people living with dementia, visit our Programs & Services page.
  • Groups are available both in-person and online.
  • There is no cost but registration is required.
  • Caregivers Nova Scotia offers support groups in French. Learn more here.

Virtual Groups

  • 2nd Monday of the month, 10:30 AM
  • 2nd Monday of the month, 7:00 PM – Young Onset
  • 3rd Wednesday of the month, 10:00 AM
  • 1st Thursday of the month, 7:00 PM
  • 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 PM
  • 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:00 PM

In-Person Groups:

  • Halifax: 1st Tuesday of the month at 3:30 PM
  • Lower Sackville: 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM
  • Yarmouth: 1st Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM
  • Pictou: 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM
  • Chester: 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM 
  • Truro: 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:00 PM (beginning December 15)
  • Tantallon: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM (beginning December 20)
  • Sydney: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2:00 PM (beginning January 11)
  • Berwick: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:00 AM (beginning January 17)