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Support Groups

Support Groups

The comfort, support, and validation gained by interacting with others in a similar position can be vital to mental and physical well-being. JFS support groups are free and open to all.

ALL SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Contact Chris Kellogg at (651) 690-8920.

People who participate in this support group are caring for a person with dementia in a wide variety of settings and disease progression. The person with dementia may be receiving care in long term care facilities, receiving in-home services, or attending adult day service. Some may be able to drive while others are unable to dress themselves. Regardless, this group is a safe place for caregivers, family, and friends of people with dementia to:

  • Develop a support system.
  • Exchange practical information on care giving challenges and possible solutions.
  • Talk through issues and ways of coping.
  • Share feelings, needs, and concerns.
  • Learn about community resources.

Second and fourth Monday of each month
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Sholom East Shaller Campus
740 Kay Avenue, St. Paul

The group is led by an Alzheimer’s Association® certified group facilitator, free, and open to all.

The Dementia Caregivers Support Group is a partnership between Jewish Family Service of St. Paul and Sholom. It is funded under contract with the MAAA as part of the Older American Act Program.


Grief Support Group

Contact co-facilitators Deb Bundgaard, (651) 328-2091 or Bonnie Jaffe, (651) 497-8248.

The group offers participants a nurturing, confidential environment of support as they journey through the grieving process.

  • Develop a support system.
  • Exchange practical information on challenges and possible solutions.
  • Talk through issues and ways of coping.
  • Share feelings, needs, and concerns.
  • Learn about community resources.

First Wednesday of each month
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Sholom East Shaller Campus
740 Kay Avenue, St. Paul

Third Wednesday of each month
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Sholom Ackerberg Campus
3620 Phillips Parkway, St. Louis Park

The Grief Support Group is a partnership between Jewish Family Service of St. Paul and Sholom.