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.

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Contact Grace Lundquist, UCARE Program Manager, (651) 329-1771.

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 caregiving 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.


Grief Support Group

Contact Deb Bundgaard, Social Worker, (651) 328-2091.

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.


MCI Support Group

Contact Kaci Christnovich, Psychotherapist, (651) 329-7980.

We are forming a support group for adults with an MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment) diagnosis. Details coming soon.