Caregiver & Support Groups

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* Times and locations change frequently; please call before attending any group.

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The above list may not contain all the Caregiver and Support Group information in the Western New York area. If you are looking for a specific type of group please contact the Erie County Department of Senior Services at (716) 858-8526.

Erie County Department of Senior Services
95 Franklin St.; Room 1304; Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 858-8526

https://erie.gov/seniorservices
e-mail: seniorinfo@erie.gov

Caregiver & Support Groups

*Times and locations change frequently; please call before attending any group.

TYPE CONTACT PERSON LOCATION *TIMES
Adult Sibling Support Group

Shauna Nealon
www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/

(716) 984-5867

Wilson Support Center
150 Bennett Rd.
Cheektowaga 14227
Call for information.
After a Parent Dies

Wilson Support Center www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/

(716) 901-0289

Wilson Support Center
150 Bennett Rd.
Cheektowaga 14227
Call for information.
8 week session;
repeats during the year.
ALS Support Group (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Julia Garland, MSW
http://webuny.alsa.org/

(716) 860-1947

Dent Neurological Institute
3980 Sheridan Dr
Amherst 14226
6:30pm-8:00pm
1st Tuesday
Alzheimer’s Support Group

Alzheimer’s Association

1 (800) 272-3900

Dent Neurologic Institute
3980 Sheridan Dr
Amherst, NY 14226
6:00pm-7:00pm
2nd Tuesday
Alzheimer’s Support Group

Alzheimer’s Association

1 (800) 272-3900

Amherst Church of Christ
8285 Transit Rd
East Amherst 14051
11:30am-12:30pm
1st Saturday
Alzheimer’s Support Group

Alzheimer’s Association

1(800) 272-3900

Elma United Methodist Church
299 Bowen Rd
Elma 14059

6:00pm-7:00pm
3rd Tuesday
Alzheimer’s Support Group

Alzheimer’s Association

1(800) 272-3900

Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library
1324 Jefferson Ave
Buffalo 14208

1:30-2:30pm
4th Monday
Alzheimer’s Support Group

Alzheimer’s Association

1-800 272-3900

Clarence Senior Center
4600 Thompson Rd.
Clarence 14031

4:30pm-5:30pm
3rd Monday

Alzheimer’s Support Group

Alzheimer’s Association

1 (800) 272-3900

Lord of Life ADHC
1025 Borden Rd.
Depew 14043
7:00pm-8:00pm
3rd Thursday
Respite Available -call 1-800-272-3900 to arrange
Alzheimer’s Support Group

Alzheimer’s Association

1 (800) 272-3900

Baker Memorial United Methodist Church
345 Main St.
East Aurora 14052
10:30am-11:30am
4th Wednesday
Respite Available -call 1-800-272-3900 to arrange
Alzheimer’s Support Group

Alzheimer’s Association

1 (800) 272-3900

Golden Age Center
3278 Whitehaven Rd.
Grand Island 14072
1:30pm-2:30pm
2nd Wednesday
Respite Available -call 1-800-272-3900 to arrange
Alzheimer’s Support Group

Alzheimer’s Association

1 (800) 272-3900

Hamburg Wesleyan Church
4999 McKinley Pkwy.
Hamburg 14075
11:00am-12:00pm
2nd Wednesday
Respite Available -call 1-800-272-3900 to arrange
Alzheimer’s Support Group

Alzheimer’s Association

1 (800) 272-3900

Kenmore United Methodist Church
32 Landers Rd.
Kenmore 14217
11:00am-12:00pm
1st Tuesday
Alzheimer’s Support Group

Alzheimer’s Association

1 (800) 272-3900

Dent Neurological Institute
3980 Sheridan Dr.
Amherst 14226
6:00pm-7:00pm
2nd Thursday
Alzheimer’s Support Group

Alzheimer’s Association

1 (800) 272-3900

St. John Vianney Church
2950 Southwestern Blvd.; Gathering Room
Orchard Park 14127

10:30pm-11:30pm
Last Monday
Alzheimer’s Support Group

Alzheimer’s Association

1 (800) 272-3900

Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Adult Day Services
3780 Commerce Court #100
North Tonawanda  

1:00pm – 2:00pm
3rd Wednesday
Respite Available -call 1-800-272-3900 to arrange

Alzheimer’s Support Group
FTD (Frontotemporal Caregiver Support)

Alzheimer’s Association

1 (800) 272-3900

Alzheimer’s Association
2805 Wehrle Dr. Suite 6
Williamsville 14221
6:00pm–7:00pm
2nd Wednesday
Alzheimer’s Support Group
Daughters Only

Alzheimer’s Association

1 (800) 272-3900

Harris Hill Nursing Facility
2699 Wehrle Dr.
Williamsville 14221
5:00pm – 6:30pm
2nd Wednesday
Alzheimer’s Support
Group Men’s

Alzheimer’s Association

1 (800) 272-3900

Elderwood Village at Williamsville
5271 Main St.
Williamsville 14221
7:00 pm-8:30pm
1st Monday
Alzheimer’s Support Group
Wives

Alzheimer’s Association

1 (800) 272-3900

Harris Hill Nursing Facility
2699 Wehrle Dr.
Williamsville 14221
3:00pm – 4:00pm
2nd Wednesday
Alzheimer’s Support Group 
Lewy Body Dementia 

Alzheimer’s Association

1 (800) 272-3900

Alzheimer’s Association
2805 Wehrle Dr. Suite 6
Williamsville 14221
Call for information.
American Cancer Society Support Group

American Cancer Society 

1(800) 227-2345

Various locations; call for information. Call for information.
Amputee Support Group

Joseph Baumgarden

(716) 447-6037

Kenmore Mercy Hospital
Community Room, 1st floor
2950 Elmwood Ave.
Kenmore 14217
6:00pm-8:00pm
Last Wednesday
Aphasia Support Group / Family Care Group

Caroline Lewandowski

(716) 829-5532

University of Buffalo
Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic
3435 Main St.
Buffalo 14214
Call for information.
Aphasia Survivors’ Support Group

Deborah Insalaco

(716) 878-5319 or
(716) 878-3530

Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buckham Hall, A106
Buffalo 14222
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Every Friday
(While school in session)
Bereaved Parents of the USA

Tony & Bernie Misita
 www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/

(716) 675-3844

Wilson Support Center
150 Bennett Rd.
Cheektowaga 14227
Call for information.
Better Breathers Club

Health Connection
http://www.lung.org/support-and-community/better-breathers-club/

(716) 447-6205

St. Joseph's Campus
2605 Harlem Rd
Cheektowaga 14225

10:00am-11:00am
3rd Tuesday
(No meetings in Jan, Feb, July, Aug)

Brain Injury Support Groups
(Peer and Caregiver Groups Available)

Ginny Haynes 
www.headwayofwny.org/

(716) 408-3100

Headway for Brain Injury
2635 Delaware Ave.; Suite E
Buffalo 14216
6:30pm - 8:00pm
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Breast Cancer Network of WNY

Call for information.
http://www.bcnwny.org/

(716) 706-0060

Various groups; call for information.
http://www.bcnwny.org/
Call for information.
Caregiver Support Group
Springville Concord Elderly Network
(SCENe)

Barb Cherry
Sue Bialasik

(716) 592-7407 or (716) 592-2918

Love INC
62 E. Main St.
Springville 14141

3:00pm-4:30pm
2nd & 4th Mondays
Cancer Survivor’s Group

Wilson Support Center
www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/

(716) 836-6460

Wilson Support Center
150 Bennett Rd.
Cheektowaga 14227
Call for information.
Caregivers

Angela Jones

(716) 636-3055 Ext. 3129

Amherst Senior Center
370 John James Audubon Pkwy.
Amherst 14228
1:00pm
3rd Wednesday
Celiac Disease Support/ Gluten Sensitivity Group Julianne Fusani
buffaloglutenfree@gmail.com
www.buffaloglutenfree.org Email for information.
Community Bereavement Group

Wilson Support Center
www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/

(716) 836-6460

Wilson Support Center
150 Bennett Rd.
Cheektowaga 14227
Call for information.
DBSA Support Group
(Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)

WNY Independent Living Center

(716) 836-0822 Ext. 183

WNY Independent Living Center
3108 Main St.
Buffalo 14214
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Mondays
Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Pride Center of WNY

(716) 852-7743

Pride Center of WNY 
200 South Elmwood Ave
Buffalo 14201
5:30pm - 6:30pm
3rd Tuesday
Depression Support Group

WNY Independent Living Center

(716) 836-0822 Ext. 118

Endeavor Health Services
1526 Walden Ave.
Cheektowaga 14225
12:00pm-2:00pm
Every Tuesday
Diabetes Support Groups

American Diabetes Association

(716) 835-0274

Various locations; call for information. Call for information.
Diabetes Support Group

American Diabetes Association
Jamie Keller

(716) 515-2060

Carry Out Café at Tops
1460 South Park Ave.
Buffalo 14220
3:00pm
1st Thursday
Registration requested.
Diabetes Support Group (Adult Type I)

Margaret Mersereau

(716) 961-9900

UBMD Internal Medicine
1020 Youngs Rd.
Williamsville 14221
Call for information.
Diabetes Support Group
(Type I & Type II)
(Family and friends welcome.)
American Diabetes Association

Jamie Dortch-Lanier

(716) 228-5834

ECMC Ambulatory Ctr, D.K. Miller Building
462 Grider St. Rm C202A
Buffalo 14215
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Last Wednesday
Family Caregivers Support Group

Jenny Osburn, RN

(716) 686-2820

Elderwood at Hamburg
5775 Mae Lou Dr.
Hamburg 14075

7:00pm – 8:30pm
2nd Monday
(New attendees arrive at 6:30)

Father’s Rallying Against Tragedy
(FRAT)

Joe Quinlivan
jdjquin5@verizon.net
www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/

(716) 213-3277

Wilson Support Center
150 Bennett
Cheektowaga 14227
7:00pm-8:30pm
3rd Tuesday
Fibromyalgia Support Group

Diane Weston

(716) 544-0954

Amherst Main Library
350 John James Audubon Parkway
Amherst 14228
4:00pm - 6:00pm
1st Tuesday
Grief and the Holidays

Wilson Support Center
mgiesler@palliativecare.org

(716) 901-0289

Call for information
www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/
Call for information.
Healing Touch for Caregivers

Wilson Support Center
www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/

(716) 901-0289

The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care
225 Como Park Blvd.
Administrative Bldg. - Education Center
Cheektowaga 14227
Call for information.
WNY Independent Living
Support Groups (Various)

WNY Independent Living Center

(716) 836-0822

WNY Independent Living Center
3108 Main St.; Rear Building
Buffalo 14214
Call for information.
Living Healthy with Kidney Disease Support Group

Northeast Kidney Foundation
Barbara Breckenridge

(716) 510-6702

ECMC
462 Grider St.; 3rd Floor
Conference Room C
Buffalo 14215
6:00pm
3rd Thursday
Loss of a Child Support Group

Jewish Family Service of Buffalo and Erie County
Donna Possenti

(716) 883-1914 Ext. 311

Jewish Community Center
2640 N. Forest Rd.
Getzville 14068
Call for information.
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Multiple Sclerosis Society

1-800-344-4867 Ext 70341

Cheektowaga Co-Ed MS Support Group
4245 Union Rd.; Suite 108
Buffalo 14225
5:00pm - 6:30pm
2nd Wednesday
(Those with MS only. Must register before attending)
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Multiple Sclerosis Society

(716) 338-7208

Cheektowaga Caregiver's Support Group
4245 Union Rd.; Suite 108
Cheektowaga 14225
7:00pm - 8:30pm
4th Monday
(Caregivers, family and friends. Must register before attending)
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Southtowns MS Club Self Help Group

Multiple Sclerosis Society

(716) 646-0012

107 Prospect Ave.
Hamburg 14075
6:00pm - 7:30pm
1st Tuesday
(Those with MS only.)

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

WNY Independent Living Center

(716) 338-7208

WNY Independent Living, Inc.
3108 Main St.
Buffalo 14214

4:30pm-6:30pm
3rd Wednesday
Northtowns Osteoporosis Support Group

Catholic Health

(716) 862-2182

Beechwood Residence
2235 Millersport Highway
Getzville 14068
10:00am-11:30am
3rd Wednesday

Parkinson's Northtowns Caregiver Support Group 

https://parkinson.org/westernnewyork

(716) 449-3795

Weinberg Campus
2650 North Forest Rd.
Getzville 14068 

 3:00pm - 4:00pm
4th Tuesday (No meetings in July & August) 

Parkinson's Southtowns Caregiver Support Group

https://parkinson.org/westernnewyork

(716) 449-3795

St. John’s Lutheran Church
3512 Clinton St.
West Seneca 14224
1:00pm
1st Thursday
Parkinson's Northtowns Support Group

https://parkinson.org/westernnewyork

(716) 449-3795

Shir Shalom of Buffalo
4660 Sheridan Dr.
Williamsville 14221
6:30pm - 8:00pm
2nd Thursday
Parkinson's Southtowns Support Group

https://parkinson.org/westernnewyork

(716) 449-3795

St. James United Church of Christ
76 Main St.
Hamburg 14075
12:00pm-1:00pm
2nd Friday
Parkinson's Wellness Group

https://parkinson.org/westernnewyork

(716) 449-3795

St. John’s Lutheran Church
3512 Clinton St.
West Seneca 14224
6:30 - 8:00pm
3rd Wednesday (No meetings in July & August)
Peer Support and
Self-Help Groups
Various Topics
(Mental Health)

Mental Health Association of WNY

(716) 886-1242

Call for information.
http://www.eriemha.org
Call for information.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy /Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Support Group of Buffalo & WNY

Lynda Ostrowski

(716) 337-3571 or (716) 480-7424

St. Paul 's Lutheran Church
4007 Main St.
Eggertsville 14226

7:00pm
4th Monday

Call ahead of attending.

Self Help for Nervous Symptoms and Fear

Recovery International

(716) 694-0104

Call for information. Call for information.
Stroke Support Group

Catholic Health

(716) 447-6205

Kenmore Mercy Hospital
2950 Elmwood Ave.
MRU Dining Room
Kenmore 14217
Call for information.
Stroke Support Group

Catholic Health

(716) 447-6205

OLV Senior Neighborhood
Community Room (1st Floor)
55 Melroy Ave.
Lackawanna 14218
10:00am - 12:00pm
2nd Saturday
Suicide Bereavement Support Group

Wilson Support Center
www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/

(716) 901-0289

Wilson Support Center
150 Bennett Rd.
Cheektowaga 14227
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
2nd  Tuesday
Us Too: Prostate Cancer

Bob Rand
rrand6@gmail.com

(716) 675-3294

St. Joseph Campus
2605 Harlem Rd.
Community Room, 1st Floor
Cheektowaga 14225
7:00pm – 9:00pm
3rd Thursday
Us Too: Prostate Cancer

Health Connection
Bill Krellner
racer3232@verizon.net

(716) 836-4761

VA Medical Center
3495 Bailey Ave.; Room 301
Buffalo 14215
7:00pm – 9:00pm
1st Tuesday
Widows and Widowers
Support Group

Angela Jones

(716) 636-3055 Ext. 3129

Amherst Senior Center
370 John James Audubon
Amherst 14228
11:00am
2nd Tuesday
Widows and Widowers
Support Group

Wilson Support Center
www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support/

(716) 901-0289

Wilson Support Center
150 Bennett Rd.
Cheektowaga 14227
Call for information.

The above list may not contain all the Caregiver and Support Group help information in the Western New York area. If you are looking for a specific type of group, contact the Erie County Department of Senior Services, (716) 858-8526. 

* Please call the contact telephone number before attending a meeting as locations and times change frequently.

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