Are You Caring for Someone Who Has 
Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease?
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Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens
Offers Caregiver Support Groups

The number of family caregivers continues to grow in proportion to the aging population. Demands on family caregivers are multi-faceted; they can be physical, emotional, financial and spiritual. Most of the caregivers Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens works with are caring for either a spouse or a parent. These amazing individuals make personal sacrifices every day, placing their loved ones’ needs ahead of their own. The Family Caregiver Support Program works to alleviate some of the demands placed on family caregivers by providing Caregiver Peer Support Groups, Caregiver Training and Education, Case Management and Respite Care along with information and referral services.  

The purpose of the support group is to provide an opportunity for family members, friends, caregivers, and other interested individuals to meet regularly for mutual emotional support and to exchange coping skills with one another in matters relating to cognitive impairment when caring for a loved one with some form of dementia.

The reasons that people attend support groups vary. People may come to a group to gain a better understanding of the disease, because they are in crisis, or because they have specific caregiving struggles. They may be looking for advice on a particular subject or just want to be with people who are having similar experiences. Therefore, the support group is different things for different people. Whatever the reason for attending, the Support Group offers:

  • A safe, supportive environment or community
  • Education and information
  • Methods and skills to solve problems
  • Encouragement to participants to maintain personal, physical, and emotional health
  • Personal growth and development

Please consider joining one of Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens’

Support Group

Casa Grande
4th Wednesday 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Caliche Senior Living
1640 N. Peart Road

2nd Thursday 10:00am to 11:30am
Dorothy Nolan Senior Center
330 N. Pinal Street

2nd Tuesday 12:15pm to 1:45pm
Globe Active Adult Center
579 S. Broad Street

Apache Junction
2nd Thursday 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Apache Junction Active Adult Center
1035 N. Idaho Road

3rd Wednesday 10:00am to 11:30am
Senior Center
41614 W. Smith Enke Rd.
Ste #100

1st & 3rd Wednesdays 1:30pm to 3:00pm
High Country Seniors 215 N. Beeline Hwy 

Evening Group

Virtual via Zoom
2nd Tuesday

6:00pm to 7:30pm
All Locations welcome

Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens
8969 W. McCartney Road
Casa Grande, AZ 85194
520-836-2758 or 800-293-9393
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Other Selected Sponsors of Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Al-Anon

Pinal County
Gila County

Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter
Phoenix. 1028 E. McDowell Rd.
Phone: 800-272-3900 or 602-528-0545.

American Parkinson Disease Association - Arizona Chapter 

Hope Women’s Center
252 N. Ironwood Dr., Apache Junction 85117.
Phone: 480-983-4673
Apache Junction Center 

850 N. California St. Coolidge, 85128
Phone 520-723-8888 
Coolidge Center

Muhammad Ali Parkinson Research Center

240 W. Thomas Rd, Ste 301, Phoenix 85013.
Phone: 602-406-4921