Caregiver Support

While some in-person meetings are on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, Benevilla is offering all our current Caregiver Support Groups as live, online Zoom meetings.  Just click on the live links below.

For more information, please call Connie Danks, Benevilla Support Group Facilitator, at 623.584.4999

The Support Groups schedule will follow the current schedule below:

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Taking care of someone can be difficult. Support groups offer friends who can relate to your daily ups and downs and professionals who offer information and assistance.

 

Our Support Group Facilitator

Connie Danks, M.A.

Over 25 years experience working with families and caregivers. Often joined by Tuley Danks.

Benevilla Support Groups Facilitator Connie Danks with "Benepet" Tuley

 

Alzheimer’s and Memory

Every Tuesday

10:00AM – 11:30AM

Alzheimer’s and Memory Every Tuesday at 10AM

NEW HYBRID MEETING

In-person (cap of 12) meetings at St. Clement of Rome Church,

15800 N. Del Webb, Sun City, 85351 and via Zoom.

All CDC COVID-19 precautions and social distancing will be followed.

This group is for those who have a loved one with various stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s.  

Co-Facilitators: Connie Danks, M.A., with Benevilla and Volunteer Carol Safford.

Co-Sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging, Region One.

General Caregiving

1st and 3rd Thursday

9:30AM – 10:30AM

General Caregiving at 9:30AM

Previously met in-person on First and Third Thursday of Each Month
9:30AM – 10:30AM at the Willowbrook United Methodist Church
19390 N. 99th Ave, Sun City, AZ, 85373
Facilitator: Connie Danks, M.A., with Benevilla.

Previously met in-person on Second and Fourth Thursday of Each Month
9:30AM – 10:30AM at Royal Oaks
10015 W Royal Oak Road, Sun City, 85351
Facilitator: Connie Danks, M.A., with Benevilla.

Grief & Bereavement

Grief Before Loss

 Every Wednesday
12:00PM – 1:00PM

Grief & Bereavement Every Wednesday at 12:00PM

NEW HYBRID MEETING

In-person (cap of 12) meetings at St. Clement of Rome Church,

15800 N. Del Webb, Sun City, 85351

and via Zoom.

All CDC COVID-19 precautions and social distancing will be followed.

This group is for those who have placed a loved one in a Life Enrichment Day Program or if you have placed a loved one in a group home or community setting. 

Facilitator:  Connie Danks, M.A., with Benevilla.

Co-Sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging, Region One.

 

Grief & Bereavement

2nd Thursday of Every Month

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Grief & Bereavement 2nd Thursday at 3:00PM

4th Thursday of Every Month

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Grief & Bereavement 4th Thursday at 3:00PM

Previously met at: Lord of Life Lutheran Church
13724 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, AZ, 85375
Facilitator: Connie Danks, M.A., with Benevilla.

Parkinson’s

First Tuesday of Each Month

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Parkinson’s 1st Tuesday at 3:00PM

Third Tuesday of Each Month
3:00PM – 4:30PM

Parkinson’s 3rd Tuesday at 3:00PM

Previously met at: Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church
13658 Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, AZ, 85375
Facilitator: Connie Danks, M.A., with Benevilla.
Co-sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging, Region One.

Adult Children Caregivers for Parents

Every 2nd Thursday of Each Month

6:30PM – 7:30PM

Adult Children Caregivers 2nd Thursday at 6:30PM

Every 4th Thursday of Each Month
6:30PM – 7:30PM

Adult Children Caregivers 4th Thursday at 6:30PM

Previously met at: Benevilla Sun City West Office13576 W. Camino Del Sol, Sun City West, AZ 85375

Assists adult children caring for older parents or close relatives.
Facilitator: Connie Danks, M.A., with Benevilla.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

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