Caregiver Support Group Programs

ATTENTION: 

Based on member input and suggestions, our support groups meetings are being updated for the new year. The schedule may change weekly. Groups are offered as either in person or via Zoom.  Please call (623) 526-4404 or email supportgroups@benevilla.org beforehand to make sure your meeting is being held as scheduled.

Pandemic Precautions: While it’s not required, Benevilla encourages staff, volunteers, and group members to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, practice social distancing and proper sanitization and wear a mask while attending any Benevilla support groups and/or functions.

For more details, scroll down for the complete list of support groups or click on the “Support Groups Schedule” button below. For more information call 623.526.4404 or email supportgroups@benevilla.org

View Latest Support Groups Schedule

Benevilla Support Groups

Caring for an aging family member can be very rewarding. It can also be equally challenging as family become the primary source of support and care for an older adult who is no longer able to care for himself/herself.
At Benevilla, we understand that the best thing that caregivers can do for the loved one he/she is caring for is to take care of themselves both physically and emotionally.

The Benevilla peer to peer caregiver support groups are a great place to recharge and connect with other caregivers who are in similar situations. As you learn from other families’ experiences, you will gain practical advice and comfort. Benevilla support groups are nonjudgmental safe places to voice the stress, frustration, and fears that are part of caregiving and finding the assurance that you are not alone.

Benevilla offers supports groups for memory care, ambiguous loss and grief, Parkinson’s, bereavement and adult children caregivers. As you navigate your caregiver journey, there are support groups to assist each step of the way.

The Benevilla caregiver support groups give the gift of hope through authentic empathy and understanding.

Caregiver Respite Opportunity 

For individuals who are not currently enrolled at one of our Life Enrichment Programs, Benevilla offers a free respite opportunity at our West Valley location while you are at one of the Benevilla support groups. This respite is available during the time of the support group only and is based on space availability that day. If your loved one is already enrolled at the program, they will need to use one of their regular scheduled days.

Before respite is used the first time, the Life Enrichment Director or designee will meet with you to complete the necessary paperwork. Once enrolled, caregivers must contact the Life Enrichment Program at least 24 hours in advance to see if there is available space and schedule with the Director or designee for each visit.

The Life Enrichment Program Director can be reached by calling 623-584-4999.

Support Groups Schedule

Memory Care Caregivers

Every Tuesday – *IN PERSON ONLY*

10:00AM – 11:30AM

Meetings at Faith Presbyterian Church,

16000 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, 85351.

This group is intended for caregivers of a loved one with various stages of cognitive impairment from dementia (Alzheimer’s, Frontotemporal, Lewy Body, etc.), traumatic brain injury, or other medical conditions that may have caused memory loss.

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

Willowbrook Caregivers Support Group

*IN PERSON ONLY*

9:30AM – 10:30AM (1st and 3rd Thursday)

In-person meetings at Willowbrook United Methodist Church,

19390 N. 99th Avenue, Sun City, 85373.

This group is intended for caregivers of loves ones with various diagnoses who want to connect with other caregivers for support.

Bereavement

*IN PERSON ONLY*

3:00PM – 4:30PM (Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of Each Month)

Meetings at Lord of Life Lutheran Church – Room 1

13724 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, 85375. 

This group is for those who are experiencing grief due to the death a loved one and want to connect with others for support.

__________________________________________________________

Ambiguous Loss / Grief Support Group

*IN PERSON ONLY*

11:30AM – 1:00PM (Every Wednesday)

In-person meetings at St. Clement of Rome Church Bingo Hall

15800 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, 85351.

This group is intended for those who are experiencing grief due to the expected loss a loved one and/or have placed a loved one in a group home or facility setting and want to connect with others for support.

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

 

Caregiver Education and Resource Support Group

*IN PERSON ONLY*

1ST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH
3:00PM – 4:00PM
Meeting at Benefitness Adaptive Gym at Benevilla, 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise, 85378

This group is for caregivers who are seeking assistance on their caregiving journey. Each month, subject matter experts address common caregiver questions to provide tips and education to assist them as they care for their loved one.

Adult Children Caregivers

*ZOOM ONLY*

6:00PM – 7:00PM (Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of Each Month)

Zoom Link:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86564189969

This group is intended for adults who are caregivers for close relatives (parents, grandparents, or others) who want to connect with other caregivers for support.

________________________________________________________________________

Male Caregivers Ambiguous Grief

*IN PERSON ONLY*

9:30AM – 10:30AM (Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of Each Month)

In-person meetings at Royal Oaks Lifecare Community – Chapel

10015 W. Royal Oak Road, Sun City, 85351

This group is for men who are experiencing ambiguous grief due to the expected loss a spouse or significant other and/or have placed a loved one in a group home or facility setting and want to connect with other men in similar situations for support. (This group is open to Royal Oaks residents and the public.)

*NOTE: Group members outside the facility will need to check in digitally at the front desk in the lobby and print a name tag.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Parenting isn’t easy – especially the second-time around.

Grandparents or relatives who find themselves in the unexpected position of raising their grandchildren or kin face complex questions and situations. Sharing a household across generations can be more manageable with the support of others on the same journey.

Through the help of our caregiver supportive services, grandparents can balance the challenges of this growing family dynamic.

Click here to learn more