Kinship Care

Kinship Care is a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren and other relative caregivers. The group normally meets once a month at the Centreville United Methodist Church, 305 E. Main Street, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month.

The group provides assistance with child care during the meeting. In addition, the support group serves as a resource for education and other services.

If you would like to attend a support group meeting or would more information, please call our support group leader Clark Fries at (269) 858-5704.

Please note that the support group meetings have been suspended during the pandemic. If you would like to talk to someone, or need help, please contact Clark.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Three Rivers COA, 1200 W Broadway Street. It also meets on the third Thursday of each month from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Sturgis Enrichment Center, 306 N. Franks Avenue. For more information, call the COA at (269) 279-8083.

The Alzheimer's Association also has a 24/7 Hotline (800.272.3900). Through this free service, specialists and master's level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people with the disease, caregivers, families and the public. You can contact the helpline day or night for information about local programs and services. You can also receive a confidential care consultation and receive help with decision-making support, crisis assistance and education on issues families face every day.