Kinship Care

Kinship Care is a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren and other relative caregivers. The group meets once a month at the Centreville United Methodist Church 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, please RSVP by calling (269) 858-5704.

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.

There also is free in-home support for St. Joseph County families. To find out more, call the Alzheimer’s Association hotline at 800-272-3900 and ask about the Michigan Dementia Care & Support Program.

Grief Support Group

The COA offers a grief support group for anyone dealing with any type of loss. Led by licensed bereavement counselor, Kelli Poortenga, the group meets at our Rivers Enrichment Center in Three Rivers, 1200 W. Broadway Street, on the first Monday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Kelli also leads a group at our Oaks Enrichment Center in Sturgis, 306 N. Franks Avenue. That group meets on the third Monday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, please call the COA at (269) 279-8083.