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, 103 S. Douglas Avenue. 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 Associate hotline at 800-272-3900 and ask about the Michigan Dementia Care & Support Program.