Caregiver Support

Circle Center is here for our participants’ families, too

Support groups are an essential resource we offer that allow caregivers to share experiences with each other. Led by our Director of Social Work, all groups include information about available community resources and provide a wonderful environment for caregivers to re-fuel. We also invite guest speakers on occasion to address specific topics of interest.

Our groups are informal, roundtable discussions that offer support in a relaxed and friendly environment. They are open to all Circle Center families and the community-at-large and are free-of-charge. We welcome first-time attendees and those just testing the waters to see if support groups are right for them.

Please contact Jay Burkhardt, MSW, Director of Social Work, at, or 804.355.5717 x210 for more information.

Family Caregiver Group

This group is a wonderful resource for family caregivers to talk with our Director of Social Work and one another about the challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and/or other chronic illnesses.

This group meets twice a month. One session meets the second Thursday of the month via Zoom, 4:30-6 pm. The other session meets the fourth Thursday of the month at Circle Center, 2:30-4 pm.

This is a safe space for caregivers to share their challenges and successes and to learn about available resources. All members of this group are actively engaged in caring for an older adult who lives with them.

Two family members in discussion with Circle Center's social worker
large group of family members in discussion

Parkinson’s Group

Our Parkinson’s group has been meeting for over 20 years and has a core group of long-time attendees who offer a breadth of knowledge about Parkinson’s and available resources in the Richmond area.

The group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. They also enjoy a pre-group meal together at Jason’s Deli, 1700 Willow Lawn Drive at 4:30 pm. 

This group is open to both caregivers and individuals who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s. All are welcome to the dinner, too.