All of our groups help educate, have guest speakers, and give support for those with the disease and for those providing the care. Information on changes in medication, insurance, and community resources are also provided
The Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease and Family Caregiver Groups are all informal, roundtable discussions that offer helpful information and support in a relaxed and friendly environment.
** Please note that due to health and safety protocol during the COVID-19 Pandemic ALL support groups are meeting Virtually. For more information on attending a Virtual Support Group, please contact Jay Burkhardt. Jburkhardt@circlecenterva.org, or 804.355.5717 x210.**
Caregiver Spouses Support Group
The Caregiver Spouses Support Group meets twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Monday from 3 to 4:30 pm.
Our Parkinson’s group has been meeting at Circle Center for over 20 years and has a core group of long-time attendees who offer a breadth of knowledge about PD and resources in the Richmond area. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.
Family Caregiver Group
This group is a wonderful resource for our family members to talk with our Social Worker and one another about the challenges of caring for a loved one with dementia and other chronic illnesses. This group meets on the last Thursday of each month from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Circle Center social workers offer educational resources and caregivers share their successes and struggles. All members of this group are actively engaged in caring for an individual who lives with them.
Honoring Choices Group
This group is an initiative of the Richmond Academy of Medicine working collaboratively with Bon Secours Health System, HCA Virginia Health System and Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. Circle Center staff members will receive training to help assist our participants, their caregivers and families with determining end-of-life care and proper documentation that honors an individual’s choice on medical treatments.