Support Groups

Whether you need practical tips or a sympathetic ear, sometimes it's best to talk to someone you don't already have a close relationship with. You might be surprised by the range of support groups available.

There are many ways to find a support group:

  • Online search
  • Local yellow pages, under "Senior Citizens"
  • Hospitals and care facilities
  • Churches and other religious groups
  • Your employer's HR department 

 

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To find a support group, talk to the social worker at your local hospital or nursing facility.

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