CARES Program

Compassionate Alzheimer’s Respite, Education and Support programs provide an opportunity for people with memory impairment and their care partners to participate in two separate support groups – held simultaneously. One group provides information, guidance and respite to caregivers while the other group provides conversation and socialization for those with memory impairment. Programs are offered at no charge, but registration is required. To register or for more information, please call (508) 775-5656.

A client shares his story of hope and support.

“Alzheimer’s caregiver support group has allowed me to share my inner feelings with others who feel the same way and are going through the same thing that I am going through. This group has given me the strength to go on every day.” - Brenda Danovitch

“I think it’s a wonderful program. The group is very well handled. It’s a nice group and we do get to talk about our situations. I enjoy being there and it’s something I look forward to. I think it’s a really great organization and anything I can do to help, I’m happy to do.” anonymous


List of locations and times

Bourne Council on Aging 
2nd and 4th Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Chatham Council on Aging
2nd and 4th Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Dennis Council on Aging 
1st and 3rd Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Mashpee Senior Center 
2nd and 4th Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Maplewood at Mayflower Place, West Yarmouth
1st and 3rd Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

New Bedford Council on Aging 
1st and 3rd Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Niagra/Maplewood Senior Center, Fall River - Starting in August
1st and 3rd Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.