Caregiver Support Groups
Missoula Aging Services (MAS) offers a variety of resources to empower caregivers.
Support groups and classes offer a safe place to share experiences, advice and practical strategies for managing caregiving responsibilities.
Caregiver Support Groups
Monthly support groups are available in Missoula and the Seeley-Swan Valley. In addition, there are groups specifically for older adults raising children, and for caregivers of adults with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
For current support group details, read below or click here to download our support group flier.
Missoula Aging Services Caregiver Support Group
This caregiver support group meets on the second Monday of each month at 4 pm at Missoula Aging Services, 337 Stephens Avenue in Missoula.
No registration is required. For more information call MAS at (406) 728-7682 or email Lauren Crabtree at Respite@missoulaagingservices.org.
Seeley-Swan Caregiver Support Group
This group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1 pm at Mission Bible Fellowship, 3158 Highway 83 in Seeley Lake.
No registration is required. For more information, call the Seeley-Swan Resource Center at (406) 541-7688 or email Seeley@missoulaagingservices.org.
Alzheimer’s Support Groups
There are two different groups that meet each month. Both are open to friends, family and caregivers. No registration is required. For more info you can call MAS at (406) 728-7682 or email Lauren Crabtree at Respite@missoulaagingservices.org.
Noon Group: Meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 12 pm at Summit Independent Living Center, 700 South West Higgins in Missoula.
Evening Group: Meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at Missoula Senior Center, 705 South Higgins Avenue in Missoula.
Montana Kinship Navigator Program - Support Group
This support group is for grandparents and other relatives raising children.
The group meets on the 3rd Wednesday, September - May at 1 pm at the Missoula Food Bank & Community Center. For more details, call Missoula County Extension Office at 406-258-4206 or email Kelly Moore at Kmoore@montana.edu.
Missoula Aging Services offers a six session class series for caregivers called Powerful Tools for Caregivers®. This class is usually available twice a year. Check the MAS calendar for the next class date and for other upcoming educational opportunities such as Aging Mastery!
Powerful Tools for Caregivers®
The Powerful Tools for Caregivers® class series was developed as an educational program to provide family caregivers with the tools to increase their self-care and their caregiving ability and confidence.
If you are interested in attending, please call (406) 728-7682. Space is limited. Cost for the class series is $65 for one person or $120 for two people; no cost and reduced cost tickets are available by calling (406) 728-7682. Respite care may also be available to help free up time so that you can attend.