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Shiley-Marcos ADRC Support Groups

The Shiley-Marcos ADRC team recognizes that coping with the changes associated with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias is an ongoing process that impacts the lives of the diagnosed individuals, their family members, and their relationships in the community. Adequate education about the disease process and sufficient knowledge of the multifaceted resources available to individuals and their family members is paramount to successful coping.

Dates & Times

Please see the information below or download the Virtual QOL programs flyer (PDF) for more information.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of our support groups are currently offered via Zoom and can be accessed by computer or phone. Pre-registration is required.

To Register

Contact Tracey Truscott, LCSW
Phone: (858) 822-4800

Our Support Groups

Early Stage Support Group

About the Group

A weekly support group for people with Mild Cognitive Impairment or early-stage dementia and their care partners. We offer support sessions for both the care partner and the person diagnosed.

When: Every Wednesday

Care partner: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Person diagnosed: 11:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Download the Early Stage Support Group flyer (PDF)

Caregiver Support Group

About the Group

​A monthly support group for caregivers of any age who are caring for a loved one with any stage or type of dementia. 

When: 2nd Wednesday of every month 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Download the Caregive Support Group flyer (PDF)

Young Onset Support Group

About the Group

​A monthly support group for individuals who are in the early stage of Alzheimer's or a related disorder and under age 65.

When: 4th Wednesday of every month 

Care partner: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Person diagnosed: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Download the Young Onset Support Group flyer (PDF)

Non-AD Dementias Caregiver Support Group

About the Group

​A monthly support group for family members and care partners who are facing the challenges of Lewy Body and Frontotemporal Dementias.

When: 1st Wednesday of every month 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Download the Non-Dementia Caregiver Support Group flyer (PDF)

Grupo de Apoyo

About the Group

​Monthly Spanish support group for caregivers of all ages providing care to individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related disorder. Facilitated by SMADRC bilingual social worker, Ivonne Arias, MSW.

When: 2nd Thursday of every month in Chula Vista, 2 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Download the Grupo de Apoyo Support Group flyer - Spanish (PDF)