Kinship Care

Kinship Care is a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren and other relative caregivers. The group meets once a month at the Centreville United Methodist Church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month.

The group provides assistance with child care during the meeting. In addition, the support group serves as a resource for education and other services.

If you would like to attend a support group meeting, please RSVP by calling (269) 858-5704.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group

This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Three Rivers COA, 103 S. Douglas Avenue. For more information, call the COA at (269) 279-8083.

There also is free in-home support for St. Joseph County families. To find out more, call the Alzheimer’s Associate hotline at 800-272-3900 and ask about the Michigan Dementia Care & Support Program.

Grief Support Group

This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month in Three Rivers from 10 a.m. to Noon and on the fourth Wednesday of each month in Sturgis from 10 a.m. to Noon. All are welcome and is for any senior experiencing loss.

The group provides a supportive, safe, and friendly environment to share feelings of a grief journey and to begin the process of healing in a group setting.

The group is facilitated by Kelli Poortenga, a licensed bereavement social worker from Ascension At Home/Reverence Hospice. For more information, call the COA at (269) 279-8083.