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Caregiver Support Groups

Do You Need Support Caring for an Older Person? A caregiver support group can offer an atmosphere of understanding and support for caregivers to discuss issues and problems. Some caregivers feel if they participate in a support group they are in some way not coping. Nothing could be further from the truth. By participating in a group, they are recognizing that to become a successful caregiver might include seeking additional support and resources.

Formats for a caregiver support group can:

  • Provide guest speakers with information on a variety of caregiving topics.
  • Help you deal with stress and provide ways to reduce its effects.
  • Help you deal with emotional issues, such as the guilt of placing a family member in a nursing home.
  • Provide you with information about community resources and benefits.
  • Help you understand and address the losses associated with caregiving.

Caregiver (of Older Adults) Support Groups

  1. Ainsworth Senior Center, (402) 387-0777.
  2. Albion Senior Center, (402) 395-6886.
  3. Bancroft Senior Center 402-648-3387.
  4. Broken Bow - Custer Care Center 308-872-6303.
  5. Crofton Senior Center 402-388-2365.
  6. Emerson Senior Center, (402) 695-2516.
  7. Geneva, (402) 759-3862.
  8. Norfolk Senior Center, (402) 371-8299.
  9. Oakland Golden Oaks Center (402) 685-5146
  10. O'Neill Senior Center, (402) 336-4338.
  11. St. Paul, (308) 754-7850
  12. Westpoint, Sunshine Center 402-372-3800

Support Groups by Topic

  • Alzheimer's Support Groups, Statewide,  800-272-3900 or visit the Alzheimer's Association of the Great Plains.
  • Alzheimer's Support Group, Lincoln, (402) 483-9417
  • Alzheimer's Support Group, Lexington (308) 324-5531
  • Arthritis Support Group,York, (402) 362-6004
  • Arthritis Support Group, Hastings, (402) 463-7478
  • Autism Support, Lincoln, (402) 483-1836, (402) 484-6697
  • Brain Injuries - see Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Cancer Support Group, Aurora, (402) 694-3171
  • Cancer Support, Living With Cancer, Beatrice, (402) 223-2366
  • Cancer Support Group, Crete, (402) 826-2886
  • Cancer Support Group, Grand Island, (308) 389-5450
  • Cancer Support Group, Grand Island, (308) 381-5820
  • Cancer Support Group, Hastings, (402) 463-5019
  • Cancer Support Group, Lincoln, (402) 481-8941
  • Support Groups for those with blood-related cancers, toll-free 888-847-4974 (in Omaha) or (402) 438-2242 (Lincoln).
  • Cancer Support, for fbreast cancer, Lincoln, (402) 486-7567
  • Cancer Support for head and neck cancer, Lincoln, (402) 488-0460
  • Cancer Support, laryngectomy group, Lincoln, (402) 481-7671or 788-2566
  • Cancer Support Group for prostate cancer, Lincoln, (402) 481-5400
  • Cancer Support Groups, Lincoln, (402) 489-0339
    • I Can Cope
    • Look Good...Feel Better
    • Ostomy Group
    • Reach to Recovery (for women having undergone mastectomy)
    • Self-help Group
  • Cancer Support Group, Stromsburg, Midwest Covenant Nursing Home, 615 East 9th Street
  • Cancer Support Group, Tecumseh, (402) 335-3361
  • Cancer Support Group, York, (402) 362-6671
  • Cardiac Support Group, Grand Island, (308) 389-5565
  • Caregivers (of older adults) Support Group, Lincoln, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, second Thursday of the month, 7-9 p.m., Call Aging Services/LIFE (Lincoln Information For the Elderly) at 441-7070 regarding transportation or questions or Madonna Hospital for more information at (402) 483-9508.
  • Caregivers (of older adults) Support Group, Pioneer Manor, Geneva, 2:30-4:20 p.m., last Thursday of the month, (402) 759-3862.
  • Caregiver Support Group, Stromsburg. This group meets the second Tuesday of the month at Midwest Covenant Home, 615 East Ninth Street, in Stromsburg, at 2:30 p.m., 764-2711. The contact person is Caroline Hopkins, 747-2211.
  • Caregiver Support Group, Ainsworth Senior Center, 402-387-0777.
  • Caregiver Support Group, Albion Senior Center, 402-395-6886.
  • Caregiver Support Group, Bancroft Senior Center, 402-648-3387.
  • Caregiver Support Group, Crofton Senior Center, 402-388-2365.
  • Caregiver Support Group, Emerson Senior Center, 402-695-2516.
  • Caregiver Support Group, Norfolk Senior Center, 402-371-8299.
  • Caregiver Support Group, Golden Oaks at Oakland, 402-685-5146.
  • Caregiver Support Group, O'Neill Senior Center, 402-336-4338.
  • Caregiver Support Group, Sunshine Center at West Point, 402-372-3800.
  • Cochlear Implant Sertoma Club, Lincoln, contact cwesslund@msn.com.
  • Diabetes Support Group, Grand Island, (308) 389-5565
  • Diabetes Support Group, Hastings, (402) 461-5318
  • Diabetes Support Group (for adults), BryanLGH Medical Center, Lincoln, (402) 481-3055
  • Diabetes Support Groups, St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center,
    (402) 486-7000 (for adults); 486-8777 (for parents).
  • Diabetes Support Group,York, (402) 362-1677
  • Juvenile Diabetes Support group (for parents), Lincoln, (402) 464-8300
  • Dystonia Support Group, Lincoln, (402) 423-7704
  • Family Caregiver Support Group, Alliance, (308) 762-6660
  • Family Caregiver Support Group, Scottsbluff, (308) 247-2712
  • Family Caregiver Support Group, Sidney, (308) 254-3314
  • Fibromyalgia Support Group, Grand Island, (308) 946-3433
  • Fibromyalgia Support Group, Hastings, (402) 756-6226
  • Fibromyalgia Support Group, Kearney, (308) 865-2727
  • Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Support Group, Lincoln, (402) 464-0065 or (402) 464-3503
  • Fibromyalgia Support Group, Omaha, (402) 721-8241
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  • Gluten Intolerance Support Group, Lincoln, (402) 489-7357
  • Self Help for the Hard of Hearing, Lincoln, (402) 794-8000 tzimmer036@earthlink.net, szshine@earthlink.net
  • HIV Positive Support Group, Lincoln, (402) 484-8100
  • Spouse Support Group of Heart and Pulmonary Patients, York, (402) 362-0462
  • Lupus Support Group, Omaha, (402) 572-3150
  • Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, Grand Island, (308) 389-5565
  • Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, Lincoln, (402) 474-5543, or
    800-755-3959
  • Nebraska Assistive Technology Project Peer Support Network, 800-724-7594
  • Parkinson's Support Group, Grand Island, (308) 389-5565
  • Parkinson's Support Group, Lincoln, (402) 435-8946
  • Parkinson's Support Group, York, (402) 362-0440
  • Parkinson's Support Group, Hastings, (402) 462-9970
  • Stroke Foundation, Nebraska Chapter, 800-484-5678
  • Stroke Support Group, Beatrice, (402) 223-7323
  • Stroke Support Group, Fremont, (402) 727-1710 (Third Tuesdays)
  • Stroke Support Group, Hastings, (402) 461-5256 (First Tuesdays)
  • Stroke Support Group, Kearney, (308) 865-7189 (every Wednesday)
  • Stroke Support Group, Norfolk, (402) 377-1517 (afternoon group)
  • Stroke Support Group, Norfolk, (402) 377-1517 (evening group)
  • Stroke Support Group, Omaha, (402) 573-2924
  • Stroke Support Group, Omaha, (402) 895-3689
  • Stroke Support Group, Omaha, (402 ) 449-0639, ext. 3457
  • Stroke Support Group - Omaha "North"- Contact number 502-1764
  • Stroke Support Group, Papillion, (402) 339-7700
  • Stroke Support Group, Scottsbluff, (308) 630-1446
  • Stroke Support Group, Yankton, South Dakota, 605-668-8291
  • Brain Injury Support Group, Grand Island, (308) 389-5565
  • NEBrainstorm - a brain injury resource network from the Nebraska Department of Education
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Academy, Omaha, e-mail: melody@radiks.net
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Beatrice Support Group, (402) 223-7323
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Lincoln Support Group, (402) 488-1916
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Grand Island Support Group, (308) 398-5565
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Omaha - Alegent Health Immanuel Rehabilitation Center at 402-572-2295 or 1-800-Alegent (1-800-253-4368)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - York Support Group, (402) 725-3222 or (402) 723-4461
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Hastings Support Group, (402) 461-5232
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Lincoln/University of Nebraska-Lincoln Support Group, (402) 327-0120
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Omaha Central Support Group, (402) 733-2491
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Scottsbluff Support Group, (308) 635-3711

Support Groups By City

Statewide Information

 

  • Alzheimer's Support Groups, Statewide, 800-487-2585
  • Nebraska Assistive Technology Project Peer Support Network, 800-724-7594
  • Stroke Foundation, Nebraska Chapter, 800-484-5678
  • NEBrainstorm - a brain injury resource network from the Nebraska Department of Education

Ainsworth

  • Caregiver Support Group, Ainsworth Senior Center, 402-387-0777

Albion

  • Caregiver Support Group, Albion Senior Center, 402-395-6886

Alliance

  • Family Caregiver Support Group, Alliance, (308) 762-6660

Aurora

  • Cancer Support Group, Aurora, (402) 694-3171

Beatrice

  • Cancer Support, Living With Cancer, Beatrice, (402) 223-2366
  • Stroke Support Group, Beatrice, (402) 223-7323 (call for details)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Beatrice Support Group, (402) 223-7323

Crete

  • Cancer Support Group, Crete, (402) 826-2886

Emerson

  • Caregiver Support Group, Emerson Senior Center, 402-695-2516.

Fremont

  • Stroke Support Group, Fremont, (402) 727-1710 (Third Tuesday of the month)

Geneva

  • Caregivers (of older adults) Support Group, Pioneer Manor, Geneva, 2:30-4:20 p.m., last Thursday of the month, (402) 759-3862

Grand Island

  • Brain Injury Support Group, Grand Island, (308) 389-5565
  • Cancer Support Group, Grand Island, (308) 389-5450
  • Cancer Support Group, Grand Island, (308) 381-5820
  • Cardiac Support Group, Grand Island, (308) 389-5565
  • Diabetes Support Group, Grand Island, (308) 389-5565
  • Fibromyalgia Support Group, Grand Island, (308) 946-3433
  • Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, Grand Island, (308) 389-5565
  • Parkinson's Support Group, Grand Island, (308) 389-5565
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Grand Island Support Group, (308) 398-5565

Hastings

  • Arthritis Support Group, Hastings, (402) 463-7478
  • Cancer Support Group, Hastings, (402) 463-5019
  • Diabetes Support Group, Hastings, (402) 461-5318
  • Fibromyalgia Support Group, Hastings, (402) 756-6226
  • Parkinson's Support Group, Hastings, (402) 462-9970
  • Stroke Support Group, Hastings, (402) 461-5256 (First Tuesday of the month)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Hastings Support Group, (402) 461-5232

Kearney

  • Fibromyalgia Support Group, Kearney, (308) 865-2727
  • Stroke Support Group, Kearney, (308) 865-7189 (every Wednesday afternoon)

Lexington

  • Alzheimer's Support Group, Lexington, (308) 324-5531

Lincoln

  • Alzheimer's Support Group, Lincoln, (402) 483-9417
  • Autism Support, Lincoln, (402) 483-1836, (402) 484-6697
  • Cancer Support, for breast cancer, Lincoln, (402) 486-7567
  • Cancer Support for head and neck cancer, Lincoln, (402) 488-0460
  • Cancer Support, laryngectomy group, Lincoln, (402) 481-7671, or 788-2566
  • Cancer Support Group for prostate cancer, Lincoln, (402) 481-5400
  • Support Group for those with blood-related cancers, toll-free 888-847-4974 (in Omaha) or (402) 481-5919 (Lincoln)
  • Cancer Support Groups, Lincoln, (402) 489-0339
    • I Can Cope
    • Look Good...Feel Better
    • Ostomy Group
    • Reach to Recovery (for women having undergone mastectomy)
    • Self-help Group
  • Caregivers (of older adults) Support Group, Lincoln, (402) 441-7070
  • Cochlear Implant Sertoma Club, Lincoln, contact cwesslund@msn.com.
  • Diabetes Support Group (for adults), BryanLGH Medical Center, Lincoln, (402) 481-3055
  • Diabetes Support Groups, St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center,
    (402) 486-7000 (for adults); 486-8777 (for parents).
  • Juvenile Diabetes Support group (for parents), Lincoln, (402) 464-8300
  • Dystonia Support Group, Lincoln, (402) 423-7704
  • Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Support Group, Lincoln, (402) 464-0065 or (402) 464-3503
  • Gluten Intolerance Support Group, Lincoln, (402) 489-7357
  • HIV Positive Support Group, Lincoln, (402) 484-8100
  • Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, Lincoln, (402) 474-5543, or 800-755-3959
  • Parkinson's Support Group, Lincoln, (402) 435-8946
  • Stroke Support Group, Lincoln, (402) 483-9888 or (402) 486-8280
  • Stroke Support Group, Lincoln, (402) 484-8842
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Lincoln Support Group, (402) 488-1916
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Lincoln/University of Nebraska-Lincoln Support Group, (402) 327-0120

Norfolk

  • Caregiver Support Group, Norfolk Senior Center, 402-371-8299.
  • Stroke Support Group, Norfolk, (402) 377-1517 (Call for details - evening group)
  • Stroke Support Group, Norfolk, (402) 644-7398 (afternoon group)

Omaha

  • Support Group for those with blood-related cancers, toll-free 888-847-4974 (in Omaha).
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Academy, Omaha, e-mail melody@radiks.net
  • Fibromyalgia Support Group, Omaha, (402) 721-8241
  • Lupus Support Group, Omaha, (402) 572-3150
  • Stroke Support Group, Omaha, (402) 573-2924 (Third Tuesday of the month)
  • Stroke Support Group, Omaha, (402) 895-3689 (Second Tuesday)
  • Stroke Support Group, Omaha, (402) 449-0639, ext. 3457 (Every other Tuesday morning)
  • Stroke Support Group - Omaha "North"- Contact number 502-1764
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - North Omaha/Immanuel Support Group, (402) 573-2295
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Omaha Central Support Group, (402) 733-2491

O'Neill

  • Caregiver Support Group, O'Neill Senior Center, 402-336-4338.

Papillion

  • Stroke Support Group, Papillion, (402) 339-7700 (Fourth Tuesday of the month)

St. Paul

  • Caregivers (of older adults) Support Group, (308) 754-7850

Scottsbluff

  • Family Caregiver Support Group, Scottsbluff, (308) 247-2712
  • Stroke Support Group, Scottsbluff, (308) 630-1446 (Third Thursday of the month)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Scottsbluff Support Group, (308) 635-3711

Sidney

  • Family Caregiver Support Group, Sidney, (308) 254-3314

Stromsburg

  • Cancer Support Group, Stromsburg, Midwest Covenant Nursing Home, 615 East Ninth Street

Tecumseh

  • Cancer Support Group, Tecumseh, (402) 335-3361

York

  • Arthritis Support Group,York, (402) 362-6004
  • Cancer Support Group, York, (402) 362-6671
  • Diabetes Support Group,York, (402) 362-1677
  • Parkinson's Support Group, York, (402) 362-0440
  • Spouse Support Group of Heart and Pulmonary Patients, York, (402) 362-0462
  • Traumatic Brain Injury - York Support Group, (402) 725-3222 or (402) 723-4461

Other

  • Stroke Support Group, Yankton, South Dakota, 605-668-8291

If you have a support group you would like added to this page, just e-mail us at librarian@answers4families.org.

If you wish to have a support group in your area, see the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services web page at http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/ags/ags-services.htm to contact an Area Agency on Aging office near you

Are you a support group leader?  Join the Answers4Families Support Group Leaders Discussion Group.  A place for reps of Nebraska support groups, to share their successes, practical info, problem-solving experiences, and hopes with one another.

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