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Caregiver Support

The following support groups and classes are available for caregivers and health care professionals throughout the West Texas region.

Caregiver Support

The Garrison Institute on Aging is well aware of the time and emotional commitment invested by caregivers throughout Lubbock and surrounding communities.  We have and will continue to compile local resources and support groups in order to relieve and assist caregivers.  Sharing your story with caregivers can build personal strength as well as provide opportunities for educational experiences improving the quality of home care.

Local Caregiver Support and Education

30-minute Alzheimer's Care Radio Program

First and Third Monday,

 Monthly at 9 a.m.

KRFE AM 580

Call KRFE at 806.745.1197 for more info.

Family Support Group

Fourth Tuesday, Monthly

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Bender Terrace

4510 27th Street

Lubbock, TX

Call Debbie Callander at 795-4368 for more information.

Dementia Support Group

Fourth Monday, Monthly

3:00 p.m. Quail Ridge Alzheimer Special Care Center

5204 Elgin Avenue

Lubbock, TX

Call Quail Ridge at 806.788.1919 for more information.

Mildred and Shirley L. Garrison Geriatric Education and Care Center Caregiver Support Group

Third Tuesday, Monthly

Noon to 1:30  p.m.

3710 4th Street

Lubbock, TX

Includes an educational component

Call Mona Barrera at 806.763.4455 for more information.

Lubbock Caregiver Support Group

First Wednesday, Monthly

7:00 p.m.

Highland Hospital

50th & University, 1st Floor Conference Room

For more information contact Jo Mixon at 632-5752 or Mixon.jo@gmail.com

Lubbock Caregiver Support Group - Lunch Meeting

Third Friday, Monthly

1:00 p.m.

Bryan Shilow Restaurant

14104 FM 1730 (Between Slide Rd. and FM 1730)

For more information contact Jo Mixon at 806. 792. 0111

Alzheimer's Support Group

Third Thursday, Monthly (Sept. - May)

7:00 p.m.

Green Lawn Church of Christ

5701 19th Street

Lubbock, TX

For more information contact Jess Peterson at 792-0111

Tips for Caregivers

* From the National Family Caregivers Association Caregiving Resources.

  • When people offer to help, accept the offer and suggest specific things that they can do.
  • Choose to take charge of your life, and don't let your loved one's illness or disability always take center stage.
  • Remember to be good to yourself. Love, honor and value yourself. You're doing a very hard job and you deserve some quality time, just for you.
  • Watch out for signs of depression, and don't delay in getting professional help when you need it.
  • Educate yourself about your loved one's condition. Information is empowering.
  • There's a difference between caring and doing. Be open to technologies and ideas that promote your loved one's independence.
  • Trust your instincts. Most of the time they'll lead you in the right direction.
  • Grieve for your losses, and then allow yourself to dream new dreams.
  • Stand up for your rights as a caregiver and a citizen.
  • Seek support from other caregivers. There is great strength in knowing you are not alone.
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