Peer Support Groups

Confidential peer support groups connect people who are supporting persons living with dementia. In this safe environment, you can share your challenges and successes and realize that you are not alone.. Joining a support group can help you:
  • Talk to others who are going through similar experiences
  • Increase your understanding of dementia
  • Develop and broaden your set of coping strategies
Our Support groups operate on a monthly basis throughout Simcoe County and are facilitated by a Family Support Coordinator and a trained volunteer.

Alliston Support Group
3rd Monday of the month (February 2017 - moved to February 13)
10:00 a.m. - noon
St. John's United Church, Dermott Room
56 Victoria Street East, Alliston
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Barrie Morning Support Group
3rd Tuesday of the month
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County office
20 Anne Street South, Barrie
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Barrie Evening Support Group 
3rd Tuesday of the month
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Waterford Retirement Community
132 Edgehill Drive (at Leacock Dr.) in the Cranberry Craft Studio and Kitchen (lower level).
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Bradford Support Group 
3rd Tuesday of the month
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
CHATS MediChair Offices
448 Holland Street West, Units 8 - 12, Bradford
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Collingwood Support Group 
4th Wednesday of the month
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
VON Adult Day Program - Lunch Room
49 Raglan Street, Collingwood
Note:  This is a partnership with the VON Adult Day Program and is not specific to dementia.
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North Simcoe Support Group
Last Monday of the month
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Bayfield House
5 Beck Boulevard, Penetanguishene
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Orillia Support Group
1st Wednesday of the month
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Leacock Care Home, 25 Museum Drive (Can enter through Seniors Care Clinic Entrance)

Orillia Evening Support Group
Third Thursday of the month
Seniors Care Clinic, 25 Museum Drive (Seniors Care Clinic Entrance)
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
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Stroud Support Group 
3rd Thursday of the month
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
The Spoke Club, Sandy Cove Acres
908 Lockhart Road, Innisfil
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Download the Support Group Calendar (.pdf)


Last Updated: 11/08/2017