Programs

Memory Care Alliance Monthly Program Opportunities For You

If you are ever in need of help or assistance with any matter concerning on-going care for your loved-one or for yourself, please contact us at 505-310-9752 or director.memorycarealliance@gmail.com. The Memory Care Alliance is here to help.

A weekly gathering for all active caregivers in our community. This is Santa Fe’s only group that meets weekly. Members share the challenges and difficulties of caregiving, but also share in providing ideas and solutions with each other. We celebrate when success is achieved with a particular challenge or problem. The group is based in a community that is about not only getting help and support, but also giving it to others. Those caregivers who have lost someone are still welcomed and encouraged to attend so they may continue to be a part of our community.

If you are unable to leave your loved-one alone while attending the group, a free respite program is available. Please inquire.

​Meets 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Fridays of each month from 2:00pm - 3:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 107 W Barcelona in Santa Fe.

Friday Alliance Group

Similar to the above meeting, but just for the guys. There are statistically more men caregivers than women, but little, if any support or program is ever directed specifically to how men manage caregiving differently than women. Open to all men who are active caregivers.


Meets 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Fridays of each month from 1:00pm - 2:00pm the Unitarian Universalist Church, 107 W Barcelona in Santa Fe.

If you are unable to leave your loved-one alone while attending the group, a free respite program is available. Please inquire.

Men's Alliance Group

The caregiver group will meet the first Tuesday of every month at the Betty Ehart Senior Center located at 1101 from 10:00 – 11:00. You must make a reservation by calling the senior center in advance. The number is 505-662-8920.

Los Alamos Alliance Group

Live. Learn. Love. Laugh. A monthly social event open to those living with Alzheimer’s or a related illness, their families, caregivers and all other members in the community who wish to support them. Come socialize with us and don’t forget there is always an exciting game with a chance to win a fabulous prize. All are welcome to attend.

Meets 4th Friday of each month from 2:00 - 3:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 107 W Barcelona in Santa Fe.
 

Alliance Memory Cafe

“This course has allowed me to learn how to care for my wife with the dignity and respect she deserves” - a caregiver.

This eight hour caregiver course over a four week period will continue to be presented online. This is a game-changer for any- one who is caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. It covers a wide range of topics ranging from understanding the types of dementia, long term planning strategies, self care, legal/financial challenges, on-going daily care techniques, and shopping for services, and many other skill that a caregiver needs to find success. Open to both family and professional caregivers.

 

Presented Tuesdays November 17th, 24th, December 1st and 8th. 2:00 - 4:00. Additional courses will be scheduled in 2021.

 

Please send a message through our contact page to receive information about upcoming class days and times.

Prepare to Care

Santa Fe Doorways

A monthly group that addresses a variety of end of life issues, options and challenges. The Memory Care Alliance is proud to provide the technical support needed for this important program to continue meeting online. For more information about Doorways, or to find out who each month’s presenter will be contact Denys Cope at denysc@cybermesa.com.


Group meets every 2nd Thursday of each month from 11:45 - 1:00. Online.

To attend via zoom use Zoom Room ID# 823 4352 7718. No password required.

Other related programs in the community which may be of help or interest to you:

Eldorado Support Group. Meets first and third Wednesdays of every month. 9:30 - 11:00.
Now being held online. To find out how to log in to the group or if you would like more information, contact Dr. Kitty Fallon, The Gloaming at Santa Fe. drkittyfallon@thegloamingatsantafe.com 505-369-0551.

Next Step-Eldorado Grief and Healing Group. Meets second Wednesday of the month. 9:30 - 11:00.
Now being held online.To find out how to log in to the group or if you would like more information, contact Dr. Kitty Fallon, The Gloaming at Santa Fe. drkittyfallon@thegloamingatsantafe.com 505-369-0551.

Parkinson's Group. Meets each Thursday of the month at 1:30 online. There is also a meeting exclusively for care partners the first Tuesday of every month at 3:00, again online. To find out how to log in to either of these, or if you have any questions regarding Parkinson’s or other movement disorder illnesses, contact Karen St. Clair at kastclair@gmail.com or at 505-780-5864.

Alzheimer’s Cafe. Meets second Wednesday of the month online from 2:00 - 4:00. Contact Jytte Lokvig at lokvig@gmail.com or by calling 505-501-2412.

Support and Action Group for Family Caregivers. Sponsored by Comfort Keepers. Online the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 2-3pm. For more information or find out how to join contact Eileen Joyce at ej@eileenjoyce.com.

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