Programs & Services

Caring For Your Aging Family Members Support/Discussion Groups

You’re not alone!  Connect with other caregivers in a safe setting. Find out what’s working for other people. 

Groups are coordinated by SMAA or the community providers listed.

Biddeford: For caregivers of people with dementia.

  • 2nd Monday of the month, 3-4:30pm
  • 2nd Monday of the month, 6-7pm
  • at Community Partners, Inc. Contact Barbara Alberda at 713-3723.

Bridgton: For people assisting an older adult or person with dementia.

2nd Wednesday of the month, 1:00 - 2:30 PM at the Bridgton Community Center. Contact Ann O'Sullivan at 1-800-427-7411.


1st Thursday of the month, from 3:00 – 4:15 PM, at The Gathering Place. Respite available onsite for a fee; please call ahead to reserve. Contact Jill Larson at 439-6111.


3rd Thursday of the month, from 5:15-6:30pm at SMAA. Contact Lori Campbell at 1-800-427-7411 x540.

NOTE: The final meeting of the group that has been meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month from noon to 1pm will be August 28.

York: Caregiver support group for family and friends assisting an older adult with a chronic condition.

3rd Tuesday of the month, 1:00-2:00 PM, at The Living Well Center, 127 Long Sands Road. Contact Susan Kelly-Westman at 475-1167.

Other areas: Please call Lori at SMAA's Family Caregiver Support Program if you are looking for a group in another area. 1-800-427-7411 x540.

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Contact a Family Caregiver Support Specialist

If you are a family caregiver and want to learn of resources specific to your needs, feel free to call us and ask for a Family Caregiver Support Specialist or request information.

Find out about dementia respite care:
The Caregiver Respite Program

Areas We Serve

207-396-6500 or 1-877-353-3771
TTY for hearing impaired 207-883-0532
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday