Support Groups

A number of support groups meet regularly at our Hollywood and North Portland facilities. Drop-ins are welcome.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

Caregivers & family members share ideas for coping and caring and meet new friends who can identify with what they are going through. Drop-ins welcome. Hollywood Center: 2nd Wednesday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm and 4th Sunday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm. Donations appreciated.


Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising and Parenting Children Group

This support group (held at the Charles Jordan Center, 9009 N. Foss Street) is for those who were most likely not expecting to be raising children at this time in their lives. Whatever your situation, one thing is clear: your lives have changed with the addition of someone else’s children. These changes may bring happiness or sadness, but there is change. And with that change, comes stress. Understanding the stress and finding proper ways to deal with it is vital for our own emotional and physical health as well as for the health of your children. Drop-ins welcome. Charles Jordan Community Center, 1st Monday of every month, 10-11am. For more information, call 503-288-8303.

Family Caregivers Support Group

Participants learn about resources and techniques to help cope with the many issues of self-care while caregiving. The group meets at the Hollywood Senior Center the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 10 to 11:30am.

Loss & Life Transition Group

Facing the challenges of aging can be easier when you share your experience with others who understand. In this group, sponsored by VIEWS (Volunteers Involved for the well-being of Seniors), members support and encourage each other in making the shifts in perspective that allow for a more satisfactory quality of life. Registration is required. Time to be announced when caller is registered. Donations appreciated. Call 503-288-8303.

Nutrition Support Group

Bring your stories about your relationship with food and find a place of support and encouragement while we explore all things food and nutrition. We will cover a wide range of topics from the nuts and bolts of nutrition to our more personal food-related struggles and successes. All are welcome! Facilitated by Gail Adams, MScN (Master of Science in Nutrition). The group meets the second Monday of the month from 9:30 to 11 am.