There are many support and self-help groups in the area that offer assistance and information about health-related problems and diseases. The East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging is a sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, Family Caregiver Support Group, Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, and Caring and Sharing Social Group. These support groups are for all ages. For more information, contact the East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging at (870) 930-2225 or 1-888-532-2235. For additional support groups, contact your local hospital.
Alzheimer's Support Groups
Forrest City Medical Center
Every second Thursday of each month at 12:00 p.m. Call Janis Waddy 494-3300 for more information.
Diabetes Support Group
This monthly support groups meets every third Thursday of each month, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at the Forrest City Library.
Caring Spouses of NEA
This group meets on a monthly basis to provide a place for spousal caregiver to gather with others who are caring for a chronically ill or disabled spouse, just like you. The group provides disease/condition specific education, stress and care management, resource availability, emotional support, and a quarterly newsletter. This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. at EAAAA Main Office in the Building E Small Conference Room. For more information please call (870) 930-2204 or 1-800-680.6950.
Caregiver Support Groups
These groups meet on a monthly basis to provide a place for Caregivers to gather with others who are Caregivers, just like you. The group provides disease/condition specific education, stress and care management, resource availability, emotional support and a quarterly newsletter. Caregiver Support Groups meet in the following locations:
· Jonesboro (Craighead) · Paragould (Greene)
2nd Monday at 2:00 p.m. 2nd Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
3rd Monday at 3:00 p.m. Greene County Public Library
EAAAA Conference Room 120 N. 12th Street
· Pocahontas & Walnut Ridge
(Randolph & Lawrence) · Forrest City (St. Francis)
3rd Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. 3rd Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.
Pocahontas Community Center 2550 South Washington St.
300 Geneva Drive, Pocahontas, AR Forrest City Senior Life Center
· Helena (Phillips) · Marianna (Lee)
4th Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. 4th Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Phillips County Library Mid-Delta/Marianna Senior Center
702 Porter Street, Helena 53 S. Poplar, Marianna
· West Memphis (Crittenden) · Wynne (Cross)
4th Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. 2nd Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
West Memphis Senior Life Center Wynne EAAAA Office
318 Tyler Street, W. Memphis 1421 South Falls Blvd
Please call(870) 930-2204 or 1-800-680-6950 for more information if you live in the following counties: Clay, Craighead, Greene, Lawrence, Mississippi, and Randolph.
Please contact Janis Waddy at (870) 494-3300 for more information if you live in the following counties: Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Phillips, Poinsett, and St. Francis.