Bulletin boards, chat rooms and online support groups
A caregiver support chat group hosted by the American Association of Retired
Persons (AARP) on America Online every Wednesday night from 8:30
to 9:30, EST. (Keyword: AARP).
Society Caregiver Forum.
A bulletin board for Alzheimer caregivers.
Caregiver Network Inc
This site has a bulletin board for caregivers to share information and feelings.
This site has discussion boards on topics relevant to caregivers and seniors.
Dr. Koop's Community (US)
More than 130 chat support groups meet here on a weekly basis. Chat topics include:
Memory loss or Alzheimer's, The Sandwich Generation, Hospice Care, Caregiving for the Elderly.
The site has several message boards and a chat room.
This site includes a message board, and two chat rooms for discussions
on extended care, caregiving, and seniors' health issues.
Sympatico Healthyway Health
This general health information Web site includes a bulletin board
Hip Support Group. An online support group for people with hip
and joint problems.
of Care. This site hosts scheduled chats on topics, such as
Preventing Caregiver Burnout and Coping with Dementia
Sources of information on support groups
Yourself to Health Information. A
guide to self-help groups and health newsletters on the Internet.
Seniors' Guide Health and Chronic Disease Resources. Includes
groups An article that looks at self-help groups and seniors'
use of them.
Expression, Vol. 12, No. 4, Summer 1999 the newsletter
of the National Advisory Council on Aging. Available in hard copy
from National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA), Ottawa, Ontario,
K1A 1B4 Tel: (613) 957-1968, Fax: (613) 957-9938
Resource Centre of Greater Toronto. This site lists Canadian
self-help centres and provides links to general self-help information
Sourcebook OnLine. A comprehensive listing of US, Canadian and
international self-help clearinghouses compiled by The American
Self-Help Clearinghouse. The site also contains information on how
to start a support group.
and disability-related associations and organizations
on support groups for specific disease or disabilities, call the
local office of national organizations such as the Arthritis Society,
Alzheimer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
The Support Network, Edmonton's Distress & Information Centre
11456 Jasper Avenue
Tel: (403) 482-0198 Ext. 231
Fax: (403) 496-1495
The Self-Help Resource Association of British Columbia
303 1212 West Broadway
Tel: (604) 733-6186
Fax: (604) 730-1015
Manitoba Self-Help Clearinghouse Inc.
825 Sherbrooke Street
Phone: (204) 772-6979
Fax: (204) 786-0860
Self-Help Community Service
Box 6125, Station 'A'
St. John, NB
Info Line: (506) 633-4636
Tel: (506) 634-1673
Fax: (506) 636-8543
Canadian Health Promotion Network Atlantic
P.O. Box 825,
Tel: (506) 758-0987
Fax: (506 758-2002
Consumer Health Awareness Network Newfoundland and Labrador
P. O. Box 5788, 354 Water Street, 3rd Floor
St. John's NF AIC 5X3
Tel: (709) 753-8550
Fax: (709) 753-8537
63 King Street
Tel: (902) 466-2011
Fax: (902) 466-3300
Self-Help Resource Centre of Greater Toronto
40 Orchard View Blvd., Suite 219
Tel: (416) 487-4355
Fax: (416) 487-0344
Prince Edward Island
Family Support & Self-Help Program
Candian Mental Health Association
P.O. Box 785
Phone: (902) 566-3034
Fax: (902) 566-4643
Centre de Reference du Grand Montreal
801 Sherbrooke St. East, Suite 401
Tel: (514) 527-1375
Fax: (514) 527-9712
Saskatchewan Self-Help Network
315 28th Street West
Tel: (306) 373-8908
Fax: (306) 665-3047
Advokit: A Self-Help Guide on How to Advocate for Yourself
Penticton Advocacy Network
Box 148, 113-437 Martin Street
for Developing a Caregiver's Network
Family Caregivers' Network Society
#300-857 Rupert Terrace
Disease: Starting a self-help group
Alzheimer's Disease International
45/45 Lower Marsh
We Care: An Idea Book fo Caregivers and Support Groups
Caregivers' Association of BC
#170 216 Hastings Avenue