Support Groups

There are many support and self-help groups in the area that offer assistance and information with a variety of problems and diseases. Contact your local hospital for health related groups such as arthritis, cancer, or diabetes. Contact your local Adult Day Care or nursing home regarding caregivers or Alzheimer’s groups. Contact your local Hospice or funeral home for support groups to help deal with loss of a loved one.

Contact the listing under Counseling, for groups that deal with emotional problems, mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse. Many national health organizations also provide support group information. For information on any of these health related groups and organizations, click here.

Schmieding Center for Health and Education
2422 N. Thompson
Springdale, AR 72764

Caregiver’s Group
St. Mary’s Hospital
1200 W. Walnut
Rogers, AR 72756

ALS Support Group

BENTON COUNTY - The ALS support group meets the second Sunday of every other month at 1:30 pm in the Center for Nonprofits in Rogers, AR. Please call 479-621-8700 for more information.

Caregiver Support Groups

BAXTER COUNTY - Dementia Education and Support Group meets the 4th Friday of each month at 3:00 pm at the Mruk Family Center on Aging in Mountain Home, Arkansas. For additional information, call 870-508-3880.

BOONE COUNTY - Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6 pm. Northvale Baptist Church 301 North Adams Street Harrison, Arkansas 72601. Please contact the Facilitator: Ken Hoyt @ 870-577-4810 for more information.

MARION COUNTY- Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm at the Marion County Senior Activity Center, 5966 Hwy 202 East, Flippin, Arkansas. Contact 870-743-1623 for more information.

Diabetes Support Group

BOONE COUNTY - The group meets the second Thursday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Durand Center. It is sponsored by Community Health Resource Center. Contact person is Kathy Peach at 870-391-3529. 

Durand Center
303 North Main
Harrison, AR 72601

Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Groups

Dementia Caregiver Educational Support Group
Schmieding Center for Senior Education
2422 N. Thompson, Ste. B
Springdale, AR 72764

Alzheimer's Association
Oklahoma/Arkansas Chapter
NWA Regional Office
210 N Walton Boulevard Ste. 25
Bentonville, AR 72712
Fax: 479-273-1100

Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education
2422 N. Thompson
Springdale, AR
4th Wednesday of each month
1:00-2:30 pm
Call 479-750-1989 for more information. 

Caregiver Support Group (all caregivers of older adults welcome)
The first Tuesday of every month
6:00-7:00 pm
Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education
2422 N. Thompson
Springdale, AR
Call 479-750-1989 for more information

Avenir Memory Care
1967 Truckers Dr.
Fayetteville, AR
Last Monday of each month
12:00-1:00 pm
A light lunch will be provided
Call 479-439-0018 for more information

Village House
Forest Hills Blvd., Suite 206
Bella Vista, AR
First Thursday of each month
12:30-1:30 pm
Respite care can be arranged with Village House by calling

The 1st Wednesday of each month
10:00-11:00 am
Primrose Retirement Community Chapel
650 S. Dodson Rd.
Rogers, AR
Call Lindsey at 479-271-7120 for more information.

Diabetes Support Group
1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month
10:00-11:00 am
UAMS Family Medical Center
1125 N College Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Led by UAMS Schmieding Center certified, professional staff.
Conference Room 2nd Floor
(The check-in desk can direct you to the correct room)
Call 479-521-8260 for more information.