Caregiver Support Programs

In addition to Savvy Caregiver Training, our Caregiver Coaches are often presenting caregiver training and support programs throughout North Central Florida.  These programs are free to any interested dementia caregiver.  They are on a variety of different subjects related to dementia caregiving!  Find one that interests you!  Call the Caregiver Coach listed with any questions you may have.



04/12/2017        Fronto-Temporal Dementia Support Group     7:00 – 8:30 pm at Altrusa House, 2002 NW 36th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32605.   Call Tom Rinkoski at (352) 692-5226.  (This group meets once a month on the second Wednesday of every month.)

04/27/2017       Choosing A New Residence For Your Person;  Presentation and discussion on steps on deciding about Memory Care Facilities for your person.  This is a presentation and discussion within an existing support group.  1:00 – 2:00 pm.  Hope Lutheran Church, 250 Avenida Los Angelos, The Villages, FL  32162.  Contact Tom Rinkoski at (352) 692-5226, or

04/28/2017       Dementia In The Movies!  Featuring the award winning film Alive Inside.  2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Bradford County Senior Center, Starke, Florida.  Contact Lauren Dean at (352) 692-5277.

05/18/2017       My Time: Caregiver’s Support Group   1:00 – 2:00 pm @Hope Lutheran Church, The Villages.  Call Tom Rinkoski at (352) 692-5226.

06/15/2017       World Elder Abuse Awareness Day,  10:00 am – 3:00 pm @Gainesville Senior Center, 5701 SW 34th Blvd, Gainesville, FL  32607.  Call Betty Flagg at (352) 692-5219

07/20/2017       Death, Dying and Dementia, 9:30 am – 11:30 am @ Blessed Sacrament Church, 720 12th Street, Clermont, FL., Contact Tom Rinkoski at (352) 692-5226