Caregiver Education & Support Program

The UC Davis Caregiver Support Program provides a list of area support groups, family caregiver workshops, and collaboration with the Family Caregiver Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing . 

Please email worklife@ucdavis.edu and request to be put on the "familycaregiver" mailing list for a quarterly update on local resources and occasional notices of upcoming relevant events.

Re-occurring area groups:

Monday

Second and Fourth Monday of each month:

  • Anticipatory Loss Support Group.  7:00-8:30pm Yolo Hospice, 1909 Galileo Court, Suite A, Davis. Patients and their loved ones anticipate certain losses when dealing with a serious of life-limiting illness. 530-758-5566

Fourth Monday of each month:

  • Telephone Dementia Caregiver Support Group 7:00-8:30 pm  To register: Heather Gray: 408-472-9935  Free and no phone charges.

Tuesday

First and Third Tuesday of each month:

  • Caregivers Support Group at Davis Community Church, 10:00-11:30am, Office Conference Room, 412 C Street  530-753-2894

Second Tuesday of each month:

  • Yolo Adult Day Health Caregiver Support  6:30-8:00pm Yolo Adult Day Health Center, 20 N Cottonwood Street, Woodland  530-666-8828

Wednesday

Third Wednesday of each month:

  • Caregiver Support Group, 10:00 am, Davis Senior Center, 646 A Street 530-757-5696
  • Sacramento Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, 3:00-4:30pm, Trinity Cathedral Church, 2620 Capitol Ave Contact: Denise Davis, denise.davis@alz.org  800-272-3900

Thursday

Second Thursday of each month

  • St. John's Retirement Village Dementia Support Group  1:00-2:30 pm, 135 Woodland Ave, Woodland  530-662-1290
  • Rancho Cordova Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group  6:00-7:30 pm, Cordova Lutheran Church, Parish Hall, 10400 Coloma Road  800-272-3900. Contact: Denise Davis, denise.davis@alz.org
  • Medicare Information Appointments between 1:00-4:00, Woodland Senior Center.  Call 661-2001 to schedule an appointment.  A Trained HICAP volunteer counselor can answer your questions and help you understand your Medicare rights and benefits, including how to appeal denials of coverage; Medicare supplemental insurance (Medigap policies); Medicare Advantage plans; employee and retiree coverage; and long-term care insurance.

Fourth Thursday of each month

  • St. John's Retirement Village Dementia Support Group  1:00-2:30 pm, 135 Woodland Ave, Woodland  530-662-1290
  • Medicare Information Appointments between 1:00-4:00, Woodland Senior Center.  Call 661-2001 to schedule an appointment.  A Trained HICAP volunteer counselor can answer your questions and help you understand your Medicare rights and benefits, including how to appeal denials of coverage; Medicare supplemental insurance (Medigap policies); Medicare Advantage plans; employee and retiree coverage; and long-term care insurance.

Saturday

Second & Fourth Saturdays each month

  • Saturday Club: A social program for dependent adults in Yolo County with an assessment, social activities, healthy meals, one-on-one interaction with an assigned volunteer, and professional staff.Sliding scale arrangements available. 
    • Sponsored by Citizens Who Care  Call 758-3704
    • 10:00 am-3:00 pm session fee of $40.00
    • 10:00 am-1:00 pm session fee of $30.00
    • Davis Senior Center 646 A Street

Community Support/Events:

Yolo Hospice

Yolo Hospice offers workshops, seminars and support groups for many topics and ages including: Living with an Illness, Caring for Someone, and Grief and Bereavement Support.  

Yolo Adult Day Health Center

This group is to support, encourage, and inform family caregivers of loved ones with memory loss.  It is open to any family members or friends.  No reservations are required. Second Tuesday of each month. 6:30-8:00.  20 North Cottonwood Street, Woodland

Woodland Senior Center Support Groups  530-661-2001
  • Arthritis Support 1st Thursday 1:00 pm
  • Peripheral Neuropathy 3rd Tuesday 1:00 pm
  • Outa Sight (vision support) 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 12:30 pm
  • Parkinson’s Support 4th Tuesdays 1:00 pm
  • Prostate Cancer Support 2nd Monday of odd months 7:00 pm
  • Retiree Assistance 2nd Tuesday of odd months 12:15 pm
  • Stroke Support 3rd Mondays 1:00 pm
  • Transitions (aging-related topics) 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 1:00 pm
Choices in Caring, Advance Care Planning Classes

Dignity Health has a monthly class about Advance Care Planning presented by Dr. Jeffrey Yee. The class is held at 1:00 pm, the fourth friday of every month at Woodland Medical Office, 632 W. Gibson Road, Education Classroom. For more information or to register please call 530-668-2600.

Saturday Club at Davis Senior Center

This program provides respite for the caregiver, and a supervised activity time, including lunch, for their loved one.  Call 530-758-3704 for more information.  Sponsored by Citizens Who Care


Caregiver Webinars/Videos:

Family Caregiver Alliance Videos in English and Spanish

AARP & Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Video Series:

Bright Horizons Free Webinars for Caregivers: