Caregiver Support

Many family caregivers take on the challenges of caregiving alone. However, caring for a loved one is not easy. Not only can it be overwhelming, too much stress can be harmful to both of you. To help ease the burden of caregiving, we offer caregiver support groups, which provide caregivers the opportunity to share experiences with peers in similar circumstances, and our adult day care center, which provides options for both the caregiver and the participant.

Monthly Caregiver Support Groups

As part of our mission to serve seniors and their families, we offer caregiver support groups in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. These groups are available to all caregivers regardless of the condition or illness of the person being cared for, including grandparents caring for/raising grandchildren or relatives caring for a disabled adult. Attendance is free and new members are always welcome.

  • Pensacola Caregiver Support Groups
    Last Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. Myrtle Grove Baptist Church, 5920 Lillian Highway. Light refreshments provided.
  • Pensacola Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and other Relatives
    Second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Council on Aging of West Florida, 875 Royce Street. Refreshments provided. FREE Child Care provided. Reservations requested to 850-432-1475.
  • Huntington's Disease Support Group
    Meets every other month (January, March, May, July, October, and December) on the third Saturday at 10 a.m. at Council on Aging of West Florida, 875 Royce Street, Pensacola
  • When Roles Are Reversed
    For Children of Parents Diagnosed with Dementia First Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Council on Aging of West Florida, 875 Royce Street. Refreshments Reservations requested to 850-432-1475.

The Retreat

The Retreat is a special place, and experience, that has been described as refreshing, supportive, fun, assuring, caring and heartwarming by those who participate and their families. It is a place that provides a positive change of environment that can be beneficial to participants and caregivers.

The Retreat offers a stimulating day experience for older adults with physical and cognitive impairments. Participants enjoy a full day of activities, social interaction and recreation in a safe, protective at-home like atmosphere. Family caregivers gain peace of mind knowing their loved ones are in a safe place while they go off to work or get much needed respite. To arrange a tour, give us a call at 850-266-2503.

To arrange a tour, learn more about the assessment process or private pay pricing, call 266-2503.

For more information:
Council on Aging of West Florida, Inc.
P.O. Box 17066
Pensacola, FL 32522
(850) 432-1475
Or email

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