Caregiver Resources


Caregiver Support

Did you know that 75% of American adults will spend time caring for an elder relative? 

Caring for your senior loved one is both a privilege and an enormous responsibility. The Council on Aging can help you access the services you need, get the respite care you deserve, and improve the quality of life that you spend with your loved one.

Here for You and Your Loved One

The Council on Aging offers a wide array of resources for caregivers:
  • Respite care for your loved one in The Club
  • Counseling services from a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Free caregiver support groups
  • Free caregiver training and monthly seminars on caregiving topics
  • Care managers who can help you make the right choices for your senior loved one, and manage any in-home assistance that is needed

Caregiver Respite

The Club, our adult day program is an excellent option for respite care. Our clients benefit from socialization, therapy and enhanced care, while their loved ones get a much-needed break. The Club's support services are designed to give caregivers vital respite time, with the peace of mind of knowing that their loved ones are in the very best of hands.


Caregiver and Senior Counseling

Are you in need of professional guidance as you navigate the myriad challenges of aging or caring for an aging loved one? Meet one-on-one with our Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Donna True. Call 772.223.7879 or email dtrue@coamartin.org to schedule an appointment.

Caregiver Support Groups
The Council on Aging of Martin County hosts three free monthly caregiver support groups where you can share tips, resources, and experiences with other caregivers, under the direction of a licensed clinical social worker with in-depth experience in elder care issues. 
Virtual Support Groups - ZOOM Meetings

Sessions are held the first and third Wednesdays of each month: Contact Donna True at dtrue@coamartin.org or 772.223.7879 for the zoom link.

10:30 a.m. - Noon
Open to all caregivers.

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 
For adult children caring for an aging relative.

We welcome ALL family caregivers to join us on Zoom! Martin County or Florida residency is NOT required. Join us virtually from anywhere in the world!


In-Person Support Groups - At the Kane Center

Sessions are held the fourth Thursday of each month. 

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Open to all caregivers.

For more information about Caregiver Support Groups, contact Donna True at 772.223.7879 or dtrue@coamartin.org | Laura Zel Kremer at 561.386.2879 or laurak@morselife.org. Funded by the Department of Elder Affairs and the Area Agency on Aging.

These groups are NOT dementia-specific. We are here to lend support for all challenges related to caring for an aging loved one.


Virtual Caregiver Education Events

2022 Caregiver Workshop

The 7th Annual Caregiver Workshop "Weathering the Storm" 

March 4, 2022


Lifestyle Approach to Fighting Parkinson's Disease, Diet, Exercise, Motivation and More.

Presented by Dr. Arif Dalvi, Director, Memory and Movement Disorders Program at Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute.

February 23, 2022


Advances in Medicine: Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease streamed live from the Kane Center on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

Featuring expertise from Arif Dalvi, MD, MBA and Dr. Paayal Patel, MD. Dr. Dalvi speaks on the topic: "Advances in Medical and Surgical Treatment of Parkinson's Disease." Dr. Dalvi is the Director of the Memory and Movement Disorders Program at the Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Patel joins us from Brain Matters Research, one of the nation's premier Alzheimer's disease research facility's. Dr. Patel will speak on the topic "Advancing the Science in Alzheimer's Disease."

Dr. Mark Brody, Founder of Brain Matters Research, May 19, 2021


Power Through Parkinson's Disease and Lewy Body Dementia streamed live from the Kane Center on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

Did you miss it? Was there a portion you would like to watch again? The full replay is now available!

The 2020 Family Caregiver Workshop streamed live from the Kane Center on Friday, September 11.

Did you miss it? Was there a portion you would like to watch again? The full replay is now available!


The Charles & Rae Kane Center, 900 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, FL 34997

Area Agency on Aging

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