Family Support


You are not alone

Oakwood Family Support

Alzheimer’s (or other age-related issues) doesn’t just effect the person; it impacts the entire family. At Oakwood Creative Care, we have professionals, support groups, and resources available for the loved ones and caregivers of our members.

Real talk with rosemary

Rosemary is a bit of a legend around OCC. She’s a whip-smart RN with a heart of gold, who not only works to help our members, but their families, too. Her straightforward adivce and wealth of knowledge has helped countless families navigate their loved one’s care.

Support Group

Join Rosemary for a FREE online support group for caregivers.

When: Every Tuesday at 2:00pm

Where: Click Here

Real Family

Rachel + Alex

An inspirational love story and a journey through Alzheimer’s. Rachel shares her heart and the care partner journey she is walking through.

Darrel + Judy

Darrel and Judy’s journey through Alzheimer’s disease. Living in the moment.

Bebe + Chris

Bebe shares her journey of caring for her husband Chris. Living a life of Gratitude and Joy.

OCC support groups

Family caregivers relate to each other during their caregiving journey through caregiver support groups, family nights and training.
For questions regarding support groups please contact Rosemary: Rosemary@oakwoodcreativecare.org

Town Center Acorn Gang

Dealing with the adventures of caregiving together.

We meet with Annie on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at 10am. Contact Annie (480-464-1061) with any questions

Red Mountain Acorn Gang

Dealing with the adventures of caregiving together.

We meet with Rosemary on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, at 10am. Contact Rosemary (480-641-7644) with any questions

Oakwood Tribe for Children with Aging Parents

Are you a young”ish” person and have suddenly found yourself in the position of a care partner to your parent?

Need to bond with some new friends and talk about what is going on with our parents?!

This group is for you!! Please reach out to Tara@oakwoodcreativecare.org for more information.

Community support groups

Sun Lakes Memory Cafe

Sun Lakes Methodist Church
9248 East Riggs Road
Mesa, Arizona

Mondays 9:30-11:00, 10:00-11:00

Caregivers: Caregiver Support Group

Care Receivers: Cognitive Engagement Session


Helpful Resources

Community Resource Finder

Arizona Caregiver Coalition

Living Will | Life Care Planning

Area Agency on Aging, Region One
1366 East Thomas Road, Suite 108
Phoenix, Arizona 8501
602-264-2255 | Senior Help Line: 602

Alzheimer’s Association
340 E. Palm Lane, Suite 230
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
1-800-272-3900 | 24-hour Helpline

ALTCS Information
Filing an Application for the Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS)  | Helpful info

Sun Lakes Memory Cafe
9248 East Riggs Road, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
Every Monday, except 5th Monday of a month.
For more information, please call 480.580.8317 or 402.515.2493

Tempe Memory Cafe
3500 S. Rural Road  |  Tempe, AZ 85282
9:30 AM – Noon, every Monday of each month
For more information, please call 480.350.8534

“I’ll never forget the first time we came to tour Oakwood. Once we got to the car, Alex said ‘I really like that place! When do I get to go back?”


“She loves to go to the Day Club at Oakwood… And when I go to pick her up, she hates to leave!