Support Groups


Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers

  • Date/Time: The 4th Wednesday of each month at 1-3 p.m.

  •  Location:  Multipurpose Room at Orchard Creek Lodge

  •  Details:  This Group is for residents who are caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other forms of memory impairment.  Speakers, education, and discussions. Books and DVD’s on the subject are available to be borrowed.

  • Contacts:  

Jeff Andersen - 916-521-0484

Valerie Jordan - 909-625-7443

Jo Fratessa -  916-408-7209





  • Date/Time:  2nd Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m.
  • Location:  Joan Logue's home
  • Details:  This Group offers support through sharing with others who have lost a loved one.
  • Contacts:  Joan Logue 916-434-0749
  • Email:

Bosom Buddies, Breast Cancer Survivors

  • Date/Time:  The 2nd Thursday of each month at 1 p.m.
  • Location:  Orchard Creek Lodge
  • Details:  Bosom Buddies offers support, friendship, networking, information and other resources to individuals newly diagnosed, in treatment, and in post treatment for breast cancer.
  • Contacts:  Marianne Smith:  916-408-1818   
                           Patty McCuen:  916-408-4185
Caregiver Support Group


  • Date/Time:  TBD

  • Location:   TBD

  • Details:  This Group offers support and education to anyone caring for spouses, significant others, parents or children with needs for assistance.  All Lincoln residents are welcome. The Group is sponsored by Seniors First, BrightStar Care, the Alzheimer's Association.

Glaucoma Support Group

  • Date/Time:  The 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m.

  • Location:  Multimedia Room at Orchard Creek Lodge

  • Details:  This group provides encouragement, support and education.

  • Contacts:  Bonnie Dale  916-543-2133

  • Email:



Hearing Support Group

  • Date/Time: 4th Thursday of each month - 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

  • Location:  Orchard Creek Multi-purpose Room 

  • Details:  This group provides encouragement, support and education.

  • Contacts:  Joanne Mitchell 916-408-0533

                         Donna Szbados 916-543-3288



Low Vision Support Group

  • Date/Time:  Living Skills Meeting

     The 1st Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m.

  • Location:  Orchard Creek Lodge Fine Arts Room

  • Details:  This Group provides speakers at its monthly meetings and offers information, resources and support.

  • Contacts:  Cathy McGriff  916-408-0169

  • Email:



Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

  • Date/Time:  The 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m.  (Jan. - May, Sept. - Nov.)
  • Location:  Sierra Room at Kilaga Springs Lodge
  • Details:  This group offers education and resources, speakers, and group support.
  • Contacts:   Jeri DiFiore 530-401-2135


Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

  • Date/Time:   The 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m.

  • Location:   Meets at Lincoln Community Church, 950 E. Joiner Parkway, Lincoln.

  • Details:  Goals are to provide persons with Parkinson’s

        disease, and their families, support, socialization,  

        education, and laughter. 

  • Contact:   Gary High:  916-434-5905                                                     Susan Feldman:  916-919-0063




Other Information / Resources

(no local support groups available)

Family Mental Illness Support

          Contact:  Dede Ranahan  916-408-4541

Peripheral Neuropathy

          Contact:  Stan Pashote  916-409-5747