Caregivers Support Group

Providing a safe, familiar, yet stimulating space.

Caregiver’s Support Group at Oasis at Dodge Park

Share, support and learn as you care for a loved one with Memory Loss.

  • Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia?
  • Dealing with behavior that is challenging, difficult or frustrating?
  • Feeling anxious, depressed or stressed?

Caring for a loved one with memory loss is a challenging and often overwhelming task. Our free support group is for caregivers and family members with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. It’s an opportunity to share feelings and ideas, ask questions or just give/get encouragement.

We can help caregivers with support, education and strategies to help you learn more about the disease and how to deal with difficult situations. We brainstorm creative ideas and each meeting is facilitated by a professional trained in Alzheimer’s and dementia care.


Meet Dennis Goguen

Dennis Goguen received a Masters of Social Work from the University of Connecticut as well as a Masters of Education from Boston University. He has practiced social work for over 40 years in the public healthcare system and for the past 25 years has worked at Clinton Hospital’s Geriatric Medical Psychiatry Unit working with older adults who suffer from progressive cognitive disorders and late life mental health issues.

Our support group meets at 6:00pm-8:00pm on the third Wednesday of each month at Dodge Park, 101 Randolph Road, Worcester, MA

Please RSVP via email to Micha Shalev at or call 508-853-8180

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I am sending this e-mail to tell you how much I appreciate the support group held at Dodge Park every month. Elaine is an excellent facilitator who makes everyone feel welcome and comfortable.

Those who attend benefit by sharing concerns and information. In my opinion, we all leave feeling better than we had when we arrived. We feel equipped to face the challenges of the days to come.

I thank you for providing this very valuable service to the public. I am truly grateful.

Mary Prince

The Caregiver's Support Group

The Caregiver's Support Group

Who should attend?

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease impacts every aspect of your daily life. As Alzheimer’s patients lose one ability after another, a caregiver faces tests of stamina, problem solving and resiliency. Maintaining your emotional and physical fitness is crucial. Preparing yourself, understanding your loved one’s experience, and seeking support from others can be a big help.

Safeguard Your Wellness

Safeguard Your Wellness

Maintain social contacts and peer support

The Caregivers Support Group at Oasis at Dodge Park is a safe place to learn, offer and receive helpful tips, and meet others coping with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. The Support Group is facilitated by Dennis Goguen LICSW, a trained professional and community member.

A Safe Place to Share and Care

A Safe Place to Share and Care

We understand the challenges you're facing

The atmosphere of the Oasis at Dodge Park  Support Group is one of sharing and caring friendship. The environment is a confidential and non-judgmental place to share ideas, frustrations, anger and joy. Members receive positive reinforcement.