Support Groups

Support groups are designed to help you deal with physical, emotional, and/or care-giving demands that may overtax your coping abilities. The following groups offer an opportunity to share ideas and receive support from others. For more information, call Call 949-724-6926. To download a complete listing of Support Groups, CLICK HERE.

Cancer Support Group

Receive emotional, educational, and social support from others who have been affected by cancer. For cancer patients and their support persons; group is offered in English and Mandarin. Sponsored by Asian American Senior Citizens Service Center. More info: 714-560-8877, ext. 106, or aascsc.org.

     Third Saturdays of February, April, June, August, October, and December,
     10 a.m.–noon
     Lakeview Senior Center

Caregiver for Persons with Dementia

Gather in a safe place to share your feelings and experiences with others who care for a loved one with dementia. Co-sponsored by Alzheimer’s Orange County. More info: 949-262-1123 or irvineadhs.org/caregivers-support.htm.

     Second & Fourth Wednesdays, 3:30–5 p.m.
     Irvine Adult Day Health Services

Compassionate Friends

A group that provides friendship, understanding, and hope for people who have lost a child at any age. More info: 714-504-7042 or compassionatefriends.org.

     First Wednesdays, 7–9 p.m.
     Lakeview Senior Center

Diabetes Education & Support Group

Gain peer support and learn about healthy lifestyle habits to help you in your diabetes management. For individuals and their support persons with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

     First Thursdays, 12:30–2 p.m.
     Lakeview Senior Center

Loss of A Spouse Support Group

The Loss of a Spouse Support Group allows you to share your grief in a safe and supportive environment. It provides support and insight while you cope with your loss. This group is designed for adults age 50+ who have lost their spouse in the past year. Registration required. More info and registration: 949-724-6924.

     Third Wednesdays, 1–2:30 p.m.
     Trabuco Center