Caregiver Program

The Caregiver Program provides emotional support to help family caregivers and grandparents raising grandchildren cope with their caregiving roles, and/or develop and strengthen their capacities for better social and personal adjustments. Meet other caregivers and grandparents raising grandchildren, learn how to self-care, and learn how to be there without always “being there”. All services are free and confidential. Strict procedures are in place to protect the confidentiality and privacy of everyone involved in the Caregiver Program.

Who is a Caregiver?

  • An adult family member who is caring for a parent or grandparent
  • Someone who had to quit a job/reduce their hours at work in order to care for an elderly relative
  • A grandparent or step grandparent who is the primary caregiver of a child
  • If you perform services like shopping, errands, transportation, dressing, feeding, bathing etc.

Support Groups

Evergreen Senior Living Caregiver Support Group

  • Every 2nd Wednesday of the month (3:00pm – 4:30pm)
  • Evergreen Senior Living, 404 Stillwater Drive, Chillicothe, IL 61523
  • Facilitator: Kaili Ruff, B.S.

Farmington Family Caregiver Support Group

  • Every Monday of the month (2:00pm - 3:30pm)
  • Farmington Country Manor, 701 S. Main St, Farmington, IL 61531
  • Facilitator: Kaili Ruff, B.S.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

  • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (1:00-2:30 p.m.)
  • Central Illinois Agency on Aging, 700 Hamilton Boulevard Peoria, IL 61603
  • Facilitator: Kaili Ruff, B.S.

Liberty Village Caregiver Support Group

  • 2nd Monday of the month (1:00-2:30 p.m.)
  • Liberty Village of Peoria, 6906 North Stalworth Drive Peoria, IL 61615
  • Facilitator: Nargis Khan, NCC, LCPC

Pekin Miller Center Caregiver, Coffee, & Chat Group

  • 3rd Friday of the month (2:00-3:30p.m.)
  • Miller Senior Center, 551 S. 14th St. Pekin, IL 61554
  • Facilitator: Kaili Ruff, B.S.

St. Francis Woods Caregiver, Coffee, and Conversation Group (Will start in March 2019)

  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month (5:30pm – 7:00pm)
  • St. Francis Woods Supportive Living Facility Chapel, 3507 N. Molleck Drive, Peoria IL 61520
  • Facilitator: Kaili Ruff, B.S.

Woodford County--Family Caring 4 Family Support Group

  • 3rd Monday of the month (1:00-2:30)
  • Maple Lawn Apartments, 700 N. Main St, Eureka, IL  61530
  • Facilitator: Kaili Ruff, B.S.