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

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, and 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.

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.