Geriatric Family Support Groups

Geriatric Psychiatry
Caregiver & Family Support Group

Developed and facilitated by Social Workers in the Geriatric Psychiatry Program since 1991. We welcome families/caregivers of past and present patients of our program: inpatients, outpatients, day hospital, and LTC outreach. 

* Members of the public who wish to attend, please contact the facilitator for more information.

  • An opportunity to connect with other families who have experience caring for a loved one with mental health challenges and/or dementias
  • A safe environment to share your concerns and challenges and receive support from both professionals and peers
  • A variety of guest speakers will present on topics of interest specific to older adults
  • Come for a warm cup of coffee and conversation, if nothing else!

Date and Time

The second Thursday of every month, October to December
1:00 - 2:30 PM


Allison Eadie, MSW, RSW
Misia McCallum, Dementia Care Coach, Dementia Society

Guest speakers will be announced.


The Royal, 1145 Carling Ave., Ottawa
Please present to the Geriatric Program waiting room on the second floor 

S C H E D U L E   O F   T O P I C S   F O R   2 0 1 9 
October 10, 2019
Meet & Greet with Allison Eadie and Misia McCallum.

November 14, 2019
Caring for a loved on with Dementia..
December 12, 2019
Elaine Giles from the Champlain LHIN, navigating Long Term Care and Home Care Services

For more information
Allison Eadie
Social Worker