Geriatric Family Support Groups

In-person events and family groups at The Royal are temporarily cancelled. 

Contact us about our online family support groups.
Please note:  The online family support groups are open to Ontario residents. Participants must create their own Zoom account and provide their residential address. For more information, contact Juliet Haynes, Family Engagement and Experience Coordinator, by email at or by telephone at +1 (613) 722-6521 ext. 7573.

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 2 0 
February 13, 2020
Banking on behalf of others with lawyer Katrina Anders.

March 12, 2020
The role of recreation therapy..
April 9, 2020
Substance abuse among seniors with Sarah Brown from the LESA program.

May 14, 2020
Medication safety with Justine Manaluk, pharmacist.

For more information

Allison Eadie
Social Worker