Support Groups


Alzheimer's Support Group

3rd Thursday of the Month @ 6:00 p.m.
St. Joseph County Christ the King Lutheran Church

17195 Cleveland Rd. South Bend, IN

Stroke Support Group

A support group for stroke survivors, their friends and family.
Southlake Campus, Pavilion B Conference Room
200 E. 89th Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410
RSVP by phone: 219-757-7440

Local and State Resources

Veterans Angels (Non-Profit)
1 (888) 319-1117

Life Care Funding

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana

1 (888) 303-0180

American Cancer Society of St. Joseph County

1 (866) 522-2111

American Council of the Blind

1 (800) 424-8666

American Dietetic Association

1 (800) 877-1600

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

1 (800) 633-4227

Developmental Disability Waiver Ombudsman

1 (800) 622-4484

Disability Rights Commission

1 (574) 255-1333

Division of Family Resources of St. Joseph County

1 (574) 236-5300

Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs

1 (800) 400-4520

Indiana State Department of Health

1 (317) 233-1325

St. Joseph County Veteran’s Service Office

1(574) 235-9978

Transpo (Access)

1 (574) 233-2131

NWI Parkinson’s, Inc.

Office: 219-237-2342

Lake County Veterans Service Office

Building A - Room 311
2293 N. Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM (By Appointment Only)
Contact Us By Phone or Fax
Phone: 219-755-3285
Fax: 219-648-6040

Northwest Indiana Community Action Corporation (NWICA)

For more information regarding the services and programs NWICA offers or to learn how you can join NWICA to help people to be independent, please contact us
5240 Fountain Drive
Crown Point, IN 46307
Main Office: 219.794.1829
Toll-Free: 800.826.7871

Division of Aging, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

402 West Washington Street, W454
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(800) 622-4484 State Long-Term Care Ombudsman


Indiana Long Term Care Ombudsman
(800) 622-4484 State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Indiana Attorney General

302 West Washington Street, 5th Floor
Indiana Government Center South
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(800) 382-1039 Patient Abuse and Neglect Program

Indiana State Department of Health, Division of Long Term Care

2 North Meridian Street, Suite 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(800) 246-8909 Complaint Report Line - Toll-Free
(317) 233-7241 Complaint Voicemail
(317) 233-7494 Complaint Fax

Volunteer Advocates for Seniors

5454 Hohman Avenue
St. Margaret Mercy
Hammond, IN 46320
(219) 932-2300 Front Desk

Maria Reiner Senior Center

705 East Fourth Street
Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 947-1864 Front Desk

American Red Cross of Northwest Indiana, Merrillville

Immediate relief to disaster victims. Emergencies for Armed Forces and their families. Teaches volunteers CPR, First Aid and Water Safety. Collects blood and blood products.
(219) 756-5360 or (800) 589-8502

Gary Neighborhood Services Inc.

Provides child day care, youth activities, senior programs, group meeting space and case management.
(219) 883-0431

Hobart Family YMCA

Provides programs for all people that promote moral, social, mental and physical development.
(219) 942-2183

National Resources

Alzheimer's Care

Alzheimer's Association


Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR)


National Institute on Aging Information Center



Assisted Living

What is Assisted Living? - (Assisted Living Federation of America)

Discovering Assisted Living - (American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging)


Healthy Aging

Fifty-Plus Lifelong Fitness

International Council on Active Aging


On Caregiving

National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) - National Aging Network, U.S. Administration on Aging


Transition Aging Parents BlogTalk Radio


Online Support Groups


Home Care

National Institute on Aging

Administration on Aging

Independent Living - National Council on the Aging (NCOA)

AARP - American Health Care Association, Advancing Quality in Long Term Care

Resources available at Tanglewood Trace.