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Support Groups
It is recommended that you call ahead to enroll in any of these groups before participating.

Alzheimer's Association - Central Illinois Chapter

606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria, IL 61614 - 309/681-1100
24-hour HOTLINE - 800/272-3900

Care consultations, safe return ID bracelets, family caregiver education, respite care, and support groups in 140 languages. Alzheimer's support group meeting at Macomb City Hall Community Room at 2:00 pm. Call Amy at 309-544-2397 for information.

Care Support

804 W. Jackson St. Macomb, IL 61455

Alternatives for the Older Adult - 800/798-0988 or 309/837-7112

Third Thursday of the month 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Scheduled meetings are in the Conference Room in Alternatives office.

McDonough County Health Department (MCHD)
505 E. Jackson St., Macomb, IL 309-837-9951

Provides public health services to all residents of McDonough County. MCHD focuses on four main areas of
public health community, environmental, family and emergency preparedness. Open M-Th 7:30 am to 5 pm.

Services of interest to seniors:

  • Preventative Health Screenings
  • Smoking Cessation Assistance (qualifying individuals)
  • Unwanted Medication Disposal (not controlled, which must be disposed of by the police)
  • Immunizations (Flu, Pneumonia, and Shingles shots)

McDonough District Hospital

525 E. Grant St., Macomb, IL 61455

Offers a variety of support groups on a periodic or as-needed basis. To inquire about a specific support group please contact the following departments:

MDH Alzheimer's & Memory Support Services
525 E. Grant St., Macomb, IL 61455 309-836-1584

MDH is designated by Southern Illinois University as a "Primary Provider" in assisting with the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Interdisciplinary team provides evaluation and follow-up.

Advocacy Services, 309-836-1636 Ex. 13498
An integrated patient care department that includes advocate services, social services and spiritual care. The staff provides support and problem-solving assistance to patients, families, and visitors.

  • Provide referrals to community resources
  • Provide assistance with arranging durable medical equipment.

Bereavement Group, MDH Hospice 309-836-1543

Breast Cancer Support Group, Outreach Service 309-836-1584

Transitions Therapy Group, Behavioral Health Services (BHS) 309-836-1582

The Transitions Therapy Group is for those adjusting to the changes of later life. Other BHS therapy groups include: Management, Chronic Pain, Depression, and Substance Abuse. For pre-registration and session fees, call BHS.

North Central Behavioral Health System

301 E. Jefferson St., Macomb, IL 61455 - 309/833-2191
24/7 HOTLINE - 815-224-1610

Offers a wide range of mental health and substance use education, counseling and many other types of specialty behaviorial health services.

Senior Life Solutions

Sara D Culbertson Memorial Hospital
238 S. Congress St., Rushville, IL 62681

Offers group, individual and family therapy for seniors suffering from depression, anxiety, unresolved grief or any problem that is affecting quality of life. The voluntary program is approximately 8-12 weeks with group therapy 2-4 days per week (M-F) Noon meal is served during the treatment day. Treatment team includes a psychiatrist to evaluate and provide medication management for the behaviorial health diagnosis. Our goal is to help seniors safely return to their optimal style of living.

Stroke Support Group

Sara D Culbertson Memorial Hospital
238 S. Congress St., Rushville, IL 62681

Culbertson Memorial Hospital offers a monthly support group meeting where survivors, their families or caregivers can come together and share their experiences, learn valuable information from the speakers and ask advice when needed. The meeting are held the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5:30 Culbertson Gardens, 400 Logan Street, Rushville, IL. If you would like to attend the meeting, please call Lori Thomas. Open to residents of McDonough and Schuyler counties.