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Caregiver Support Services

Caring for a loved one diagnosed with dementia can be hard.  It can be difficult to know when to intervene, what services are available, how to choose the right care environment, and how to cope with the day-to-day challenges that arise from dementia – all while maintaining your own life.


Low-cost Haircuts

Twice a month, a hair care professional provides low-cost haircuts for clients who have signed up and prepaid for this service.

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Podiatry Services

Every three months, a podiatrist provides low-cost podiatry services for clients who have signed up and prepaid for this service.

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Support Groups

Hearts & Minds Activity Center is committed to caregiver empowerment, assistance, and education.  We provide a number of support groups, all of which are open to the public and free of charge. Our support groups offer a welcoming and supportive environment and are led by caring, compassionate, and experienced volunteers. If you would like more information or are interested in attending any of our support groups or quarterly seminars, please contact us at (408) 279-7515. Dates and times for these groups and events can be found on our community calendar.

Hearts & Minds Activity Center Support Group

A support group for all touched by the effects of dementia, Janice King, RN, answers questions and provides advice and the latest educational resources on techniques to improve the lives of both caregivers and their loved ones.  Janice has a strong background in senior care, medication management, as well as family and caregiver training. 

Sobrato Center for Nonprofits. Meeting Room: Campbell (First Floor), 1400 Parkmoor Ave. San Jose 95126


Facilitated by Elsei Yeh-Arling, RN, Clinical Manager at With Grace Hospice and Palliative Care, all individuals of Asian descent providing care are welcome to attend this group.  Support, educational resources, and the opportunity to connect with like-minded peers are provided.  Caregivers are encouraged to share their own experiences and techniques that they find to be effective. 

Sobrato Center for Nonprofits. Meeting Room: Campbell (First Floor)


The term, “sandwich generation,” refers to the group of caregivers who not only care for their own children, but also their aging parents.  Facilitator Tami Anastasia, MA has a master’s degree in counseling and specializes in assisting caregivers with balancing their own needs as well as those they care for.  This group provides a safe space to express frustrations – free from judgement – and find solutions to the challenges that arise from caregiving.

Sobrato Center for Nonprofits. Meeting Room: Campbell (First Floor)


In this peer-led group facilitated by Maria Nicolacoudis, the Executive Director of Hearts & Minds Activity Center, caregivers share stories, information, best practices, support, and even laughter in a small group setting. Tips for managing stress and caregiver fatigue as well as the chance to connect over shared issues and concerns are provided.  Space is limited.  


Sobrato Center for Nonprofits. Meeting Room: Saratoga (Second Floor)

Walk & Talk

Held weekly at the Los Gatos Creek Trail, this group provides caregivers with a friendly ear and the opportunity to meet other caregivers – all while in a mood-boosting environment. Whether you enjoy a leisurely stroll or prefer a brisk walk, all pace levels are welcome.  Feel free to also bring your leashed dog!  The group meets at Creekside Business Mall. 

Annual Care Conferences

As part of our person-centered care philosophy, updates regarding each individual attending our center are provided annually or more often as needed.  We are committed to maintaining open communication to ensure that your loved one is receiving the best care.

Quarterly Informational Seminars

On a quarterly basis, caregivers are invited to attend our informational seminars providing tips, tools, and essential information on caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Topics and speakers vary.

Caregivers Count Conference

The Hearts & Minds Activity Center participates in the Aging Services Collaborative’s annual informational conference, Caregiver’s Count.  Tailored towards family and caregivers responsible for the care of older adults, attendees can find a variety of resource tables from organizations throughout the community and listen to knowledgeable speakers.


Caregiver Resources

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC)

The CCCC provides consultations and educational resources for patients and their families who are nearing the end of their lives.

The Mesothelioma Center

The Mesothelioma Center provides patients, diagnosed with mesothelioma or who are experiencing symptoms that may be related to undiagnosed mesothelioma, support, resources and referrals to medical professionals that specialize in mesothelioma diagnosis and treatment. If you are interested in learning more about The Mesothelioma Center or about mesothelioma, please click on the button below.



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