Aging Well Support Groups

Support groups provide an opportunity to connect with other members of the community and share stories, experiences, and lives while reducing isolation and enhancing your ability to care for yourself and your loved ones.

The Aging Well community support groups, facilitated by Interprofessional Clinic social workers and social work students, are designed for mutual exchange, educational and relationship-building purposes. 

“Connecting with our community to share experiences and knowledge is at the core of what we are all about. We are thrilled to work with our partners to support these important members of our community.” — Bryan Belcher, Director of the Interprofessional Clinic

Current Aging Well Support Groups

Surviving to Thriving: Weekly Caregiver Support Group

Time and Location: 

  • Boone: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. at Leon Levine Hall, Rooms 208 and 210, 1179 State Farm Road, Boone, NC 28607
  • Hickory: 4th Monday of the month from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at App State Hickory Campus, 800 17th Street NW, Hickory, NC 28601

Surviving and Thriving, a caregiver support group, will provide attendees with coping skills, mutual support and information-sharing. A Care Recipient support group will be held at the same time in an adjoining room.

Registration is helpful but not required.

Moving and Grooving Walking Group

Opportunity for community members to walk on the greenway with social work students for 30-60 minutes to be active and be healthy. 

Call for availability. 

Registration and Contact

For more information and to register for Aging Well support groups, contact Mary Strong, clinical social worker, at 828-262-6628 or