About us

Our Senior Expo was a success!

We estimate we had over 200 people in attendance.  We had multiple providers offer a range of services and information for attendees.  Our hope is to raise awareness regarding Dementia and Alzheimer`s and help coping with the stress of care-giving via emotional, informational and physical means.  We thank all of the following participants and contributors:

Albertson's Market, Alzheimer's Assistance Fund, Alzheimers & Dementia Care - Alzheimers Association, American Senior Benefits, Back in the Day, Beach Bowl, Animal Medical Clinic, Area Agency on Aging, Atterdag Village of Solvang, Bon Fortune, Bone Strong, C.A.C.G.S., California Commission on Aging, Carpinteria Arts Center, Carpinteria Community Church Crafty Ladies, Carpinteria Cotton Company, Carpinteria Senior Citizens Inc, Carpinteria Senior Lodge, Carpinteria Wellness Center, Center for Successful Aging, Coast Caregiver Resource Center, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Community Action Commission of SB County, CVS Pharmacy, Easy Lift Transportation, Elite Nails, Faith Lutheran Church, Fantastic Sams, Folly Vintage Home, Friends of Carpinteria Library Bookstore, Friendship Adult Day Care Center, Giannfranco's Trattoria, HELP of Carpinteria, Help Unlimited, HICAP Central Coast, Hearing Loss Assistance of America S.B. Chapter, Help Unlimited, Hilltop Flowers, Hospice of Santa Barbara, Island Outfitters, Jack's Bagels Restaurant, L'eau Soaps,  Magpie Antiques and Collectibles, Meals on Wheels, Montecito Bank & Trust, MTD & Seaside Shuttle, Pacific Health Foods, Pacific Village Care Home, Physical Therapy - Carpinteria, Rite-Aid, Retiree Health Benefits, Robitaille's Fine Candies, Sansum Education Dept., Santa Barbara 2015 Senior Expo, Sav-On Pharmacy - Albertson's Market, Senior Living Consultants, Sly's Restaurant, Steadfast Properties, Stevens & Associates, The Gym Next Door, The Oak Cottage, Tidepools, Twice as Nice Boutique, Uncle Chen Restaurant, Visiting Angels, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, Zooker's Restaurant

...and these individual contributors:

Carol Nichols, Donna Swinford, Helga Martin, Jackie Nielson, Jilla Wolsey, Joe Frazier - Graghic Artist, Kim Snyder Artist, Marie Granaroli, Natasha Lohmus, Nola Fergunson Quilter, Roberta Lehtinen, Rodney Chow, Sally Boughton, Sara Hipple, Stan & Terry Scrivner.

Carpinteria Senior Expo 2015

Our mission:

The CACSG in Carpinteria, CA exists in order to provide emotional, social and practical support for individuals who are caring for a loved one stricken with Dementia.  We provide information and support in many ways to help the caregiver deal with the stress and daily difficulties associated with Dementia diseases such as Alzheimer's, Picks Disease, Lewy-Body Disease, etc.  We're a group of individuals who are currently giving or have given care to husbands, wives, fathers, mothers and other loved ones who are suffering or have suffered from Dementia.

Dementia is an umbrella term that describes various conditions, the best-known of which is Alzheimer's.  These are characterized by changes in personality, memory loss, irritability and other traits.  The disease can progress rapidly in some and requires increasing care on the part of caregivers to deal with the physical and mental changes.  We are dedicated to provide help via understanding through personal experience and by providing information and tools that we have found useful in our own journey.  We encourage individuals in our community and general area to attend, where we can confidentially discuss the difficulties of dealing with an Alzheimer's patient.

A brief history:

The support group was founded at the suggestion of Jack Hurley (Hurley Optical) to Donnie Nair.  Along with Nola Ferguson, a small group began meeting in several locations in the summer of 2007 until settling at its present location.  We are not affiliated with the Faith Lutheran Church but the group is thankful to Pastor Steve and its members for providing us a meeting place at no charge.  Donnie and Nola were recognized for their effort and labor in spear-heading the group for over 2 years now at the 52nd annual Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards dinner at the Girls Club of Carpinteria on January 29, 2011.
Our Carpinteria Farmer's Market booth

Contact us:
USPS: CACSG, P.O. Box 975, Carpinteria, CA 93014
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