• Daughterhood Circles

    Daughterhood circles are small groups that get together regularly to hang out, relax and help each other navigate caring for aging parents. A growing aging population means more people — particularly women — find themselves with unexpected responsibilities for a frail parent’s care. Daughterhood circles aim the power of community and friendship directly at the challenges that come with this new life phase.

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Circle Gatherings

Circles are communities that gather on a semi-regular, face-to-face basis. How often, when, and where you meet depends on the preferences of the circle members and their leader. Our goal is to help circle leaders create a relaxed atmosphere that emphasizes camaraderie.

Through the use of private Facebook groups, we facilitate online communication and organization for your local community, so you can keep the relationship going online between get-togethers.



Local Leaders Support

Daughterhood Circle leaders are the cornerstone of the circle initiative. We take seriously the commitment and work that our leaders put into building a community. That’s why we’ve created the Daughterhood Circle Toolkit. It contains:

  • A step-by-step guide for launching circles,organizing, and leading meetings
  • Access to and assistance with onboarding an easy digital platform for local circle communication
  • Calls with Anne Tumlinson and on-call support from the national Daughterhood team
  • Marketing materials to promote your circle and a Daughterhood banner for meetings


Membership Support

We want your circle participation to be a life-enhancing experience. Your benefits include:

  • Making new friends and connecting to others who understand and “get” your situation
  • Connecting to the national Daughterhood community through your Local Leader
  • Joining a community of people who can link you with their favorite resources, providers, and share information with each other.

Featured Circle – San Diego, CA

The San Diego Daughterhood Circle, led by Karen Van Dyke and Christine Lee has been meeting since the fall of 2015 and is our flagship daughterhood circle. The spirit of daughterhood resonates personally for both Karen and Christine, and professionally as they both work with women who are in the thick of daughterhood. Each meeting is a gathering of friends helping friends where laughter abounds, new ideas are created and peace prevails.

The journey of Daughterhood sometimes feels like you’re climbing mount Everest. Why go it alone. Join the daughterhood community in San Diego for their next meeting.


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We invest in our relationship with leaders and consider them to be an important part of our team!

We know your time is precious. So, we do our best to support an efficient process for recruiting your members, organizing get-togethers, and maintaining the connections on an ongoing basis.

The first step in becoming a leader is to continue the conversation in real life. So, please fill out this brief survey where you’ll tell us a little bit about yourself and then we’ll get right back to you to get the ball rolling and answer any questions you may have.

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Troy, MI

Carla Vaughan
Next Meeting: TBA
The Windemere Park Assisted Living, 5990 N. Adams, Troy MI 48098


San Diego, CA

Karen Van Dyke & Christine Lee
Next Meeting: Thursday, Jan. 18th @ 6:15 PM
Hera Hub Mission Valley


Chicago, IL

Katie Livingston-Brock & Katie Klitchman
Next Meeting: Tues., Jan. 9th @ 7:00 PM
The Birches in Clarendon Hills


Santa Cruz, CA

Ellen Murtha
Next Meeting: TBA
The West End Tap & Kitchen
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Orlando, FL

Christa Ogle
Next Meeting: TBA
3801 Harbour Dr.
Orlando, Fl 32806


Atlanta, GA

Elizabeth Miller
Next Meeting: Tues., Jan. 23rd @ 6:30 PM
Unwind & Tap, 3901 Mary Eliza Trace #120, Marietta, GA 30064


St. Cloud, MN

Cynthia Kirchoff
Next Meeting: TBD
Henry’s Banquet Center in Foley, MN


Tucson, AZ

Jodi Hempel
Next Meeting: Tues., Jan 30th
Hobby Room @ Atria Campana del Rio, 1550 E. River Rd,Tucson AZ 85718


Baltimore, MD

Betsy Kurtz
Next Meeting: TBA
Baltimore Creative Counseling, 101 West Ridgely Road, Suite 8A, Lutherville, MD 21093


Raleigh Durham, Chapel Hill, NC

Jennifer Stanigar
Next Mtg: Wed., Jan 17th @ 6:30-8:00 PM
Capital Oaks Retirement Resort, 6498 Ray Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27613


Greensboro, NC

Iris Ellington
Next Meeting: Tues., Jan. 9th @ 6:45 PM
7203 Northmore Trace
Greensboro, NC 27410


Ostomy Support Circle, Las Vegas, NV

Julia Epstein
Meeting Date: TBA

Delray Beach, FL

Nancy Perez
Meeting Date: TBA


Beverly Hills, CA

Kiki Reef
Meeting: Tuesday, January 16th @ 7:00 PM
3140 Veteran Ave.
Los Angelos, CA 90034


Tampa, FL

Mary Lusk
Meeting Date: TBA

Greenwood, SC

Shira Firestone
Meeting Date: Sat. October 12th @ 10:30 AM
Piedmont Agency on Aging
808 South Emerald Road
Greenwood, SC 29646


Shelbyville, IN

Dianna Pandak
Meeting Date: TBA
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