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Support Groups and Community Resource Groups

Support and community resource groups exist entirely for you. Put these meetings at the top of your calendar; they belong to you. Your presence there will open doors you never knew existed.

Support groups are often held on site at a hospital or community center. Most often, medical staff and a member from the Chapter’s Care Services team are available to answer questions and concerns. Third party vendors or educational speakers may be present.

Community Resource Groups are designed to be more informal than support groups. These meetings are usually held in a private room at a restaurant, coffee and pastries are served. A member from the Chapter’s Care Services team attends to assist in facilitating the conversation. Medical staff, third party vendors and speakers sometimes participate in these gatherings.


Grand Rapids 

Grand Rapids Support Group Hosted by Mercy Health Hauenstein Neuroscience Center

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 Ι 4 pm - 5:30 pm

Mercy Health, Hauenstein Neurosciences Community Education Room Ι 220 Cherry St, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Contact Tanya Peterson: tanya@alsa-michigan.org or 616.459.1900

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Spectrum Health Grand Rapids Support Group - Meets Quarterly

*Rescheduled from 2/12/19*

Tuesday, March 26th | 6:30pm - 8pm 

Topic: Nutrition and Feeding Tubes in ALS with Jennifer Hauck, Registered Dietitian

Gilda's Club Ι 1806 Bridge Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Contact Tanya Peterson: tanya@alsa-michigan.org or 616.459.1900

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Kalamazoo

The ALS Association Michigan Chapter Community Resource Group

Thursday, March 28th | 12 pm - 2 pm

The Crew Family Restaurant & Bakery | The Owl Room

3810 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Contact Tanya Peterson: tanya@alsa-michigan.org or 616.459.1900

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Muskegon 

The ALS Association Michigan Chapter Community Resource Group

The 4th Friday of every month

Friday, March 22nd | 11 am - 12:30 pm

Tanglewood Park (Senior Resources/Life Circles) | 560 Seminole Rd, Muskegon, MI 

Contact Tanya Peterson: tanya@alsa-michigan.org or 616.459.1900

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Rockford **TIME CHANGE TO 5:30PM THIS WEEK ONLY**

The ALS Association Michigan Chapter Community Resource Group

Wednesday, March 20th | 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Life Beyond Barriers Rehabilitation Group | 521 E. Division Rockford, MI 49341

Contact Tanya Peterson: tanya@alsa-michigan.org or 616.459.1900

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Traverse City 

The ALS Association Michigan Chapter Community Resource Group

Friday, March 15th Ι 12 - 2 pm

Speaker: Joel Allchin from Tobii Dynavox will be speaking about communication devices and voice banking

Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Ι 202 East Grandview Parkway, Traverse City, MI 49684

Contact Tanya Peterson: tanya@alsa-michigan.org or 616.459.1900

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For the safety of our patients, caregivers, and staff - support groups and community resource groups may be canceled due to inclement weather. Participants will be notified by email of any cancellations. You are encouraged to have your email address on file with The ALS Association Michigan Chapter.