Support Groups and Coffee Breaks

Support groups and coffee breaks 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 are often present.

Coffee Breaks 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 do not participate in these gatherings.

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Coffee Break

Friday, March 24th Ι 11 am - 1 pm

Grand Traverse Pie Company Ι 291 N Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Contact Sarab Weiss:


Brighton Coffee Break

Friday, March 17th Ι 11 am - 1 pm

Grand Traverse Pie Company Ι 9912 E Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116

Contact Sarab Weiss:

Grand Rapids 

Grand Rapids Support Group Hosted by Hauenstein and MDA

Wednesday, January 18th Ι 4 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Contact Melissa Jekel:

Spectrum Health Grand Rapids Support Group

Tuesday, February 14th Ι 6:30 pm

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

Contact Melissa Jekel:


Greenville Coffee Break

Saturday, March 18th Ι 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm 

American Legion Ι 1320 W. Washington St., Greenville, MI 48838

Contact Melissa Jekel:


Kalamazoo/ Portage Coffee Break

Wednesday, March 29th Ι 12 pm - 2 pm

The Crew Family Restaurant & Bakery Ι 3810 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Contact Tanya Peterson:

Presentation and sponsored by Homewatch Caregivers of SW Michigan

HomeCare WatchGivers

Kalamazoo Support Group

Thursday, March 23rd Ι 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm 

First Methodist Church Ι 212 S. Park St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Contact Tanya Peterson:

Presentation by Airway Oxygen 

Norton Shores

Lake Shore Coffee Break


Grand Traverse Pie Company at Pheasant Run Plaza Ι 5817 Harvey St., Norton Shores, MI 49444

Contact Melissa Jekel:


Plymouth Coffee Break

Friday, March 3rd Ι 11 am - 1 pm

Grand Traverse Pie Company Ι 41640 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170

Contact Sarab Weiss:

Traverse City

Traverse City Coffee Break

Friday, March 17th Ι 12 pm - 2 pm

Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Ι 2020 East Grandview Parkway, Traverse City, MI 49684

Contact Melissa Jekel:


For the safety of our patients, caregivers, and staff support groups and coffee breaks can be canceled due to inclement weather. Participants will be notified by email of any cancellations. If you do not received an email and have concerns about the weather please call Sarab at 248-786-9235, Melissa at 616-450-8156, or Tanya at 616-450-0825.