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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, September 26th, 2018 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

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 | 6:30pm - 8pm 

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, July 26th | 12 pm - 2 pm

Amanda Robertson, Manager of Special Events at the ALS Association Michigan Chapter, will be speaking to our group about the Kalamazoo/Portage Walk that will take place on October 13, 2018.

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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NEW** Muskegon

The ALS Association Michigan Chapter Community Resource Group

The 4th Friday of every month

Friday, July 27th | 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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NEW** Rockford

The ALS Association Michigan Chapter Community Resource Group

Wednesday, July 18th | 5 - 6:30 pm

The staff at Life Beyond Barriers will be doing a brief presentation on their services and programs offered at their site.

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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Lansing

The ALS Association Michigan Chapter Community Resource Group

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

 

Traverse City

The ALS Association Michigan Chapter Community Resource Group

Friday, July 20th Ι 12 - 2 pm

Elizabeth Bradfield from Heartland Hospice located in Traverse City will be speaking about the basics of hospice.

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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Northern Michigan

Social Hour - Come Out and Support Eachother!

Designed for ALS patients, caregivers and families.

Thursday, July 12th | 3 pm

Blue Smoke | 101 Main St, East Jordan

RSVP to Wendi at 231.883.5329

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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.