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, November 22nd 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: Melissa@alsa-michigan.org or 616.459.1900

 

Spectrum Health Grand Rapids Support Group - Meets Quarterly

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 6:30pm - 8pm 

Led by Spectrum Speech Therapist, Lea Norbotten and Spectrum Health Nutritionist, Jennifer Hauck

Discussion about Strategies for Successfully Managing Dysphagia

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

Contact Melissa Jekel: Melissa@alsa-michigan.org or 616.459.1900

Click here for a printable flyer

 

Kalamazoo

The ALS Association Michigan Chapter Community Resource Group

Thursday, October 26th | 12 pm - 2 pm

The Crew Family Restaurant & Bakery | The Owl Room

3810 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Contact Melissa Jekel: melissa@alsa-michigan.org or 616.459.1900

Click here for a printable flyer

Traverse City

The ALS Association Michigan Chapter Community Resource Group

Friday, October 20th Ι 12 pm - 2 pm

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

Contact Melissa Jekel: melissa@alsa-michigan.org or 616.459.1900

Click here for a printable flyer

 

Northern Michigan

Social Hour - Come Out and Support Eachother!

Designed for ALS patients, caregivers and families.

Thursday, November 2nd | 3 pm

Robby's Taqueria

830 E Front St, Traverse City MI 49684

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.