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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.


Lansing **NEW GROUP**

The ALS Association Michigan Chapter Community Resource Group

Wednesday, July 10th | 5:30 - 7 pm

The volunteer facilitators of this group will be Ali who has a background in Social Work and Counseling and Marcie who is a teacher.  Both have strong experience working with families and their expertise will be a great asset to these group meetings

The Recovery Project

3960 Patient Care Drive, Suite 117, Lansing, MI 48911

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

Click here for a printable flyer 

 

Grand Rapids 

Grand Rapids Support Group Hosted by Mercy Health Hauenstein Neuroscience Center

*Meets quarterly every 4th Wednesday*

Wednesday, June 26th 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

*COMING SOON* Click here for a printable flyer 

Spectrum Health Grand Rapids Support Group - Meets Quarterly

Date TBD | 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

*COMING SOON* Click here for a printable flyer 

 

Kalamazoo

The ALS Association Michigan Chapter Community Resource Group

Thursday, June 27th | 12 pm - 2 pm

Tommy Stowers from The Creative Mobility Group will be speaking about wheelchair accessible vans.

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

Click here for a printable flyer 

 

Muskegon 

The ALS Association Michigan Chapter Community Resource Group

The 4th Friday of every month

Friday, June 28th | 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

Click here for a printable flyer 

 

Rockford 

The ALS Association Michigan Chapter Community Resource Group

Wednesday, June 19th | 5 - 6:30 pm

Brian Stehlik, Community Liaison from Visiting Physicians, Grace Hospice and Pinnacle Senior Care will be coming to speak to our group about the following: 

• What happens when it becomes difficult to see your doctor?

• Breakdown the 7 myths of hospice and learn how hospice care can improve quality of life

• End of life journey how hospice can help

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

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

Click here for a printable flyer 

 

Traverse City 

The ALS Association Michigan Chapter Community Resource Group

Friday, June 21st Ι 12 - 2 pm

Author Kim Wroblewski will be speaking about her book that she wrote about her best friend who battled ALS called The Highest Hurdle: An ALS Journey of Faith, Laughter, Love and Friendship

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

Click here for a printable flyer

 

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.