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Support Groups

AIM Support Group

This group is for persons using insulin pumps or for those taking multiple insulin shots daily. Held on the first Wednesday each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph. For more information, call (269) 556-2868 in St. Joseph or (269) 683-5510, ext. 2868, in Niles.

Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) Support Group

A support group for persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), their families, or loved ones. Meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Trinity Ministry Center, 619 Main Street, St. Joseph. Volunteer moderators often travel a distance to oversee support groups; please RSVP if you plan to attend. Call (866) 387-7121.

Alert, Well, and Keeping Energetic (AWAKE)

AWAKE is for those with sleep disorders, particularly obstructive sleep apnea. The group meets quarterly. For more information, contact the Lakeland Sleep Disorders and Treatment Center at (269) 934-8060 or e-mail awake@lakelandregional.org

Bereavement and Caregiver Support

Hospice at Home, a Lakeland HealthCare Affiliate, offers many programs and support groups for those traveling through their grief journeys as well as those serving as caregivers. For more information, call (269) 429-7100 or (800) 717-3811. Or, visit www.hospiceathomecares.org

Brain Injury Support Group

This support group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Riverview Park Christian Church, St. Joseph. For more information, call Jayne Daniel at (269) 208-2862 or Sheryl Hausmann at (269) 208-1506.

Breathe Easier Club

Join a support group for individuals with chronic breathing problems. Family and support persons are welcome to attend. Held the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Frederick S. Upton Education Center, Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph. For more information, please contact Lakeland Respiratory Therapy at (269) 983-8203.

Cancer Support Group — Niles

This group is for patients, family members and caregivers. Please come share your successes, feelings, fears, and practical methods of coping with the physical and emotional aspects of living with the diagnosis of cancer. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Niles Senior Center on Bell Road. Learn more, call (269) 429-3281.

Cancer Support Group — Stevensville

This group is for patients, family members and caregivers. Please come share your successes, feelings, fears and practical methods of coping with the physical and emotional aspects of living with the diagnosis of cancer. The group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Berrien County Cancer Service building on Red Arrow Highway in Stevensville. Learn more, call (269) 429-3281 or (269) 465-5257.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Michiana

DBSA Michiana offers education and support to adults, teens, parents, family members and friends. We have all felt the isolation and despair that often results from depression and bipolar disorder, but together we have found connectedness and inspiration. We invite you to join us. Meetings are held regularly in St. Joseph. For meeting information call 269-202-7275, email dbsamichiana@gmail.com or visit www.dbsamichiana.org.

Families Living with Diabetes

This group offers a place where parents and children with type 1 diabetes can connect. Meets the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. For the location and more information, please call Francine Jordan at (269) 757-2310.

FLIP Support Group

Designed for graduates of the FLIP program. Call (269) 556-7171 for more information.
Third Thursday of each month, 5:30 p.m.
Center for Outpatient Services, St. Joseph
Lakeland Community Health Resource Library

Interstitial Cystitis Support Group

This is a general support group for those suffering from interstitial cystitis. Meets the third Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Call (269) 429-8860 for more information.

Man to Man — Prostate Cancer Support Group

This is a forum for anyone that is interested in learning about prostate cancer and male health issues through presentations, written materials, and videos. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Trinity Center in St. Joseph, at 6:30 p.m., to help men and their families cope with and understand prostate cancer treatment options and quality of life issues after treatment. Learn more, call (800) 227-2345.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

This general support group is for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their support people. Meets the second Thursday monthly from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph. Call Barbara Ford at (269) 429-3675 or email BCPDSupport@aol.com.

Rainbows of Hope Cancer Support Group

This support group is for cancer patients, family members, and caregivers. The meetings serve as a forum for sharing successes, fears, and practical methods of coping with the physical and emotional aspects of living with the diagnosis of cancer. Meets on the second Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the Kinney and Ward conference rooms at the Marie Yeager Cancer Center, St. Joseph. For more information, call (269) 556-7114.

Southwest Michigan Ostomy Association

This is a monthly support group to improve the quality of life for people who have an ostomy or who may be candidates for an ostomy. Meetings will feature discussion topics highlighted with speakers as well as the opportunity to meet other ostomates. The goal of the group is to provide support, advocacy, and education for ostomates and their families or caregivers. The group is affiliated with the United Ostomy Association of America. Meets on the second Thursday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph. For more information, call (269) 983-8804.

Stroke Support Group

Designed for people who have experienced a stroke and their loved ones. Meets from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Community Room at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph. Call (269) 983-8497 for more information.

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