Support and Education Groups
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Sponsored in part by Behavioral Health Services at Stormont-Vail West, meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at Valeo, 330 S.W. Oakley.
Alzheimer’s Support Groups
The Alzheimer’s Association has three caregiver support groups available as well as other support services. Call Alzheimer’s Association at (785) 271-1844 for days and times.
Topeka Celiac Support Group
The Topeka Celiac Support Group provides information, support and knowledge of how to eat safely to avoid gluten from grain-based proteins in wheat, rye, barley and possibly oats. Meeting is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at Pozez Education Center. For more information, contact Sharon Larson, president, (785) 379-0479.
MOMS: Moms of Multiples Support
Support group for parents expecting or parenting multiples. Monthly meetings on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pozez Education Center. For more information, call (785) 267-2955.
Grief and Loss Support Groups
Midland Care offers weekly grief and loss support groups available to the public. For more information, call Tim Keogh at (785) 232-2044.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Group
First and third Thursdays of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. Pozez Education Center. For information, call (785) 354-5225. The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Group, which has regular meetings to share information and experiences, also has a blog for members, which offers communication, resources and support. If you are interested in learning more about the blog, please e-mall firstname.lastname@example.org
Topeka "HEALS" Support Group
A confidential peer support group that is also known as Survivors of Suicide, “HEALS” stands for “Healing After Loss by Suicide.” It is for those who have lost a loved one by suicide. First and third Tuesdays of the month in Pozez Education Center at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (785) 249-3792.
"On the Road to Better Managing Your Diabetes" Class
This 90-minute refresher class is designed for those who have had diabetes education in the past and would like an update. The class meets from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Diabetes Learning Center classroom, lower level of the Cotton-O’Neil Endocrinology Center, 3520 S.W. 6th Ave. Call (785) 368-0416 to reserve a seat. Your insurance will be billed for the cost of attendance.
Living with Diabetes Adult Support Group
Meets from 10 to 11 a m. each Tuesday, except holidays, at the Cotton-O’Neil Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, lower level, 3520 S.W. 6th Ave. Each meeting is facilitated by a Diabetes Learning Center staff educator. There is no fee to attend and no need to pre-register. Call (785) 368-0416 with questions.
The Latest in Insulin Pumps and Glucose Sensors
A class designed for current pump users and those considering an insulin pump for the first time. It will provide an overview of pump therapy and CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) as well as current options available. Following the 60 minute class, all major insulin pump and CGM device manufacturers will be available to offer a" hands on" look at the products. Class presenter: Julie Johnson, BS, RN, CDE, CPT on Monday, Sept. 8. Class meets from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Diabetes Learning Center, located on the lower level of the Cotton-O’Neil Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, 3520 S.W 6th Ave. Insurance will be billed for the cost of attending. For reservations, call the Diabetes Learning Center at (785) 368-0416.
Cancer Support Group
Meets Mondays at 11 a.m. in the library of the Stormont-Vail Cancer Center, 1414 S.W. 8th Ave. For more information, call 1-800-354-0091.
Loved Ones Partnering for Support (Caregivers Group)
Meets Tuesdays at 2 p.m. in the library of the Stormont-Vail Cancer Center, 1414 S.W. 8th Ave. For more information, call 1-800-354-0091.
Cancer Center Pet Meet and Greet
Meets Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the library of the Stormont-Vail Cancer Center, 1414 S.W. 8th Ave. For more information, call 1-800-354-0091.
Head and Neck Cancer Center Support Group
Affiliated with SPOHNC (Support for People with Head and Neck Cancer). Meets second Wednesday of the month, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Stormont-Vail Cancer Center library, 1414 S.W. 8th Ave. For more information, call 1-800-354-0091.
Tai Chi for Patients and Families of the Stormont-Vail Cancer Center
Tai Chi Easy offers physical and mental benefits no matter what your age or physical limitations. Held at the Stormont-Vail Cancer Center. For more information, call 1-800-354-0091.
Look Good Feel Better Educational Program
This program is offered at the Stormont-Vail Cancer Center on a regular basis. For more information, call Louise Zeikle, LGFB Volunteer Site Coordinator, (785) 862-1525.
Stroke Support Group at KRH
A stroke support group is now meeting the first Friday of each month at the Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital. Meetings are 4 to 5 p.m. in the West Dining Hall, first floor. The support group is for patients and families of those who have suffered a stroke. For more information or to RSVP, call Randy Williams at (785) 235-6600, Ext. 553.