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Support and Education Groups

Depression and Bi-Polar 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 lrosen@stormontvail.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 7 p.m. For more information, call (785) 220-1368.

"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 1 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8 and March 5, 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, Dec. 9. Class meets from 3 to 4 p.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. 

Cancer Center Pet Therapy Program

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. 

Art Therapy Class for Patients and Families of the Stormont-Vail Cancer Center

Express yourself through art. No art skills needed. Class meets 9:30 to 10:50 a.m. Wednesdays at the cancer center. 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

Program is offered at the Cotton-O’Neil Cancer Center on a regular basis. For more information, call 1-800-354-0091 or the American Cancer Society at (785) 273-4422.

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month. For information, call the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at 316-266-4050 or 1-800-779-2417.

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 Mark Loretto at (785) 235-6600, Ext. 571.

Post Polio Support Group

Meets quarterly at the Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, call (785) 232-8524.


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