Support groups bring together people who are going through or have gone through similar experiences. For example, this common ground might be cancer, chronic medical conditions, bereavement or caregiving.
A support group provides an opportunity for people to share personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies, or firsthand information about diseases or treatments.
For many people, a health-related support group may fill a gap between medical treatment and the need for emotional support. A person's relationship with a doctoror other medical personnel may not provide adequate emotional support, and a person's family and friends may not understand the impact of a disease ortreatment. A support group among people with shared experiences may function as a bridge between medical and emotional needs.
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP
Sponsored by St. Anthony Nursing Home in collaboration with the Big Sioux Chapter of the Alzheimer’sAssociation, this group is designed for families caring for persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease or relateddisorders. This group meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Carroll Public Library facilitated by Luanne Kustra. For more information on this group call 712-794-5395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR COPD & Other Breathing Disorders
Sponsored by St. Anthony Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation department, this group is designed for those diagnosed with COPD or related breathing disorders by providing emotional support, information and resources. This group meets the third Thursday of the following months: February, April, June, August, October and December in the St. Francis Conference Room, Surgery Center Building, forth floor. For more information about this group, call the St. Anthony Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation department at 712-794-5419 or email email@example.com@stanthonyhospital.org
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
Sponsored by St. Anthony Hospice, this group is designed for individuals who have experienced the loss of aloved one by providing a safe setting to share in conversation with others who are also confronting their grief. This group meets at 5 PM the second and forth Monday of each month in the St. Clare Conference Room (located in the Surgery Center Building, (not hospital building), on the 4th floor, facilitated by Journey Stork. For more information on this group call 712-794-5392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Sponsored by St. Anthony Cancer Center, this group is designed for individuals and their families who have a cancer diagnosis by providing a setting in which participants can offer one another support and discover relevant information from speakers or presenters. This group meets the second Wednesday of each month in the St. Anthony Cancer Center, facilitated by Emilee Lakner. For more information on this group call 712-794-5970 or email email@example.com.
COMMUNITY CONNECTION: Diabetes & Diabetes Prevention
Sponsored by St. Anthony Chronic Care Center, this group is designed for individuals who have a diabetes diagnosis AND individuals that have gone through our Diabetes Prevention Program by providing a setting in which participants can offer one another support and community, building on the foundations of healthy eating and regular exercise. This group meets the second Thursday of each month in the St. Anthony Chronic Care Center, facilitated by Cara Vogl. For more information on this group call 712-794-5901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DELAY THE DISEASE, Parkinson’s disease and otherrelated disorders
Sponsored by St. Anthony Rehabilitation Services, this group is designed for individuals who are living with aParkinson’s disease diagnosis or other related disorders by providing a setting in which participants can expectlight exercising accompanied with educational and encouraging support. This group meets at 11 AM everyThursday in the St. Anthony Rehabilitation Services department, facilitated by Katie Smith. For more information on this group call 712-794-5815 or email email@example.com.
POSTPARTUM SUPPORT GROUP
Sponsored by The Birth Place at St. Anthony, this group is designed for mothers by providing a setting in which these mothers can share ideas and helpful tips. This group meets every Tuesday on the first floor of St. Anthony north of the Laboratory, facilitated by The Birth Place nurses. For more information on this group call The Birth Place at 712-794-5260.