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The ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter

 

Support Groups

Support groups for patients and caregivers are excellent forums for sharing information and receiving emotional support. They include speakers who focus on all aspects of the disease. They are not therapy sessions.  Qualified professionals lead each group.

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TELEPHONE CAREGIVER SUPPORT/INFORMATION SHARING

Thursday, May 7th, 7-8pm

Guest: KimSu Marder, RN, CCM, widow & primary caregiver to Robert Marder

Topic: Managing ALS Caregiver Anxiety

Contact Bridget Thornton – Bridget.Thornton@als-ma.org /781-255-8884

Pre-registration required

LUDLOW SUPPORT GROUP

Thursday, May 14th  – 2:30-4:00pm

Health South in Ludlow, 222 State Street, Ludlow – East Day Room

Guest: Moira Hennessey, Mass Relay – Accessible Telephone Communication

Shannon Sullivan:  Shannon.Sullivan@als-ma.org / 508-963-5091

LAHEY CLINIC SUPPORT GROUP

Suspended schedule

Janet Zani, NP, ALS Clinic Coordinator at: 781-744-8822

Jan.Obermann@als-ma.org / 781-255-8884

NORTHEAST / PEABODY SUPPORT GROUP

 Thursday, May 28th, 1:30-3pm

Peter A. Torigian Community Life Center, 79 Central St., Peabody

Mobility – What to consider. Demo & Practical information

Kristy Allen, DPT, Sr. Physical Therapist, Lahey & Eric Lajeunesse, Ride-Away

Jan Obermann: Jan.Obermann@als-ma.org / 781-255-8884 

NORWOOD SUPPORT GROUP

Wednesday, May 20th, 1-2:30pm

 For any person w/ALS, their family, caregivers, and supporters from Norfolk, Middlesex, Suffolk & northern Plymouth counties!

 ALS Association – MA office - 315 Norwood Park South, 1st Floor - Norwood, MA 02062

Contact Bridget Thornton – Bridget.Thornton@als-ma.org /781-255-8884

CENTRAL MASS/WORCESTER SUPPORT GROUP

Wednesday, May 20th, 2-3:30p

Holden Rehab & Skilled Nursing Facility, 32 Mayo Drive, Holden, MA - Community Room

Speaker: Jill Zitzewitz – Assoc. Prof & ALS Researcher at UMass – Research & ALS-misfolding proteins

Contact Shannon Sullivan:  Shannon.Sullivan@als-ma.org / 508-963-5091

 

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