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Support Groups


Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Details:

Our caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to:

  • Develop a support system
  • Exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions
  • Talk through issues and ways of coping
  • Share feelings, needs and concerns
  • Learn about community resources 

Meet:

2nd Monday of each month
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Mary Lanning Healthcare
Medical Services Building – Classroom C
715 North Saint Joseph Avenue Hastings, NE 68901

For more information about this support group please call 800-272-3900.

*If you need care for your loved one with dementia in order to attend, contact Wendy at The Kensington Senior Living and Memory Care, 402-461-3149, to arrange free adult day service. Arranged care will be provided at no cost

Contact:

Cheri Theesen
402-984-9898

ctheesen@yahoo.com


Gambler's Anonymous

Details:

Support group for those who have a gambling addiction.

Meet:

Every Monday
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Usually meet in Classroom “D” / approx. 3-5 participants 

Contact:

Kelly Lambert
402-631-7067
dqmama79@hamilton.net


MS Support Group

Details:

Support group for those who are affected by multiple sclerosis.

Meet:

2nd Tuesday of each month
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Usually meet in Classroom “JK" / approx. 2-10 participants

Contact:

Susan Blincow
402-463-5203

blincow11@yahoo.com

Amber Kennedy
402-834-0808

am3711k@gmail.com


NAMI - Family to Family

Details:

Free education & support for families & friends of individuals with severe brain disorders called mental illness.

Meet:

1st Tuesday of each month
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Usually meet in Classroom “C” / approx. 8-12 participants

Contact:

Sharyl Gilles
402-463-6060 (hm.)
402-984-0939 (cell)

curiousreader@charter.net


NAMI - FORSE

Details:

FORSE = Family Organization for Resources, Support and Education This organization provides support and education regarding brain diseases.

Meet:

1st Friday of each month
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Usually meet in Classroom “C” / approx. 5-8 participants
(No meeting in July and Sept. 2017)

Contact:

Cindy Scott
402-751-2226 (hm.)
402-469-4067 (cell)


Stroke of Luck Support Group

Details:

This support organization is for individuals who have experienced a stroke.  Family members, friends and care givers are encouraged to attend for support and to share experiences.

Meet:

1st Wednesday of each month
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Usually meet in Classroom “D” / approx. 5 - 10 participants

Contact:

Andrew McCarty, MLH – Stroke Program Coordinator, ICU Dept.

amccarty@marylanning.org
402-460-4479


United Parents of Addicts Support Group

Details:

This support group is for parents who have a child suffering from addiction. 

Meet:

Every Monday of each month 
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Usually meet in Classroom “F” / approx. 5 - 10 participants

Contact:

Jennifer Kalvelage

jkalvelage@marylanning.org

402-984-4612