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Support Groups

 

Bariatric Support Groups 

For individuals who have had weight-loss surgery or are contemplating it. Call the Presence InfoLine at 877.737.INFO.

Lap Band Support Group - Meets second Monday of every month (except December) at 6:00 p.m. in the Madison Boardroom at PSJMC.  

Gastric Bypass Support Group - Meets third Monday of every month (except December) at 6:00 p.m. in Room 106.

 

 

Breastfeeding Mother's Group

Babies are welcome!  Bring your breastfeeding questions, concerns and success stories!  Feel free to contact our Lactation Line at (815) 725-7133 x 3890.

Meets Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.  Meetings held in LDRP Classroom on the 2nd Floor at PSJMC 333 N. Madison St. in Joliet. 

 

Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis Support Group

During support group meetings, participants will have an opportunity to listen to speakers address topics of particular interest to individuals with Crohns, Ulcerative Colits, and other IBS diseases.  Family members are welcome.  Speakers include Physician assistants, nutritionists, and others. 

Support group is held at Presence Physical Rehab & Sports Injury Center 2132 W Jefferson St. in Joliet. (Located in the Marycrest Plaza)

2014 Meetings will be held from 6-7 p.m. on

  • January 30th
  • March 27th
  • May 24th
  • July 24th
  • September 25th
  • November 20th

*For more information contact  Sheila Wallace at 815-741-7114

 

Diabetes Support Group 

Support Group for adults with diabetes, support person welcome.  Different topics will be discussed each month.  Come share your experiences and learn from each other as you work towards achieving control over your diabetes.  Call the Presence InfoLine at 877.737.INFO for more information.

Meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.  Meetings held in Auditorium A at PSJMC 333 N. Madison St. in Joliet. 

  

 Supporting Children with Diabetes 

Please come and join us for a group meeting of children/teens with diabetes. Get to meet other kids with diabetes & share their experiences. Parents who are new to diabetes can learn from experienced parents. We have special topics each month.

Food provided. Call Martha Halsey-Lyda, APN, CDE at 815.725.7133 ext. 4585 or mhalseylyda@presencehealth.org for more information.

You can also find us on Facebook and communicate to others in the group online.

Meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Meetings held in Auditorium A at PSJMC 333 N. Madison St. in Joliet. 

 

 

 Lupus Support Group 

The Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter, Joliet Support Group is open to anyone with lupus, their family members and friends. The purpose of the LFAI is to provide participants knowledge, skills and support to manage their lupus effectively. In this way, LFAI Support Groups serve two important functions:
          - To provide a forum for support and sharing
          - To provide accurate information
For more information on the Joliet Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America call Tari at 815.351.2544 or email her at tlapurdue82@gmail.com.

Meets the fourth Wednesday of odd months from 6:15 - 8 p.m. at the Presence Rehab & Sports Injury Center, 2132 W. Jefferson St. Joliet.

 

 M.E.N.D. (Motivation and Encouragement = New Discoveries) 

For current and former patients of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Contact Kathy Murphy at 815.725.7133, ext. 3519.

 

Mended Hearts 

The Joliet #129 Chapter of Mended Hearts brings hope to heart patients by providing a Monthly Meeting and Support Group. After diagnosis, treatment or surgery for heart disease, patients and families have serious concerns and strong feelings - questioning why they became ill and how to prevent future problems. Learning to understand and express their shock, disbelief, anger or frustration is an important step in the patient's recovery process and the supportive environment of the meetings provides a forum for these discussions. Communication is the key to coping. That's why the Joliet Mended Hearts Chapter 129 offers monthly group meetings where heart patients and families support one another.  Family members are welcome at all meetings.

Meets the third Monday of the month (except July & August) at 6:00 p.m. in the Bruce Wallin Conference Center at PSJMC. For more information call the Presence InfoLine at 877.737.INFO.

  

 Perinatal Bereavement Group 

For grieving parents who've suffered the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, or death after birth. Call Pastoral Care at 815.725.7133 ext. 3474.

Meets the second Monday of every month, 7 p.m.

 

Positive People

For cancer patients and their families. Contact the Sister Theresa Cancer Care Center at (815) 741-7560.

Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month, 3 - 5 p.m.

 

Second Voice Club 

For individuals who have experienced a laryngectomy and their family members.

For dates and times, call the Sister Theresa Cancer Care Center at 815.741.7560.

 

 Sjogren's Syndrome 

Our group meets for those with Sjogren's Syndrome and their families. It meets at the Presence Rehab Facility in the Mary Crest Plaza at 2132 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL. Please call Support Group Leader Audrey Grey-Lowry at 815.436.5168 or Support Group Co-Leader April Flentge at 815.886.4715 with any questions.

Meets on the third Thursday of every month (other than December) from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

  

 WomenHeart Support Group 

WomenHeart is the only national organization dedicated to advancing women’s heart health through advocacy, community education and patient support.  As the leading voice for the 41 million American women living or at risk of heart disease, WomenHeart advocates for equal access to quality care and provides information and resources to help women take charge of their heart health.

Please contact your WomenHeart of Joliet heartsister, Michele Christensen at 815.703.4142 for questions or more info! Email Michele at WH-Joliet@womenheart.org   www.presencehealth.org/stjoseph-joliet/womenheart 

Meets the second Thursday of each month 6:30 p.m.  Meetings held in Meeting Room 2 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center 333 N. Madison St. in Joliet. 

 

 Y-ME Breast Support Group 

For women with breast cancer. Call 815.741.7560.

Meets the second Tuesday of the month, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

 

 

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