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312 9th Street SW, Waverly, Iowa 50677

(319) 352-4120

Support Groups

We offer several support groups that are free and open to the public.
Download a printable copy here:  2018 Support Groups

Support GroupsAlzheimer’s/Dementia Music Therapy and Caregiver Support Group

Caregivers are encouraged to bring their loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s/dementia, for a separate music therapy session.
First Tuesday of each month
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Tendrils Rooftop Garden
(319) 352-4951

Upcoming meetings and topics:

  • Tuesday, June 5:  “Effective Communication Strategies”
    Learn the communication changes that takes place throughout the course of Alzheimer’s disease, how to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and how to respond to the messages. Presentation also covers strategies to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.Guest presenter:  Sally Timmer, Alzheimer’s Association
  • Tuesday, July 3:  Group discussion

Breastfeeding Support Group

First Thursday of each month
1 to 2 p.m.
Carstensen-Gruben Room (use Orange Lot/Entrance)
(319) 352-4953

 

Parkinson’s Caregiver and Support Group

Second Saturday of each month
10 a.m. to Noon
Tendrils Rooftop Garden
(319) 352-5644

Upcoming meetings and topics:

  • June 9:  “Parkinson’s from Head to Toe:   How it Affects Hands and Fine Motor Skills”
  • July 14:  “Parkinson’s from Head to Toe:  Matters of the Heart and Soul”

Parkinson’s Singing Group

Meets Mondays at 10 a.m.
April 30; May 7, 14, 21; June 11, 18, 25 (break)
Note:  No meetings May 28 or June 4
Tendrils Rooftop Garden
(319) 483-4118

Stroke Support Group

Tuesdays (every other month), from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tendrils Rooftop Garden
(319) 352-5644

Upcoming meetings:

  • June 12
  • August 14
  • October 9
  • December 11

 

Meeting Locations
Tendrils Rooftop Garden:
Park in the Red Lot and enter through the Tendrils event entrance, to the left (south) of the Center Pharmacy drive-up window.

 

Carstensen-Gruben Room:
Park in the Orange Lot and enter through the Orange Entrance.

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