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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.

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.
Meets the first Tuesday of each month
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Tendrils Rooftop Garden
(319) 352-4951

Breastfeeding Support Group

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

 

Finding Support for Families of Children with Special Needs

Meets the first Tuesday of the month (quarterly)
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Tendrils Rooftop Garden
(319) 352-5644

  • Tuesday, August 7
  • Tuesday, November 6

Parkinson’s Caregiver and Support Group

Meets the second Saturday of each month
10 a.m. to Noon
Tendrils Rooftop Garden
(319) 352-4961

Upcoming meetings and topics:

  • August 11:  “Parkinson’s from Head to Toe:  How it Affects the Bowel and Bladder”
    NOTE:  Annual Potluck – sub sandwiches provided; bring a dish to share if able
  • September 8:  “Parkinson’s from Head to Toe:  Insights from a GI Doctor”
  • Guest presenter:  Michael A. Cassaday, DO
  • Gastroenterologist (retired)
  • Colonel, US Army (retired)
  • Dr. Cassaday is a native of the Clinton, Iowa area. He will discuss his insights regarding the medical care of PD patients by sharing his personal PD diagnosis and experience.
  • October 13:  “Parkinson’s from Head to Toe:  How it Affects the Legs and the Benefits of Exercise”

Parkinson’s Singing Group

Meets Mondays at 10 a.m.
July 16, 23, 30; August 6
Saturday, August 11:  ISU Singing Festival
Tendrils Rooftop Garden
(319) 483-4118

Stroke Support Group

Meets the second Tuesday (every other month)
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tendrils Rooftop Garden
(319) 352-4961

Upcoming meetings:

  • Tuesday, August 14
  • Tuesday, October 9
  • Tuesday, 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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