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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 click here.

 

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Music Therapy and Caregiver Support Group

Support Groups

Meets the first Tuesday of each month
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Carstensen-Gruben Room (use Orange Lot/Entrance)
(319) 352-4951

Caregivers are encouraged to bring their loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s/dementia, for a separate music therapy session.

Tuesday, November 5:  “Caregiving and Finances”
Guest presenter: Jeannette Mukayisire, MPP, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance — ISU Extension and Outreach.

 

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

Please note that there will not be a support group on Thursday, October 3.

 

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

Upcoming meetings:

  • October 29 (note date change)

 

Healthy You Weight Loss Support Group

Meets the first Monday of the month
6 to 7 p.m.
Tendrils Rooftop Garden
(319) 352-8033

Upcoming meetings:

  • October 7:  Meal planning and recipes (Nat’l Cookbook Month) with Lisa Coleman, RDL
  • November 4:  Open discussion with Dr. J. Matthew Glascock, WHC General Surgery Clinic
  • December 2:  Holiday party/Bingo

 

Parkinson’s Caregiver and Support Group

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

Saturday, October 12: “Planning Ahead”
Guest presenter: Jeannette Mukayisire, MPP, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance — ISU Extension and Outreach. Please call Mary Ochoa to register at (319) 352-4961.

There will be opportunities for movement and discussion at each meeting.

 

Parkinson’s Singing Group

Meets Mondays at 10 a.m.
Tendrils Rooftop Garden
(319) 483-4118

Upcoming meetings:

  • September 9, 16, 23, 30 (break)

 

 

Stroke Support Group

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

Upcoming meetings:

  • October 8
  • December 10

 

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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