support group session
St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics will convene an Alzheimer’s Support Group session on Wednesday, January 28th at 2:30 p.m. in their downstairs conference room. The meeting will be facilitated by Sr. Corinne Forsman, Mission Services Coordinator.
“We sponsored a similar group in the past, but as people aged and passed away the support group stopped meeting, but I’d like to see if there is interest in the community in starting another group,” said Forsman. “Alzheimers is only one form of dementia so the group would be designed to meet the needs of families and friends who care for or care about someone with any form of dementia.”
According to Forsman, those attending the January 28th session would determine if there was a need for an ongoing group and what its focus might be. “Sometimes people just need to get together to share their stories and gain support. Other groups decide to add an educational component and invite speakers or have those within the group share relevant information. If there is interest in an ongoing group, we could decide those things at the initial meeting.”
No preregistration is necessary. Easiest access to the conference room is through the lower parking lot entrance behind the hospital or the main entrance can be used. Refreshments will be served. For further information contact Sr. Corinne Forsman, 962-3251.