La PORTE – La Porte Hospital is welcoming the community to the following support groups:

Al-Anon Group

This Group offers hope and help to families and friends of alcoholic and meets every Friday at 10 a.m. at The Crossing, 1203 Washington St., La Porte. Contact Susie Smith at 326-9280.

Diabetes Support Group

The Diabetes Support Group provides a place to share ideas, experiences, and problems related to diabetes for those with diabetes, as well as their support team. The group meets from 11 a.m. to noon, the fourth Monday of the month (Feb. 25), in the Heart & Vascular First Floor Conference Room, 901 Lincoln Way, La Porte, or from 11 a.m. to noon, the fourth Tuesday of the month (Feb. 26) in the First Floor Conference Room at Starke Hospital, 102 E. Culver Road, Knox. Contact 326-2478 for details.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Supporting those with Parkinson’s disease, their families, and caregivers in adapting more positively to the physical, emotional, and social changes associated with the disease. The group meets at 2:30 p.m. every third Tuesday (Feb. 19) at Brentwood Assisted Living, 2002 Andrew Ave., La Porte (park in back and use back door). Call Sherri Moorehouse at 362-5749.

Cancer Support Group

Have you been affected by a cancer diagnosis? The Cancer Support Group provides patients, families, and caregivers a chance to share experiences and learn new ways of coping with the disease process. The group meets 4 to 5 p.m., on the second Wednesday of the month with the next meeting being Feb. 13. They meet at the La Porte Hospital Heart & Vascular Center, 1st Floor Conference Room. Call Teresa Tuholski at (219) 785-3444

Women Heart

This group offers support and education on living a heart healthy life and meets at 6:30 p.m., the second Thursday of every month. On Feb., 14 the group welcomes female cardiologist Dr. Maya Kommineni. She will discuss the unique needs surrounding women and heart disease and answer your questions. This group meets at La Porte Hospital’s Heart & Vascular Center, First Floor Conference Room. Call Sue Chlebek at 324-7519 for more information.

Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group

Providing emotional and social support to patients, families, and caregivers affected by MS, this group meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the Month. There is no meeting in February. The next meeting will be held on March 12 in the La Porte Hospital Auditorium, 1007 Lincolnway, La Porte. Call Kathy May at (219) 874-2681 for more information or to ask questions.

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