Diabetes Support Group
A support group designed for people living with diabetes and their families. Meets every other month at St. Francis. Please call (308) 384-4600 for dates and times.
Eat at Mom’s
Finding good support while you are breastfeeding is often the key to a successful experience. You can find that support at “Eat at Mom’s,” a group that meets every Tuesday between 10 a.m. and noon at Hy-Vee, 115 Wilmar Ave., in Grand Island. You may attend anytime for mother-to-mother support. There is also a registered nurse at the meetings to help you or answer any breastfeeding questions you may have.
Fibromyalgia Support Group
A support group for people who have fibromyalgia and their friends and families. The group meets the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral Square, 402 W. Division (use east door of new building), Grand Island. For information, contact Jean Parachini at (308) 946-3433.
Look Good, Feel Better
Look Good, Feel Better is a program to help those with cancer learn how to handle the personal appearance changes that may result from chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Those joining the group begin by describing themselves and the cosmetic or beauty products usually used by filling out a form given to them by their nurse or the cancer rehab coordinator. This group is a public service program developed by the American Cancer Society and the National Cosmetology Association. This support group meets monthly in conference room A, lower level of St. Francis, 2116 West Faidley Ave.
A luncheon offering men an opportunity to share the trials and triumphs of life after experiencing the death of a loved one. The meeting, sponsored by the St. Francis hospice department, will be held the third Thursday of every month at 11:30 a.m. at Tommy’s Restaurant, 1325 South Locust Street, Grand Island. Participants pay for their own meals. For more information, call Katie Robbins at (308) 398-2629.
Multiple Myeloma Support Group
This support group is for those diagnosed with multiple myeloma. This group provides support and education for those diagnosed and their family members. Group members meet the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the basement of Home Federal Bank, 3311 W. Stolley Park Road, Grand Island. For information, please contact Mary Lou Russell at (308) 382-5624 or Dr. Jim Omel at (308) 381-0289.
Stroke Support Group
Stroke support group is held at CHI Health St. Francis every other month. The group meets the 3rd Thursday of every other month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Location determined based on speaker or activity. Please see information desk for location. Anyone affected by stroke or brain injury, including family, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend. Contact Melissa Taylor: firstname.lastname@example.org, Mollie Maire: email@example.com, or Kristen Buettner: firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the email list and for location of next meeting.
Telehealth Patient Educational Opportunities
The CHI Health Regional Cancer Center offers educational programming broadcast via Telehealth. These educational offerings focus on patient-specific topics. Patients and their families and loved ones can view these Telehealth educational opportunities either from the comfort of their own home or at their local health care facility. Contact the CHI Health Regional Cancer Center for more information.