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Support GroupsALS Resource Connections

We understand that dealing with ALS is physically, emotionally and financially devastating for the person diagnosed and their family.  ALS Resource Connections groups provide a caring, supportive, open environment for people to gather, connect, and talk with one another.  These groups are open to persons living with ALS, their families, caregivers and friends, and are located around the state to provide opportunities to learn more about living with the disease from others who understand the challenges, and to help establish a network of valuable resources and sustained support.  A Chapter Regional Program Manager facilitates each meeting and will have speakers on relevant topics combined with time for attendees to discuss and share information and provide feedback to one another.

If you are attending a group for the first time, please RSVP to the facilitator.  *PLEASE NOTE: Times and locations occasionally change so please check our website prior to each meeting.

 

North Florida

Jacksonville - NEW DATE, TIME AND LOCATION:  2nd Sat., 10:00am - 12:00pm | Community Hospice & Palliative Care | The Neviaser Educational Institute, Room 1, 4266 Sunbeam Road | Jacksonville, FL 32257 | Tiana Deas

Volusia/Flagler - 2nd Wed., 1:00 - 3:00pm | Bishop’s Glen Retirement Community (The Florida Room) | 900 LPGA Blvd. | Holly Hill, Florida 32117 | Marixa Salgado

Gainesville - 4th Wed., 4:30 - 6:30pm | Tower Road Library (Meeting Room  A) | 3020 SW 75th Street | Gainesville, FL 32608 | Belinda Clark

 

Central Florida

Orlando - 1st Wed., 1:00 - 3:00pm | Dr. P. Phillips YMCA | 7000 Dr. Phillips Blvd | Orlando, FL 32819 | Marixa Salgado

Brevard - 3rd Wed., 1:00 - 3:00pm | VITAS Healthcare | 4450 W. Eau Gallie Boulevard #280 | Melbourne, FL  32934 | Marixa Salgado 

The Villages - 4th Wed., 1:00 - 3:00pm | Hibiscus Center | 1740 Bailey Trail | The Villages, FL 32162 | Marixa Salgado

Tampa - 4th Sat., 2:00 - 4:00pm | USF Morsani Health Center | 13330 Laurel Dr. | Tampa, FL 33612 | Heran Sisay 

Pinellas - 4th Mon., 1:30 - 3:30pm | Carillon Bay Care Center | 900 Carillon Pkwy | St. Petersburg, FL 33716 | Heran Sisay

 

Southwest Florida

Sarasota/Bradenton - 2nd Wed., 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Lakewood Ranch Med Ctr. | 8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. | Bradenton, FL 34202 | Patti Stanco  

North Port - PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE FOR AUGUST MEETING: The August 22 meeting will be held from 1-3 pm at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 5550 S. Sumter Blvd. North Port, FL 34287 - 4th Weds., 1:00 - 3:00pm | Public Library | 13800 Tamiami Trail | North Port, FL 34287 | Patti Stanco  

Fort Myers - 3rd Wed., 1:00 - 3:00pm | The First Church of the Nazarene | 13545 American Colony Blvd. | Fort Myers, FL 33912 | Patti Stanco

Naples - 1st Weds., 1:00 - 3:00pm | Avow-Ispiri Community Center | 1205 Whippoorwill Ln | Naples, FL  34105 | Patti Stanco   

 

South Florida

Martin - 1st Tues., 3:00 - 5:00pm | Martin Memorial Cancer Center | 501 E. Osceola St. | Stuart, FL 34995 |2nd Floor Mtg. Room  | Jessica Bianchi 

Palm Beach - 3rd Tues., 1:30 - 3:30pm | Children’s Services Council Palm Beach County | 2300 High Ridge Rd. | Boynton Beach, FL 33426 | Jessica Bianchi

Broward - 2nd Mon., 1:00 - 3:00 pm | VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit | 4800 N Nob Hill Rd. | Sunrise conference rooms 1 & 2 | Sunrise, FL 33351 | Jessica Bianchi

 

Telephone Groups (PLEASE NOTE: Our telephone ALS Resource Connections meetings have limited capacity.  Please reach out to the Regional Program Manager running the group for information prior to each meeting.)

Statewide - 3rd Tues., 2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT | “Caregiver Experience” Phone Group | Judie Benwick | jbenwick@alsafl.org | 813.637.9000 x112 

Panhandle - 2nd Tues., 12:00pm ET, 11:00am CT | Phone Group | Judie Benwick | jbenwick@alsafl.org | 813.637.9000 x112

Miami-Dade - 1st Thurs., 1:00 - 3:00pm | Camila Arizaga | carizaga@alsafl.org | 813.637.9000 x116

Spanish (Statewide) - 3rd Thurs., 1:00pm ET | Spanish Speaking Phone Group | Camila Arizaga | carizaga@alsafl.org | 813.637.9000 x116