ALS 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.
We realize that COVID-19 is creating a "new normal" for the time being - but ALS doesn't stop and neither do we. The ALS Association Florida Chapter has postponed in-person attendance of support groups until further notice. HOWEVER, we still want to support and see you and are now offering virtual support groups. Please see below for instructions and a schedule based on your region.
For further information on using RingCentral, please click images below regarding downloading app, and signing in and joining a meeting.
Jacksonville - 2nd Fri., 11:00am - 12:00pm | Melissa Fehrenkamp
Volusia/Flagler - 2nd Wed., 1:00 - 2:00pm | Marixa Salgado
Orlando - 1st Wed., 1:00 - 2:00pm | Marixa Salgado
Brevard -3rd Wed., 1:00 - 2:00pm | Marixa Salgado
The Villages - 4th Wed., 1:00 - 2:00pm | Marixa Salgado
Tampa - 4th Fri., 2:00 - 3:00pm | Heran Sisay
Pinellas - 4th Mon., 1:30 - 2:30pm | Heran Sisay
Sarasota/Bradenton - 2nd Wed., 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Patti Stanco
North Port - 4th Weds., 1:00 - 2:00pm | Patti Stanco
Fort Myers - 3rd Wed., 1:00 - 2:00pm | Patti Stanco
Naples - 1st Weds., 1:00 - 2:00pm | Patti Stanco
Martin - 1st Mon., 1:00 - 2:00pm | Tina Duane
Palm Beach - 3rd Tues., 1:00 - 2:00pm | Tina Duane
Broward - 2nd Mon., 1:00 - 2:00 pm | Tina Duane
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 Connections” Phone Group | Judie Benwick | email@example.com | 813.637.9000 x112
Statewide - 2nd Wednesday, 2:00pm ET, 1:00pm CT | “For Veterans and their Family Caregivers” Phone Group | Judie Benwick | firstname.lastname@example.org | 813.637.9000 x112
Panhandle - 2nd Tues., 12:00pm ET, 11:00am CT | Phone Group | Judie Benwick | email@example.com | 813.637.9000 x112