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Adult Heart Transplant and LVAD Support Group
    When: 10:00am - 12:00pm on the following Thursdays:

    January 10 February 7 March 7
    April 3 May 1 June 5
    July 10 August 7 September 11
    October 2 November 13 December 4

    Where: University Hospital, room UH B1 C111
    For: Pre- and post-heart transplant patients and their families, as well as individuals considering or already placed on Left Ventricular Assist Devices
    Contact: For more information please call:
    Ruth Halben, LMSW (734) 763-9788
    Erin Spangler, LMSW (734) 615-7625
    Rebecca Congdon, LMSW (734) 764-6205
ALS of MI Support Group (Ann Arbor)
    When: Meets the second Monday of each month
    Where: TBD
    For: Individuals with ALS and their family members/caregivers
    Contact: Call Jack Harrington, MSW. for more information: 734-936-6265.
Amputee Support Group
    When: Meets on the first Tuesday of each month; 5:30-7:30pm
    Where: UM Orthotics and Prosthetics Center
    2850 S. Industrial Hwy. Suite 400 Ann Arbor MI 48104
    For: People with amputations and loved ones
    Contact: Co-facilitator Maggie Kelly for more information: 734-615-4000 or 734-975-7449
Brain Aneurysm Support Group
  • When: contact Meghann for more information
  • Where: East Ann Arbor Health System
  • Contact: Call Meghan Wind, MSW: 734/615-4000
Cystic Fibrosis Education and Support Group
    When: Call to schedule
    Where: As arranged
    For: Parents of Cystic Fibrosis patients
    Contact:  Call Carol Welsch, MSW 734-764-5417.
Diabetes - Adult (Type 1) Support Group
    When: Third Tuesday of each month; 6:15-7:30 p.m.
    Where: Meets in the lobby of the U-M Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes (MEND)Clinic at Dominos' Farms/ Lobby C/ Suite 1300/ 4000 Ave Maria Drive / Ann Arbor, MI 48105.
    For: All adults living with Type 1 Diabetes, their friends and family.
    Contact: Adult Outpatient Diabetes Education (734)998-2475 or mend-diabetes@med.umich.edu

    For additional information please visit this Website
Diabetes - Adult (Type 2) Support Group
    When: 2nd Saturday of the month; 9:30-11:00 a.m.
    Where: East Ann Arbor Health Center / 4260 Plymouth Road / Main Entrance - lower level conference room.
    For: All adults living with Type 2 Diabetes, their friends and family
    Contact: Adult Outpatient Diabetes Education (734) 998-2475 or mend-diabetes@med.umich.edu

    For additional information please visit this Website
Diabetes - Senior (60+) Support Group
    When: 1st Tuesday of each month; 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
    Where: U-M Turner Senior Resource Center/ 2401 Plymouth Road. Suite C Ann Arbor, MI 48105
    For: All adults ages 60 years and older living with diabetes, their friends and family.
    Contact: Geriatrics Clinic Social Work office (734) 764-2556

    For additional information please visit this Website
Geriatric Support Groups
Hemophilia & Genetic Disorders Education / Support Group
    When: Meets monthly on Tuesday evenings
    Where: As arranged
    For: Parents and children with Hemophilia and other Genetic Bleeding Disorders
    Contact: Call facilitator Laura McGinity, LMSW, 734-763-2506
HIV / AIDS Support Group
    When: As Needed
    For: Anyone with HIV or AIDS
    Contact: Call facilitator Laura Zeitlin, MSW.: 734-763-9227.
Infertility Support Group
  • When: 2nd Monday of every month at 6:00
  • Where: Center for Reproductive Medicine. 475 Market Place, Ann Arbor
  • Contact: Lindsay Brennan MSW: 734/763-4323
Kidney Education Class
    Pre-registration is required

    When: Third Wednesday of each month; 2:30-5 p.m.
    Where: University Hospital Dining Room (adjacent to the UH cafeteria)
    For: Pre-dialysis/kidney transplant patients who seek information about chronic kidney disease and its treatment options
    Contact: Call 734-936-2055.
Lung Transplant Support Group
    When: Meets the fourth Saturday of each month; 10 a.m.-noon
    Where: University Hospital, Room UH 2C224.
    For: Patients who may need to be listed for, are listed for or have had a lung transplant; Also open to their families and support people.
    Contact: Call facilitator Lisbeth Harcourt, MSW: 734-615-5334
Mindful Moms - Parenting Education and Support
    When:Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30
    Where: Briarwood 2, Suite B ~ Center for Women Children and Young Adults
    Contact: Registration requested ( lfattori@umich.edu ) but walk-ins welcome
Mood Disorders Support Group
Postpartum Depression Support Group
    When: Meets the first and third Monday each month; 10:30 a.m to 12 p.m.
    Where: Lamaze Association of Ann Arbor, 2500 Packard Road, Suite #101, Ann Arbor
    For:Babies, children, partners, and family members
    Contact: For information contact Emily Gutmann MSW at 734-615-0322 or visit www.ppd-annarbor.org; to RSVP call 734-418-2683
Young Adult / Adult ICD Educational Support Group
    When: Meets the last Monday of each month; 12:30-2:30 p.m.
    Where: TBD
    For: Open to all ICD Patients and families
    Contact:  Call facilitator Barb Shaltis at 734-936-6314. Theresa Davidson, RN, MS, also facilitates this group.