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312 9th Street SW, Waverly, Iowa 50677

(319) 352-4120

Support Groups

We offer several support groups that are free and open to the public.


Alzheimer’s/Dementia Music Therapy and Caregiver Support Group

Support Groups

Meets the first Tuesday of each month from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

  • October 4
  • November 1
  • December 6

This group is meeting in-person in the Carstensen-Gruben Room and via conference call.

  • Call:  (312) 874-7636
  • Conference ID:  88704

For more information on how to participate, contact Kara Rewerts at (319) 483-4118 or


Finding Support for Families of Children with Special Needs

Meets quarterly, the first Tuesday of the month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in-person in Tendrils Rooftop Garden and via Google Meet. Learn how to participate via Google Meet at:

  • January 3, 2023
  • April 4, 2023
  • July 11, 2023
  • October 3, 2023

This support group provides a place for families of children with varying levels of specialized health care needs to meet, learn, support, share and grow together. The goal is to provide a safe and open-minded environment where families feel comfortable sharing their successes and disappointments.

Meetings range from an open discussion format to having guest presenters in to discuss their areas of expertise in the care of children with special needs.

Anyone who is a family member or care provider for a child with special health care needs is welcome.
For more information, call (319) 352-5644.


Healthy You Surgical Weight Loss Support Group

Meets quarterly on Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. in Tendrils Rooftop Garden.

  • TBD

This group is intended for those who have undergone a surgical weight loss procedure, as well as those who are considering surgery. It offers the perfect setting to share experiences, receive encouragement and get the education needed to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Call (319) 483-1361 with questions.


Parkinson’s Support Group

Meets the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon in Tendrils Rooftop Garden.

  • October 8
  • November 12
  • December 10
This event is free and open to all. Masks are required.

Plan to attend if you or someone close to you is affected by this condition.

To read our September Parkinson’s Newsletter, click here.

To read our August Parkinson’s Newsletter, click here.

For more information, call (319) 325-4961.


Parkinson’s Singing Group

Meets Mondays from 10 to 11 a.m. in Tendrils Rooftop Garden.

This group is open to whoever wants to join in the singing and fun!

For more information, contact Kara Rewerts at (319) 483-4118 or

Meeting Locations
Tendrils Rooftop Garden:
Park in the Red Lot and enter through the Tendrils event entrance, to the left (south) of the Center Pharmacy drive-up window.

Carstensen-Gruben Room:
Park in the Orange Lot and enter through the Orange Entrance.

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