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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
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
(319) 483-4118

Group is currently meeting via conference call.

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

For information on how to participate, contact Kara Rewerts at (319) 483-4118 or KRewerts@WaverlyHealthCenter.org.

 

Finding Support for Families of Children with Special Needs

Meets quarterly, the first Tuesday of the month
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Tendrils Rooftop Garden and via Google Meet
(319) 352-5644

  • August 3
  • November 2

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.

Learn how to participate via Google Meet at:  waverlyhealthcenter.org/events

 

Healthy You Surgical Weight Loss Support Group

Meets quarterly on Mondays
6 to 7 p.m.
Tendrils Rooftop Garden
(319) 352-8033

  • October 4:  “Holiday Stress/Eating” with Lisa Coleman, RDN, LD – WHC nutrition therapy

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.

 

Parkinson’s Caregiver and Support Group

Meets the second Saturday of each month
10 a.m. to noon
Tendrils Rooftop Garden and via Google Meet
(319) 352-4961 

On Saturday, August 14, this group will be participating in the 2021 Heartland Virtual Parkinson’s Symposium, taking place from 10 a.m. to noon. It is presented by the Parkinson’s Foundation Heartland Chapter and University of Kansas Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center. The program will feature updates on Parkinson’s disease and a moderated Q & A session with Dr. Rajesh Pahwa, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Parkinson’s Foundation Center for Excellence at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
If you are unable to join us in person, you may participate in the symposium virtually by Zoom by registering at:
https://www.parkinson.org/events/2021/Heartland-KU-Symposium
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 August Parkinson’s Newsletter, click here.

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

 

Parkinson’s Singing Group

Meets Mondays
10 to 11 a.m.
Tendrils Rooftop Garden
(319) 483-4118

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 KRewerts@WaverlyHealthCenter.org.

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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