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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.
To download a printable copy, click here.

 

 

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.
Carstensen-Gruben Room (use Orange Lot/Entrance)
(319) 352-4951

Caregivers are encouraged to bring their loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s/dementia, for a separate music therapy session.

 

 

Breastfeeding Support Group

Meets the first Thursday of the month
1 to 2 p.m.
Carstensen-Gruben Room (use Orange Lot/Entrance)
(319) 483-1330

 

 

Finding Support for Families of Children with Special Needs

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

Upcoming meetings:

  • February 4:
    • Presenter Jenn Wolff, OTR/L, will discuss “Mindfulness and Mindfulness Strategies.” Jenn is the Leadership Program Coordinator for Backbones, Inc.
  • May 5:
  • August 4:
  • November 3:

 

Healthy You Surgical Weight Loss Support Group

Meets the first Monday of each month
6 to 7 p.m.
Tendrils Rooftop Garden
(319) 352-8033

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.

Upcoming meetings:

  • February 3:
    • Open discussion.
  • March 2:
    • Lisa Coleman, RDN/LD, WHC nutrition therapy, will discuss “National Nutrition Month.”
  • April 6:
    • Question and answer with Dr. J. Matthew Glascock, WHC General Surgery Clinic.

 

Parkinson’s Caregiver and Support Group

Meets the second Saturday of each month
10 a.m. to Noon
Tendrils Rooftop Garden
(319) 352-4961

Upcoming meetings:

  • February 8:
    • Tai Chi and Group Discussion

 

Parkinson’s Singing Group

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

Upcoming meetings:

  • February 3, 10, 17, 24

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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