Support Groups Offered By CHC Member Charities

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Many of the 22 Community Health Charities of Nebraska member charities offer support groups across the state for those affected by chronic disease and their families. We recommend reaching out to the group contact or the agency before attending to verify the information listed below is correct.

Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter

Ainsworth (Affiliate Group*)
Second Wednesday of the month, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Senior Center Incorporated, 234 West 2nd Street | Ainsworth, NE 69210
*For more information about this group, call Heather, 402.387.0777, or the Agency on Aging, 402.370.3454.

Alliance
Fourth Thursday of the month, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Box Butte General Hospital, Alliance Meeting Room, 2101 Box Butte Avenue | Alliance, NE 69301

Aurora
Fourth Thursday of the month, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Memorial Community Health Conference Room, 1423 7th Street | Aurora, NE 68818

Bancroft (Affiliate Group*)
Third Monday of the month, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Bancroft Senior Citizens Center, 215 North Main Street | Bancroft, NE 68004
* For more information about this group, call Connie, 402.648.3387, or the Agency on Aging, 402.370.3454.

Beatrice
Second Tuesday of the month, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Please contact Pam Kozeal at 402-228-6354 for location or for additional information.

Second Tuesday of the month, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Please contact Pam Kozeal at 402-228-6354 for location or for additional information.

Bellevue
First Wednesday of the month (July Meeting will occur on the 11th), 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home, 12505 South 40th Street | Bellevue, NE 68123

Third Monday of the month, 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.
Bellevue Senior Community Center, 109 West 22nd Avenue | Bellevue, NE 68005

Broken Bow
Second Tuesday of the month, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Custer Care Center, 1020 South 2nd Avenue | Broken Bow, NE 68822
Lunch provided. If you need care for your loved one with dementia in order to attend, contact Sandy at 308.872.6303.

Chadron
Third Friday of the month, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Chadron Senior Citizen Community Center, 251 Pine Street | Chadron, NE 69337
If you need care for your loved one with dementia in order to attend, contact Sherri at 308.432.8190.

Columbus
Fourth Monday of the month, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Columbus Senior Center 3111 19th Street | Columbus, NE 68601

Crofton (Affiliate Group*)
Third Wednesday of the month, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Crofton Senior Center, 1008 West 2nd Street | Crofton, NE 68730
For more information about this group, call Sandra, 402.640.1724, or the Agency on Aging, 402.370.3454.

Elgin (Affiliate Group*)
Second Thursday of the month, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Elgin Community Center, 124 South 2nd Street | Elgin, NE 68636
For more information about this group, call Abby, 402.843.5757, or the Agency on Aging, 402.370.3454.

Fairbury
Last Monday of the month, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Community Health and Life Conference Room, 2200 H Street | Fairbury, NE 68352

Fremont
Second Tuesday of the month, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
The Heritage at Shalimar Gardens, 749 29th Street | Fremont, NE 68025

Grand Island
First Wednesday of the month, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Generation Center, 304 East 3rd Street | Grand Island, NE 68801
Lunch is provided following the meeting. For complimentary adult day care, call 308-385-5308 extension 36. For transportation to adult day care courtesy of Hall County Public Transportation, call 308-385-5324.

Fourth Tuesday of the month, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
CountryHouse Residence, 833 North Alpha Street | Grand Island, NE 68803
Light Supper will be provided. If you need care for your loved one with dementia in order to attend, contact Nicole or Brenda at CountryHouse Residences, 308.381.1988.

Hastings
Second Monday of the month, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Mary Lanning Healthcare, Classroom C, 715 North Saint Joseph Avenue | Hastings, NE 68901
If you need care for your loved one in order to attend, contact Wendy, 402-461-3149. Arranged care will be provided at no cost.

Kearney
Second Tuesday of the month, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Faith United Methodist Church, 1623 Central Avenue | Kearney, NE 68847

Lincoln
First Wednesday of the month, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
CountryHouse Residence, 6616 South 84th Street | Lincoln, NE 68516
If you need care for your loved one in order to attend, contact Laura at CountryHouse Day Services, 402.421.1300.

First Monday of the month, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Madonna Rehabilitation Hopsital, Lancaster Room, 5401 South Street | Lincoln, NE 68506

Third Wednesday of the month, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 7130 Kentwell Lane | Lincoln, NE 68516

Loup City
Third Tuesday of the month, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Saint Josaphat Parish Center, 644 North 9th Street | Loup City, NE 68853

Neligh
Last Tuesday of the month, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Neligh Senior Citizen Center, 206 Main Street | Neligh, NE 68756

Norfolk (Affiliate Group*)
Second Friday of the month, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Norfolk Senior Center, 307 Prospect Avenue | Norfolk, NE 68701
For more information about this group, call Vicki, 402.371.8299, or the Agency on Aging, 402.370.3454.

North Platte
Second and Fourth Monday of the month, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
First Methodist Church Fireside Room, 1600 West E Street | North Platte, NE 69101

Oakland (Affiliate Group*)
Last Monday of the month, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Golden Oaks Center, 406 North Oakland Avenue | Oakland, NE 68045
For more information about this group, call Jami, 402.685.5146, or the Agency on Aging, 402.370.3454.

Omaha
Every other Monday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Brighton Gardens of Omaha, 9220 Western Avenue | Omaha, NE 68114. Meeting room down the hall behind the check in desk.

Third Tuesday of the month, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Temple Israel Media Center, 13111 Sterling Ridge Drive | Omaha, NE 68144

First and Third Monday of the month, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
New Cassel/Franciscan Center, Gathering Place on 1st Floor, 900 North 90th Street | Omaha, NE 68114
If you need care for your loved one with dementia in order to attend, contact Melanie at New Cassel Retirement Center, 402.393.2113, to arrange free adult day service.

Second Thursday of the month (October meeting is cancelled), 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Country House Residences, 5030 South 155th Street | Omaha, NE 68137
Complimentary coffee and light refreshments provided. If you need care for your loved one with dementia in order to attend, contact Christina at CountryHouse Residences, 402.980.4995, to arrange free adult day service.

Second Thursday of the month, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (No meeting in July, August or October)
CountryHouse Residence, 5030 S. 155th Street | Omaha, NE 68137
Complimentary coffee and light refreshments provided. If you need care for your loved one with dementia in order to attend, contact Christina at CountryHouse Residences, 402.980.4995.

Third Tuesday of the month, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Alegent Health Immanuel Fontenelle Home, 1st Floor Classroom, 6809 N 68th Plaza, Omaha, NE 68152

Second Tuesday of the month, 6:45 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, UNO Campus, 001 Dodge Street | Omaha, NE 68182
This group supports caregivers of individuals with an intellectual disability and dementia.

First Thursday of the month, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Location: King of Kings Church, CORE Conference Room, 116151 I Street | Omaha, NE 68137
If you need care for your loved one in order to attend, contact Karen Lovejoy, 402-333-6464 ext: 9088 or 402-504-9088.

Fourth Thursday of the month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (November and December: Third Thursday
Location: St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 5050 West Maple Road | Omaha, NE 68116

O’Neill (Affiliate Group*)
Third Tuesday of the month, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Golden Age Senior Center, 307 South 4th Street | O’Neill, NE 68763
For more information about this group, call Terra, 402.336.4338, or the Agency on Aging, 402.370.3454.

Papillion
Fourth Thursday of the month, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hillcrest Country Estates, 6021 Grand Lodge Avenue | Papillion, NE 68133

Scottsbluff
First Wednesday of the month, Time: 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. (The July meeting will be held on July 11th.)
Western Nebraska Veterans Home, 1102 West 42nd Street | Scottsbluff, NE 69361

First Tuesday of the month, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
The Village Independent Living, Multipurpose Room, 320 East 42nd Street | Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Seward
Second Tuesday of the month, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Brookdale Seward Heartland Park, 500 Heartland Park Drive | Seward, NE 68434

Valentine (Affiliate Group*)
Third Wednesday of the month, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Valentine Senior Citizens Center, 322 North Macomb Street | Valentine, NE 69201
For more information about this group, call Ellen, 402.376.1400, or the Agency on Aging, 402.370.3454.

West Point (Affiliate Group*)
Third Thursday of the month, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Sunshine Senior Center, 140 West Bridge Street | West Point, NE 68788
For more information about this group, call Diane, 402.372.3800, or the Agency on Aging, 402.370.3454.

Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska

Lincoln
Second Friday of the month, 6:30-8:30 pm
Call for location. Mix of activities/topics.
Contact Karen Hux, 402-573-3700 or karen.hux@qliomaha.com, or Gina Simanek, 402-327-0120 or gsimanek@neb.rr.com

Third Tuesday of the month, 6-7:30 pm
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Sheridan Room, 5401 South St.
Contact Brooke Murtaugh, 402-483-9891 or bmurtaugh@madonna.org

Second Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30 pm
First United Methodist Church, 2723 N 50th St. (Enter on north near parking lot)
Contact Nita Sipple, 402-890-4521 or nita_sipple@yahoo.com, or Teresa Thompson, ttproofread4me@gmail.com

Omaha
Second Tuesday of the month, 6 pm
CHI Immanuel, Centennial Room, 6901 North 72nd St.
Contact Anne Hupka, 402-680-7861 or ahupka@yahoo.com

Sunrise Strength Running Group, Saturdays, 8 a.m.
Keystone Trail, Peak Performance, 78th and Cass St
Contact Krissy Hamm, 402-659-1765 or krissykhamm@gmail.com

Third Thursday of the month, 6-7:00 pm
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 17500 Burke Street
Contact Maddie Krueger, 402-401-3608 or mkrueger@madonna.org, or Elizabeth M. Rogers, emrogers@madonna.org

Teen and Twenties Support Group
Third Sunday of the month, 3 -5 p.m.
Creighton Health CHI-Bergan Mercy, 7500 Mercy Rd.
Contact Chris Stewart, 402-890-7126 or chris@biane.org

Papillion
Family Caregivers of Survivors of BI Support Group
First Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm
Village Inn, 72nd and Giles
Contact Anne Hupka, 402-680-7861 or ahupka@yahoo.com

Alliance
Second Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m.
Box Butte General Hospital, Hyannis Room, 2101 Box Butte Avenue
Contact Martha Douglas, 308-761-3372 or mdouglas@bbgh.org

Chadron
First Wednesday of the month, 3 p.m.
Chadron Community Hospital, Pine Lodge Room, 825 Centennial Drive
Martha Douglas, 308-761-3372 or mdouglas@bbgh.org or Maddie Nitsch,308-432-5586

Columbus
Fourth Wednesday of the month, 12 - 1 p.m.
Columbus Wellness Center, 3912 38th St., Ste. A.
Contact Meghan Jantzi, 402-562-3333 or mmjantzi@columbushosp.org

Grand Island
Third Thursday of the month, 5:30-6:30 pm, every other month (please call before attending)
Saint Francis Medical Center, 2620 West Faidley Ave.
Contact Kristy Farley, 308-398-6507 or kfarley@sfmc-gi.org

Kearney
Third Thursday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m.
Good Samaratin Hospital, Conf Center, 2nd Floor
Contact Miechelle McKelvey, 308-865-8300 or mckelveyml@unk.edu, or Kristine Einspahr p: 308-627-1731 or keinspahr@esu10.org

Norfolk
First Monday of the month (time varies, call to check)
Faith Regional East Campus Prairie Room Health Services, 1500 Koenigstein Avenue
Contact Margaret Jensen, 402-843-2318 or mmjensen@gpcom.net, Paige Luebbert, 402-870-2876 or pjluebbert15@gmail.com

North Platte
Second Monday of the month, 2 p.m.
Great Plains Health, 601 W. Leota Conference Room C
Contact Judy Nichelson, 308-532-7451 or judy_nichelson@outlook.com
Snack provided

Scottsbluff
Third Tuesday of the month, 4:30 p.m.
ESU13, 4215 Ave I
Contact Martha Douglas, 308-761-3372 or mdouglas@bbgh.org, or Vicki Rutter, 308-436-3228 or vrrutter@charter.net

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation,
Nebraska/Iowa Chapter

Lincoln
Support Group Leader Needed
Contact: Robin Kingham – rkingham@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Omaha
Second Thursday of the month, 6 p.m.
Hy-Vee, 3410 N 156th St, Omaha, NE 68116
Contact Alex, ibd.omaha18@gmail.com

JDRF International - Heartland Chapter

Lincoln
Get Pumped – Parents and Children
March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10 (Christmas Party), 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Hospital, Franciscan Room, East Tower, Lower Level
For questions, more information and to be added to the mailing list, contact Laura Eberly Reiner, leberly@jdrf.org, or call 402.484.8300.

Pancreas Optional – T1D Adults
Very sporadic when meeting, join the Pancreas Optional Facebook group for meeting information
For questions, more information and to be added to the mailing list, contact Laura Eberly Reiner, leberly@jdrf.org, or call 402.484.8300.

Omaha
JDRF Empower1
Meets second Thursday of every month at Children’s Hospital or offsite. Check jdrf.org/omaha or call 402-397-2873 for up-to-date events and details.

Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Focus Group (Affiliate Group*)
Third Thursday of the month, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Think Whole Person Healthcare (7100 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE 68106)
Contact t1dfgrp@gmail.com for more information

Type 1 Diabetes: In-Person Support Group – CHI Health (Affiliate Group*)
2019 Dates: May 7, August 8, November 5, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Panera Bread (13410 W Maple Road, Omaha, NE 68164)
Contact Sue Ridder RN, BSN, CDE at susan.ridder@alegent.org for more information

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Nebraska Chapter

Fremont
Open for adult patients with leukemia, Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma or myelodysplastic syndromes, and their families and friends.
Second Thursday of the month, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Meetings are not held in January, February, July or August)
Health Park Plaza, Third Floor Conf Room, 450 E 230 St. | Fremont, NE
Contact Carmen Heller, cheller@fremonthealth.com, or Renee Coates, rcoates@fremonthealth.com

Omaha
Family Support Group: Open for adult patients with leukemia, Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma or myelodysplastic syndromes, and their families and friends.
Last Tuesday of the month, 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center, 8303 Dodge Street, Rm 302. Parking is available on the south side in general parking lot.
Contact Teresa Mason, Teresa.Mason@nmhs.org, or Kathy Cameron, Kathy.Cameron@nmhs.org

Myeloma Support Group: Open for adult patients with myeloma, their families and friends.
Third Wednesday of each month, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 pm (Meetings not held during June or July).
Midwest Cancer Center - Legacy, 17201 Wright Street, Suite 200, Omaha, NE
Contact Stefano Tarantolo, Diane Rochford, drochford@nebraskacancer.com, or Danielle Geiger, dgeiger@nebraskacancer.com

National MS Society - Mid America Chapter
Beatrice
Fourth Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.
Beatrice Community Hospital, 1110 N. 10th Street | Beatrice, NE 68310
Contact Emmett, 402-228-3585 or beatricemsgroup@gmail.com

McCook
First Sunday of the month, 3 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church, 411 East 6th St. | McCook, NE 69001
Contact JoAnn, 308-345-6816 or Jsnemo13@gmail.com

Grand Island
First Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
St. Leo’s Church, 2410 S. Blaine St. | Grand Island, NE 68801
Contact Jayne, 308-382-1883, or Chris, 308-381-1604, grandislandmsgroup@gmail.com

Kearney- Thrive MS Connect
Fourth Thursday of the month, 6 p.m.
Alpha Rehabilitation, 920 E. 56th St. | Kearney, NE 68847
Contact Lindsie Lybarger, 308-440-1494 or lybargerlb@lopers.unk.edu

Lincoln
Third Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm
Sheridan Lutheran Church, 6955 Old Cheney Rd
Contact Dannielle, dannielle@lincolnmsconnect.com

Second Sunday of the month, 2 p.m.-3:30 pm
Sheridan Lutheran Church, Great room - Use entrance 4, 6955 Old Cheney Rd | Lincoln, NE 68516

Omaha
Third Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
National MS Society office, 2730 S. 114th St, Omaha, NE 68114
Contact Rob Voelker, mssupportgroupomaha@cox.net

Scottsbluff: Panhandle MS Group
Second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.
Regional West Medical Center Goshen Room, 4021 Avenue B | Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Contact Beth: 308-631-0433 or Beth_l@allophone.com

Nebraska AIDS Project

Omaha
Group Therapy: A therapy based support group for persons living with HIV/AIDS or anyone affected by HIV/AIDS
Every Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 at the Omaha NAP office
To join, please call group facilitator Lucie Long at 402-651-1684

Red Ribbon Women’s Support Group: A psychosocial and educational support group for women living with HIV/AIDS or any woman affected by HIV/AIDS.
Second and Fourth Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:30 at the Omaha NAP office
To join or get more information, call group facilitator Brittany Willmore at 402-552-9260 ext. 114 or Paige Mosier ext. 111

W.H.A.A.T.?! (Whoopin HIV And AIDS Together)- Young Adult Support Group: A peer-led confidential psychosocial and educational support group for young persons ages 19-30 living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Meets every First and Third Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Omaha NAP office
To join or get more information, call group facilitator: Tommy Young-Dennis at 402-552-9260 ext. 122 or groups@nap.org

Vidas Unidas-Spanish Speaking Support Group: A psychosocial and educational support group for Latinos living with HIV/AIDS or any Latino affected by HIV/AIDS.
Meets at the Omaha NAP office. To join, get the next group date, or for further information, please call group facilitators Christina Rommelfanger at 402-552-9260 ext. 104 or Daniel Cobos 402-559-5750

Vidas Unidas-Grupo de Apoyo Hispanohablante: Grupo de apoyo psicosocial y educacional para personas hispanohablantes viviendo con VIH/SIDA o para cualquier persona hispanohablante afectado por VIH/SIDA
Se en la oficina de NAP en Omaha. Para atender o para más información, favor de contactar a los facilitadores del grupo Christina Rommelfanger al 402-552-9260 ext. 104 o Daniel Cobos al 402-559-5750

Lincoln
Positive Living Support Group: A psychosocial and educational peer support group for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Meets every second Tuesday of the month.
To join, get the group location, or further information, please call group facilitator Lacie Bolte at 402-476-7000

Norfolk
NAP Office Client Lunch
Contact the Norfolk office directly for dates/times

Scottsbluff/Western Nebraska
HIV Support Group: Calico Spirit Group
Contact Jill Young at Scottsbluff NAP office 308-672-0794