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Support Groups

  • Support groups may provide information about community resources; down to earth solutions for daily problems; and a place for members to share their feelings of helplessness, anger, inadequacy and fatigue in ways that can make meetings a haven and give participants a healthy sense of solidarity.
  • Meetings may vary from location and days; therefore, these have not been listed.
  • Usually there are no geographic boundaries.


If you are interested call the telephone number listed or SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging 620-225-8230.



Alzheimer’s Helpline: 1-800-432-3535

Kansas Alzheimer’s Caregiving Support Groups & Contact Persons


Dodge City
Judy Fraley-Hinnergardt
1805 Fairway Drive
Dodge City, KS 67801
620-225-4309

Jan Scoggins, Co-facilitator
2114 Hart
Dodge City, KS 67801
620-225-5444
Meets the 3rd Thursday for brown bag lunch at 12:00 noon at DCF, 1509 Avenue P, Dodge City.

 

Garden City
Shirley Luck 1505 E. Spruce
Garden City, KS 67846
620-275-9651
Meet every 3rd Monday at 2:30
Meets at Garden Valley Retirement
 
 
Great Bend
Tandy Boese
Trinity Lutheran Church
2701 24th
620-792-7017 (Tandy Boese)
 
 
Pratt
Kelli Denney
401 Rochester
Pratt, KS 67124
620-672-5541
Meets 2nd Thursday 6:30 p.m.
Meets at Parkwood Village - Library

 

Liberal
Alzheimer’s Association/Western Kansas
P. O. Box 1821
Liberal, KS 67905
580-778-3680

Tanya Rivera
Good Samaritan Society
2160 Zinnia Lane
620-624-3831

 

Wichita
Alzheimer’s Regional Office
Marsha Hills, Program Director
347 S Laura
Wichita, KS 67211-1518
316-267-7333 or 800-487-2585
fax 316-267-6369
e-mail:marshahills@alz.org
www.alzgreatplains.org or www.alz.org

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Arthritis Support Group

Liberal
Teena McClellan
Arthritis Range of Motion Swim Class (Aquarobics)
Seward County Community College Pool
PO Box 1137
Liberal, KS 67905-1137
620-417-1143 - Wellness Center
9:00 to 10:00 am Tuesday - Thursday
Teena McClellan (Certified to teach): 620-626-7779

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CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP


Lakin
Dorothy Burns
607 Court Place
Lakin, KS 67860
620-355-7836
dburns@kearnycountyhospital.com
Meet 2nd Wednesday at 1:30 pm at 607 Court Place

Meade
PPO Box 312
Meade, KS 67864
620-873-5363
Group meets 3rd Thursday at Beam Center


For Caregivers for Mental Health
The Heritage Program
510 E. Carthage
Meade, KS 67864
620-873-5658
For depression and anxiety conducted daily
(Medicare approved program)

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Cancer Support Groups

Dodge City
Circle of Hope Cancer Support Group
2507 Fourth Terrace
Dodge City, KS 67801
620-227-7277 (Ray and Pat Shrader)
Meets ever 2nd Wednesday, 7pm in the Parlor of the 1st United Methodist Church (210 Soule) in Dodge City, KS
 
Great Bend
Dana Foss
Heartland Cancer Center
204 Cleveland St.
Great Bend, KS67530
danafoss47@yahoo.com
620-793-5811
Meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, please call Dana Foss for more information.
No membership and no commitment required
 
Hoisington
Debbie Finn
Breast Friends
Barton Co. Annex
352 W. 12th
Hoisington, KS 67544
620-653-4834
thequietones@hotmail.com
Meets 3rd Wednesday 6:00 pm

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(The) COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS

(Families who have had children die)
Dodge City
Martha McQueen
Hospice of The Prairie
Dodge City, KS 67801
620-227-2570

email us @ fordcountytcf@hotmail.com or visit our website fordcountytcf.weebly.com
Meets 2nd Monday 7:00 pm
at Hospice of the Prairie (Behind Village Square Mall) Dodge City

This is not limited to parents, it is open to the family as well- Grandparents, Siblings, Aunt, Uncle’s, et alia.

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DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP

Great Bend
Golden Belt Diabetes Support Group
Central Baptist Church
Corner of Lakin & Harrison (north entrance on west side)
Meets 2nd Monday 7:30 pm
For more information or transportation call:
620-792-2739

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Disability Support Groups

 

Pratt
Living Well With A Disability Support Group
400 South Main St.
Pratt KS, 67124
Meets Monthly every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
From 2:00-4:00 in the large conference room
Facilitators: Stan Hendershot & Steve Richardson
Please call us at 620-672-9600
 
 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT SUPPORT GROUP

 

Dodge City
Crisis Center of Dodge City
605 Central Avenue
Dodge City, KS 67801
HOTLINE 620-225-6510
620-225-6987 (office)
Meets monthly, every 1st and 3rd Tuesday

FARM CRISIS SUPPORT GROUP

KS Rural Family Helpline
866-327-6578

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FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP

Dodge City
Not currently meeting

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GRANDPARENTS SUPPORT GROUP

Cimarron
Not currently meeting

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GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Dodge City
Nancy Renner
200 4th Circle
Dodge City, KS 67801
620-227-7209
Meet 2st & 4th Thursday 6:30 to 8:00 pm
at Hospice of the Prairie Office

Dodge City
Nancy Renner
Beareavement Luncheon
Dodge City, KS 67801
620-277-7209
3rd Wednesday 12:00 Noon
Call for location

Dodge City
Nancy Renner
Grief Education Sessions (Children's Grief Support Group)
200 4th Circle
Dodge City, KS 67801
620-227-7209
Call for dates & locations

Garden City
Gina Cash
St. Catherine's Hospice Grief Awareness
St. Catherine Hospice
602 N. 6th Street
Annual Comfort Zone Retreat
3rd Weekend of October (Friday-Sunday)
Call Gina cash for more information
620-272-2519 or 800 281-4077

 

"My Hope" Grief Support
St. Catherine's Hospital
602 N. 6th Street
Garden City, KS 67846
2nd Tuesday of every month
From 12pm to 1pm
In Classroom 1 at St. Catherine's Hospital
Contact Gina Cash
620-272-2519 or 1-800-281-4077

St. Catherine's Website

Great Bend
John Grummon
Golden Belt Hospice
3520 Lakin, Suite 103
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-792-8171 ext.6592
Meet Monday 6:30 to 8:00 pm (9 week sessions)
Please call for special date and location

Pratt
Jerry Hodges
South Wind Hospice
496 Yucca Lane
Pratt, KS 67124
620-672-7553
Meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday 6:30 pm
at 496 Yucca Lane

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Mastectomy Support Group

 

Garden City
Cathy Huber, RN
St Catherine Hospital
Garden City, KS 67846
620-335-5418
Call for time and location

 

PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP

 

There are currently no Parkinson support groups meeting in the SouthWest Kansas Area. If you know of a need for a support group, or if you are aware of a group that is meeting, please call us so that we can list and assist the group.

 

SPECIAL HEALTH NEEDS

Dodge City
Pat Snyder
Area Ostomy Chapter
10334 107 Rd
Dodge City, KS 67801
620-227-6638
kbeckerman@gcnet.com
Meet 2nd Saturday 2:00 pm at Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City Hospital classroom across from ICU or St. Catherine's Hospital, Garden City, Classroom 1

Dodge City
Carol Swayze
620-826-3855

 

SKAVI (Southwest Kansas Association for the Visually Impaired)

Dodge City
JoAnn Martin
620-227-3726
Meets 2nd Sat of Month - during school year only
406 East Bend (in meeting room)
Dodge City, KS 67801

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THE BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION

Brain Injury Association of Kansas (BIAKS)
913-754-8883



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