Educational Support Groups

Support GroupsThe Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) provides education and support to individuals impacted by lupus and their supporters throughout our service area (Minnesota and beyond). One way in which LFM works to provide these services is through our Community Educational Support Groups.

Groups can be beneficial in many ways, including making connections with and receiving support from others living with lupus, receiving information about the disease, such as updates on current research in the lupus field, sharing ideas for healthy living strategies, and raising awareness about community resources.

Facilitators of the educational support groups are trained by and receive ongoing consultation with LFM staff. Most facilitators live with lupus or have a family member with lupus; however, it is not a requirement to becoming a facilitator of a group.

If you are interested in participating in an educational support group training and starting a group in your community, please contact Sandy Parnell, Director of Education. For more information, please see Professional Development.

TWIN CITIES

CITY
ADDRESS
DATE & TIME
CONTACT
Anoka/Ramsey Information and support via phone Maria Buchholz
763-323-7155
Bloomington Christ the King Church
8600 Freemont Ave. South
Bloomington, MN 55420
Third Monday
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Shirley Cave
612-861-7910
Minnetonka Information and support via phone Larry Norgren
651-280-8597
St. Louis Park St. Louis Park City Hall
Dakota Room
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Third Tuesday
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Deb Turner
763-585-0342
propturner@yahoo.com
St. Paul Jewish Community Center
1375 Saint Paul Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55116
First Tuesday
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Maria Locketz
612-481-5354

OUTSIDE THE METRO AREA

CITY
ADDRESS
DATE & TIME
CONTACT
Duluth Saint Mary’s Medical Center Oncology
Classroom (Third Floor)
407 East Third Street
Duluth, MN 55805
Third Wednesday
6:00 p.m.
*December’s meeting is a holiday party, held offsite.
Jody Anderson
218-525-0677
jodette_99@gmail.com
Mankato Information and support via phone Nadene Sandon
507-345-8901
Hanska Information and support via phone Dianne Brudelie
507-439-6619
Rochester Meadow Lake Senior Living
22 45th Ave. NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Second Saturday
10 a.m. -12 p.m.
*No summer meetings
(June – August)
Carolyn Hyland
507-292-0945
curelupus@charter.net
St. Peter/New Ulm Contact for location Contact for details Sue Schott
507-246-5247
Willmar McMillan’s Restaurant
2620 First Street
Willmar, MN 56201
Last Thursday
1:30 p.m.
Janelle Joneson
320-212-9461

OUT OF STATE

CITY
ADDRESS
DATE & TIME
CONTACT
Bismarck, ND Elks Club
900 South Washington St.
Bismarck, ND 58504
Second Thursday
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Adel Paul
700-222-0606
Rapid City, SD Rapid City Public Library
610 Quincy Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Second Saturday
9-11 a.m.
Black Hills Arthritis Association
605-341-7530
info@blackhillsarthritis.org

COMMUNITY GROUPS SUPPORTED BY LFM

CITY
ADDRESS
DATE & TIME
CONTACT
Youth Empowerment Support Group
Bloomington, MN
Lupus Foundation of Minnesota
2626 E. 82nd Street
Bloomington, MN 55425
Last Saturday
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Kiana Johnson
317-258-4607
kjohnson@childhoodlupus.org

 

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