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
paixao72@q.com
Bloomington Christ the King Church
8600 Freemont Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55420
Third Monday
7-8:30 p.m.
Shirley Cave
612-861-7910
Bloomington: Spanish-Speaking
Charlas sobre Lupus
(Chat About Lupus)
Lupus Foundation of Minnesota
The Atrium, 1st Floor Conference Room
2626 East 82nd Street
Bloomington, MN 55425
Third Friday
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Maria Mata
952-220-3059
Minneapolis Pathways
3115 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(parking in back of building)
First Tuesday
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mara Locketz
612-481-5354
Mara.Locketz@gmail.com
St. Louis Park Community Room at Byerly’s
3777 Park Center Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Third Tuesday
7-8:30 p.m.
Deb Turner
763-585-0342
propturner@yahoo.com

OUTSIDE THE METRO AREA

CITY
ADDRESS
DATE & TIME
CONTACT
Alexandria Call for location Call for dates and times Karla Lysen
320-634-0276
Duluth Saint Mary’s Medical Center Oncology
Classroom (Third Floor)
407 East Third Street
Duluth, MN 55805
Third Wednesday
6 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
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
Rochester: Young Adult Group Contact for location Contact for date and time Kiersten Kemp
kierstenkemp@gmail.com
St. Peter/New Ulm Area Contact for location Contact for date and time 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 Lodge
900 South Washington St.
Bismarck, ND 58504
Second Thursday
12 p.m.
Dave & Jan Jundt
701-258-6345
Rapid City, SD Rapid City Regional Hospital
353 Fairmont Blvd.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Second Saturday
9-11 a.m.
Black Hills Arthritis Association
605-341-7530
info@blackhillsarthritis.org

 

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