This group is currently meeting virtually, but when we resume in-person meetings they take place at Mayfair North Tower conference room in Atrium (lower level) 2600 N Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226 (414) 443-6400
Each month join Betsey Woody, Health Education Coordinator, along with lupus patients and their family (and often friends) at this meeting in Milwaukee. We greatly encourage those with lupus to attend and help others who are newly diagnosed as they begin their lupus journey. If you would like to attend, give us a call at (414) 443-6400 or email Betsey at email@example.com
Tuesday, January 25 - Rap Session via ZOOM
Tuesday, February 22 - Rap Session via ZOOM
Tuesday, March 29 - Rap Session via ZOOM
Tuesday, April 26 - Speaker: Attorney Kevin Haass, Forward Disabilities Attorneys - Social Security Disability Benefits
Tuesday, May 31 - Presenter: Brenden Lehman, Evergreen Pharmacy - Lupus Drug Info
June – no meeting
Tuesday, July 26 - IN-PERSON outdoor meeting on east side bench area of LFAWI office building, 2600 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa
Tuesday, August 30 - GSK lupus info presentation
Tuesday, September 27th - **IN-PERSON AT 5:30 PM (instead of 6 PM)**
Tuesday, October 25 - Zoom Rap Session - email firstname.lastname@example.org for link
Tuesday, November 29
December – NO MEETING
Zoom Online Meetings until further notice - RSVP REQUIRED - EMAIL Nancy L. Johnson volunteer Support Group Leader at email@example.com
Wednesday, March 16 @ 6:30 PM - Dr. Sara McCoy specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine. She was a fabulous speaker who presented on Sjogren's Syndrome.
Tuesday, April 19 @ 11:30 AM
Wednesday, May 18 - cancelled
Tuesday, June 21 @ 11:30 AM
Wednesday, July 20 @ 6:30 PM featuring Dr. Shivani Garg - UW-Health Lupus Clinic
Tuesday, August 16 @ 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 21 @ 6:30 PM - Us In Lupus presentation
Tuesday, October 18 @ 11:30 AM
LFA, WI Chapter is happy to announce the formation of a new lupus support group in the Fox Valley Area. This group will start with virtual meetings, with plans to move to in-person meetings as COVID numbers drop.
The group will be run by volunteers Wendi Hintz and Gale Vande Voort
Email them at FoxValleyAreaSG@gmail.com for information and meeting Zoom links.
This group meets the first Monday of each month, starting on Monday, May 2 @ 6:30pm via Zoom
Monday, May 2, 2022
Monday, June 6, 2022
no meeting in July
Monday, August 1, 2022
Sept. - to be determined
Monday, Oct 3, 2022
Monday, Nov 7, 2022
The men's group meets via teleconference and is lead by Steve Rogers. Steve can be reached at (920) 539-0599. This group meets the last Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM as needed, or Steve will talk one-on-one when requested. Call the LFAWI office for call-in details (414) 443-6400.
A Support Group IS:
- A self-help group. LFA support groups are open to people with lupus, their family members, caregivers, and loved ones who gather periodically to share common concerns.
- A place for people with lupus to be themselves and come to terms with a diagnosis of lupus and the way their disease affects them as individuals.
- A source of information, which includes LFA educational materials and community resources.
- A place to confidentially share, learn, and help others. Group members discover a place where they can receive information that is accurate and up-to-date, as well as come to terms with living with chronic illness.
A Support Group is NOT:
- A professional counseling or therapy group.
- A substitute for medical treatment or health counseling.
- A replacement for family and friends, or other close relationships. However, participating in a support group may help lighten the burden of living with lupus and allow relationships outside of the group to be less stressful.
- For everybody. The idea of a support group may make some people uncomfortable. Some people prefer different types of support at different times in their lives, depending on a variety of factors. A newly diagnosed individual may not be ready to attend a support group.
- A cure; it won’t make lupus go away, but it can help people with feelings of helplessness and address their fears.
Phone: (414) 443-6400
Cost: free and open to the public