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Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), as of March 13, 2020, we will cease all in-person programs and events through May. These meetings may take place virtually via conference call, GoToMeeting, or Facebook Live. See schedule below.

Support Groups

 

Milwaukee Support Group

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 betsey@lupuswi.org

January 26 – Therapeutic Yoga with Jim Martz
February 23 – RAP SESSION and SOCIAL
March 30 – Precision Medicine, Dr. Jeffery Whittle
April 27 – Evergreen Pharmacy
May 25
June – no meeting
July 27
August 31
September 28
October 26
November 30
December – NO MEETING

Madison Area Support Groups

Madison: Zoom Online Meetings

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 11:30-12:30 pm (over the lunch hour)

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm featuring Dr. Lindsey Heim - Madison Family Dental Associates Send topics/questions to Nancy at suldalwi@gmail.com
ZOOM meeting; RSVP required

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ZOOM meeting; RSVP required

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
ZOOM meeting; RSVP required


Contact volunteer Support Group Leader: Nancy L. Johnson by emailing her at suldalwi@gmail.com
Nancy can share the ZOOM invite information for each meeting

The Madison Area group is a combination of people with Sjogren's Syndrome, Lupus, RA, and other autoimmune diseases

Madison Women of Color Group

This group meets the 3rd Monday of each month 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, headed up by Mary Wells. Mary can be reached at (608) 446-6760.

We currently are not meeting in person, and is meeting via ZOOM. Contact Mary Wells for the invitation information. When we resume meetings in person it will be at a NEW LOCATION: Center for Black Women's Wellness, 6601 Grand Teton Plaza, Suite A2, Madison, WI. This location may vary from time to time. New members, please call Mary prior to the meeting.

Kenosha Support Group

Living & Coping with Lupus & other autoimmune related issues

This group is currently not meeting due to the pandemic. When it resumes it will be at Festival Foods - Community Room (above the deli)
3207 80th Street, Kenosha, WI 53142 and will meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM.

For more information contact volunteer support group leaders: Cynthia & Tom Howard, email: mvngmntns2gether@gmail.com, phone: (262) 358-0259

Men's Teleconference Support Group

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

Email: betsey@lupuswi.org

Cost: free and open to the public