Support Groups

 

MGF of Illinois’ support groups are run by experienced leaders who also live with MG. Support group meetings help you learn about managing the disease through information that is occasionally presented by the leader or a speaker and sharing experiences with other patients and family members.

Please call the MGF of Illinois office (800.888.6208) for details about topics.

Meeting dates are subject to change; please call the office to confirm.


Chicago - Central

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New location is being considered.  Contact us at info@myastheniagravis.org if you know a Chicago location that might work.


To be determined


Karen Thomas

 

North Chicago / Near North Suburban

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Glenbrook Hospital, Conference rooms B & C     

2100 Pfingsten Rd., Glenview, IL (use center entrance & adjacent parking)

Saturdays: 5/17;  fall date to be determined

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mary Kay Hoffman

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West Suburban

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Central DuPage Hospital, NW Entrance - Women & Children Pavillion, Conference room 3

25 N. Winfield Rd., Winfield, IL (Park in Visitor Lot 3 or use valet parking)

Sundays: 2/16, 5/18, 8/17, 11/16

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Geraldine Volpe

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South Suburban

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Metro South Medical Center, Private dining room in cafeteria

12935 S. Gregory, Blue Island, IL (Use ER entrance and parking garage off Union Street)

Sundays: 2/16, 5/18 and two other dates TBD

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Joyce Holste

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Springfield

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Parkway Christian Church

SW Corner of Veteran's Parkway and Lindberg Boulevard, just east of the Parkway Point Shopping Mall  (Adjacent to the church)

Sundays: 1/19, 3/16, 4/27, 5/18, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Gary Nelsen, John and Sherry McBride

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Peoria

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Proctor Hospital Cafeteria, conference room behind the cafeteria

5409 N. Knoxville, Peoria, IL (Use main entrance and adjacent parking)

Sundays: 6/29, 10/19

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Toni Lance

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NW Indiana

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Schererville Public Library

1001 West Lincoln Highway, Schererville, IN 46375 (Adjacent parking)

Saturdays: 3/29, 5/31, 8/2 and 10/4

10:00 am to Noon

SeAnn Collins

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Rockford

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St. Anthony Medical Center, (St. Anthony room)

5666 E. State St., Rockford, Illinois (use main entrance and adjacent parking)

Saturdays: 2/8, (NOTE DATE Change) 4/12, 7/12, 10/11

 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Barbara Lehman, David Kennedy



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Ames, Iowa

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Independent

Northcrest - Rose Room 

1901 North Crest Circle, Ames, Iowa (Adjacent parking)

Saturdays: 3/8, 6/14, 9/13, 12/6

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Amy Schindel
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If you are interested in starting a new support group in your area, please contact the office at 800.888.6208.


Information on this page updated April 2014.