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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Rush University Medical Center Professional Bldg, Conference room 1119 (11th floor)

1725 W. Harrison St., Chicago IL. Parking garage is @ SE corner of Harrison & Paulina

1st Thursday of the month: 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, other dates to be determined

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Melissa Frey, LCSW

 

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)

Saturday, 2/21; Sunday, 4/19; Saturday, 7/18; Sunday, 11/15

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 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: 2/15, 5/17, 8/16, 11/15

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: 2/8, other dates to be determined

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: 1/18, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 7/19, 8/16, 9/20, 10/18, 11/15

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

Gary Nelsen

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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)

Sunday, 4/19

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

Saturdays: 3/28, 5/30, 8/1 and 10/3

10:00 am to Noon

SeAnn Collins

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Rockford

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

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

Saturdays: 1/10, 4/11, 7/11, 10/10

 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Barbara Lehman, David Kennedy



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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 November 2014.