Support Groups + Community

Support Groups

 

Amputation

Great Lakes Amputee Network
When: 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday of the month
Where: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Orthotics & Prosthetics + Bionics Waiting Area
235 Wealthy St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Contact: Stephanie Rose, 616.591.8980, stephanie.rose@maryfreebed.com

 

Brain Injury

Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) Support Group, Grand Rapids Chapter (Public)
When: 7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month (no meeting in January or July)
Where: Mary Free Bed Professional Building
Meijer Conference Center
350 Lafayette Ave. SE, Grand Rapids
Contact: Dr. Nicholas Gut, 909.441.0560

 

CVA

Small CVA Peer Support Group (Inpatient only)
When: 4 p.m. first Wednesday of the month
Where: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, 4B social area
1:1 mentor available upon request
Contact: Alicia Hass, 616.840.8134, alicia.hass@maryfreebed.com

 

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (Inpatient only)
When: 4:30-6 p.m. second Wednesday of the month
Where: 3B social area, main hospital; 1:1 mentor available upon request
Contact: Kaitlin Salowitz, 616.840.8648, kaitlin.salowitz@maryfreebed.com

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (Public)
When: 6:15-7:30 p.m., first Tuesday of the month
Where: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheelchair & Adaptive Sports (first floor)
235 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids
Contact: Matt Parrish at 616.840.8198 or matthew.parrish@maryfreebed.com

 

Stroke

Stroke Support Group (Public)
When: 6:15 p.m. first Wednesday of the month (no meeting in January or July)
Where: Mary Free Bed Professional Building
Meijer Conference Center
350 Lafayette Ave. SE, Grand Rapids
Contact: Matt Parrish, 616.840.8198, matthew.parrish@maryfreebed.com

Community Resources

Alzheimer’s Association of West Michigan
2944 Fuller Ave. NE #101
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
616.459.4558

American Cancer Society
129 Jefferson Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616.551.4000

American Heart Association
3940 Peninsular Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
616.285.1888
heart.org

Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan
3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
616.456.5664
aaawm.org

Disability Advocates of Kent County
3600 Camelot Ct. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
616.949.1100
dakc.us

Hospice of Grand Rapids
989 Spaulding Ave. SE
Ada, MI 49301
616.454.1426
hom.org