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Alzheimer's Association of Michigan-Great Lakes Chapter

Free education programs, support groups, and care planning for families and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease. Six meeting locations. alz.org/mglc

564 S. Main, #200 [map]
Dial-in support and info: (800) 272-3900


Ann Arbor Area ADHD/ADD Support Group

For adults with ADHD. Monthly meetings include education, resources, and support. No dues. Check website for meeting dates and times. meetup.com/AnnArbor-ADHD-ADD-Support, chadd.org




ArborEpilepsy

Online forum for people with epilepsy and the parents and caregivers of people with epilepsy. groups.io/g/ArborEpilepsy, facebook.com/groups/arborepilepsy




Brain Injury Association

Support group for those affected by brain injury. Meets 1st Tues. 6 p.m., at Ypsilanti Senior Citizens Center, 1015 N. Congress, Ypsilanti. info@biami.org, biami.org (click on Support and Support Groups).


(800) 444-6443


Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor

Free support services for all people affected by cancer including family members, friends, & children. Professionally-led support groups, educational workshops, cooking & nutrition classes, stress management/exercise classes (yoga, tai chi, & meditation), social events & children and teen programs. info@cancersupportannarbor.org, cancersupportannarbor.org

2010 Hogback, #3 [map]
(734) 975-2500


Gluten-Free Ann Arbor

Support group for people who are eating gluten-free food because of celiac disease or for other reasons, such as to help a child with autism. Hosts online discussion email list and databases of celiac-aware restaurants, grocery stores, and health care practitioners. Meets occasionally; join email list anytime. gfaa@unixmama.com, groups.yahoo.com/group/glutenfreeannarbor




Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan

Social, educational, medical, and support services for families and individuals with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, other coagulation disorders, and related complications including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. Individual counseling, summer camping programs, retreats, community events, advocacy, financial assistance, academic scholarships, and medical alert tags. hfm@hfmich.org, hfmich.org

1921 W. Michigan, Ypsilanti [map]
(734) 544-0015


Multiple Myeloma Support Group

Patient-run support group consisting of patients, caregivers, and health-care professionals. Meets first Tues. (except July) 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Specialty Centers Area, Women's Health Center. annarbormyelomagroup@yahoo.com, annarbor.support.myeloma.org


(734) 645-1713


Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Support Group

For people with MS, their families, friends, and personal assistants working with an attendee. Meets Mon. 7-8:30 p.m. Meetings are free and strictly confidential. You may contact Jody prior to attending. Center for Independent Living, 3941 Research Park. nmssmi.org


Jody Burton Slowins, facilitator, (734) 663-0785

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Washtenaw County HELP Meeting

Herpes support group chartered by the American Social Health Association (ASHA). Confidential support, education, and medical advice. Meets 3rd Wed. in the months of Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., Dec. 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center (bldg. 5305, rm. 2B25 - on 2nd floor across from elevator). WCHFacilitator@aol.com, metrodetroithelp.org/X_Washtenaw_County_HELP_Meeting.asp






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