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Oregon and SW Washington Chapter Monthly Support Group Schedule

Led by professionals, Support Groups provide opportunities for group members to share their personal experiences and to learn more about living with ALS. Participants learn that they are not alone nor without help or hope. Support Group meetings are free and open to all people living with ALS and their caregivers. Support Groups sometimes feature speakers on relevant topics and are designed to share information as well as strategies for preserving the independence and quality of life of both people living with ALS and their caregivers.

Regional Groups

                          

Special Interest Groups

                         

Caregiver Groups

 

Regional Support Groups for People Living with ALS, Family, Caregivers and Friends (all are welcome)

  • Southwest Washington - VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETING
    Second Wednesday of every month from 3:00pm - 4:30 pm 
    To attend and for questions, please contact: Cassy Adams at 503-238-5559 ext. 100 or Cassy.Adams@alsoregon.org

  • Portland Metro Region - Eastside Group -VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETING
    First Wednesday of every month from 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    To attend and for questions, please contact: Cassy Adams at 503-238-5559 ext. 100. or Cassy.Adams@alsoregon.org

    Portland Metro Region - Westside Group -VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETING
    Third Wednesday of every month from 3:00pm - 4:30pm 
    To attend and for questions, please contact: Susan Pennock at 503-238-5559 ext. 114 Susan.Pennock@alsoregon.org

    Oregon Coast Support Group -  VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETING
    Support Group serving Tillamook and Clatsop counties.
    Third Wednesday of every month from 10am - 11:30pm 
    To attend and for questions, please contact: Susan Pennock at 503-238-5559 ext. 114 or Susan.Pennock@alsoregon.org

  • State Capitol Region - VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETING

    Third Wednesday of every month from 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    To attend and for questions please contact: Mary Rebar at 541-990-1246 or Mary.Rebar@alsoregon.org

  • Willamette Valley Region - VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETING
  • Second Wednesday of every month from 3:00 pm - 4:30pm
    To attend and for questions please contact: Mary Rebar at 541-990-1246 or Mary.Rebar@alsoregon.org
  • Central Oregon Region - VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETING
    Second Wednesday of every month from 11:30am - 1:00pm 
    To attend and for questions please contact: Christina Riddock 541-977-7502 or Christina.Riddock@alsoregon.org
  • Eastern Oregon Region - VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETING
    Third Tuesday of Every Month from 4:30pm - 6:00pm 
    To attend and for questions, please contact: Cassy Adams at 503-238-5559 ext. 100. or Cassy.Adams@alsoregon.org
  • Southern Oregon Region - VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETING
    Third Tuesday of every month from 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    To attend and for questions please contact: Peyton Moore at 541-292-8775 or Peyton.Moore@alsoregon.org

 

Chapter-Wide Special Interest Support Groups

  • PLS Support Group - VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETING
    Available to anyone living with a Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) Diagnosis
    Quarterly Meetings occur the Third Thursday’s in March, June, September, and December from 3pm-4:30pm.

    2021 Schedule:
    • Thursday, March 18 from 3pm - 4:30pm
    • Thursday, June 17 from 3pm - 4:30pm
    • Thursday, September 16 from 3pm - 4:30pm
    • Thursday, December 16 from 3pm - 4:30pm
    To attend and for questions please contact:
    Mary Rebar at 541-990-1246 or Mary.Rebar@alsoregon.org


  • Generation X/Y/Z Support Group - VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETING
    Available to individuals with an ALS diagnosis who are around or under 50. Topics geared towards work transitions, relationships, raising young children, and more.
    Quarterly Meetings occur the Fourth Thursday’s in March, June, September, and December from 1pm-2:30pm

    2021 Schedule:
    • Thursday, March 25 from 1pm - 2:30pm
    • Thursday, June 24 from 1pm - 2:30pm
    • Thursday, September 23 from 1pm - 2:30pm
    • Thursday, December 23 from 1pm - 2:30pm
    To attend and for questions please contact:
    Peyton Moore at 541- 292-1246 or Peyton.Moore@alsoregon.org;
    Christina Riddock at 541-977-7502 or Christina.Riddock@alsoregon.org

 

Support Groups for Family Caregivers ONLY

  • ALS and Frontotemporal Dementia Caregivers Group - VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETING
    This group is available for family caregivers or individuals caring for a loved one with both ALS and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD).
    Meetings occur the First and Third Thursday of every month from 4:30pm - 6pm.
    To sign up for the group or for more information about ALS/FTD please contact:
    Cassy Adams at (503) 238-5559 Ext. 100 or Cassy.adams@alsoregon.org

  • Chapter-Wide Family Caregiver Support Groups - VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETING

Want to request a topic for discussion or presentation? Get in touch with your local regional services coordinator or contact Care Services at CareServices@alsoregon.org.

"If you decide to come to an ALS Support Group, come at lease three times to figure out if it is right for you. The first time can be scary not knowing what you will see or hear. The second time, you feel more comfortable and start taking in more information. By the third time, you stop seeing people with ALS and just see people who are your friends and supporters.”  - Janis W., Portland, Oregon

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