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Oregon and SW Washington Chapter Monthly Support Group Schedule

Monthly Support Groups are brought to you by our friends at

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ALS affects the entire family with changes that can be challenging, and stressful. Talking about it sometimes helps, as does having useful information on what to expect and on managing symptoms. The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter's Monthly Support Group Program is an essential tool in helping people living with ALS and their caregivers, families and friends. 

Led by professionals, support groups provide opportunities for group members to share their personal experiences and to learn more about living with ALS. They learn they are not alone nor without help or hope. Meetings are free and open to all people living with ALS and concerned others regardless of where treated. They often offer 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.

 

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: Lance Christian at 503-238-5559 ext. 101 or Lance.Christian@alsoregon.org

  • Portland Metro Region - Eastside Group -VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETING
    First 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 - Westside Group -VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETING
    Third Wednesday of every month from 3:00pm - 4:30 pm 
    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.
    Fourth Wednesday of every month from 3:00pm - 4:30pm 
    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 - 4:30 pm
    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

 

Support Groups for Family Caregivers ONLY

  • ALS and Frontal Temporal Dementia Caregivers Group - VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETING
    Every other Tuesday of the month from 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    For more information and directions contact: Katherine Wild at wildk@ohsu.edu

  • Portland Metro Region Support for Family Caregivers (East and Westside Combined) - VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETING
  • Second Thursday 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;
    Susan Pennock at 503-238-5559 ext 114 or Susan.Pennock@alsoregon.org


  • State Capitol Region - VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETING
    Second Tuesday of every month from 4:00pm - 5:30pm
    To attend and for questions please contact: Mary Rebar at 541-990-1246 or Mary.Rebar@alsoregon.org

  • Southern Oregon Region - VIRTUAL SUPPORT MEETING
    Second 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

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