UCLA Health and its community partners offer a number of support groups, available in person and by telephone, designed to support and inform patients, families and caregivers coping with a variety of diagnoses, including Alzheimer’s and dementia, heart disease, Parkinsonian disorders and others. Click here for a PDF of these support groups.
The Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at UCLA and the UCLA Dementia Care Program offer the following support groups for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia:
This support group is for family members and caregivers coping with a loved one’s Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis. When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month beginning September 6, 1:00-2:30 pm Where: Peter V. Ueberroth Bldg. 10945 Le Conte Ave, Room 1420Reservations requiredInfo: Monica Moore, MsG (310) 794-3914 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This support group is for family members and caregivers coping with a loved one’s Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis. When: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 1:00-2:30 pm Where: Peter V. Ueberroth Bldg. 10945 Le Conte Ave, Room 2339 Reservations required Info: Monica Moore, MSG (310) 794-3914 or email@example.com
This free telephone support group is designed for family caregivers of those with FTD. When: Third Tuesday each month / Noon – 1 pm Info: (310) 794-3914 or firstname.lastname@example.org Call-in number: (415) 655-0003 (RSVP required for call-in access code)
This free support group is for family caregivers who need a supportive environment to share, learn and gain emotional support from other Lewy body dementia caregivers. When: First and third Tuesdays each month / 6:30 – 8 pm Where: UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica 1250 16th St, Board Rm G-210 Info: (310) 794-3914 or email@example.com
This free telephone support group is designed specifically for family caregivers of those diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer’s disease. When: First Tuesday each month / Noon – 1 pm Info: (310) 794-3914 or firstname.lastname@example.org Call-in number: (415) 655-0003 (RSVP required for call-in access code)
Join one of our support groups for people with diabetes who use insulin through multiple daily injections or an insulin pump. Become informed, network and get support from your peers in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
When: Second Thursday each month / 6-7:30 pm Where: 100 Moody Ct, Ste 200 RSVP & Info: email@example.com or (310) 794-1299
When: Tuesday, Aug 8 / 6 – 7:30 pm Where: 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Vascular Ctr, Rm 510-20 RSVP & Info: (310) 794-1299 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join our monthly, confidential support group to learn more about lupus and how to live well with it. When: Tuesdays, April 2, May 2 & June 6, 6:30 - 8pm Where: Rheumatology-Rehabilitation Ctr Building, 3rd Fl Library, 1000 Veteran Av Info: (310) 657-5667 or email@example.com or lupusla.org
This support group provides patients and their loved ones with information, education, resources and support to assist them in dealing with progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, multiple system atrophy and Parkinson’s disease. When: First Friday of each month, starting February 3 / 2 – 4 pm Where: 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, 3rd Fl, Marisa Leif Conference Rm Info: (310) 206-2154 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join our meeting to discuss coping strategies, learn about treatments and obtain practical information on living with essential tremor. This group supports patients and caregivers by sharing resources and information. Come meet others facing similar experiences with essential tremor. When: Saturday, October 7, 2017 Where: UCLA Medical Ctr, Santa Monica ground floor conference room, 1250 16th St RSVP: email@example.com
This is a monthly stroke support group for patients, family members and friends. When: Third Wednesday of every month / 3 – 4 pm Where: Physician’s Dining Room, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, 1250 16th Street RSVP: PNye@mednet.ucla.edu or (424) 259-8390
Our office of care coordination and clinical social work hosts the following support groups :
For pre and post heart & lung transplant patients and their family members.
Days Available: Once a month, 1st Monday of each month. Light refreshments served Times: 12:00-1:30 Contact: Eileen Sudeck MSW (310) 267-9728
For parents and siblings of pediatric UCLA patients who have passed away.
Days Available: Group meet monthly. For more info, call Gina Kornfeind at (310) 825-0731 Times: 6:30-8:30 pm Location: St. Albans Church in Westwood Contact: Gina Kornfeind, MSW (310) 825-0731
For pre transplant patients, post transplant patients and families.
Days Available: Meets every Wednesday at 12pm Location: 200 Medical Plaza Suite 206 Refreshments served, no RSVP needed. Ask your social worker for details.
For parents, families and caregivers of children during their hospitalization at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.
Days Available: Tuesdays and Fridays Times: 1:30-3:00 pm Contact: Sara Montes, MSW 310-267-8014
For Head & Neck cancer patients.
Days Available: Third Tuesday of every month Times: 6:00-8:00 pm Location: Radiation Oncology Conference Room 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Level B2 Contact: Liz Morasso, LCSW 310-267-3135
Days Available: Wednesdays Times: 2:30-3:30 pm Location: PICU Conference Room Contact: Sarah Miller, LCSW 310-267-9759
For parents, families and caregivers of heart, liver and small bowel transplant children during their hospitalization at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.
Days Available: Every Wednesdays Times: 12:00-1:00pm Contact: Blair Butler, MSW 310-267-9732
Activities and Support for Teens and Young Adults with Cancer (ages 15-25) Pediatric Hematology Oncology Days Available: Meets once every other Month Contact: Marla Knoll, MSW 310-267-9751 or Alexis Gentry, MSW 310-267-9734.