Area Support Groups

Healthy Diabetes Living Support Group
First Wednesday • 6-7:30 p.m.
Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing
8900 State Line Road, Suite 240
Leawood, KS 66206
Contact: Catherine Parkhurst, RN, MSN,CDE 913-574-1433

Burn Survivors
Second Tuesday • 6:30-8 p.m.
Burnett Burn Center
Hurlbut Recovery Pavilion, fifth floor
The University of Kansas Hospital
3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS
Contact: Julia Pena, RN, BSN, WCC
913-588-5475, email jpena@kumc.edu.

Ostomy Support Group
Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing
8900 State Line Road, Suite 240
Leawood, KS 66206
Thursday, March 16 • 6-7:30 p.m.
Contact: Meredith Hill, RN, BSN, CWON, CFCN 913-588-0438 or email mhill6@kumc.edu.

Caregiver Support Group
Fourth Thursday • Noon-1 p.m.
Landon Center on Aging, Room 210
3599 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS
Contact: Myra Hyatt, LSCSW
913-588-2365.

Liver Transplant Support Group
First Wednesday • 7-8:30 p.m. Center for Transplant, First floor
The University of Kansas Hospital
3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS
Contact: Kellie Elliott, LMSW
913-588-4417.

Cardiac Support Group
Third Tuesday • 6:30-8 p.m.
Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing
8900 State Line Road, Suite 240
Leawood, KS 66206
Contact: Pat Twenter, RN, MSN
913-588-8618.


Cancer Support

Us, Too, Prostate Cancer
Third Thursday • 6:30-8 p.m.
The University of Kansas Clinical Research Center • Fairway Office Park
4350 Shawnee Mission Pkwy.
Fairway, KS 66205
Contact: Deb Kueker, RN, BSN
913-945-5955.

Gynecologic Cancer Support
Third Tuesday • Meeting 6:30-8 p.m.
Social time 6-6:30 p.m.
Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing
8900 State Line Road, Suite 240
Leawood, KS 66206
Contact: Tammy Wheaton at 913-378-8433.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
Second and fourth Wednesdays
3:30-5 p.m.
ENT Conference Room, third floor Sudler
The University of Kansas Hospital
3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS
Contact: Dorothy Austin, RN, OCN, 913-588-6576, email daustin@kumc.edu or Jane Myer, LSCSW, 913-588-3630, email jmyer2@kumc.edu.

Kansas City Multiple Myeloma Family Support Group
Third Monday • 7-9 p.m.
Central United Methodist Church
5144 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO  64112
Contact: Cindy Ralston 913-268-7422,
email cralston@everestkc.net.  
Website: kc.support.myeloma.org

Prostate Network
First Wednesday of the month
Wednesdays • 6:30-8 p.m.
Support group for prostate cancer survivors, their families and friends. This group is led by prostate cancer survivors and not by Turning Point staff.  To register please contact 913-485-1892 or support@prostatenetwork.org


Brain/Neurological Support

Brain Tumor Support Group
First Tuesday • 6-7 p.m.
Auditorium
The University of Kansas Clinical Research Center • Fairway Office Park
4350 Shawnee Mission Pkwy.
Fairway, KS 66205
Contact: Nancy Sullivan, MA, BSN, RN, 913-945-6436, email nsullivan@kumc.edu.
brainsupportkansascity.org

Brain Vascular/Aneurysm Support Group
Second Tuesday • 6-7 p.m.
Overland Park Conference Room
The University of Kansas Clinical Research Center • Fairway Office Park
4350 Shawnee Mission Pkwy.
Fairway, KS 66205
Contact: Nancy Sullivan, MA, BSN, RN, 913-945-6436, email nsullivan@kumc.edu.
brainsupportkansascity.org

Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders for Caregivers
Second Monday • 2-3:30 p.m.
Suite 1200
The University of Kansas Clinical Research Center • Fairway Office Park
4350 Shawnee Mission Pkwy.
Fairway, KS 66205
Contact: Phyllis Switzer 913-588-6981.

Aphasia
Usually first, third and fifth Mondays
10-11:30 a.m.
Cedar Roe Library
5120 Cedar St., Roeland Park, KS 66205
$35/seven sessions or $5/individual session.
Reservations: Laura Melo 913-588-5937.

Frontotemporal Degeneration Caregiver Support Group
First Wednesday • 2-3:30 p.m.
Suite 1200
The University of Kansas Clinical Research Center • Fairway Office Park
4350 Shawnee Mission Pkwy.
Fairway, KS 66205
Contact: Phyllis Switzer 913-588-6981.

Traumatic Brain Injury
Bimonthly • 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Multipurpose room
The University of Kansas Hospital Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Center Second Level
Email dwood@kumc.edu or sphillips4@kumc.edu or call 913-588-6943.

Parkinson’s Disease Speech Therapy Group
Most Fridays • 9-10 a.m. OR 10-11 a.m.
Turning Point, 8900 State Line Road, Suite 240, Leawood, KS 66206
To enroll or for information or meeting dates, please call the KU Hearing and Speech Department at 913-588-5937.