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.
Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing
8900 State Line Road, Suite 240, Leawood, KS
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.