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June 21st, 2019

Methodist Hospitals offer a variety of support groups and programs this summer

Courtesy of The Gary 411 • June 21, 2019

Cardiac, Stroke & Head Injury, Loss of Loved One, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s

Sometimes talking with people who are going through what you’re going through can help the healing process. At Methodist Hospitals, we hope you will find that connecting with others can help reduce stress, decrease isolation, and provide additional support.

Cardiac Support Group is offered to cardiac patients, friends and families to share personal experiences, successes and struggles, to offer one another emotional support and get practical advice and knowledge. This support group is held the fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:00 am at the Cardiac Rehab (located at the CareFirst Building), 753 E. 81st Ave., Merrillville. RSVP by calling 219-738-1075.

HOPE Support Group is offered to stroke and head injury patients, their friends and families. This support group is held on the fourth Thursday of each month, 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Southlake Campus. Pavilion B, first floor conference room, 200 E. 89th Ave., Merrillville. For more information, call 219-738-4926. No registration required.

Living After Loss Support Group is a group for adults grieving the death of a loved one. This support groups is held every Wednesday, 4:00 to 5:30 pm at Northlake Campus, South Pavilion Auditorium, 600 Grant St., Gary, and every Monday, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Southlake Campus, classroom 2 (lower level), 8701 Broadway, Merrillville. For more information, call 219-886-4522.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group is for people diagnosed with MS and their friends and families. This support group is held the third Friday of each month, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Southlake Campus, Pavilion B first floor conference room, 200 E. 89th Ave., Merrillville. For more information, call 219-738-4926. No registration required.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their friends and families. This support group is held the third Monday of each month from 12 noon to 1:30 pm, Southlake Campus, Pavilion B, 1st. Floor Conference Room, 200 East 89th. Ave. Merrillville. For more information call 219-738-4926. No registration required.

Parkinson’s Patients Kickboxing Classes is a kickboxing class for Parkinson’s that promotes muscle memory coordination and balance. This class meets every Monday, 11:00 am to 12 noon. Southlake Campus, Pavilion D, Group Room, 303 E. 89th Ave, Merrillville. For more information call 219-738-4926. No registration required.

Parkinson’s Patients Yoga Class for Parkinson’s patients helps increase flexibility, improve posture and loosen tight, painful muscles. This class meets every Thursday from 9 to 10 am, Southlake Campus, Pavilion D, Group Room, 303 E. 89th Ave, Merrillville. For more information call 219-738-4926. No registration required.

About Methodist Hospitals
Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, that has been leading the way to better health for residents of Northwest Indiana for almost 100 years. Methodist Hospitals offer a number of award-winning programs, including its Neuroscience, Oncology, Heart and Vascular Institutes and Breast Care Center. Its range of services also includes Women & Children’s Services, Bariatric Surgery services, Emergency & Trauma services, Immediate Care Centers, Orthopedics & Spine services, comprehensive Rehabilitation services, Behavioral Health and Home Health Services. It is designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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