Support Groups


Support Group Meeting Time Location Special Notes
Alzheimer’s Support Group Third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. Classroom A Participants in need of a caregiver during the meeting should make arrangements by contacting the Educational Services Department, 479-5800, by 12 noon the day of the Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting.
Bereaved Parents Support Group Third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. Meeting Room 1
Breastfeeding Support Group Second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. Meeting Room 2
Diabetes Support Group Third Wednesday of every month at 12 noon Meeting Room 1
Grandparents and Relatives Raising Children Support Group First Tuesday of every month, except July and August, at 6 p.m. December meets at Morgan County Extension Office. Meeting Room 4 The December meeting is held at the Morgan County Extension Office.
Grief Support Group First Monday of every month at 5 p.m. Meeting Room 1
Ostomy Support Group Third Tuesday of every month at 12 noon Meeting Room 1
Parkinson’s Disease and Neuromuscular Disorders Support Group First Wednesday of every month, except January, February, and March, at 6 p.m. Meeting Room 2

There is no charge for participating in our support groups. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. For more information, please call (217) 479-5800.

 

 

 

Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit Pick Up

Posted on: March 13, 2017

Passavant Area Hospital and the Mia Ware Foundation are again partnering to bring prevention and awareness for colorectal cancer with a screening kit pick up and Community Health Talk later this month. The free kits will be available Thursday, March 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. and Friday, March 31, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the circle drive at the main entrance to Passavant, 1600 W. Walnut. Individuals should simply drive up, fill out a short questionnaire, talk to a nurse, and then complete the kit at home. The kit is then mailed to Passavant, with test results returned by mail in three to four weeks. The screening kits are new this year and are more convenient with only one stool sample required. They use the fecal immunochemical test screening method for hemoglobin in the stool. The test is considered the new standard for early detection of blood in the stool, one of the early warning signs of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., but if detected early, 90 percent of those deaths are preventable. [caption id="attachment_14043" align="alignleft" width="150"] Jan Rakinic, MD[/caption] In addition to the free screening kits, Passavant is presenting a Community Health Talk on Friday, March 31, with Jan Rakinic, MD, Professor of Surgery, SIU School of Medicine; Chief, Section of Colorectal Surgery. Dr. Rakinic topic is “Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Is it Worth the Bother?” The program begins at 12 noon in Meeting Rooms 2 and 3 at Passavant. A complimentary lunch is included. Call 479-5800 to register.

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