Health Resources

Support Groups

Cancer Support Group

6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the Special Procedures conference room near the West Street entrance to IVCH. Open to anyone who has any type of cancer. For more information, call the IVCH Community Outreach Department at 815.780.4618.

Caring Friends Alzheimer’s Support Group

3rd Monday of each month at 6:00pm at the Peru Library Lower Level
1409 11th St.,
Peru, IL 61354

Compassionate Friends

For families who have lost a child through death
Fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
IVCH 6th Street Building (just east of the emergency entrance)
Contact: Rita Studzinski, 815.223.7663

Diabetes Academy

Support and information for patients with diabetes as well as caregivers/support persons.
Next meeting is Thursday, September 8th, 2016 at 11:30am which features a guest speaker and a catered lunch with carb counting.
Sixth Street Conference Room, 1305 Sixth St., Peru (Old St. Mary’s School)
For further information about events contact: Sandy Gramer, Program Assistant, 815.780.3576 or Sandy.gramer@ivch.org
Please contact Sandy Gramer for any questions about our Diabetes Center for Excellence.

Epilepsy Support Group

Second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m.
Illinois Valley YMCA in Peru
Contact: Erika Fleck, 815.414.8656 efleck@efncil.org

Grief Recovery Group

Second and Fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Conference Room C
Contact: Ray Fischer, Chaplain, raymond.fischer@ivch.org, 815.780.3426 (Pastoral Care)

Live Life Pre- and Post-Transplant Support Group

Second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Sixth Street Conference Room
Contact: Gene Vogelgesang, 815.780.3521

Possibilities DBSA of IL Valley
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance

First and Third Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Conference Room C
Contact: Gene Vogelgesang, 815.780.3521

Sister Support Breast Cancer

First Thursday of each month at 1 p.m.
Conference Room C
Contact: Pat Inda, 815.223.7878

Stella Recovery

A peer-led self-help group
Sponsored by North Central Behavioral Health Systems
Every other Friday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Conference Room 2R #2
Contact: Sarah Vollmer, 815.481.0237

Pink Ribbon Club Breast Cancer Support Group

Fourth Wednesday of every month from 5:30pm – 7:00pm
At Valley Regional Cancer Center across from Target, Peru
Contact: Karen at 815.220.0342 or pinkribbonclub@sbcglobat.net

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