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Education & Support Groups

You’re not alone.

When you’re living with a diagnosis or health condition, it can be helpful to learn more about what to expect. It can also be incredibly helpful to connect with others who are on the same journey. Here are some groups and resources that many of our patients (and their loved ones) find helpful.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Bariatric Support Group

Amazing Journey Support Group for Weight Loss

Location
Alexandria Area YMCA
110 Karl Drive, Alexandria, MN

2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This group is for anyone who had weight loss surgery or is on a weight loss journey for the management of obesity. This is also open to those who are considering weight loss surgery.

Contact
Betty Haskins
320-304-3444

Blind Support Group (VIP)

Location
Alexandria Senior Center
Meeting Room
414 Hawthrone Street Alexandria

3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm

Contact
Bev Nelson
320-763-3828

Breastfeeding Class

Location
Currently being offered via Zoom.

More information here.

Contact
Horizon Public Heath
320-763-6018

Cancer Support Group

Location
Alomere Health
Lobby Meeting Room
111 17th Ave East Alexandria

3rd Tuesday of each month from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis is welcome. There is no cost to attend.

Contact
Jo Petersen, Group Organizer and Ovarian Cancer Survivor
320-766-3741 or jopete@charter.net

Compassionate Friends Support Group

Location
Glenwood State Bank
South Broadway Alexandria

3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Support group for parents who have lost a child of any age, grandparents who’ve lost a grandchild, or siblings dealing with the loss of a sibling.

Contact
Cindy Yell
320-491-7677

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Location
Douglas County Library Meeting Room

3rd Tuesday of each month at 3:30 pm

Contact
Stephanie Aasness, Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging
Work: 218-948-2168
Cell: 320-766-1856

Gamblers Anonymous Support Group

Location
Tischer Building

Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Contact
320-759-1729

Grieving Parents Support Group

Location
First Lutheran Church
1655 18th Avenue E Alexandria, MN 56308

3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Contact
Pam Miller
pam.miller@firstlutheranalexandria.com
320-815-2325

Lyme Disease Support Group

Location
Alomere Health
Lobby Meeting Room
111 17th Ave East Alexandria

Last Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. (May be adjusted to avoid holidays. Please call or email for changes.)

Contact
Amy Goodwin
320-460-8088
agoodwin@lyme-hope.org
Nancy Waldorf
320-808-1932

Parenting Resources & Pregnancy Support Center: Life Connections

Location
Life Connections
1309 Hwy 29 N, Suite 102, Alexandria, MN 56308

Life Connections connects parents and families to local resources and support.
Both walk-ins and appts are welcome.
Free cribs and car seats are available for those in need.
Necesita ayuda con su embarazo o con sus bebes? Tenemos traductores.

Contact
Phone: 320-762-1224
Email: lifeconnectionsmn@gmail.com
Website: www.lifeconnectionsmn.org

Parkinson’s Support Group

Location
First Lutheran Church
1655 – 18th Ave E, Alexandria MN

4th Monday of each month at 2:30 pm

Contact
Ann Challes
First Lutheran Church
320-762-2196
ann.challes@firstlutheranalexandria.com

Special Needs Children Windmill Project

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