Support is something we all need during certain stages of our lives in order to cope with difficult situations. For most people with ALS and their families, a diagnosis of ALS is a stressful life event. It's important to see that people with ALS and family members are not completely unique, and that others also experience the similar emotions.  In addition, compassion fatigue is a problem that is often faced by ALS families.  By utilizing a support group, the spouse or primary caregiver is able to talk with others experiencing similar feelings of fatigue and frustration.  For many, finding out that these feelings are normal is a relief.

A support group provides a helpful setting in which you, your family and your caregiver can obtain and digest reliable information, find a supportive network of people in similar circumstances, and a context in which to share your experiences, fears, concerns, and hopes.  A support group can provide a reminder that there is hope for a good quality of life.

The ALS Association currently sponsors the following monthly support group meetings for ALS patients (PALS), their families, caregivers, friends, and anyone interested in supporting the ALS community.

 

Chico:

Person wth ALS Support Group
Family, Friends, and Caregivers of People with ALS Support Group

Last Thursday of the Every Month
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Enloe Home Care Center
1390 E. Lassen Ave
Chico, CA 95973


Sacramento:

Person wth ALS Support Group
Family, Friends, and Caregivers of People with ALS Support Group

Third Saturday of Every Month
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
UC Davis Medical Center
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St
Sacramento, CA 95817
3rd Floor - Room 3015 A and 3015 B


Stockton/Lodi:

Person wth ALS Support Group
Family, Friends, and Caregivers of People with ALS Support Group

First Thursday of Every Month
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Kaiser- Stockton Medical Offices
7373 North West Ln
Stockton, CA 95210
Gilliland Tower Conference Rooms F

 

Please contact the Chapter office at (916) 979-9265 for more information.