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PALS Support Group Meetings

ALS affects the entire family with changes that can be challenging, stressful and at times frightening. Talking about it sometimes helps, as does having useful information on what to expect and how to manage symptoms. The support group is an essential tool in helping patients, their caregivers, families and friends live with ALS. Led by professionals, support groups provide opportunities for group members to share their personal experiences and to learn more about living with ALS. Meetings are free and open to all patients and concerned others regardless of where treated.

What is an ALS Support Group?

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sharing helpful hints in dealing with doctors, employers, friends, and relatives.

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sharing practical advice on day-to-day living with ALS.

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facilitators and participants who have genuine concern for others.

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a safe place to express oneself.

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families who just found out "they" have ALS and who want to know more.

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individuals who share experiences about participating in clinical trials.

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sometimes about the tremendous stress put on relationships and families.

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a place where you can reach out and help others by sharing your experience.

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about hope and helping.




Group Therapy. You don't have to share anything about yourself if you don't want to.


going to enable you or your loved ones to breeze through the devastating experience of living with ALS. It will provide help and support.


Circle of Care Coordinator Trainings

July 10 in Torrance, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

August 7th in Westlake Village, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

To enroll:  contact Joyce Lauterback, MFT, (818) 249-3021 or [email protected]


Currently the Chapter facilitates the following support groups:

Pasadena Support Group

Meetings: Third Saturday of the Month, 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lamanda Park Library, 140 South Altadena Drive, Pasadena, C.
Directions: 210 Freeway, Exit Sierra Madre Blvd., travel south on Altadena Drive past Colorado to 140 South Altadena Drive.
For Further Information: Call Janet Simms at (323) 222-1808

Ventura County/Westlake Village

Meetings: 4th Saturday of the Month, 1:00 p.m.
Location: City of Westlake Village/Library City Hall, 31200 Oak Crest Drive,  Westlake Village.
For Further Information: Call Deborah Saier (805) 551-8622

Monolingual (Spanish Speaking) Support Group Meets Quarterly

Fecha: El grupo se reune cada tercer Sabado en enero, ABril, Julio y Octubre
Hora: 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Lugar: En la libreria Leland R. Weaver en South Gate, 4035 Tweedy Blvd., 90280
Presentadora: Martha Mowatt, (562) 889-9452

The ALS Association Greater Los Angeles Chapter • P.O. Box 565, Agoura Hills, CA 91376-0565, Tel: (818) 865-8067
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