Support Groups

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Spectrios Institute’s support group is here for everyone with vision loss.  Everyone is welcome and you do not need to be a Spectrios patient to attend.  This group is here for you, if there is a topic you would like to see covered, let us know and we can add it to the agenda.  (email Susanna at PerrettS@Spectrios.org)

The group is moderated by Leah Gerlach M.S., C.R.C. a counselor with extensive experience in the field of low vision rehabilitation.  Living with vision loss herself, she is able to share her personal insights and professional experience.  Her goal and passion is to help people with vision loss attain success.

She will host monthly call-in support groups on the first Friday of the month at 10:30 am ct and the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm ct.

Dial in Information:  Mr. Conference, 712-432-5610 Code 660


Agenda for Up-Coming Calls:

June 5, 2020
10:30 am CT
Topic:  A Message of Hope

Special guest, Dr. Tracy Williams, will join us as he shares his message of hope for the future.

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June 17, 2020  (NOTE NEW DATE)
7:00 pm CT
Topic:  Finding a new normal

No matter where we are in the COVID-19 crisis, we will all be settling into a new normal.  What does that mean and how can we use this to pivot to a stronger base and improve our situation.

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Upcoming Topics

July Groups

Theme:  Activities of Daily Living
Dates:  July 3 at 10:30 am ct & July 15 at 7:00 pm ct

August Groups

Theme:  Safe Travel and O&M
Dates:  August 7 at 10:30 am ct & August 19 at 7:00 pm ct

September Groups

Theme:  Diabetic Eye Disease
Dates:  September 4 at 10:30 am ct & September 16 at 7:00 pm ct

October Groups

Theme:  Coping and Family Relationships
Dates:  October 2 at 10:30 am ct & October 21 at 7:00 pm ct

-Looking For More Support?

Download our regional support group list.  We do our best to maintain this list, but if you find that it is not up-to-date please let us know!  You can contact Susanna at 630-690-7115 x116.

Regional Support Group Listing-