JDRF Support Groups


Fairfield County

Sunday, March 1, 1:30 pm
Lower Fairfield County
Kids Playgroup & Parent Support Group

at the home of Katie Ferguson

  • This is a casual get together for kids of all ages and their parents.
  • Siblings welcome.
  • 17 Hidden Hill Road, Weston
  • RSVP: Katie Ferguson at katiebferg@yahoo.com

Tuesday, March 3, 10:00 am
Parent Support Group in Danbury
Danbury Hospital’s Pediatric Diabetes Clinic
79 Sand Pit Road, Danbury

Wednesday, March 4, 7:00 pm
Mom’s Night Out
1740 Boston Post Rd Fairfield CT

  • Please join us for a relaxing evening out.
  • Pick up a light snack, a decaf coffee and meet us upstairs. Catch up with old friends and make some new friends.
  • RSVP: Denise Sgandurra at poissond1@hotmail.com or 203-556-5743

Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 pm
Parent Support Group in Norwalk
Pediatric Endocrine & Diabetes Specialists
761 Main Avenue, Norwalk

  • Topic: Advanced Pumping
  • Speaker: Amy Sullivan RN, MPH, CDE, Clinical Diabetes Specialist at Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc
  • RSVP: Erin Martin at emartin@pedsct.com

Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 pm
Kid’s Connections in Norwalk (a support group for kids with T1D between ages 7 and 12)
Pediatric Endocrine & Diabetes Specialists
761 Main Avenue, Norwalk

  • Activity: We will work on relaxation techniques to add to our coping skills.
  • As always, a continuation of journals as well.
  • Facilitated by: Bonnie Rumilly, MSW
  • RSVP: Erin Martin at emartin@pedsct.com

Tuesday, March 12, 10:00 am
Fairfield County Coffee Group
JDRF Norwalk office
200 Connecticut Ave., Suite 4E, Norwalk

  • Topic: What’s new from Animas!
  • Speakers: Kathleen Ahern, Senior Territory Business Manager and Molly Kirschner, RD, CDE, Clinical Business Manager
  • RSVP: Joan Benz at jbenz@jdrf.org


Hudson Valley

Monday, March 2 , 7:00 pm
Powered by Insulin (for young adults ages 16-25)
51 Orange Plaza Lane, Middletown, NY

  • Meets 1st Monday of the month at 7:00 pm
  • Contact: Amanda Bauer at ajbauer93@yahoo.com or 201-655-0328

Monday, March 9 & March 23, 6:00 pm
Sweet TalkSupport Group for Teens (12+ and their families)
Orange Regional Medical Center
Community Health Education Center, 110 Crystal Run Road, Middletown, NY

  • Meets every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
  • Call Shelly DeHaan at 845-695-5858 for more information

Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 pm
Parent and Children’s Support Group (each group meets separately)
Vassar Brothers Medical Center
45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie, NY  – Conference Room B

  • Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 to 8:30 pm
  • Contact Katie Rapp at krapp@health-quest.org or 845-235-3942 for more information

Monday, March 23 , 6:30 pm
Children’s and Family’s Diabetes Support Group (for children under 12 and their families)
St. Anthony Community Hospital
15 Maple Ave., Warwick , NY – hospital cafeteria

  • Meets 4th Monday of the month (except July & August) at 6:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Call Lourdes Braadt or Janine Killeen at 845-987-5168 for more information


Westchester County

Monday,  March 16, 6:00 pm
Diabetes Support Group for Children and Young Adults
Phelps Memorial Hospital
775 N. Broadway, Suite 400 Waiting Room, Sleepy Hollow, NY

  • Meets 3rd Monday of the month at 6:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Call 914-366-3400 or email Amanda_Bauer@cwpw.org for more information

Tuesday, March 17, 9:30 am
Parent Support Group in Westchester
at the home of Theresa Stagg
2 Alyssa Lane, Purchase NY

  • Speaker: Rebecca Crespi, RN, MSN ,CPNP, CDE, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
  • Topic: Ask the Expert – here is a unique opportunity to ask any question on T1D.
  • RSVP: Theresa Stagg at tastagg@aol.com
    Directions and Parking: traveling north on Hutchinson River Parkway, take Exit 28 (Lincoln Ave). Make a left at the stop sign onto Lincoln Ave. Make a right on to Alyssa Lane – after Hutch overpass.
  • Please park on Alyssa Lane with cars facing Lincoln Ave.

Please RSVP so that each facilitator can plan accordingly
Contact Joan Benz at 203-854-0658 or jbenz@jdrf.org for more information


Don’t miss DLife, Sunday evenings online at 7:00pm.
The show is totally dedicated to living with diabetes
and features local JDRF families.