JDRF Support Groups


Fairfield County

Tuesday, September 1, 6:00 pm
Parent Support Group in Danbury
Danbury Hospital’s Pediatric Diabetes Clinic
79 Sand Pit Road, Danbury

  • Topic: Pumps & Sensors: company reps will be on hand to show their products and answers questions
  • Facilitator: JoAnn Ahern, APRN,
  • RSVP: JoAnn Ahern – joann.ahern@wcthealthnetwork.org

Wednesday, September 9, 6:30 pm
Parent Support Group in Norwalk
Pediatric Endocrine & Diabetes Specialists
761 Main Avenue, Norwalk

  • Topic: Back to school: how to develop a trusting relationship with your school nurse.
  • Speaker: Kathy O’Malley, RN, School Nurse from South Elementary School, New Canaan, CT.
  • RSVP: Erin Martin at emartin@pedsct.com

Wednesday, September 9, 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: Back to School!
  • As always, we will add to our journals.
  • Facilitated by: Bonnie Rumilly, LCSW
  • RSVP: Erin Martin at emartin@pedsct.com

Sunday, September 20, 1:30 pm
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

Wednesday, September 30, 10:00 am
Fairfield County Coffee Group
JDRF Norwalk office
200 Connecticut Ave., Suite 4E, Norwalk

  • This is a casual get-together for parents to enjoy coffee and conversation and a great way to exchange ideas.
  • We hope you can join us.
  • RSVP: Joan Benz at jbenz@jdrf.org

Next date: TBD
Mom’s Night Out
Location: TBD

Hudson Valley

Wednesday, September 9, 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, September 14, 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, September 14 & 28, 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 (except July & August) from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
  • Call Shelly DeHaan at 845-695-5858 for more information

Monday, November 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 quarterly on the 4th Monday of February, May, August & November at 6:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Call Lourdes Braadt or Janine Killeen at 845-987-5168 for more information

Westchester County

Monday, September 21, 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

Thursday, September 24, 9:30 am
Parent Coffee
at the home of Theresa Stagg
2 Alyssa Lane, Purchase NY

  • 1st Topic: Food combinations to keep blood sugar stable and new/current nutrition trends/topics
  • Speaker: Alexandra Corwin, MS, RDN, CDN
  • 2nd Topic: Sports & T1D
  • Speaker: Caitlin McHenry, Health & Fitness Specialist and T1D Athlete
  • RSVP: Theresa Stagg at tastagg@aol.com
  • 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


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