JDRF Support Groups

February & March

Fairfield County

Tuesday, February 3, 6:00 pm
Parent Support Group in Danbury
Danbury Hospital’s Pediatric Diabetes Clinic
79 Sand Pit Road, Danbury

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

  • Topic: The Marital Partnership in Managing Diabetes
  • Speaker: Gretchen Shippee, M.A., LMFT
  • RSVP: Erin Martin at emartin@pedsct.com

Wednesday, February 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 continue monitoring our progress on personal goals and coping skills.
  • Facilitated by: Bonnie Rumilly, MSW
  • RSVP: Erin Martin at emartin@pedsct.com

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

Next date: TBD
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 opportunity to exchange ideas.
  • We hope you can join us.
  • RSVP: Joan Benz at jbenz@jdrf.org

Next date: TBD
Mom’s Night Out

  • For more information: Denise Sgandurra at poissond1@hotmail.com or 203-556-5743
  • Please contact Denise with suggestions for speakers and venues.


Hudson Valley

Monday, February 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, February 9 & February 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, February 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, February 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,  February 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

Next date in March: TBD
Parent Support Group in Westchester
at the home of Theresa Stagg
2 Alyssa Lane, Purchase NY

  • Topic: TBD
  • Speaker: TBD
  • 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


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