Resource Groups

COVID-19 Announcement

Due to the rising concerns about COVID-19 in Northern Ohio, the ALS Association Northern Ohio Chapter has canceled all non-essential face-to-face contact, including home visits and in-person attendance of resource and caregiver groups until further notice. Alternatively, we will offer virtual visits and groups. 

We encourage people planning to participate in our virtual groups to contact the care services coordinator who is leading that particular group:
- Lisa Bruening: [email protected]
- Amber Johnstone: [email protected]
- Stephanie Sassano: [email protected]
- Kelsey McClain: [email protected]

Learn more about Preemptive Actions to Help Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Disease.

We remain committed to meeting your needs. If you feel you will be in need of additional or alternative support during this time, please contact your care service coordinator.

2023 Education and Resource Groups

2023 Caregiver & Family Group flyer 

To receive the virtual meeting link, please contact your care service coordinator.
Zoom strongly recommends using your computer audio rather than dialing in. Please use dial in only if a computer connection is not available.

Please note: schedule is subject to change. If you are interested in attending a meeting, it is recommended that you contact the office (216-592-2572/888-592-2572) or your regional care coordinator to confirm the date and time.

Resource Groups Update

The pandemic forced us to adapt the way we provide resource groups. In order to continue supporting the ALS community safely, we had to move all group meetings to Zoom's virtual platform. While the change was not optional at the time, some really great things came out of it! We were able to start inviting all persons living with ALS and their loved ones to all Resource and Education meetings, regardless of their location. This allowed participants to meet and chat with a larger group giving you more opportunities to connect. 

In order to keep resource groups accessible to all, we will continue to host all groups virtually via Zoom. We appreciate your feedback and cooperation throughout the pandemic. We hope that changes such as this one, will help to support you and your family while you live (and work) with ALS. 

*Please note that dates are subject to change and may be rescheduled to accommodate office closures and holidays.

  • Afternoon Education and Resource Group: 3rd Monday of the month from 1 - 3 PM led by Amber 
  • Weekend Education and Resource Group: 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM led by Lisa
  • Evening Caregiver Group: 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 - 8:00 PM led by Kelsey

Please reach out to one of our Care Coordinators to be added to a group invitation list and let Amber ([email protected]) know if you have any questions, concerns, or comments about the changes. See you on Zoom!

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