Spring has Sprung – we happily see all the new growth popping up all around us. This is a great time for pALS and families to revisit your needs and what additional support you may need.
Monthly support groups are a great way to grow in your knowledge of what is available from SMAF and learn from others on how they maneuver around the obstacles of living with ALS. A healthy support system includes a group who can relate to your circumstances.
Other benefits of meeting with a support group:
Feeling less lonely, isolated or judged.
Reducing distress, depression, anxiety or fatigue.
Talking openly and honestly about your feelings.
Improving skills to cope with challenges.
Caregivers, this is a great way to connect with others who share the same feelings and frustrations. Sometimes just knowing you are not alone is a growing experience.
Support groups at this time are via Zoom and by email invitation only. If you do not receive the email invites and would like to give one a try, email Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org.