SUMMERLIN - LAS VEGAS FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Family Support Groups program gives patients and their families a place to go where they can share information, education and feelings in a comfortable and caring environment. Family Support Groups are for anyone affected by blood cancer and are free. There are currently 130 local groups, with the number of groups growing each year. Groups generally meet once a month. A credentialed healthcare professional who has extensive oncology and group work experience facilitates all Family Support Groups. They are prepared to handle sensitive issues such as loss, guilt, treatment questions and family stressors.
The groups are not a replacement for psychotherapy. They're designed to provide mutual support and education to members who may feel a little less alone by meeting with others whose situations are similar to their own. Family Support Groups can be looked at as a coping tool, in conjunction with your or a loved one's medical treatment.
WHEN: 4th Tuesday of each month (no meetings in June or July)
TIME: 6:30-7:30PM PST
LOCATION (S) IN-PERSON* 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. LV 89146
and ( Virtual – Zoom) link to join meeting will be sent by text message or email by group facilitator
FACILITATOR: Myra Davis-Alston, MSN/ED, RN, Oncology Nurse, and Community Health Clinical Professor of Nursing email@example.com
*It is highly recommended that all blood cancer patients or other immunocompromised individuals check with their healthcare provider before attending this event. Research conducted by LLS and others has shown that some blood cancer patients do not get optimal protection from COVID-19 vaccination and may continue to have heightened susceptibility to contracting and becoming ill from COVID-19. While at the event, we urge our community to respect anyone’s choice to continue to take precautions like masking or social distancing.