Support Groups

We all need  someone to talk to sometimes. St. Margaret’s support groups offer that listening ear. Share your story, meet with people in similar situations, or  learn how to cope.

This group meets the third Monday of every month at 6pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church hall (344 Joliet Street, LaSalle).

Contact Joanne Milby at (815) 228-1858 for more information. 

This group is here for families who have lost a child through death.

This group meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at St. Margaret’s Health – Peru’s 6th Street Building Conference Room (1305 6th Street, Peru). It is best to park in the lot off 7th Street and enter through the west side door. 

Contact Rita Studzinski, (815) 223-7663

This free group is held the first Tuesday of each month from 3pm – 4pm in St. Margaret’s Health – Spring Valley’s First Floor Presentation Room (600 East First Street, Spring Valley).

2022 FREE Diabetes Support Group Schedule:

February 1: Get back on track after the holidays

March 1: How blood sugar affects feet & eye health

April 5: Sleep hygiene (how sleeping habits affect overall health)

May (TBD): Hy-Vee grocery store tour with a registered dietitian

June 7: Low impact exercise class

July 5: Diabetes trivia game

August 2: Smile! Lean more about oral complications of diabetes and brush up on dental care skills

September 6: Chair exercises with a physical therapy expert

October 4: Rethink your drink

November 1: Guest speaker: Medicare specialist

For more information, call our Diabetes Centers at (815) 780-3309 (Spring Valley) or (815) 780-3326 (Peru).

For more diabetes resources or to learn more about our Diabetes Resources Team and other diabetes education opportunities, click here.

Second Thursday of every month at 6pm, Lighted Way building, 641 6th Street, LaSalle.

Contact Erika Fleck, (815) 414-8655 lasalleean@gmail.com

 

For other epilepsy support groups in North-Central Illinois (running through the Epilepsy Advocacy Network in 2022), click here.

Grief Support Group is offered the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6pm.

This group meets at St. Margaret’s Health – Peru’s 6th Street Building Conference Room (1305 6th Street, Peru). Parking is best in the lot off 7th Street – enter through the west side door.

Contact Joan Fernandez at joan.fernandez@ivch.org or call (815) 780-4618 for more information.

Open to anyone who has any type of cancer.

This group meets the second Monday of each month at 6pm at St. Margaret’s Health – Peru’s 6th Street Building Conference Room (1305 6th Street, Peru). It is best to park in the lot off 7th Street and enter through the west side door. 

For more information, call Joan Fernandez in the Community Outreach Department at (815) 780-4618. 

This group meets the second Monday of each month at 6pm at St. Margaret’s Health – Peru’s 6th Street Building Wellness Conference Room (1305 6th Street, Peru). It is best to park in the lot off 7th Street and enter through the west side door.

Contact Joan Fernandez at (815) 780-4618 for more information.

This group meets the first Monday of the month at 1:30pm – 3:30pm at St. Margaret’s Health – Spring Valley’s Presentation Room on the First Floor of the hospital (600 East First Street, Spring Valley). Park in the North Parking Lot and enter on through the Main Entrance on the north side of the hospital. 

(no meeting in January, February, July, September, and December 2022).

Contact Sue English at (815) 434-7114 for more information. 

Fourth Wednesday of every month from 5:30pm – 7pm at First Congregational Church in Peru (1431 4th Street, Peru).

Contact Joan Fernandez at (815) 780-4618.

This group meets the first and third Monday of each month at 6pm at St. Margaret’s Health – Peru’s 6th Street Conference Room (1305 6th Street, Peru). It is best to park in the lot off 7th Street and enter through the  west side door. 

Contact Joan Fernandez at (815) 780-4618 for more information.

First Thursday of each month at 1pm Conference Room C.

Contact Pat Inda at (815) 223-7878. (not yet back in session)

Third Wednesday of every month | 6 p.m.
(location not disclosed for confidentiality purposes)

For more information, please contact Joan Fernandez at (815) 780-4618.

St. Margaret’s Health – Spring Valley and St. Margaret’s Health – Peru each have a full-service clinical and pathology laboratory and are dedicated to providing the best in lab testing. Learn more about the laboratory services offered or read our FAQs.

Upcoming Groups

Check out our events page for upcoming groups.

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