Event Calendar

View our upcoming educational, fundraising and community events to get more information and become involved with National Jewish Health.

 

Community Events

National Jewish Health Support Groups

 

Other Support Groups & Resources

 


 

All About Sleep Apnea Class (Adult class)

(Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30–4:30 p.m.)

Sleep ApneaThe All About Sleep Apnea class is a free educational class for patients with sleep apnea and their families.

Class Topics:

  • What is sleep apnea?
  • What causes sleep apnea?
  • What are the symptoms and consequences of sleep apnea?
  • What are your treatment options?
  • What else can you do to help your sleep apnea?

RSVP is required. Seating is limited. Please call 303.270.2708 to reserve your spot.

Getting to the Meeting Room: Go in the main entrance and take the Galter elevator down to the basement. Follow the signs to the Sleep Clinic check-in desk.

See attached flyer.

See our free educational videos online.

Location: Patient Education Room A01B, National Jewish Health Main Campus
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Support Group: AlphaBeaters (Adult class)

(Please contact Judy Simon for schedule.)

National Jewish Health is a proud sponsor of the AlphaBeaters. The AlphaBeaters is a support group dedicated to helping people learn to live better lives with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.

Denver Support GroupAlphaBeaters

Support Group Meetings determined by the group during the year.

National Jewish Health Main Campus
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, CO 80206

For more information, please contact:
Judy Simon, at 303.753.6969

 

National Support Organizations

Location: National Jewish Health Main Campus
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Support Groups (Adult class)

(Contact for more information)

Local ALS Organizations

ALS-MDA Rocky Mountain
720 South Colorado Blvd., Ste. 380 South,
Denver, CO 80246
Office: 303.691.3331
Fax: 303.691.3379
Email: Christina N. Papadimitropoulos or Kristi Knoblauch

Resources available through local ALS Organization listed above:

  • Equipment Inventory/Loan closet with hospital beds, power chairs, speech devices and respiratory equipment. This is a free service and based on the needs and inventory.

  • Connecting families to research updates and opportunities.

  • Connecting families to one another as the best way to support each other and share local resources.

 

National ALS Organizations

ALS Association
1275 K Street, NW
Suite 250
Washington, DC 20005
advocacy@alsa-national.org
www.alsa.org
Tel: 202.407.8580
Fax: 202.289.6801

 

Les Turner ALS Foundation
5550 W. Touhy Avenue
Suite 302
Skokie, IL 60077-3254
info@lesturnerals.org
www.lesturnerals.org
Tel: 888.ALS.1107 or 847.679.3311
Fax: 847.679.9109

 

Muscular Dystrophy Association
222 S. Riverside Plaza
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60606
mda@mdausa.org
www.mda.org
Tel: 800.572.1717
Fax: 520.529.5300

 

Project ALS
3960 Broadway
Suite 420
New York, NY 10032
info@projectals.org
www.projectals.org
Tel: 212.420.7382 or 800.603.0270
Fax: 212.420.7387

 

ALS Therapy Development Institute
300 Technology Square
Suite 400
Cambridge, MA 02139
info@als.net
www.als.net
Tel: 617.441.7200
Fax: 617.441.7299

 

Prize4Life
P.O. Box 5755
Berkeley, CA 94705
contact@prize4life.org
www.prize4life.org
Tel: 617.545.4882

 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
BRAIN
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
www.ninds.nih.gov
Tel: 800.352.9424

Location: Contact for more information
Asthma & COPD Support Group: Better Breathers Club (Adult class)

(Visit website for schedule)

Do you have questions about traveling with oxygen or pulmonary rehabilitation? Visit the American Lung Association's website to search for Better Breathers Club locations across the country.

You can also find support online at sites such as COPD-Alert.

Location: Visit website for locations
Chronic Beryllium Disease Support Groups (Adult class)

(Contact for more information)

Consulting individually with a mental healthcare professional familiar with chronic illness, especially occupational illness, may help you as well.

Beryllium Disease Support Group of Ohio

P.O. Box 55
Oak Harbor, OH 43449
email: theresan@umich.edu

 

The Beryllium Awareness Group

email: terry_cherney@rl.gov
email: c_w_chuck_wildman@rl.gov

 

Beryllium Victims Alliance

504 Michigan Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
email: wheezin2@aol.com
email: fostergs@usit.net
email: burlin@icx.net

 

Tucson Arizona Beryllium Support Group

11323 N. Anway
Marana, AZ 85653
email: akasha@azstarnet.com

Location: Contact for more information
COPD Support Group (Adult class)

(2nd Thursday of every month, 2-3pm)

COPD Support GroupThe meetings will include an educational presentation (a different topic each meeting), followed by open discussion of any topic.

This monthly event takes place the second Thursday of every month from 2-3 p.m. at:

National Jewish Health Main Campus
Room A01b
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, CO 80206

For information, please call Elizabeth Langhoff, LCSW, at 303.270.2743

Location: Room A01b
CPAP Support Group (Adult class)

(One Saturday of every month (varies every month), 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

CPAP MaskHave you been diagnosed with sleep apnea?
Have you been scheduled for a sleep study?
Are you using CPAP?
Are you struggling with CPAP?

Join us for one of our support groups, free and open to the public. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to serious medical issues such as:

  • high blood pressure
  • heart disease
  • heart attacks
  • irregular heart rhythms
  • strokes

Upcoming Events:
See attached flyer.

Meetings will include:

  • See the newest CPAP masks and equipment
  • Free blood pressure checks
  • Free CPAP equipment checks
  • Meet with local equipment companies
  • Raffle prizes
  • Free breakfast and coffee

For questions, please contact Ann Cartwright at cartwrighta@njhealth.org.

Location: Molly Blank Conference Center, National Jewish Health Main Campus
Denver Sarcoidosis Awareness Support Group (Adult class)

(Third Saturday of every month from noon to 1:30 p.m)

The Denver Sarcoidosis Awareness Support Group is a collection of patients, their families and friends who are experiencing similar concerns or difficulties in coping with Sarcoidosis. The group’s mission is to provide support through mutually sharing experiences, education, coping strategies, understanding, encouragement, and discussing the physiological and medical aspects of sarcoidosis.

The group meets the The Denver Sarcoidosis Awareness Support Group is a collection of patients, their families and friends who are experiencing similar concerns or difficulties in coping with Sarcoidosis. The group’s mission is to provide support through mutually sharing experiences, education, coping strategies, understanding, encouragement, and discussing the physiological and medical aspects of sarcoidosis.

The group meets the third Saturday of every month from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Contact:
Leonard Holley Jr.
Email: leonarddsa@q.com
Phone: 303.371.0446

Location: Contact for more information
Diabetes Support Group (Adult class)

(1st Saturday of every month,10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Diabetes Support GroupProvides education on diabetes topics. Talk with others who have diabetes and discover useful ways to succeed in taking care of your own diabetes.

The class and support group are meant for those:
  • Diagnosed with prediabetes or diabetes
  • Who need to learn or review self-management skills
  • Who desire better blood sugar control
  • Who have a family member with prediabetes or diabetes

You will walk away feeling more confident to take care of your diabetes!

RSVP is not needed. Please call ahead to confirm the schedule. Contact Ann Mullen, RN, CNS, AE-C at 303.398.1410.

Location: National Jewish Health Cafeteria
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Support Group (Pediatric class)

(Contact for more information)

Patient support organizations can be helpful. An excellent resource for people with eczema is:

National Eczema Association for Science and Education

4460 Redwood Highway, Ste. 16-D
San Rafael, CA 94903-1953

Phone: 415.499.3474, 1.800.818.7546
Fax: 415.472.5345
info@nationaleczema.org

Location: Contact for more information
ILD & Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Groups (Adult class)

(Contact for more information)

To find a support group in your area, check out the following websites for more information:

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for and raising awareness of pulmonary fibrosis, an often fatal lung disease. The Foundation is also devoted to improving the quality of life for those afflicted with this illness.

 

American Lung Association

The mission of the American Lung Association is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

 

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

 

ClinicalTrials.gov

A service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health

 

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the private, non-profit organization that manages the nation's organ transplant system under contract with the federal government.

Location: Contact for more information
Joe Walsh Memorial Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group (Adult class)

(Second Tuesday of every month at 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Molly Blank, Room J105)

Joe Walsh Memorial Pulmonary Fibrosis Support GroupThe Joe Walsh Memorial Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group at National Jewish Health provides a safe, secure environment for all patients with any type of pulmonary fibrosis and their family members, care providers and significant others.

The meetings will provide a different topic each month with open discussion at the end of the meeting.

This event is open to patients of National Jewish Health, as well as visitors and community members. All are welcome!

For more information, contact:
Carol Bair, RCP, CRC
Clinical Coordinator
303.398.1912
BairC@NJHealth.org

Location: Molly Blank Conference Center, Room J105, National Jewish Health Main Campus
Lung Cancer Support Group (Adult class)

(3rd Thursday of every month, 2pm-3pm.)

Lung Cancer Support GroupLung cancer patients and survivors and their caregivers and family members are invited to attend.  The meetings will include a 30-minute educational presentation (a different topic each meeting), followed by open discussion of any topic. The group is open to people who have received treatment at National Jewish Health and elsewhere.

For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Langhoff, LCSW, at 303.270.2743 or send an email at langhoffe@njhealth.org.

Location: National Jewish Health, Room A01b
Mindfulness Meditation (Adult class)

(Fourth Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.)

While many people find it difficult to meditate, guided meditations make it easy for anyone to practice. Whether you meditate regularly or are new to the practice and wish to get started, guided meditations provide a way to effortlessly enter into a meditative state by the direction of an expert.

The session will be led by Lata Shirname-More, Manager, Div of Environmental Occupational Health Sciences, who has been a meditator for over 15 years  and teaching it as a volunteer & certified instructor, through the Art of Living Foundation, which operates in 154 countries.

No preparation or training required; the voice of the teacher will lead you.

Location: Patient Education Room A01b
Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) Infections Support Group (Adult class)

(Contact for more information)

NTMinfo.org (Provided by NTMINFO & Research, Inc.) provides information and support for people with Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections.

View support group locations and contact information

Location: Contact for more information
Peers Accepting and Coping Together (PACT) (Pediatric class)

(2nd Thursday of each month - 11-13 years old, 4th Thursday of each month - 14-17 years old, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

Peers Accepting and Coping Together (PACT) Support GroupPeers Accepting and Coping Together (PACT) is a chronic illness support group. This is a group that allows kids and teens to:

  • Talk openly about their illness with peers
  • Feel supported by peers
  • Learn ways to help cope with demands of their illness

Contact OlandA@NJHealth.org or 303.398.1516 for initial group intake and more information.

Location: National Jewish Health for Kids
Supporting Each Other Together (Adult class)

(Last Thursday of every month, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.)

A monthly open discussion Support Group for individuals with all types of Cancer.

The group is open to the public and welcomes patients from outside of National Jewish Health and patients treated by National Jewish Health physicians.

Location: Patient Education Room A01B

For more information or to receive the monthly reminder email, please call Elizabeth Langhoff, LCSW at 303.270.2743

Location: A01B
Transitioning to Plant-Based Eating Support Group: Explore Health from your Food! (Adult class)

(One Saturday of every month, 10:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m.)

Transitioning to Plant-Based EatingThe Transitioning to Plant-Based Eating Support Group provides education and support to those wishing to eat more plant-based. Whether you need to adopt this lifestyle due to health conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, being overweight, etc., or you want to eat plant-based for other reasons, this group can help. Interact with experts who can help you get on a path that is sustainable, creates healthy change and handles challenges that may arise. Be with people who share your interest and who want to hear about your successes and help with roadblocks.

All are welcome for these FREE events!

2018 Schedule:
January 13: Keeping Away Disease/Infections
February 10
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 9
July 21
August 11
September 15
October 20
November 17
December 8

For more information, please contact:
Tammy Dickerson, Healthy Lifestyle Coach at 303.557.8662 or Starmarc13@comcast.net

Location: Heitler Hall at National Jewish Health Main Campus, 1400 Jackson Street Denver, CO 80206
Weight Loss Support Group (Adult class)

(Contact Michell MacDonald at MacDonaldM@NJHealth.org for the next date and time)

Free Weight Loss Support GroupMeetings held on Sundays once a month at 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This is about you and your health. This is not a quick fix. We will explore the reasons behind overweight and weight gain, the benefits of weight loss, and focus on real solutions for the long-term. Come ready to listen, problem-solve and share. Learn from us, learn from each other, and start taking steps towards a healthier you.

FREE and open to patients and employees of National Jewish Health

  • No RSVP is needed, just show up!

  • Optional private weigh-ins, waist measurements and blood pressure checks

  • For cancellations due to inclement weather, please  go to 9news.com/closings

For more information, please contact Michelle MacDonald, MS, RDN, CDE at MacDonaldM@NJHealth.org.

Location: Molly Blank Conference Center at National Jewish Health, 1400 Jackson Street Denver, CO 80206