LOCAL SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
Please plan to join us at the next meeting of your local Acoustic Neuroma Support Group. We welcome you to learn about the latest treatment options, to network with other acoustic neuroma patients and find encouragement and support.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:30am - 12:30pm
Akron-Summit County Library
Meeting Room 3
60 South High Street
Akron, OH 44326
The Yale University Acoustic Neuroma Study
The Yale University Acoustic Neuroma Study is the first causation study to determine whether there are possible genetic risk factors that cause AN. We will be discussing this very important research study. All eligible acoustic neuroma patients are encouraged to participate. The meeting will provide the opportunity for the group to work together to take the survey and sample collection. Please read important information regarding eligibility criteria and participation requirements.
Caring and Sharing
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR TO RSVP, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL SUPPORT GROUP LEADERS/FACILITATORS:
Pat Gillespie, 330-456-6006, email@example.com
Tom Moore, 440-454-3282, firstname.lastname@example.org
The meeting will be facilitated by Pat Gillespie and Tom Moore, post-treatment acoustic neuroma patients.
Who should attend? Family members, caregivers, friends and interested persons are encouraged to attend.
Benefits of attending a local support group include communicating in a nurturing, non-judgmental environment with others who have shared a common acoustic neuroma experience; sharing information on dealing with specific problems, overcoming handicaps and reassuring others that better times lie ahead; educating and informing each other about the latest acoustic neuroma topics of interest; and providing emotional support to all patients, both pre- and post-treatment. This helps in reducing the isolation and loneliness that many acoustic neuroma patients feel.