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Support groups: New Stroke Support group formed
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The newest Support Group to announce regular meetings is the Stroke Support Group that meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at Medicalodges, 1401 Cherry Lane, Great Bend. For questions call Lottie Johnson at Medicalodges, 620-792-2165.

Alcoholics Anonymous 

(c) closed (o) open (bs) book study (ns) non-smoking (bd) birthday.

Ellinwood Group — United Church of Christ, 701 North Fritz (accessible) 620-282-2905 – Thursday (o)  7 p.m.

Grapevine Group —1910 17th St. Great Bend, (accessible) 620-639-2320 – Sunday (c, ns) 10 a.m.; Tuesday (o, bs, ns) 5:30 p.m.; Thursday (o/ns) 10 a.m.; Thursday (c/ns)  5:30 p.m. (bd) first Thursdays.

Great Bend Group — 1620 Hubbard (accessible) 620-793-3962 – Sunday (c/ns) 7 p.m. candlelight; Monday (c) 10 a.m.; Monday (o/ns) 7 p.m. (bd first Monday); Tuesday (c) 10 a.m.; Wednesday (c) 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (c/ns); Friday (c) 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. (c/ns); Saturday (c) 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. (c/ns)

Hoisington Group — 419 East Third Street (accessible) – Sunday (o) 9 a.m.; Wednesday (o) 8 p.m.,

Kinsley Group — Church of Christ (accessible) 620-324-5313 – (o) Monday, 8 p.m.

La Crosse Group — Bittel Const. Bldg., West K-4 (accessible) – Sunday (o) 8 p.m. (bd last Sunday).

Larned Town Group — 504 Broadway 620-804-3544 – Sunday (o/ns) 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday (o/ns) 8 p.m.; Thursday (bs/o/ns) 8 p.m.; Friday (o/ns) 8 p.m.; Saturday  (o/ns) 8 p.m.

Lyons AA Trailmakers — 801 S. Bell, 620-257-2240 – Tuesday (o) 6:30 p.m.; Thursday (o/bs) 7 p.m. (bd third Thursdays).

Stafford Group — First Methodist Church, Room 12 – Wednesday (o) 8 p.m.

Tri-County Claflin Group — City Library, Main Street (accessible) – Monday (c) 10 a.m.


Grapevine Group Great Bend — 1910  17th  Tuesday 7 p.m.

Great Bend Group — 1620 Hubbard — Wednesday at noon; Thursday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 9 a.m.; Call 620-793-3962.

Paths to Recovery — Meets upstairs in the Larned Chamber of Commerce building, 502 Broadway on Wednesdays. Steps & Traditions — 6 p.m.; open meeting, 7 p.m.

Narcotics Anonymous

NA — Call 620-603-0920 or 855-732-4673 or see

Great Bend “Living By Faith” Group 1910 17th St. – Sunday (o) 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday (o) noon; Wednesday (o) 5:30 p.m.; Friday (c/o) 8 p.m.

Larned “Just for Today” Group — 501 Main, South entrance – Monday (o) 7 p.m.; Thursday (o) 6 p.m.

Abuse support

Family Crisis Center’s domestic violence and sexual assault support. Call 792-1885 or the toll-free number, 866-792-1885.

Kansas Statewide Hotline: 1-888-END ABUSE

Breast feeding

La Leche League of Great Bend — 6 p.m., second Thursdays, Barton County Health Department, 1300 Kansas Ave. Call Robin, 620-617-1663; or Ronda, 620-338-0508.

Cancer support

KS BRCA Support Group — 6:30 p.m. on second Wednesdays, in the Fellowship Room at First Christian Church, 5230 Broadway Ave.

Heroes and Friends, cancer support group — 7 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Presbyterian Church, Larned.

Diabetes support

Naturally Sweet — Type I diabetes support group, meets on the first Saturday of each month at the Central Kansas Christian Academy gym, 215 McKinley St. All welcome. For more information call Candace Herrman, 620-617-6700.

La Nueva Esperanza Hispanic diabetes support group — Heart of Kansas Family Health Care Inc., 1905 19th St. For more information call 792-5700.

Grief support

Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice Community Grief Support Group — 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays at The University of Kansas Health System St. Rose Medical Pavilion, 3515 Broadway, Great Bend. For more information during office hours, call 620-792-8171. After hours, call Larry Schumacher at 620-617-4108 or Cathy Soeken at 620-617-6999.

Grief Support Group — 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the St. John’s Parish Hall, 122 East 5th St. in Hoisington.

Special needs caregivers

Caregivers Count — Support group for parents and caregivers of children with special needs — 2-4 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month at the First Christian Church, on the corner of Broadway and K-96. Sponsored by Sunflower Diversified Services. 

Stroke Support

Stroke Support Group — 6 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at Medicalodges, 1401 Cherry Lane, Great Bend. For questions call Lottie Johnson at Medicalodges, 620-792-2165.

Visually impaired support

Central Kansas Association for the Visually Impaired — 1 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Call 617-8980 or 793-5645.

Weight loss support

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) No. 827 — 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Claflin Independent Township Library meeting room.

TOPS KS 1151 — 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First United Methodist Church, 2123 Forest Ave., Great Bend. Use the west doors.

TOPS Area Coordinator Beverly A. Bednasek,

Weight Watchers of Barton County — In Great Bend, weigh-ins at 5 p.m., meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Inspire Fitness, 1904 12th St.; in Hoisington, weigh-ins at 5 p.m., meeting at 6 p.m. Mondays at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Road. Call or text Terri Rous, 620-653-2103, Great Bend, or Dawn Sisson, 620-791-7736, Hoisington.