Bellmore, NY – The Lupus Alliance of LI/Q has been helping those who have lupus in the Long Island/Queens area since 1955. The mission of the LALIQ is to “Improve the lives of those living with lupus through awareness, education, support services and research.” The LALIQ is thrilled to unveil their new, “Emerge from the Cocoon of Lupus” support group program.
“Emerge from the Cocoon of Lupus” follows a simple but powerful premise, Experience, Strength and Hope. Each meeting will have specific topics; many will have knowledgeable guest speakers and several will have helpful give-a-ways such as chemical free make-up and sunscreen; both helpful products for those living with lupus.
The LALIQ support groups are open to those with lupus, their spouses and children (18 and over) as well as significant others and care givers. The groups, designed to be educational, positive, interactive and fun, will provide people with lupus and their families an opportunity to share their experiences with those who can understand and identify with them.
The groups welcome those with lupus who are feeling good, coping well, or living successfully with lupus. Come and share your story with others, let them see there is hope for a full enjoyable life with lupus. The groups will offer new information and new perspectives on how to live well with lupus, while offering an open and safe environment for members to express their thoughts and feelings on living with the disease.
The LALIQ support groups have new convenient locations. In Nassau, meetings will be held at Plainview Hospital 888 Old Country Rd, Plainview, Basement Lecture Room B, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, always on the third Tuesday of the month, staring April 21. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.
In Suffolk, the meetings will be held at St. Catherine of Sienna 48 Route 25A Smithtown, Lower Level, Medical Building, St. Vincent Conference room, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, always on the second Tuesday of the month.
In Queens, the meeting location and dates will be announced soon.
To register online or to view a full schedule of topics, dates and speakers please visit www.LALIQ.org or call 516-783-3370. The first new support group meeting will be in Nassau at Plainview Hospital on April 21st. To register please call 516-783-3370 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.