Where do I find an amputee support group?

QUESTION:

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I am an amputee looking for a group of amputees to share information about activities and common interests and issues. Is there such a group?

Robin T.

ANSWER:

Robin,

What you are looking for is an Amputee Support Group. There are several in the Maryland area and one of these might be convenient for you to attend. Support groups often host speakers on a variety of topics, and of course provide a forum for group members to ask questions, share ideas and socialize!

Support Groups:
Easton Amputee Support Group click on this link to find out more. This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month, 6:00pm - 7:00pm. During Daylight Savings Time, November through March, the meeting will be earlier in the day, 3:30pm - 4:30pm.

MedStar Good Samaritan Amputee Support Group click on this link to find out more. This group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month, 1:30pm - 3:00pm.

Sinai Rehabilitation Amputee Support Group click on this link to find out more. This group meets on the second Tuesday of the month, 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

University of Maryland Rehabilitation Amputee Support Group click on this link to find out more. This group meets on the third Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm - 8:00 pm.

Johns Hopkins Amputee Support Group - this is the newest group and doesn’t have a website yet. They had their first meeting Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Future meetings will be on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Meyer 2-109 (Meyer 2 Psych Gym), prior to the Downtown Multi-Disciplinary Amputee and P&O Clinic from 1:00pm-5:00pm.

You can find additional information about support groups on the Amputee Coalition’s website by clicking here. If you are interesting in starting a support group, you can also find that information on the AC website.

Many amputees find that participating in a support group is very rewarding!

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