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Leader Contact Information

Feel free to contact our group's leaders to share your story, ask questions and get connected with our group.

Group Leader: Merle Reeseman 724 458-5573 

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Come meet with other patients and caregivers at our next  support group meeting. We meet the third Thursday or Friday of each month (unless otherwise noted) at at 2 p.m. Click the View Calendar button below for upcoming meeting information.

Our schedule for the year....


            2016 SCHEDULED MEETINGS              

Merle Reeseman – Support Group Leader –

                        724 458-5573

UPMC HORIZON – 2200 Memorial Dr., Farrell, PA  16121


Sharon Regional Diagnostic & Imaging Center –

2435 Garden Way, Hermitage, PA  16148


All meetings start at 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted

Note:  Some meetings are on Thursday and some on Friday                                                                                                           

Friday December 16, 2016 -- 2 p.m.


We will also have a discussion on the Caring Voice Coalition issue.


2016 Schedule

Thursday - March 17                            UPMC   

Friday - April 15                         SRDC                                          

Thursday - May 19                                UPMC

Friday - June 17                                    SRDC           

Thursday - July 21                                 UPMC                           

Friday - August 19                                SRDC                         

Thursday - September 15                      UPMC                                  

Friday – October 21                               SRDC                 

Thursday - November 19                      UPMC                               

Friday - December 16                           SRDC                                                                       



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