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October 2017

Food for Thought

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Grand Rapids Masonic Center, 233 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Grand Rapids Masonic Center 6th Floor Conference Room DSAWM presents Food for Thought - a monthly, lunch-hour learning series.  Bring your lunch (no food will be provided) and join us on your lunch break to learn about a variety of topics related to Down syndrome. October's presentation is on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy and is presented by Ms. Marjorie Hayward, M.Ed., BCBA - Founder and Owner of Behavior Analysts of West Michigan. ABA includes the reduction of maladaptive behaviors…

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Kzoo MNO

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2017

Free

4th Wednesday of the month Kalamazoo area moms are invited to Moms’ Night Out for good food and good times with other moms raising children with Down syndrome.  If it’s your first time attending MNO, DSAWM will pay for your dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. RSVP to Anne at annewolfe96@gmail.com. 2017 Kalamazoo Moms' Night Out Jan. 25th - Hunan Gardens (Texas Corners) Feb. 22nd – Martinis March 22nd – Old Chicago April 26th – Bankok Flavor May 24th – Hop Cat June 28th –…

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Cooking Capers

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on September 28, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on October 12, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on October 26, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on November 14, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on November 28, 2017 at 6:00pm

Grand Rapids Masonic Center, 233 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Free

September 14 & 28, October 12 & 26; November 14 & 28, December 7 Masonic Center - 4th floor Kitchen Cooking Capers is taught by an experienced dietitian instructor with other helpers on-hand, so parents and caregivers do not need to stay. Participants learn culinary terminology, cooking methods, measurement and kitchen safety while crafting a delicious, healthy recipe. Students enjoy the fruits of their labor at the end of each class. Our menu is always gluten-free. Please note: Classes are on Thursdays except…

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Buddy Up Tennis

October 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until November 19, 2017

MVP Athletic Club, 115 Crahen Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States
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Free

Buddy Up Tennis teaches children and teens with Down syndrome the game of tennis while supporting healthy physical and social development.  Athletes ages 5 and older work with professional coaches and one-on-one Buddies.  Tennis racquets are provided.  To learn more about Buddy Up Tennis, visit the Buddy Up website. To register, please email grandrapids@buddyuptennis.com. Volunteer Buddies provide encouragement and support to athletes.  No tennis experience required, just a lot of energy and a positive attitude. To volunteer, please email grandrapids@buddyuptennis.com.

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Baby Signing Time

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2017

DSAWM, 233 Fulton St E, Suite 124
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Free

Saturdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28 10:00am - 10:45am DSAWM playroom Ages birth - 5 years With just a few simple signs from American Sign Language, you can start communicating with your child – even before (s)he starts to talk! Signing is fun, easy to do, and great for your child’s development!  Siblings will be welcomed as space allows. Space is limited. Register now!  For more information or to register, please contact Sarah Feaster at sarahanddennis@bellsouth.net.

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Shape Up

October 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Monday, repeating until October 30, 2017

Grand Rapids Masonic Center, 233 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Free

Shape Up is a health & fitness program for teens and adults (14 and older) with Down syndrome. Learn to take control of your health through wise food choices and fun physical activity. 45 minutes of health & nutrition education is followed by 45 minutes of fun exercise. Space is limited! To register contact Tabitha at fitwithtab@gmail.com.

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November 2017

Buddy Up Tennis

November 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until November 19, 2017

MVP Athletic Club, 115 Crahen Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Buddy Up Tennis teaches children and teens with Down syndrome the game of tennis while supporting healthy physical and social development.  Athletes ages 5 and older work with professional coaches and one-on-one Buddies.  Tennis racquets are provided.  To learn more about Buddy Up Tennis, visit the Buddy Up website. To register, please email grandrapids@buddyuptennis.com. Volunteer Buddies provide encouragement and support to athletes.  No tennis experience required, just a lot of energy and a positive attitude. To volunteer, please email grandrapids@buddyuptennis.com.

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Book Club

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 23, 2017

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 23, 2017

Chapbook Cafe at Schuler Books, 2660 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States
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Free

Teens and adults (ages 16 and older) with Down syndrome are invited to join Bobbie the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month for Book Club! Meetings will be held at Chapbook Cafe, inside Schuler Books.  Drinks and snacks are available for purchase. RSVP to bobbie@diecadgroup.com.

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Buddy Up Tennis

November 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until November 19, 2017

MVP Athletic Club, 115 Crahen Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Buddy Up Tennis teaches children and teens with Down syndrome the game of tennis while supporting healthy physical and social development.  Athletes ages 5 and older work with professional coaches and one-on-one Buddies.  Tennis racquets are provided.  To learn more about Buddy Up Tennis, visit the Buddy Up website. To register, please email grandrapids@buddyuptennis.com. Volunteer Buddies provide encouragement and support to athletes.  No tennis experience required, just a lot of energy and a positive attitude. To volunteer, please email grandrapids@buddyuptennis.com.

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Cooking Capers

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 28, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on October 12, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on October 26, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on November 14, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on November 28, 2017 at 6:00pm

Grand Rapids Masonic Center, 233 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map
Free

September 14 & 28, October 12 & 26; November 14 & 28, December 7 Masonic Center - 4th floor Kitchen Cooking Capers is taught by an experienced dietitian instructor with other helpers on-hand, so parents and caregivers do not need to stay. Participants learn culinary terminology, cooking methods, measurement and kitchen safety while crafting a delicious, healthy recipe. Students enjoy the fruits of their labor at the end of each class. Our menu is always gluten-free. Please note: Classes are on Thursdays except…

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Lakeshore MNO

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 1, 2018

2nd Tuesday of each month Lakeshore moms are invited to Moms’ Night Out for good food and good times with other moms raising children with Down syndrome.  If it’s your first time attending MNO, DSAWM will pay for your dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. Meetings alternate between Grand Haven and Muskegon locations. RSVP to Amy at aiholwerda@gmail.com and Kristina at krisica02@gmail.com. 2017 Lakeshore Moms Night Out April 11 May 11 (Thursday) June 13 July 11 August 8 September 12 October 10 November 16 December 12

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GR MNO

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2017

Free

3rd Thursday of each month Grand Rapids area moms are invited to Moms’ Night Out for good food and good times with other moms raising children with Down syndrome.  If it’s your first time attending MNO, DSAWM will pay for your dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. RSVP toRSVP to rachael.rivard@apcpc.net. 2017 Grand Rapids Moms Night Out January 19 - Monelli's February 16 - Bull's Head March 16 - Regional Moms Night - dinner prepared by Cooking Capers class April 20 - Location TBD May 18 - Location TBD June 15 -…

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Buddy Up Tennis

November 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating until November 19, 2017

MVP Athletic Club, 115 Crahen Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Buddy Up Tennis teaches children and teens with Down syndrome the game of tennis while supporting healthy physical and social development.  Athletes ages 5 and older work with professional coaches and one-on-one Buddies.  Tennis racquets are provided.  To learn more about Buddy Up Tennis, visit the Buddy Up website. To register, please email grandrapids@buddyuptennis.com. Volunteer Buddies provide encouragement and support to athletes.  No tennis experience required, just a lot of energy and a positive attitude. To volunteer, please email grandrapids@buddyuptennis.com.

Find out more »

Book Club

November 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 23, 2017

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 23, 2017

Chapbook Cafe at Schuler Books, 2660 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Teens and adults (ages 16 and older) with Down syndrome are invited to join Bobbie the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month for Book Club! Meetings will be held at Chapbook Cafe, inside Schuler Books.  Drinks and snacks are available for purchase. RSVP to bobbie@diecadgroup.com.

Find out more »

Kzoo MNO

November 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2017

Free

4th Wednesday of the month Kalamazoo area moms are invited to Moms’ Night Out for good food and good times with other moms raising children with Down syndrome.  If it’s your first time attending MNO, DSAWM will pay for your dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. RSVP to Anne at annewolfe96@gmail.com. 2017 Kalamazoo Moms' Night Out Jan. 25th - Hunan Gardens (Texas Corners) Feb. 22nd – Martinis March 22nd – Old Chicago April 26th – Bankok Flavor May 24th – Hop Cat June 28th –…

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Cooking Capers

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 28, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on October 12, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on October 26, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on November 14, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on November 28, 2017 at 6:00pm

Grand Rapids Masonic Center, 233 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map
Free

September 14 & 28, October 12 & 26; November 14 & 28, December 7 Masonic Center - 4th floor Kitchen Cooking Capers is taught by an experienced dietitian instructor with other helpers on-hand, so parents and caregivers do not need to stay. Participants learn culinary terminology, cooking methods, measurement and kitchen safety while crafting a delicious, healthy recipe. Students enjoy the fruits of their labor at the end of each class. Our menu is always gluten-free. Please note: Classes are on Thursdays except…

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December 2017

Holiday Cooking Capers

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand Rapids Masonic Center, 233 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Free

Holiday Food Gift Class Masonic Center - 4th floor Kitchen Cooking Capers is taught by an experienced dietitian instructor with other helpers on-hand, so parents and caregivers do not need to stay. Participants learn culinary terminology, cooking methods, measurement and kitchen safety while crafting a delicious, healthy recipe. On December 7th, participants will make holiday treats that can be given as gifts to families and friends. Please note: Classes are on Thursdays except for the month of November when classes will be held on…

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Lakeshore MNO

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 1, 2018

2nd Tuesday of each month Lakeshore moms are invited to Moms’ Night Out for good food and good times with other moms raising children with Down syndrome.  If it’s your first time attending MNO, DSAWM will pay for your dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. Meetings alternate between Grand Haven and Muskegon locations. RSVP to Amy at aiholwerda@gmail.com and Kristina at krisica02@gmail.com. 2017 Lakeshore Moms Night Out April 11 May 11 (Thursday) June 13 July 11 August 8 September 12 October 10 November 16 December 12

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GR MNO

December 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2017

Free

3rd Thursday of each month Grand Rapids area moms are invited to Moms’ Night Out for good food and good times with other moms raising children with Down syndrome.  If it’s your first time attending MNO, DSAWM will pay for your dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. RSVP toRSVP to rachael.rivard@apcpc.net. 2017 Grand Rapids Moms Night Out January 19 - Monelli's February 16 - Bull's Head March 16 - Regional Moms Night - dinner prepared by Cooking Capers class April 20 - Location TBD May 18 - Location TBD June 15 -…

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Kzoo MNO

December 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2017

Free

4th Wednesday of the month Kalamazoo area moms are invited to Moms’ Night Out for good food and good times with other moms raising children with Down syndrome.  If it’s your first time attending MNO, DSAWM will pay for your dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. RSVP to Anne at annewolfe96@gmail.com. 2017 Kalamazoo Moms' Night Out Jan. 25th - Hunan Gardens (Texas Corners) Feb. 22nd – Martinis March 22nd – Old Chicago April 26th – Bankok Flavor May 24th – Hop Cat June 28th –…

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May 2018

Friends Just Like Me

May 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, 11 Sheldon Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Free

SAVE THE DATE! Individuals with Down syndrome, their parents, and their siblings are invited to enjoy the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum in a supportive, friendly environment. This FREE private event is for any West Michigan family raising a child with Down syndrome - DSAWM membership is not required. Watch for details in 2018.  Questions?  Contact Nate at nate@dsawm.org.

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November 2018

Alzheimer’s & DS Support Group

November 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

DSAWM, 233 Fulton St E, Suite 124
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Free

Alzheimer's & Down Syndrome Support Group Second Thursday of Each Month 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm DSAWM office Family, friends, and care givers of individuals with Down syndrome over the age of 30 are invited to this support group to share experiences and discuss the issues associated with Alzheimer's Disease and Down syndrome. RSVP's to audrey@dsawm.org are appreciated, but not required.

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December 2018

Alzheimer’s & DS Support Group

December 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

DSAWM, 233 Fulton St E, Suite 124
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Alzheimer's & Down Syndrome Support Group Second Thursday of Each Month 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm DSAWM office Family, friends, and care givers of individuals with Down syndrome over the age of 30 are invited to this support group to share experiences and discuss the issues associated with Alzheimer's Disease and Down syndrome. RSVP's to audrey@dsawm.org are appreciated, but not required.

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January 2019

Alzheimer’s & DS Support Group

January 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

DSAWM, 233 Fulton St E, Suite 124
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Alzheimer's & Down Syndrome Support Group Second Thursday of Each Month 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm DSAWM office Family, friends, and care givers of individuals with Down syndrome over the age of 30 are invited to this support group to share experiences and discuss the issues associated with Alzheimer's Disease and Down syndrome. RSVP's to audrey@dsawm.org are appreciated, but not required.

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February 2019

Alzheimer’s & DS Support Group

February 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

DSAWM, 233 Fulton St E, Suite 124
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Alzheimer's & Down Syndrome Support Group Second Thursday of Each Month 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm DSAWM office Family, friends, and care givers of individuals with Down syndrome over the age of 30 are invited to this support group to share experiences and discuss the issues associated with Alzheimer's Disease and Down syndrome. RSVP's to audrey@dsawm.org are appreciated, but not required.

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March 2019

Alzheimer’s & DS Support Group

March 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

DSAWM, 233 Fulton St E, Suite 124
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Alzheimer's & Down Syndrome Support Group Second Thursday of Each Month 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm DSAWM office Family, friends, and care givers of individuals with Down syndrome over the age of 30 are invited to this support group to share experiences and discuss the issues associated with Alzheimer's Disease and Down syndrome. RSVP's to audrey@dsawm.org are appreciated, but not required.

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April 2019

Alzheimer’s & DS Support Group

April 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

DSAWM, 233 Fulton St E, Suite 124
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Alzheimer's & Down Syndrome Support Group Second Thursday of Each Month 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm DSAWM office Family, friends, and care givers of individuals with Down syndrome over the age of 30 are invited to this support group to share experiences and discuss the issues associated with Alzheimer's Disease and Down syndrome. RSVP's to audrey@dsawm.org are appreciated, but not required.

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May 2019

Alzheimer’s & DS Support Group

May 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

DSAWM, 233 Fulton St E, Suite 124
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Alzheimer's & Down Syndrome Support Group Second Thursday of Each Month 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm DSAWM office Family, friends, and care givers of individuals with Down syndrome over the age of 30 are invited to this support group to share experiences and discuss the issues associated with Alzheimer's Disease and Down syndrome. RSVP's to audrey@dsawm.org are appreciated, but not required.

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June 2019

Alzheimer’s & DS Support Group

June 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

DSAWM, 233 Fulton St E, Suite 124
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Alzheimer's & Down Syndrome Support Group Second Thursday of Each Month 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm DSAWM office Family, friends, and care givers of individuals with Down syndrome over the age of 30 are invited to this support group to share experiences and discuss the issues associated with Alzheimer's Disease and Down syndrome. RSVP's to audrey@dsawm.org are appreciated, but not required.

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July 2019

Alzheimer’s & DS Support Group

July 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

DSAWM, 233 Fulton St E, Suite 124
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Alzheimer's & Down Syndrome Support Group Second Thursday of Each Month 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm DSAWM office Family, friends, and care givers of individuals with Down syndrome over the age of 30 are invited to this support group to share experiences and discuss the issues associated with Alzheimer's Disease and Down syndrome. RSVP's to audrey@dsawm.org are appreciated, but not required.

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August 2019

Alzheimer’s & DS Support Group

August 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

DSAWM, 233 Fulton St E, Suite 124
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Alzheimer's & Down Syndrome Support Group Second Thursday of Each Month 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm DSAWM office Family, friends, and care givers of individuals with Down syndrome over the age of 30 are invited to this support group to share experiences and discuss the issues associated with Alzheimer's Disease and Down syndrome. RSVP's to audrey@dsawm.org are appreciated, but not required.

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September 2019

Alzheimer’s & DS Support Group

September 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

DSAWM, 233 Fulton St E, Suite 124
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Alzheimer's & Down Syndrome Support Group Second Thursday of Each Month 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm DSAWM office Family, friends, and care givers of individuals with Down syndrome over the age of 30 are invited to this support group to share experiences and discuss the issues associated with Alzheimer's Disease and Down syndrome. RSVP's to audrey@dsawm.org are appreciated, but not required.

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October 2019

Alzheimer’s & DS Support Group

October 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

DSAWM, 233 Fulton St E, Suite 124
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Alzheimer's & Down Syndrome Support Group Second Thursday of Each Month 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm DSAWM office Family, friends, and care givers of individuals with Down syndrome over the age of 30 are invited to this support group to share experiences and discuss the issues associated with Alzheimer's Disease and Down syndrome. RSVP's to audrey@dsawm.org are appreciated, but not required.

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