Support Groups

Several support groups are provided to the community through Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Breastfeeding Support Group

New mothers have many questions and concerns about breastfeeding in the weeks leading up to and after birth. Join us for a weekly breastfeeding support group at ALMH to exchange information and experiences. Led by a registered nurse and certified lactation counselor, this support group gives you an opportunity to weigh your baby, share stories and ask questions in a group of supportive new moms. The group meets on Wednesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m., in Steinfort B at ALMH. Bring your lunch. No reservations are needed to attend this free support group.

Diabetes Support Group

A diabetes support group is open to diabetics, pre-diabetics and those with a family history of diabetes. Spouses, parents, teachers, coaches and friends of diabetics are also welcomed to share and learn.

The group will meet for one hour the third Friday of each month in the Wombacher Room at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.. There is no cost to attend. Registration is not necessary and walk-ins are always welcome.

ALMH dietitian Jennifer DiPasquale, RD LD, CDE, will lead the group in a discussion of diabetic nutrition and other diabetic health topics.

For more information about diabetes and the support group, contact Jennifer DiPasquale at 217-732-2161 ext. 55535. Or, email her at  ALMH

Weight Loss & Wellness Center Support Group - Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital

The purpose of weight loss and wellness support groups is to share knowledge and support as we work to regain and maintain good health. Please join us, and let's help each other while we help ourselves.

  • Persons who have had bariatric surgery and their family members are welcome.
  • The weight loss & wellness support group is also available to anyone who is considering medical weight loss or bariatric surgery.

The group meets the second Thursday monthly beginning with small group discussion and then the presentation.

Questions? Call the ALMH rehabilitation department at 217-605-5500.