Events and Support Groups at the Frankel Cardiovascular Center

Fall 2017 Events

Mindfulness Meditation: Mindfulness Meditation is now offered through MHealthy, the University of Michigan's health and well-being program. Contact Ronda Barnes at (734) 998-5679 or visit the Mindfulness Meditation page for more information.

Yoga at Domino's Farms: Classes that help students explore flowing yoga that is appropriate for their body and health, showing modifications as needed. Classes meet in our medically-supervised Fitness Center at the Domino's Farms Fitness Center. Visit the Yoga at Domino's Farms page for more information.

Nutritious is Delicious: Healthy eating cooking demonstration. One Wednesday per month, 12:00-1:00 pm, Frankel Cardiovascular Center Floor 3. Walk-ins welcome.

Support Groups

Download or view the Support Groups PDF for contact information for the groups listed below.

Amputation and Limb Loss: UM Community Amputee Network (U-CAN). For amputees and family members. Meets first Tuesday of each month, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Orthotics & Prosthetics Center, 2850 S. Industrial Hwy, Ste 400, Ann Arbor, 48104. Walk-ins welcome. Call 734-975-7449 for more information. Download Support Group PDF.

Aortic Dissection Support Group: For patients and their families. Meets 4 times per year. For more information about specific dates and time, call or email Chris Kasper at (586) 921-3105, chriskasper17@gmail.com. Download Support Group PDF.

Arrhythmia ICD Connection Group (Adults): For patients with ICDs (implantable cardioverter defibrillators). Meets 4 times per year (March, June, September and December). To register, contact Roxanne Smith at (734) 232-4177. Download Support Group PDF.

Arrhythmia ICD Patient Ambassador Program: New patients with ICDs (implantable cardioverter defibrillators) are matched with more experienced ICD recipients. Contact Roxanne Smith at (734) 232-4177 for more information. Download Support Group PDF.

Cardiovascular General Support Group: For cardiovascular patients and their families. The goal of this group is to offer patients and families affected by cardiac illness a space to learn, share and connect with one another. Guest speakers frequently speak during the first half of this group. Previous topics have included nutrition, stress management, anxiety, mindfulness, healthy living, the inpatient experience, cardiac medications, heart failure, “Hands-Only CPR”, and exercise. Come prepared to share or just to listen. Everyone is welcome. Meets the first Monday of every month, 6:00-7:30 pm, in the Frankel Cardiovascular Center Danto Auditorium. Walk-ins welcome. Contact Leah Brock at (734) 232-1559 or email Leah for more information. Download Support Group PDF.

Diabetes Support Groups: For diabetes patients and their families. Type 1: Third Tuesday of each month, 6:15-7:30 pm. Type 2: Second Saturday of each month, 9:30 -11:00 am. Senior Diabetes: First Tuesday of each month, 1:30-3:00 pm. All diabetes support groups meet at the East Ann Arbor Health Center. Please call to confirm your attendance (734) 998-2475. Registration required. Download Support Group PDF.

Heart Transplant and LVAD Support Group: Open to pre- and post-heart transplant patients and their families, as well as those who have Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs) or who are considering getting an LVAD. The group offers social and emotional support as well as educational information and meets the first Monday of every month, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon at University Hospital, Second Floor, 2C224. Contact Ruth Halben at (734) 463-9788 or Jennifer Reinstein-Campbell at (734) 232-6045 or visit the Heart Transplant & LVAD Support Group web page for more information. Download Support Group PDF.

ICD Connection Group (Adults): For patients with ICDs (implantable cardioverter defibrillators). Meets 4 times per year (March, June, September and December). To register, contact Roxanne Smith at (734) 232-4177. Download Support Group PDF.

Metabolic Fitness Program: Contact Ronda Barnes at (734) 998-5679 or visit the Metabolic Fitness Program page for more information. Download Support Group PDF.

Patient & Family Advisory Committee (PFAC):  For PFAC members only. Second Friday of every month, 1:00-3:00 pm. Call (734) 463-9788 or email PFAC for more information or visit the Patient and Family Centered Care Program page on umcvc.org for more information.

VAD Patient & Family Support Group: For patients with Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs). Contact Ruth Halben at (734) 463-9788 or Jennifer Reinstein-Campbell at (734) 232-6045 for more information. Download Support Group PDF.