Support Groups

There are various, independently run, support groups in Kenya for persons and their families with communication difficulties. Please contact the support groups directly for further information. They include:

Stammering Support Group (Nairobi) : this group meets on the third Thursday  of every month at the Nairobi Hospital. Please contact Steve Oyugi, the co-ordinator of this group, for further information – stammeringkenya2013@gmail.com.

Parkinson’s Support Group – Nairobi : The Nairobi-based “Parkinson’s Support Group” is a non-lucrative, voluntary association of people with Parkinson’s Disease (and closely related conditions collectively referred to as “PD Plus”), together with their family members, care-givers, and health-care professionals involved with PD patients. The group is non-denominational, and people of any faith (or no faith) are welcome; people of any race, culture, language and economic condition are welcome to participate.

Meetings are usually held once monthly, on the 2nd Thursday of the month, from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. The group uses 2 classrooms (with bathroom facilities nearby) at the Consolata Shrine, Westlands (off Chiromo Rd / Wayaki Way just before the Westlands roundabout).

Please contact the following persons for more information:

Fr. Thomas Kevin Kraft   tkkraftop@gmail.com or 0710 884 431 (SMS better)
Mrs. Hansa Patel         aitongpatel@gmail.com
Dr Harsh Maroo          harsh.maroo@phillipskenya.com
Mr Zahir Mamdani       zmkmdes@gmail.com

Kenya Association of Laryngectomees : Bishop Duncan Mbogo Wanjigi  is the founder and current National Chairman of the association. It was founded in 1997. The group meets every 1st Thursday of the month at the Kenyatta National Hospital, room 34, in the ENT department. It has a registration of 60 members from all over the country.

Please see http://www.kal.or.ke/ for further details and contact information.

Usemaji Aphasia Support Group: this group was set up to provide mutual support and advice for aphasic people and their families. It is run by aphasic people and their caregivers with assistance from Speech and Language Therapists.  We do visit patients in hospitals and the group meets once a month to provide peer and self support for aphasic people and their families.

Please see for more information and contacts: https://usemaji.wordpress.com/about/

 

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