Education & Support Groups

Support GroupsWindom Area Health offers a variety of education classes and support groups.

To register for any of the classes or support groups, or to add your group to this list, contact us or call 507-831-2400 or 507-427-2700 from the Mountain Lake Area.

Adoption Support Group

Dates: Third Monday of each month
Time: 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Location: Hometown Sanitation
1041 3rd Ave
Windom, MN 56101

Please call or email Ashley Johnson with any questions.
[email protected]

CanSurvivors Cancer Support Group

CanSurvivors support group is not intended to be a formal support group, rather a group of friends who know and care. There are no dues, no agendas and no obligation. Spouses, guests and friends are always welcome. CanSurvivors have access to reference materials and resources through this support network. The group meets on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in Windom Area Health's Cafeteria.  For additional information, including meeting details, contact Carol Hartman at 831-4235.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets the last Thursday of each month at the American Lutheran Church West room in Windom at 7:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Lois Johnson at 831-3256.

Parkinson's Support Group

The Parkinson's Support Group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 2:00 in the hospital's Large Conference Room. The meeting will include education on the disease, as well as resources and support from others. Please join us if you or someone you know has been touched by Parkinsons. For more information, and to confirm the meeting date and time, contact Karen Denzer at 831-0687.

Speakers Bureau

Windom Area Health is dedicated to the health of the communities we serve.  Education and awareness are key elements to preserving health and wellness, which is why we have created the Windom Area Health Speakers Bureau.  The Speakers Bureau is committed to providing your organization, business or school with information that will help you make the best health decisions for you and your family.

Members of Windom Area Health Speakers Bureau are available to give presentations of varying lengths to your group.  In addition to the topics listed below, other subjects may be available by request. For more information, or to schedule a presentation for your next function, please call (507) 831-2400.

Speakers Bureau Topics

Physical Therapy

  • Diabetes in Physical Therapy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Parkinsons
  • Be Good to Your Back
  • MS
  • Worksite Ergonomics

Diabetes Educator

  • Glucose Meters and Demonstration
  • Diabetes Diagnosis
  • Diabetes Foot Care

Health Information Management (HIM)

Privacy Issues/ Release of Information

Lactation Consultant

  • Benefits of Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding:  The Gold Standard
  • Breastfeeding:  A Health Choice
  • Breastmilk Composition
  • Barriers to Breastfeeding
  • The anatomy of Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding in Special Situations

Health & Fitness

  • Heart Disease/ Cardiac Rehab
  • Women and Heart Health
  • Cardiovascular and Strengthening Exercise Guidelines
  • Weight Loss and Nutrition
  • Walking Programs
  • Wellness
  • Senior Fitness

Emergency Department

  • How does ER work?

Social Services

  • Advanced Directives
  • Levels of Care

Dietary Services

  • Gluten Intolerance
  • Better Nutrition
  • Nutrition for a Healthy Heart


  • Osteoporosis
  • Mammography- Breast Health
  • CT Scan


  • Health Screenings
  • General Lab tests, including PSA


  • Stroke Awareness
  • Colonoscopy Education
  • Community Blood Bank


**Please Note: Support Groups offered by the Southwest Crisis Center are limited to individuals who have experienced sexual and/or domestic violence.**

Adult Outdoor Support Group

This support group will take place at various outdoor locations in southwest Minnesota. The goal of this support group is to boost mental health and healing through nature's most beautiful elements. 

Contact Cathy at 507-376-4311 or [email protected] for more information or to arrange transportation. Pre-registration is required. 

Support Group w/ Book

Atlas of the Heart: How to Do the Work! is a support group to help move from victim to survivor to THRIVER by understanding your emotions through artistic display.  This support group is held Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 am via zoom AND in person.

Contact [email protected] or call 507-831-2244 for more information and registration. Pre-registration is required. 

Understanding Power and Control

This support group is made up of ten weekly sessions via zoom on Thursdays 12:00-1:30 pm. During this support group participants will discuss each section of the power and control wheel, which includes emotional abuse, isolation, minimizing/denying and blaming, using children, male privilege, economic abuse, coercion and threats, as well as intimidation.

For more information, contact Tracee at [email protected] or call 507-825-5688. Pre-registration is required.

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