Lymphedema Support Groups

Talking with others and getting needed support is key to living with lymphedema. Join us for sharing and educational presentations focused on  living with this challenging condition.  Meetings provide a safe and non-judgmental environment to give and receive support.


SWELL Lymphedema Support Group
Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Cancer Center Conference Room 
Facilitated by TBD
3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 17, Apr 21

STEPS to download ZOOM

Download link for computer: https://zoom.us/download

Download instructions for smartphone:

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 For dial in:

Call 1-253-215-8782, Enter meeting ID 950-284-459 press #, then # again.

Presentations:

  • Jan 21: “Compression Garment Options” by Melony Handran, Medical Advisor
  • Mar 17: “Lymph Node Transfer (One Person’s Story)” by Dianne Graham, MA, LMHC

Seattle: Northwest Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Suite 112
Facilitated by: Vivian Foxx, MSW, LICSW
2nd Saturdays; 12:30pm-2:30pm
Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 14, Apr 11

STEPS to download ZOOM

Download link for computer: https://zoom.us/download

Download instructions for smartphone:

  • Go to the app store on your phone
  • Search “zoom”
  • Download app for your type of phone (android or apple)

Once you have downloaded ZOOM, at the meeting start time click or enter this link in your browser: https://zoom.us/j/938621627. You will then be invited to join the meeting! 

 Alternatively, you can simply join the meeting by calling (669) 900-9128 and entering the Meeting ID: 938 621 627#, then # again when prompted.  You will not be joining with video, just audio.

Presentations:

  • Jan 11: “Infection Risk Reduction Practices” by MaryAnne Church Trettenero, OTR/CLT; Ellen Yasuda Barr, OTR/CLT
  • Feb 8: “Manual Lymphatic Massage to Reduce Anxiety & Stress” by Molly Allison, MS.OTR/l,CHT, SMS; Liz Jenson, MOTR/L, CLT; Jean Lehman, ORT/L
  • Mar 14: “The Connection Between the Lymph System & Fascia” by Diana Kincaid, LMP