University of Illinois Hospital Health and Sciences System

Dept of Neurosurgery Support Group

support group page

The mission of this UIC group is to provide information, education, encouragement and understanding to survivors and caregivers during the ongoing recovery process and is also aimed at supporting those who lost loved ones to a brain aneurysm.

The support group meetings provide an opportunity for reassurance and personal exchange but also information and education on a variety of topics of interest and many suggested by the attendees. In addition, there are two social events per year: a fall fundraising event and a summer get together for members, family, and friends. Brain aneurysm patients and their family and friends 18 and older are invited to participate in monthly meetings. Please be aware that these meetings are not to provide medical advice but to provide peer support. The group meets monthly on the last Tuesday of the month from 6:00 – 7:00 PM but can change due to weather and/or scheduling conflicts.

Contact: Rita Berendt at

Last Tuesday of each month from 6:00pm – 7:00pm

University of Illinois Hospital Health and Sciences System

University of Illinois Hospital
1740 W. Taylor
Main Lobby, Room 1135
Chicago, IL 60612


Location for all Meetings: University of Illinois Hospital

January 31 

February 28

March 28 

April 25

May 30

June 27

July 25

August 29

September 26

October 31

November 28

December – No Meeting

2017 Support Group – UIC