Sisters and Brothers Club: A Sibling Support Group

This group was made to provide a support program to brothers and sisters of current and past patients at University of Iowa Children's Hospital. Our goals are to have fun, share feelings, build friendships, be creative, and have a special day just for brothers and sisters.

WHO: Siblings of children, ages 5 to 12 years old, who have been or are being treated at University of Iowa Children's Hospital.

WHEN: One Saturday a month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Racheal Niensteadt, phone 319-384-7447, for information on the next session and to sign-up.

WHERE: University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Activities Therapy Gym room 1701, Pappajohn Pavilion, Level 1. Go to Elevator J and take first right.

Schedule of Events:

    10 - 11 a.m. — Introduction and Music Session
    11 - 11:30 a.m. — Lunch
    11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. — Medical Play
    12:15 - 1 p.m. — Art and Games

All groups are led by a Child Life Specialist and a Music Therapist. Volunteers are from Dance Marathon.

Pizza and drinks are provided for lunch.