GREEN  The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Northeast Ohio Chapter is starting a monthly support group for patients and caregivers affected by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

The group will serve adult patients and caregivers, and pediatric patients through two simultaneous sessions. The group is facilitated by trained volunteers.

The Akron Community IBD Support Group will meet on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Chapel in Green, Room 124, 1800 Raber Road. The first meeting will be on Feb. 1.

For more details, call Melissa Shanks at 330-844-8722 or email