MWHC Offers Free Support Groups

by | Dec 27, 2014 | Health & Wellness

Information provided by Mary Washington Healthcare

Mary Washington Healthcare hosts many free support groups, where members of the community dealing with chronic illnesses as patients or caregivers can share their experiences and learn about other community resources and new developments in treatment. The following list includes a few examples of what’s available. Check our the MWHC online calendars at www.mwhc.com for complete listings.

Stroke Support Group
First Mondays, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center, 300 Park Hill Dr. (22401)
Stroke survivors and caregivers are welcome at these free monthly meetings. No registration needed. Questions? Call Eleanor Redmond at 540.741.4815.

Aphasia Support Group
First and Third Tuesdays, 11 a.m. – Noon
MWH Tompkins-Martin Medical Plaza
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation hosts this free group for those with language impairment due to stroke or head injury, caregivers, families, and friends. No registration needed. Questions? Call Jerry Bradley at 540.741.1416.

Crohns & Colitis Support Group
Second Tuesdays, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
MWH 1 West-B Conference Room
To find out about this monthly group, contact Carly at [email protected] or Mary Jo at 540.891.1870.

Noon Breast Cancer Support Group
Third Tuesdays, Noon
Regional Cancer Center Administration, 1300 Hospital Dr., Suite 305 (22401)
Meet monthly with other women who cope with breast cancer and its aftermath. Questions? Call 540.741.0611.

Ostomy Connections Support Group
Third Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
MWH Tompkins-Martin Medical Plaza
A monthly professionally-led group for those who have or will have a colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy or J-Pouch; families and caregivers welcome. No registration needed. Questions? Call Health Link at 540.741.1404.

Caregivers: Share the Journey
Second and Fourth Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – Noon
Mary Washington Home Health & Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Pkw. (22407)
A group for caregivers to learn about resources, find balance and manage stress. Call Margaret Kenerly at 540.741.1667 to confirm date and time.

Man to Man Prostate Cancer Group
Fourth Fridays, 9:30 a.m.
Regional Cancer Center Administration, 1300 Hospital Dr., Suite 305 (22401)
Meet monthly with men who share their experiences and coping strategies. Questions? Call 540.741.0611.

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