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Support Groups

 

Sometimes talking with others who are going through what you're going through can help the healing process. Mercy Hospitals offers several support groups for you and your loved ones.

 

Breast Cancer Support Group

Mercy's Breast Cancer Support Group is a free support group for women with breast cancer. Women can share their concerns and experiences of living with breast cancer and exchange ideas to discover new coping strategies.

Whether you have been recently diagnosed or are years into treatment and recovery, this group has something to offer.

Meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Clerou Lecture Center
Mercy Hospital Downtown
2215 Truxtun Ave.

Lunch is provided if you call ahead to reserve.

For more details and to reserve your lunch, please call 661.632.5529.

Bariatric Support Group 

Second Tuesday of each month 6 - 7 p.m.
Clerou Lecture Hall
Mercy Hospital Downtown
2215 Truxtun Ave. 

For more information please call 661.663.6765.

Ostomy Support

An ostomy is a surgical procedure that creates an opening (a stoma) from an area inside the body to the outside. Examples of ostomies include colostomy and urostomy. If you or someone you know has an ostomy and could use a little extra help and support, please join us for a monthly support group. Family members are also welcome. Reservations are not required.

Our meetings have a dual purpose:

  • To provide ostomates with information to help them live healthier, happier lives and care for themselves easily & properly
  • To share experiences and provide mutual support for one another

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

January 12th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Clerou Room

March 9th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Clerou Room

May 11th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Clerou Room

July 13th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Clerou Room

September 14th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Clerou Room

November 9th

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Clerou Room

Mercy Hospital Downtown - Clerou Room

For questions regarding the support group, please call Rae Smith, Janet Round or Pam Smith at 661.623.5629.

Stroke Education and Support Group 

This free support group provides stroke survivors, their family, and caregivers an opportunity to support each other as they work to rebuild their lives and promote health, independence, and well-being. Everyone is welcome!

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

January 19th
Finding Your Voice; Stroke patients learn how to communicate

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Community Wellness Center
2634 G Street

January 26th
Food for Thought; Brain-boosting benefits of a healthy diet

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Community Wellness Center
2634 G Street

February 2nd
Family and friends; How stroke impacts relationships

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Community Wellness Center
2634 G Street

February 9th
Moving Forward; Relearning how to use your body after a stroke

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Community Wellness Center
2634 G Street

February 16th
Everyday Survival; Relearning life’s every day skills

3:30pm - 5:30pm

Community Wellness Center
2634 G Street

For more information call 661-861-0852

  
   
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