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Support Groups

Support is an important part of treating the emotional aspects of illness and recovery. Mercy and Memorial Hospitals offer the opportunity to find encouragement and information through local support groups.

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group

Weight loss is a process that does not just end and begin with the bariatric procedure. Our monthly support group keeps you connected with your care team, as well as others who are on the journey to weight loss. 

We invite anyone who has had weight loss surgery to attend our support group.

The weight loss surgery support group meets virtually via Zoom the second Tuesday of every month from 6-7pm. For additional information about the support group or weight-loss surgery please call 661.632.5117 or email [email protected]

Mended Hearts

Mended Hearts, a national nonprofit organization affiliated with the American Heart Association, has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers for more than 50 years. Recognized for its role in facilitating a positive patient-care experience, Mended Hearts partners with hospitals and offers services to heart patients through visiting programs, support group meetings and educational forums. Our mission is to "inspire hope in heart disease patients and their families."

Because Mended Hearts is made up of the very kinds of people it serves---heart patients, their families, and others impacted by heart disease, its members draw on personal experience as they help others. Mended Hearts support groups help people understand that there can be a rich, rewarding life after heart disease. Members listen, share their experiences, learn from healthcare professionals and volunteer to talk to other heart patients about what they may face including lifestyle changes, depression, recovery and treatment.

Connect with our local Mended Hearts Program. Click here.