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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.

Recovery and Support After Stroke

All meetings start at 3:30 PM and will be held at the Community Wellness Center, 2634 G Street, Bakersfield. Facilitated discussion follows each educational session.

For more information call 661.861.0852.

October 5, 2017
Rehabbing Your Spirit
Coping with your emotions and how stroke impacts relationships

October 12, 2017
Understanding Stroke
Learn types of strokes, symptoms, risk factors, and prevention

October 19, 2017
Food for Thought
Brain- boosting benefits of a healthy diet

October 26, 2017
Finding Your Voice
Stroke patients learn how to communicate

November 2, 2017
Moving Forward
Relearning how to use your body after a stroke

November 9, 2017
Everyday Survival
Relearning life’s every day skills

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. - 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 p.m. - 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 families, 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!

All meetings start at 3:30 PM and will be held at the Community Wellness Center, 2634 G Street, Bakersfield. Facilitated discussion follows each educational session.

July 13, 2017
Rehabbing Your Spirit
Coping with your emotions after a stroke

July 20, 2017
Moving Forward
Relearning how to use your body after a stroke

July 27, 2017
Food for Thought
Brain- boosting benefits of a healthy diet

August 3, 2017
Finding Your Voice
Stroke survivors learn how to communicate

August 10, 2017
Family and Friends
How stroke impacts relationships

August 17, 2017
Everyday Survival
Relearning life’s every day skills

For more information call 661.861.0852