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Support Groups


Mercy Medical Center offers free monthly support groups. Come share your experience, learn from others, and make new friends. Be a part of a group that can help answer questions and ease your mind about what lies ahead.


Breastfeeding Support Group

A weekly support group for breastfeeding moms, which includes: discussing questions/concerns you have about breastfeeding, sharing ideas and experiences that may be helpful to other breastfeeding moms, and a breastfeeding educator to help the group with questions.

To Register: Registration is required to attend the support group. Contact Lillian Sanchez-Ramos at 209.564.4310 or [email protected] to register.

Location:
Mercy Outpatient Center
Community Health, 3rd Floor
2740 M Street
Merced, CA 95340

2018 Dates and Time:
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Breastfeeding Support Group meets every Wednesday.


Cancer Support Group

This group is for anyone with a cancer experience to share stories, learn from, and make new friends. Anyone who survived or is battling cancer such as Lymphoma, breast cancer, or leukemia is welcome to attend this free support group. Family and friends are always welcome.

To Register: Registration is not required to attend this support group.

Location:

Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center
3850 G Street
Merced, CA 95340

Date: Last Wednesday of every month

Time: 4 p.m.


Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes can seem to be an overwhelming disease because it impacts so many areas of your daily life. It’s important to have support from family, friends and from other people with diabetes. Don't underestimate the importance of peer support.Our Diabetes Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month.

To Register: There is no cost to attend the support group, however, registration is required. Contact Lillian Sanchez-Ramos at 209.564.4310 or [email protected] to register.

Location:
Mercy Outpatient Center
Community Health, 3rd Floor
2740 M Street
Merced, CA 95340

2018 Dates and Time:

This group starts at 1:30 pm

September 18
October 16
No November Group
December 18


Stroke Support Group

Open to anyone that has suffered a stroke, as well as family and caregivers.

Part of each session will have a focused discussion or demonstration on topics related to the latest resources and tools for life after stroke, such as:

  • Preventing Another Stroke
  • Aphasia and Stroke
  • Depression After Stroke
  • Mobility After Stroke
  • Nutrition After Stroke

To Register: There is no fee for this class, however registration is required. Please email Mary Cox at [email protected] to register or call 209.564.5044.

Location:
Mercy Medical Pavilion
3rd Floor, Classroom B
315 Mercy Avenue
Merced, CA 95340

Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Dates:
September 12, 26
October 10, 24
November 14, 28
December 12