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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 Lillian.Sanchez@DignityHealth.org to register.

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

2017 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 Lillian.Sanchez@DignityHealth.org to register.

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

2017 Dates and Time:

January 3
1:30 p.m.
February 7
1:30 p.m.
March 7 1:30 p.m.
April 4 1:30 p.m.
May 2 1:30 p.m.
June 6 1:30 p.m.
No July meeting -------------
August 1 1:30 p.m.
September 5 1:30 p.m.
October 3 1:30 p.m.
November 7 1:30 p.m.
December 5 1:30 p.m.

Stroke Support and Resource Class

Our Stroke Support and Resource Class aims to provide education in regards to the latest resources and tools for life after stroke. The class will also give you an opportunity to share your
experiences with others, learn from those who share, or just make new friends. You are not alone, we’re here to help and provide support along the way of your recovery.

To Register: There is no fee for this class, however registration is required. Please email Lillian Sanchez-Ramos at Lillian.Sanchez@DignityHealth.org to register or call 209.564.4310.

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

2017 Dates and Time:
5:30 p.m.

March 1 – Coping strategies for caregivers
June 22 – Disability caused by stroke
September 7 – Preventing another stroke