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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 Dawn Arnsberg at 209.564.5285 or [email protected] to register.

Location:
Mercy Outpatient Center
Breastfeeding Education Center, 1st Floor
2740 M Street
Merced, CA 95340

2019 - 2020 Dates and Time:
10:00 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: Second and fourth Thursday 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. To register, call Mercy's Community Health Center at 209.564.4310 or send an email to [email protected].

Location:
Mercy Outpatient Center
Community Health,1st Floor
2740 M Street
Merced, CA 95340

2019 Dates and Time:

These groups starts at 1:30 pm

No November Group
December 17

2020 Dates:

January 21
February 18
March 17
April 21
May 19
June 9
July 21
August 18
September 22
October 20
November 17
December 15

Fechas Para el Grupo de Apoyo 2020:

Enero 21
Febrero 18
Marzo 17
Abril 21
Mayo 19
Junio 9
Julio 21
Agosto 18
Septiembre 22
Octubre 20
Noviembre 17
Diciembre 15


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 Melanie Morris at [email protected] to register or call 209.564.5181.

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

Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Dates: Second and fourth Wednesday of the month