Support Groups

Support groups can provide an important source of emotional and psychological benefit for patients, former patients and their friends and families.

Below, you'll find a listing of Cape Fear Valley and community support and information groups:

Alzheimer’s Caregivers
The Alzheimer’s  Caregiver Support Group, for those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, meets on the third Tuesday of each month, at 2 p.m., at Life St. Joseph of the Pines at 4900 Raeford Road. For more information, please call Sam Hutchinson at (910) 615-1633.

Sleep Disorders
A.W.A.K.E., a support group for those with sleeping disorders and their family members, meets every third Tuesday in January, March, May, July, September and November from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Education Building at 3418 Village Drive. For more information, please call (910) 615-6389.

Bereavement
Compassionate  Friends, a support group for families who have experienced the death of a child, meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in Room 102 of the Medical Arts Center at 101 Robeson Street. For more information, please call Jennifer German at (910) 245-3177.

Brain Injury
The Fayetteville Brain Injury Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Patient Dining Room at Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation Center, located behind Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville. For more information, please call Ellen Morales at 486-1101.

Cancer
The Taking Charge Of Your Care Support Group, meets on the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the conference room at Cape Fear Valley Cancer Center and the fourth Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Health Pavilion North Cancer Center. It is an educational group for cancer patients and their families or caregivers. Topics include information on community resources, stress management, fatigue, relationships and caregiving. There are opportunities at each meeting for sharing and support. The group is facilitated by a licensed social worker and is open to the public. For more information, please call the Oncology Social Worker at (910) 615-3849.

Facing Forward, a support group for women living with cancer, meets the second Tuesday of each month in the conference room at the Cape Fear Valley Cancer Center from 6 to 7:30 a.m. Facing Forward discusses cancer-related topics and issues dealing with women’s wellness in a supportive group setting. For more information, please call (910) 615-6791.

The Coming Together Children’s Support Group meets on the third Thursday of every month (except July, August and September) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Cape Fear Valley Cancer Center conference room. The support group helps children whose parents are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses, and is open to children ages 5 through 18. Parents are invited to attend and learn how they can best assist their children during this difficult time. Dinner will be served. Please call (910) 615-6791 to register of for more information.

Men Talk holds informative meetings for male cancer patients and survivors. They meet on the first Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Cape Fear Valley Cancer Center conference room. For more information, please call (910) 615-4626.

Heart
The Defibrillator Support Group meets on the second Thursday of January, April, July and October from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room 101 of the Medical Arts Center (101 Robeson St., Fayetteville). For more information, please contact Laurie Costello at (910) 615-8753.

The Congestive Heart Failure Support Group meets on the first and third Thursday of every month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Cardiac Rehab Classroom at Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation Center. Share your experiences, advice and stories with fellow patients. Stay updated on new treatment options and learn new recipes and meal preparation tips from guest speakers. For more information, please contact Jay Pedersen at (910) 615-4809.

NICU Parents
The NICU Parent Support Group meets every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the fourth floor of Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Room 432. The support group, which is for parents who currently have babies in the NICU, offers assistance, educational classes and creative activities. For more information, please call (910) 615-6545.

Arthritis
The Arthritis Support Group meets on the fourth Monday of every month (except February, July and December) at 7 p.m. at Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation Center, Auditorium Room A (located behind Cape Fear Valley Medical Center). For more information, please call Diana Coppernoll at (910) 488-9352.

Stroke
The Stroke Support Group meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. in the main PT/OT gym at Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation Center (located behind Cape Fear Valley Medical Center). For more information, please call Vicky Parker at (910) 615-6972.

Parkinson’s Disease
The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. in Room 102 of the Medical Arts Center at 101 Robeson Street. Parkinson’s patients and their loved ones are invited for support and information about the disease. For more information, please call Kent Rosborough at (910) 483-1975.

Marfan Syndrome
The Marfan Support Group meets the last Saturday of every month from 2 to 5 p.m. in Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation Center Auditorium B. For more information, please call Karen Moore at (910) 583-5518.

Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery
The Weight Loss Surgery Support Group meets at Village Surgical Associates at 1841 Quiet Cove, just off Boone Trail Extension, in Fayetteville. For more information, please contact Donna Carter at (910) 323-2626.

Scleroderma
The Scleroderma Support Group meets on the third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. in Room 102 of the Medical Arts Center at 101 Robeson Street, beginning March 2012. The group does not meet in December. Scleroderma patients and their loved ones are invited for support and information about the disease. For more information, please contact Support Group Leaders: Donna Thomas (910) 308-9792 and Kim Sublett (910) 237-2390 or via email at fayettevillescleroderma@gmail.com


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