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:
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 Heritage Place at 240 Ann Street. For more information, please call Sam Hutchison at (910) 615-1633.
The Bereavement Support Group of Cape Fear Valley Hospice
meets in the Bordeaux Shopping Center Professional Center, Suite 203, at 1830 Owen Drive, on the first and third Thursdays of every month from noon to 2 p.m. The group is for those who are coping with the death of a loved one. For more information, please call 609-6710 or 689-2395.
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.
The Defibrillator Support Group
meets quarterly: Jan. 17, April 18, July 18 and Oct. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Cancer Center Conference Room. This is a support group for people who have an implantable cardiac defibrillator. For more information, contact Laurie Costello at 910-615-8753.
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.
Mended Hearts of Fayetteville
meets the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30pm in the Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation Center Auditory B. Patients with heart disease and heart failure, as well as their families, are invited to attend. For more information, (910) 615-6580.
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.
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, Library (located behind Cape Fear Valley Medical Center). For more information, please call Stacia Britton at (910) 615-4078.
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) 615-4344.
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.
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 email@example.com