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Support groups

Sometimes we all need a little help making it through life’s obstacles. Here at Capital Region, we offer a variety of support services to encourage motivation, progress and comfort along the way.

View our current calendar of events.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

In partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, Capital Region offers this group for family members and caregivers of those with dementia. This support group is provided free of cost and is open to the public providing an opportunity for family members and caregivers to meet and develop a mutual support system that will help maintain the health and well-being of its members. Members share feelings, needs, and concerns in a confidential, safe, supportive, non-threatening and non-judgmental environment.

Date: Second Thursday of each month*
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Tunnell/Wherritt Conference Room. Please contact Ashlyn Sherman at Ashlyn.Sherman@crmc.org for details to join this group.
Contact: 573.632.5594

Encouragement Through Caring Support Group

The Encouragement Through Caring (ETC) group was established in 1989 in Jefferson City by women diagnosed with breast cancer. The meetings and activities are designed to offer support to breast cancer patients and their family members. The group participates in monthly meetings with guest speakers, Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities and fundraising efforts for the Relay for Life and Boost BBQ.

Date: Second Thursday of each month except January and June
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Legends Bank Community Room, 103 E. McCarty St. Jefferson City, MO 65101
Contact:
Rosie Verslues: 573.635.3283
Sharon Dashtaki: 573.893.8755
Sharon Brauner: 573.636.4812

Happy Achiever's Stroke Support Group

The Happy Achiever's Stroke Support Group is available for survivors and others interested in increasing the understanding of the emotional, social and educational needs of stroke survivors. Research has pointed to the fact that recovery after stroke is more complete and faster with a strong support system, and we want to help make that happen.

The group is open to anyone: stroke survivors, caregivers, and members of the community. Different topics are discussed and presented each month.

Stroke Support Quarterly Newsletters

July 2022 | April 2022 | January 2022 | October 2021

Date: First Friday of each month
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Tunnell/Wherritt Community Conference Center, Capital Region Medical Center
Contact: 573.632.5440

Heart-to-Heart Support Group

We want to help you live life with all your heart. The Heart-to-Heart Support Group is for cardiac and pulmonary patients as well as their families, friends and caregivers, We offer educational programs to help participants face the challenges of altered lifestyles including how to make physical and emotional adjustments. Share your experiences while giving and getting emotional support.

Date: Third Thursday in February, June and October.
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Tunnell/Wherritt Community Conference Center, Capital Region Medical Center
Contact: 573.632.5488

Living in Recovery Support Group

The Living in Recovery Support Group focuses on relapse prevention.

Date: Every Thursday of each month
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Virtually (Call for information.)
Contact: 573.632.5560

Better Breathers Support Group

The Better Breathers Club is designed to offer patient-centered and community-based educational opportunities and support to persons with chronic lung disease (especially COPD, but also asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, and other chronic lung diseases) and their families, friends, and support persons. The goal of the Better Breathers Club is to improve the quality of life and functional status of members by providing disease-specific education and emotional connection which may prevent exacerbations requiring medical care, thereby reducing the health, economic and social burden of lung disease.

Call the number below for more information.

Contact: 573.632.5488

Parkinson's Support Group

The Parkinson's Support Group is available for those with the disease or for anyone who is interested in learning more about it. A variety of guest speakers have met with the group about topics such as: nutrition, exercise, articulation problems and dysphagia, leisure education, drug interventions, and the mind-body connection to health and wellness.

Date: Third Friday of each month
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Tunnell/Wherritt Community Conference Center, Capital Region Medical Center
Contact: 573.632.5614

Wings of Hope Support Group

Here at Capital Region Medical Center, we believe Hope matters, especially as we journey through times of loss and grief. The death of a baby is a tremendous loss, and we are here to walk with you as you grieve. Wings of Hope, CRMC is a program designed specifically for families whose precious baby has come and gone from this earth much too quickly. From the moment of crisis, through the time of loss, and well into the future, we are here for you. We care about you and your precious baby. We will remember, and we will be honored to offer Wings of Hope, CRMC as you walk this path.

Wings of Hope Booklet

Date: Fourth Thursday of each month
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Virtually (Call for information.)
Contact: 573.632.5035

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