2012 Support Groups

Click on a support group title to see dates, times, descriptions and other information. Please call Health Link at 540.741.1404 for more details or information.


Breast Cancer Support Group

 For women to meet other women coping with cancer treatment and its physical impact.

Date & Time: Third Tuesday of every month, noon
Location: Mary Washington Hospital Radiation Oncology, 1300 Hospital Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Pre-registration is recommended.

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Coping Together - Cancer Support Group

Offers effective ways to cope with the altered lifestyles cancer brings. Members share and gain strength from others who have the same experience. Open to caregivers, family members, close friencds, survivors as well as those currently undergoing treatment for cancer.

Date & Time: First Monday of every month, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Mary Washington Hospital Radiation Oncology, 1300 Hospital Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Pre-registration is recommended.

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Death of a Child

Professionally led support group for parents facing grief after the death of a child. A grief support group can offer those who are coping with the loss of a loved one: mutual support with the comfort of knowing you are not alone and an understanding of your feelings, thoughts, and experiences in a confidential setting.

Date & Time: Meets first Thursday, 6 p.m.-7:30 pm                                                   Location:  MWH Home Health & Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Pre-registration required.

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Death of a Spouse or Partner

Professionally led support group for those facing grief after the death of a spouse or partner. A grief support group can offer those who are coping with the loss of a loved one mutual support with the comfort of knowing you are not alone and an understanding of your feelings, thoughts, and experiences in a confidential setting.

Date & Time: Every Friday, 11:00 a.m.-noon
Location: MWH Home Health & Hospice - 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Pre-registration is required.

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Diabetes Type II Support Group

Support group meet once every quarter.  Guest speaker TBD.

Dates & Times:  May 8, August 14, & November 13, 2012, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location:  Tompkins Martin Medical Plaza, Classrooms C & D

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General Grief (Adults)

Professionally led support group for those facing grief after the death of a parent, sibling, family member, or friend. A grief support group can offer those who are coping with the loss of a loved one mutual support with the comfort of knowing you are not alone and an understanding of your feelings, thoughts, and experiences in a confidential setting.

Date & Time: Every Thursday, 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: MWH Home Health & Hospice - 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Pre-registration is required.

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Grief 101

A series of workshops for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Date & Time: Meets the first Saturday of every month, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: England Run Library, 806 Lyons Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Pre-registration required *Note Grief 101 will discontinue after June 2, 2012
workshop*. 

 

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Healing Through Support

Perinatal bereavement support group for parents recovering from miscarriage, stillbirth, or the loss of a newborn. 

Date & Time: Meets every fourth Thursday of every month,  7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m (third Thursday in November & December).  
Location:  Mary Washington Hospital, 1 West Conference Room (off the main hospital lobby)

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Look Good ... Feel Better

A workshop by volunteer cosmetologists to help women cope with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment when undergoing chomotherapy or radiation treatment.

Date & Time: Mondays, March 12, July 16, November 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Mary Washington Hospital, One-West Conference Room (off the main hospital lobby)

Date & Time: Mondays, January 23, May 7, September 17, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: MWH Radiation Oncology, 1300 Hospital Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Registration is required.

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Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group

Meet with others who are dealing with prostate cancer and share information, ideas and means for coping.

Date & Time: Fourth Friday of every month, 9:30 a.m.
Location: MWH Radiation Oncology, 1300 Hospital Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Pre-registration is recommended.

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 Moms and Babies Group

Free postpartum support group is sponsored by The Family Birth Place, Mary Washington Hospital.  Meet other mothers & share experiences, learn about baby care topics from the nurse coordinator, weigh your baby on a medical grade scale, get breastfeeding questions answered.

Date & Time:  Every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Location:  Carl D Silver Building Conference Room (behind the Moss Free Clinic), 1301 Hospital Drive, Fredericksburg, VA  22401

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Sharing the Journey - Caregiver's Support Group

Meet with others who are also caregivers. Get information on resources available to caregivers as well as ways to balance life and manage stress.

Date & Time: Meets the Second and Fourth Wednesdays of every month, 11:00 a.m.-noon
Location: MWH Home Health & Hospice 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Pre-registration is required.

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Smoking Cessation Support

Speak one-on-one with a specialist who can help assess your level of dependence, develop a quit plan and offer behavioral support. Access to free information and support services such as classes and community groups.  In the group, meet with other who are going through the quitting process.

Date & Time: Every Thursday, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Mary Washington Hospital Cafeteria Atrium/Private Dining Room

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Women to Women Breast Cancer Group

For women to meet other women with breast cancer treatment and its physical impact.

Date & Time: Third Tuesday of every month, noon
Location: MWH Radiation Oncology, 1300 Hospital Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Pre-registration is recommended.

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