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Complete List: Upper Valley Support Groups

  • Mothers from the Fourth Trimester support group talk while their children do baby things on the Dartmouth green in Hanover, N.H., on Sept. 30, 2005. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


Thursday, April 07, 2016

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Second Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Fourth Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Aging Resource Center, 46 Centerra Parkway, Lebanon. Call 603-653-3458 for additional information.

Bipolar Disorders/
Depression

Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon. Peer-run support group for people with depression or bipolar disorders and families struggling with the illnesses. Call before attending for the first time. 802-295-2410 or dbsauv@gmail.com.

Breast-Feeding/
La Leche League

Second Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon, Women’s Health Resource Center, on the pedestrian mall, Lebanon. 603-643-1451.

Second Thursdays, 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m., TLC Family Resource Center, 109 Pleasant St., Claremont. Open to all nursing mothers, mothers-to-be and their little ones. Information by phone, online and at meetings. ClaremontLLL@gmail.com. 603-276-0519.

Cancer

Head, Neck or Oral Cancer: Third Mondays, 4-5:30 p.m., Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Support Services Room, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon. For people with cancer and their supporters. Call 603-650-7751 or email cancersupport@hitchcock.org before attending for the first time.

Prostate Cancer: Fourth Mondays, 5:30-7 p.m., Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Fuller Board Room, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon. Education and support for men and their supporters. Call 603-650-7751 or email cancersupport@hitchcock.org before attending for the first time.

Caring for Someone with Cancer: First Tuesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Support Services Room, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon. For spouses, friends and loved ones of those with all types of cancer. Call 603-650-7751 or email cancersupport@hitchcock.org before attending for the first time.

Melanoma: First Tuesdays, 5:45-7:15 p.m., Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 1 Medical Center Drive. A phone-based group for melanoma patients at any stage. Call 603-650-7751 or email cancersupport@hitchcock.org before attending for the first time.

Exercise Class for Women with Breast Cancer: Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m., Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Fifth Floor Fitness Space, 1 Medical Center Drive. For women of all ages and fitness levels. Call 603-650-5978 before attending for the first time.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer: Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., phone-based group at Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Support and education for women beyond their initial breast cancer treatments. Call 603-650-7751 or email cancersupport@hitchcock.org before attending for the first time.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: First Wednesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Support Services Room, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon. A group for people with stage IV breast cancer. Call 603-650-7751 or email cancersupport@hitchcock.org before attending for the first time.

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma: Second Wednesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Support Services Room, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon. For patients with any type of blood cancer and their supporters. Call 603-650-7751 or email cancersupport@hitchcock.org before attending for the first time.

Women’s Words: Second Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m., phone-based group at Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Support and education for women with all gynecologic cancers. Call 603-650-7751 or email cancersupport@hitchcock.org before attending for the first time.

Young Adult Cancer Survivors: Third Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m., Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon. Social meet-ups and support for people ages 18-40 at any treatment stage. Call 603-650-7751 or email cancersupport@hitchcock.org before attending for the first time.

Living With Lung Cancer: Third Mondays, 11 a.m.-noon, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon. For patients with any lung cancer diagnosis and supporters. Call 603-650-7751 or email cancersupport@hitchcock.org before attending for the first time.

Living With Cancer: Fourth Thursdays, 4:30-6 p.m., Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon. For patients with any cancer diagnosis and supporters. Call 603-650-7751 or email cancersupport@hitchcock.org before attending for the first time.

Caregiving

Twice monthly, February-May, Aging Resource Center, 46 Centerra Parkway, Lebanon. Contact Jeanne at 603-653-3461 before attending for the first time.

Third Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Thompson Senior Center, 99 Senior Lane, Woodstock. Complimentary lunch served. 802-457-5414. www.thompsonseniorcenter.org.

Twice monthly, Center for Elder Services, 10 Campbell St., Lebanon. Call 603-448-1558 before attending for the first time.

First and third Fridays, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, Conference Room A, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive, Lebanon. For families and caregivers of people with special needs. Check www.sparkcommunitycenter.com for specific dates. 603-678-8619.

Claremont Al-Anon

Sundays, 7-8 p.m., Buckley Conference Room, Valley Regional Hospital, 43 Elm St. For friends and families of alcoholics. 603-543-1952.

Wit’s End
Family Support Group

Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m., Second Wind Foundation at Turning Point Club, 200 Olcott Drive, White River Junction. For family members challenged by substance abuse, addiction or addictive behavior of an adolescent or young adult. 802-295-7234.

Traumatic Brain Injury Group

Second Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Fuller Board Room, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive. mary.s.turner@hitchcock.org.

CPAP Users Group

Telephone Meetings: First Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. 800-204-6655. Code Number: 342-2187.

Diabetes Support Group

Third Fridays, 11 a.m.-noon, Buckley Conference Room at Valley Regional Hospital, 243 Elm St., Claremont. 603-543-6900.

Heart Health
Support Group

Third Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m., Gifford Medical Center, 44 S. Main St. 802-728-2191.

Parkinson’s Support Group

First Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Chapin Senior Center, 37 Pleasant St. 603-526-6368.

Stroke

First Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m., Aging Resource Center, 46 Centerra Parkway, Lebanon. Call 802-295-3037 before attending for the first time.

Eating Disorders

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Friends Meeting House, 43 Lebanon St., Hanover. Support for people who have trouble controlling their eating. Free. 603-469-3101.

Overeaters Anonymous: A 12-step recovery program for people who have problems with food.

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Methodist Church, 18 School St., Lebanon. 603-369-1313.

Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m., Turning Point, 200 Olcott Drive, Wilder. 603-398-4783.

Fridays, 8:30 a.m., Turning Point, 200 Olcott Drive, Wilder, 603-443-0547.

Saturdays, 11 a.m., Conference Room 2B, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon. 603-298-6719.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): A nonprofit weight loss support group.

Wednesdays, 5:45 weigh in, 6:30-7 p.m. meeting, 97 Smith Road, White River Junction. www.tops.org.

Weight Loss Support Group: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Conference Center at Gifford Medical Center, 44 S. Main St., Randolph. No registration required. 802-728-2284.

Grief/Bereavement

First and third Tuesdays, The Common Man Restaurant, 21 Water St., Claremont. 603-543-6800.

Widow to Widow: First Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon, Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice, 107 Newport Road, New London. A gathering for women going through the grieving process. 603-526-4077.

Pathways to Healing: Third Tuesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice, 107 Newport Road, New London. For anyone coping with grief. 603-526-4077.

Upper Valley Survivors of Suicide Loss: Second Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Conference Room 4H, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon. Call West Central Behavioral Health at 603-448-0126 ext. 2180 or email UVSOSL@wcbh.org.

Greater Sullivan County Survivors of Suicide Loss: Third Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Hope Recovery Center, 169 Main St., Claremont. For those 18 and older who have lost a loved on to suicide. 603-477-8822.

Aging Resource Center Bereavement Support Group: Call for details. For older adults. 46 Centerra Parkway, Lebanon. 603-653-3461.

Death of a Child

Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Public Library, 368 Main St., Norwich. Sponsored by Compassionate Friends of the Upper Valley. 603-353-9240.

Perinatal Grief Support Group, for families who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss, first Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m., DHMC Heater Road Conference Room 2A, 18 Old Etna Road, Lebanon. 603-650-7943 or 603-650-2600.

Coping Skills

“Change and Possibility: Striving Despite Challenge,” twice monthly, Aging Resource Center, 46 Centerra Parkway, Lebanon. Call 603-653-3461 before attending for the first time.

Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Support for family and friends of people coping with mental illness.

Second Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m., West Central Behavioral Health, 85 Mechanic St., Lebanon. 603-863-2621.

Last Mondays, 5:45-7:15 p.m., VA Medical Center, William Yasinksi Building, 215 N. Main St., White River Junction. 800-639-6480.

First Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Buckley Conference Room, Valley Regional Hospital, 243 Elm St., Claremont. 603-763-5054.

Parenting Beyond the 4th Trimester

Mothers With Toddlers: Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon, Women’s Health Resource Center, on the pedestrian mall, Lebanon. 603-650-2600.

Sobriety

Al-Anon: Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Brick Parish House at Tunbridge Church, 273 Route 110, Tunbridge, Vt. 802-825-5481.

Alcoholics Anonymous in New Hampshire hot line: 800-593-3330.

More than 20 AA meetings are held each week in the following towns. Visit www.nhaa.net for details. Bradford, Claremont, Cornish, Enfield, Grantham, Hanover, Lebanon, New London, Newport, Sunapee and Woodsville.

Women for Sobriety: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m., 38 Bank St., Lebanon. 603-448-5922.

Alcoholics Anonymous in Vermont hot line: 802-295-7611.

More than 30 AA meetings are held each week in the following towns. Visit www.aavt.org for details. Bradford, Fairlee, Hartland, Norwich, Randolph, Sharon, South Royalton, Taftsville, Thetford, Tunbridge, White River Junction, Wilder, Windsor and Woodstock.

Making Change: Mondays, 6-7 p.m., 2 S. Park St., Lebanon. Recovery group for young men age 16-30 looking for ongoing support to remain alcohol- and drug-free. Sponsored by Second Growth. 603-448-9994.

Additional Links

http://patients.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/support_groups.html