Sometimes life can take an unexpected turn. Sometimes we have to learn new skills and routines. We find fresh ways to cope and we learn to see in different ways. But you don't have to learn these skills alone because whatever your situation, there are others who can help you by sharing their own, similar experiences.
That's why Chesapeake Regional Medical Center offers support groups focusing on various medical conditions for you, your family and loved ones.
All of us at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center genuinely wish you the greatest possible health and comfort. You may find these services and support groups beneficial to cancer patients and their loved ones.
Breast Cancer Support Group
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center sponsors a breast cancer support group that is open to newly diagnosed women as well as survivors. If you have breast cancer, you are not alone. We are here for you. At the meetings, women share concerns and exchange information. Health care professionals speak on topics of interest. Also, members will embrace, comfort, encourage and honor your courageous journey to fight cancer.
The group meetings are facilitated by a breast cancer survivor and an oncology nurse. The group meets the ﬁrst Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at Chesapeake Regional's Lifestyle Center. Call 757-312-2232.
People Helping People
For cancer patients, their families and friends and survivors of those who have died of cancer. The group meets the second Thursday of each month, 10:30 a.m., Sidney M. Oman Cancer Center. Call 757-312-6460.
Widowed Persons Service
Widowed Persons Service (WPS) is a volunteer network of widowed men and women of all ages who have worked their way through their own grief and want to help the newly widowed learn to deal with their emotions and adjustments.
Our goals are to help you:
- Cope with your shock and grief.
- Adjust to your changed status and identity.
- Set and pursue new goals for your life.
We offer group support, shared meals and social activities when you are ready to reach out to others. There is no charge.
WPS meets every Friday except the Friday before a holiday at 7p.m. at the Lifestyle Center. Call 545-4911 or 487-0789.
Coping With Grief - Bereavement Support Group
Facing the future after the death of a loved one may seem overwhelming. Learn ways to cope and receive support from others experiencing the same or similar feelings.The second Thursday of each month at either 1 or 5:30 p.m.
667 Kingsborough Square, Suite. 201 Call 312-6460.
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