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Support Groups

Support Groups

In addition to comprehensive care, St. Joseph's Hospital also provides members of our community with many support services. This includes Community Health Education classes as well as various support groups dedicated to a variety of health-related issues to help manage your personal health.

The following support groups meet regularly at the hospital and are facilitated by hospital staff or trained community members. All groups are free of charge, unless otherwise indicated.

  • Alzheimer's Support - Offers those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's a relaxed, confidential atmosphere to talk with others in similar situations and learn about available services and research. This group meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm. Registration is not required.For more information, call (618) 651-2833.
  • Cancer Support - Designed for anyone with any type of cancer as well as their family and friends. This group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6 to 8pm. For more information, call (618) 651-2980.
  • Diabetes Support - Offers glucose testing and resource materials at each meeting. This group meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month (except in June, July and August). For more information, call (618) 651-2766.
  • New Day Grief Support - Offers support to those dealing with the death of a loved one. This nine-week program is offered twice a year through our Pastoral Care Department. For more information, call (618) 651-2980.
  • Gluten-Free Support - The Gluten-Free Support Group meets every 3rd Monday on a monthly basis. Participation in the Gluten-Free Support Group is free and no registration is necessary. According to the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland, about 6% of the population has health problems (irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, skin rashes/psoriasis, among others) that are caused by eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Other foods, like beans and some grains, particularly oatmeal, must be considered suspect due to potential cross contamination in storage silos and on farm equipment used for harvesting multiple crops. Cindy Hartman, a registered dietician on staff at SJH, leads the Gluten-free support group at SJH. For more information on the new Gluten-Free Support Group, call (618) 651-2744.

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