Support Programs

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Summary: Assists men and women in obtaining and maintaining sobriety while also helping others to recover from alcoholism.

Date: Every Saturday of the month
Time: 10:30am to 11:00am
Place: Baker Auditorium
Contact Person: Terry Blair
Telephone: 860-443-0482

Amputee Support Group

Summary: Support people with amputation and their families or friends.

Date: Last Wednesday of month
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Place: Conference Room 3
Contact Person: Dave Deshefy
Telephone: 860-442-0711, ext 2606

Bereavement Counseling Support Group - Call Center for Hospice Care Southeastern Connecticut

Summary: Support for those who lost a loved one.

Telephone: 860-848-5699 (Center for Hospice Care)

Brain Injury Support Group

Summary: Provides support, information, education and advocacy for persons with any type of brain injury as well as their family and friends.

Date: Fourth Thursday of month
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Place: Conference 2
Contact Person: Heather Turner
Telephone: 860-442-0711, ext 2606

Breast Cancer Support Group

Summary: The group shares their stories, ask questions, listens to the journey of others and discusses resources.

Date: First Wednesday of the month - Check Classes and Events calendar for next session.
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Place: L+M Cancer Center, 230 Waterford Parkway South, Waterford
Contact Person: Cathy McCarthy
Telephone: 860-442-0711, ext 2051

Breast Feeding Support Group

Summary: Provide support & information to breastfeeding moms of all ages.

Date: Twice a month on Tuesdays - Call for current month's schedule. Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Place: LDRP Resource Room Contact Person: Kathy Mason Telephone: 860-442-0711, ext 2124

Care Givers Support Group

Date: First Tuesday of month
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Place: Conference Room 3
Contact Persons: Carol Vara, MSW or Mary Sweeney
Telephone: 860-442-0711, ext 2483 or 2078

Diabetes (Joslin) Support Group

Summary: Support group for those affected with diabetes.

Contact Person: Call Joslin for Location & Time
Telephone: 860-444-3366

Hospice / Adults Grieving the Loss of a Parent

Summary: Support for adults and families with loss of a parent

Date: Call for dates, times and location. Pre-registration is required.
Contact Person: Center for Hospice Care
Telephone: 860-848-5699

Hospice/ Care for the Caregiver Support Group

Date: Call for dates, times and location. Pre-registration is required.
Contact Person: Center for Hospice Care
Telephone: 860-848-5699

Hospice / Senior's (60+) Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

Summary: Offering support for seniors & their families for the loss of a loved one.

Date: Call for dates, times and location. Pre-registration is required. Contact Person: Center for Hospice Care Telephone: 860-848-5699

Hospice / Loss of Spouse Support Group

Summary: Offer support for families with the loss of a spouse.

Date: Call for dates, times and location. Pre-registration is required.
Contact Person: Center for Hospice Care
Telephone: 860-848-5699

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Summary: Support groups for persons with Multiple Sclerosis and their families.

Date: Fourth Wednesday of month
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Place: Conference Room 3
Contact Person: Eileen Cicchese, CTRS
Call Eileen for monthly schedule
Telephone: 860-442-0711, ext 2393 and leave message for Eileen Cicchese

Ostomy Support Group

Summary: Offering educational programs and psychological support for persons who have had any type of Ostomy surgery.

Date: Second Thursday of month (only meets March thru December (no July))
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Place: Groton Regency Retirement Home
Contact Person: Doris Adams
Telephone: 860-889-0291

Parkinson's Disease Support Group

Summary: Offering support for persons with Parkinson Disease & their families with guest speakers offered.

Date: Third Thursday of the month until September 2014. After that changing to Third Wednesday of month
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Place: Windham Falls Estate- Activity Room, Groton
Contact Person: Donna Weissman
Telephone: 860-536-1020

Premature Babies

Summary: Offers support for parents of premature babies for any of their special needs mental, physical & emotional or learning disability.

Date: Mostly telephone support
Time: Please call
Contact: Path Parent to Parent and Family Voices of CT
Telephone: 1-800-399-7284

Prostate Cancer Support Group of SECT

Summary: Provides support, information, education relating to a diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Date: Second Tuesday of the month
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Place: L+M Hospital Conference Room 1
Contact Person: Ed Walsh
Telephone: 401-742-6536

Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinic

Date: Please call for appointment
Telephone: 860-442-0711, ext 2632

Stroke Recovery Support Group

Summary: Offering support for stroke patients and their families to help transition them at this time.

Date: Third Thursday of month (September through June)
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Place: Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Rd, Groton
Contact Persons: Philip Ludlow: 860-861-1487 or
Mark Stapleton: 860-437-7025

Survivors of Homicide Support

Summary: Support for family & friends of survivors of Homicide.

Date: Fourth Tuesday of month
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Place: Conference Room 3
Contact Person: Call
Telephone: 1-888-833-4764

For Family and Friends of Murder Victims

Summary: Support for family and friends of Homicide Victims.

Date: Third Thursday of month
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Place: L+M, Conference Room 3
Contact Person: Jessica Norton
Telephone: 860-257-7388 or email survivors@snet.net